St Pete Healthy News


Fresh Rec Stop Recipe: Kale Pesto

By Garrett Simpson, Community Health Leader


This Kale Pesto is a great way to kick off the month. As part of a heart-healthy diet, kale can reduce the risk of heart disease by helping lower LDL cholesterol or “bad cholesterol.”

  • Kale offers an abundance of nutrients that support heart health, including potassium, fiber, folate, and calcium.
  • Basil provides additional heart-protective benefits, containing compounds like flavonoids and polyphenols that may contribute to cardiovascular health.
  • Garlic is known for its potential to lower blood pressure and improve cholesterol levels, promoting a healthy heart.

Celebrate a heart-healthy St. Patrick’s Day with this vibrant Kale Pesto – because good health is the real pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!



Did you know that you can find fresh, affordable produce near you? Healthy St. Pete‘s Fresh Rec Stop program aims to increase access to affordable prices produce at convenient locations throughout the community.