Is there anyone that doesn’t love pasta? Whether you like spaghetti topped with a homemade marinara sauce or rotini slathered in rich and creamy basil pesto, pasta is one of the most versatile dinner foods there is. But most of the time, it’s not especially healthy since it’s usually made with enriched white flour. Fortunately, Barilla Canada, the premiere maker of delicious authentic Italian pasta, has an amazing new line of pasta products that are as good for you as they are delicious!
Barilla Whole Grain is a line of scrumptious spaghetti, spaghettini, penne and rotini made with 51% whole wheat. Every serving is packed with 28g of whole grains and 6g of fibre! I received some samples of Barilla pasta to test out for myself and I couldn’t wait to use the pasta in some of our favourite pasta recipes.
I decided to make rotini with my favourite homemade cheese sauce. This was one of the first meals my husband and I made together when we met; he would sauté onions and tomatoes while I made the cheese sauce with old cheddar and some fresh dill. After we had kids, the boys could eat their portion without the vegetables while Curtis and I got to enjoy some extra flavour and nutrition in our portions!
I love cooking with whole-wheat pasta because it doesn’t lose its texture if it gets a bit overcooked. The whole wheat keeps it nice and firm and it has such a fabulous flavour too. Of course, the added nutrition is what I appreciate the most! The finished dish was creamy, hearty comfort food and the entire family cleaned their plates!
You can find tons of great recipes using Barilla Whole Grain products by visiting TryBarillaWholeGrain.ca. And Barilla wants to give you the chance to try out new Barilla Whole Grain pasta for yourself, so the company is very generously offering one lucky Mommy Kat and Kids reader a prize pack containing Barilla Whole Grain spaghetti, spaghettini, penne and rotini, a Barilla apron and pasta tin and a Barilla insulated reusable bag, a $50 value! To enter, just leave a blog comment about your favourite pasta dish!
I really enjoyed cooking with Barilla Whole Grain pasta and I’m glad it lets my family enjoy a food we love while still getting the benefits of whole grains. To learn about new products, find great recipes and enter special promotions, don’t forget to check out the new Barilla Canada Facebook page. Right now Barilla Canada is featuring an incredible Facebook contest with a grand prize of a trip to Italy! So check out the Barilla Whole Grain pasta for yourself and see how nutritious and delicious your favourite pasta can be with a little help from Barilla!
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