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4 Healthy Foods for Summer!

With warmer and longer days approaching, we hope you’re looking forward to participating in your favourite summer activities! If you want to main a healthy diet without always preparing meals at home, we offer some healthy options from our menu at Pasta Pantry. You can always be assured that our fresh sauces or pasta are free from additives and loaded with nutritious ingredients. Keep those store bought sauces on the shelf and try these healthy choices.

Top Your Plate With Pesto!

Our delicious Pesto can be enjoyed as a sauce for pasta, but it is also a versatile and healthy sauce that can be used in many ways.

  • A little bit of pesto mixed into sour cream, greek yogurt or even guacamole makes a delicious dip for vegetables, crackers or chips.
  • Spread pesto on flatbread or pizza dough for a different flavour on homemade pizza.
  • Mix pesto with mayonnaise for a delicious spread for sandwiches or combine it with cream cheese the next time you have a bagel.
  • Add pesto as a garnish for vegetables….it’s a great topping on a baked potato.
  • Use it as a marinade for any meats you plan on grilling

Read this blog post to learn all about how our other sauces can be used for summer cooking!

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Try Our Tomato Vegetable Sauce!

Tomatoes are known to contain fibre, potassium, vitamin C and folic acid.  These nutrients all contribute to heart health and can be beneficial in lowering blood pressure.  Tomatoes can also be effective in lowering blood glucose levels and are considered to have powerful antioxidant properties. Our additive free tomato vegetable sauce also contains celery, carrots, onions, garlic, red and green peppers and zucchini. It’s loaded with nutrients and makes a perfect compliment for any dish on the menu.

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Freshly made Caesar or Italian salads are healthy especially when they are topped with our homemade dressings.  Freshness is the key to making these salads delicious and we make each and every one of these greens with the highest quality ingredients available.  Top either of these salads with a grilled Tuscan Chicken breast and you’ll have a perfectly balanced meal that is light and satisfying.


Gluten free pasta is available for your menu options and can be paired with any of our homemade sauces.  Don’t forget that we also have gluten free meatballs that can be added to your pasta dish. Both our Caesar and Creamy Italian salads can be made gluten free and are a perfect addition to any Pasta Pantry meal. Visit our Gluten Free Options page to learn more about the other gluten free foods we carry.    

FRESH-PASTAWhat did you think of these healthy foods? If you’d like to try them for yourself, come down to Pasta Pantry today! Before you stop by for a bite, make sure you follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest and greatest news regarding the best trattoria in Edmonton and Sherwood Park!