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Paleo Pesto Noodles


For a healthy and delicious alternative, try my Paleo Pesto Noodles. 

Paleo Pesto Noodles


We love Miracle Noodles! Click HERE to find!


1 head green cabbage or 2 package Miracle Noodles (rinsed)
3 cups fresh basil leaves
1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
4 cloves garlic, peeled
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup macadamia nut oil or MCT oil
Celtic sea salt and pepper to taste

Slice cabbage into egg noodle widths. Stir fry in butter (or you could boil it in water) for 5-10 minutes or until very tender.

PESTO: In a food processor, blend together basil leaves, nuts, garlic, and cheese. Pour in oil slowly while still mixing. Stir in salt and pepper. Makes 16 servings.

White Pasta = 43 carbs, 5 fiber, 246 calories
Cabbage = 5 carbs, 2 fiber, 22 calories

Traditional Pesto Pasta = 445 calories, 45 carbs, 5.9g fiber
“Healthified” Pesto Pasta = 221 calories, 7 carbs, 3g fiber

TIP: To avoid gas after eating cabbage, add a few fennel, caraway or cumin seeds before cooking.

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Paleo Pesto Noodles

Maria Emmerich

Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 20 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of several books including "Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on the Ketogenic Diet.".


  • Hi Maria, this looks amazing and yummmmmmy! Does the “Healthified Pesto Pasta” nutrition count the cabbage or just the pesto?

    Is a serving size of the pesto a tbsp?

  • Stacey says:

    Definitely going to give this one a try! One question: in your Secrets to Controlling Your Weight, Cravings and Mood book you metion that 2mg taken at bedtime promotes hgh and reccomend that one could take 5-20 grams/day. Most capsules come in 500mg or 1000mg. Are you indicating that I could take up 10-20 1000mg capsules per day? Not sure if there’s a measurement typo! Thanks so much for all you do!

    • cemmerich says:

      Thanks. It is good to take 2 grams before bed (not mg). That is enough for many people. Athletes can take more after a workout (to help with muscle repair). 🙂

      • Stephanie says:

        Maria, I had the same question as Stacey! I am reading Secrets to Healthy Metabolism and I was confused about how much to take post workout. I have a 1000 mg caplets so should I be taking more than one pill post workout? And more than one pill before bed? Clearly, on the dosage label it says 1 pill daily. Thanks!! Learning so much from you 🙂

        • Stacey says:

          Stephanie, learning so much from this website…I thought I’d share this tidbit with you about L-glutamine powder–it’s so undetectable! Do yourself a favor and pick up a jar and serve yourself up a recovery shake with a heaping tsp or two in it. I still take two 500mg capsules at bedtime with 800mg of magnesium glycinate. You’ll end saving lots of $$ on capsules and enjoy it a whole lot more too!

        • cemmerich says:

          I take 2 grams (2 pills) 3 times a day. But you could take it after your workout and before bed. 🙂

  • Amanda says:

    Hi Maria,
    I have been reading your Metabolism book and in particular the section on glutamine supplements. It sounds like a great supplement to take but on the packaging of the one I bought it says not to be used by women planning pregnancy or who are pregnant. I don’t understand how it can be harmful in anyway. What do you advise?
    Thank you again for your positive outlook on life and food 🙂

  • Jane G says:

    I have been taking l-glutamine after reading your information on it. However, I have come across several articles lately that point to glutamine as an agent that feeds cancer cells. Is L-glutamine different than glutamine? As a cancer survivor, I’m concerned about this and wonder if you have an opinion or suggestion.

  • EllenCF says:

    What does glutamine come from? I know it is an amino acid but from where is it derived?

    • cemmerich says:

      Glutamine for commercial use is made by a fermentation process using bacteria that produce glutamine.

  • Michelle says:

    I’m starting my first week of keto advanced . Can I use zucchini noodles instead of cabbage?

  • Amber says:

    Hi Maria do you know if i can I take glutamine while nursing?

    • cemmerich says:

      Yes, it should be fine. You can always check with your doctor to be sure if you like. 🙂

  • stacey says:

    Can I take L-glutamine to help heal my leaky gut even if I have an intolerance/allergy to MSG (monosodium glutamate)? My left ear and sinus bothers me when I have taken less than a gram. It also happens when I have dairy and tomatoes.

  • Veronica says:

    Can I use another oil beside MCT?

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