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Barilla Pasta 3 Giveaway Winner's Whole Grain
Taste & Share Challenge Dinner Kits! Pasta, Oils,Tomatoes + Dinner's Ready Diabetic Snacker
Ends 11/30/11 US Enter to Win Today giveaway is at end of this post.
Update: Here are the 3 winner's to this great Barilla prize package!
1.meridith m. #29 mermont84 at yahoo.com
2.smallfootprints #09 who blogs at
3.linda kish #21 lkish77123 at gmail dot com
I never thought it would be possible to get my kids to
try anything healthy and good for them but they agreed
to do it. Both of my sons love pasta on their plates so
they said if going healthier means they could eat more
of it they'd go all in. They did try it and they both
agreed that it is just like eating a regular plate of
pasta which they love. I guess they thought there would
be some underlying chemical taste to grab them in the
throat and that they would hate the taste. I'm glad to
see that wasn't the case at all and the kids are happily
eating their new whole grain pasta's without any regret.
It's strange how you can let your mind think something
that is good for you has to taste bad. I'm so glad they
have found out now that pasta from Barilla can be full
of flavorr while still being a helathier eating
Tonight I fixed baked chicken parmesan with side dishes
of thin spaghetti noodles with parmesan cheese and
garlic roasted bread and it was a great wholesome meal
that we all liked. I had green beans with mine and they
added pasta sauce to their's so everyone was happy with
this new healthier version of their favorite food.
It was so much fun participating in this food challenge
and an unexpected turn out for me with my picky eaters
loving the new pasta.
When the spaghetti was finished boiling I drained it
right away to stop the cooking process and I added a
handful of parmesan cheese and a fresh clove of squuzed
roastic garlic and stirred everything up. I tell you,
that roasting the garlic made a huge difference in the
taste of this meal. I don't think everyone is going to
want it to be back on the menu calendar for next week.
Since Barilla also sent other goodies to try in this kit
I had so much fun trying some new things! I'd never had
sea salt with black olives so we used that last night on
grilled chicken and it was great.
I'd also never tried Pesto and I did try it thanks to
them and I really like the fresh flavor it brings to any
dish. I hadn't realized there would be such a
difference between the powdered spice basil I use and
the fresh basil used to make this wonderful Pesto. The
kids were too scared to try it they won't eat any kind
of green food no matter what it is-not even green
The kit also included Balsalmic Vinegar which was new to
me and totally awesome for an ingredient. I used it last
week to marinade some ribeye steaks in for a little bit
and it really brought out all of the flavors of the
meat. It was a great flavor explosion. If you are the
winner of one of these special Pasta dinner kits you are
going to love having all of these new gourmet
ingredients in your kitchen. They are easy to use items
and I really liked being able to have them on hand.
I also did use the extra virgin olive oil sent to flavor
the spaghetti water and to saute the chicken in. I
smashed some of the cherry tomatoes up and spread them
with the pesto onto the garlic bread. Talk about a wow!
meal it was really great to eat.
Now that I've gotten my picky eater's to eat this healthy whole grain pasta I'm going to fix dinner next week for my next door neighbor's. I don't think they've ever seen a whole grain anything at that house. It's time to bring them up to a good tasting meal for a change since they only eat fast food every day
Look at the contents of this kit:
boxes of Barilla Whole Grain pasta
Academia Barilla olive oil extra virgin
Sicilian cherry tomatoes
sea salt with black olives
The apron is a nice cotton fabric in black so great for
guys or girl Chef's to own.
Barilla Pasta Shapes:
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Disclosure from Mom Central Consulting:
“I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour
Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Barilla and
received a Taste & Share Challenge Kit to facilitate my
review, kits to giveaway, and a promotional item to
thank me for taking the time to participate.”
Disclosure from Diabetic Snacker.com:
I received a huge box of Barilla products in
order to write my honest opinions about trying them in a review.
Any quoted text above was provided by the Company. My opinions are my own and no other form of compenation
was given. Thank you to the company Barilla for sending
Diabetic Snacker Product Reviews & Giveaway's these products for reviewing.
Winner will receive:
Wow the same Barilla Whole Grain Taste & Share Challenge
Kit descirbed above! THANKS BARILLA!
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