Healthy Options for Pasta Lovers with Barilla & a Giveaway (2 Winners)

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So has anyone made any New Year’s resolutions?  Are you keeping your resolutions?  I have made a resolution to eat healthier and lose weight.  I have been thinking about this for a long time, but have finally made steps to follow through.  I have some friends and family that are going to start with me and we will be each others support system.  In my attempt to watch more closely what I eat, I have turned to Barilla products that are whole grain or veggie based.  Did you know they even have a variety that provides extra nutrients?This summer my family started eating a veggie pasta dish.  It is very light and nutritious.  We originally started eating this dish as a way to consume all the vegetables that we received from our local CSA membership (Community Supported Agriculture).  When I add the new Barilla White Fiber or Veggie pasta I have a delicious and healthy side to go with a grilled chicken breast or steak.  It also helps that my kids absolutely love pasta!  They don’t particularly care for the vegetables, but they gobble up noodles in this dish!

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The other day was beautiful so we decided to grill for supper.  Of course beautiful is relative in February in North Dakota;)   Since we were grilling I knew I wanted this pasta dish.  My husband and son decided to have the steak with it.  Whatever your pasta dish, choosing a healthier alternative to plain old pasta is a wise option.  The healthier varieties from Barilla including- PLUS, Whole Grain and Veggie pasta make it easy to enjoy the pasta we love while still sticking to healthy choices.

Veggie Pasta Recipe

4-5 cups raw vegetables (zucchini, yellow squash, green beans, snow peas, onions, green or colored peppers, mushrooms, or any vegetable combination you want.)

1/3 cup Light Italian Dressing

6 ounces or half a box pasta (Barilla PLUS, Whole Grain or Veggie pasta varieties)
2-3 Tablespoons Olive Oil

Pasta Seasoning Sprinkle to taste

Parmesan Cheese

Cut veggies and mix in a covered bowl with Italian Dressing.  Let vegetable mixture marinate for about a half hour.  Saute on grill pan in the grill or in a large pan on the stovetop.

Cook pasta according to directions.

Mix sauteed vegetables and pasta add the Olive Oil and Seasoning.

Serve with Parmesan Cheese.

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Learn more about the different healthy options of Barilla pasta!

BARILLA WHITE FIBER
Introducing Barilla White Fiber, the pasta with 3X more fiber than regular pasta* that looks and tastes like regular pasta. Barilla White Fiber also provides 30% of your daily whole grains per 3.5oz portion and is a delicious way to get your family eating better.
*Each 56g serving of Barilla White Fiber has 6g of fiber vs 2g of fiber in regular pasta.

BARILLA VEGGIE
Introducing Barilla Veggie, the pasta that provides one full serving of vegetables per 3.5 oz portion*. Made with freshly pureed in-season vegetables, Barilla Veggie is the perfect way for your family to get more vegetables in their diet. Try all three delicious varieties.
* The USDA MyPlate recommends a daily intake of 2.5 cups of vegetables for a 2,000 calorie diet

BARILLA WHOLE GRAIN
Made with 51% whole wheat, Barilla Whole Grain is an all-natural and excellent source of fiber, delivering three times the fiber of regular pasta. And since it’s from Barilla, it has the great taste and quality that you’d expect from Italy’s #1 pasta company.

BARILLA PLUS®
One box of Barilla PLUS® provides the approximate nutritional equivalent of: the fiber in 35 leaves of Swiss chard, the omega-3 in 6 ounces of walnuts and the protein in 11 eggs. BARILLA PLUS®. IT’S PASTA, PERFECTED™.

Two lucky Mama Report readers will receive a Barilla pasta pack which includes- two boxes of Whole Grain spaghetti, two boxes of PLUS Spaghetti, one box of White Fiber Mini Penne, one box of Mini Shells, one box of Veggie Penne and one box of Veggie Rotini.

Please use the Rafflecopter entry method provided.

U.S. only.  Winner will be verified.

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This review was written by Melissa for The Mama Report. All opinions expressed are my own.

Comments

  1. I think I’ll pick up the Barilla Whole Grain the next time I’m in the store. Thanks for suggestion!

  2. I would love to try the veggie pasta :)

  3. I regularly choose Barilla plus or whole grain- or other brands, but I like Barilla. I always attempt to get something better than “regular” pasta. i would definitely be interested to try veggie!

  4. I’m excited to try Barilla veggie!

  5. The Whole Grain Rotini looks delicious!

    misusedinnocence@aol.com

  6. Marti Parks says:

    I want to try the whole grain rotini to make pasta salad.

  7. I’d love to try the veggie kind.

  8. Jennifer Young says:

    I’d love to try the Rotini!

  9. Ann Fantom says:

    I want to try Barilla’s Whole Grain thin pasta

  10. Add another one who wants to try the rotini!

  11. veggie

  12. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    I can’t wait to try the BARILLA WHITE FIBER varieties!

  13. I haven’t seen the Barilla Veggie around yet, but I’m really interested in that!
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

  14. i love whole grain penne

  15. my fave is the whole grain!

    annae07 at aol dot com

  16. Barbara Montag says:

    I haven’t had the Veggie & would love to try it.
    Thank you.

  17. courtney hennagir says:

    i love their barilla plus! we eat it all the time.

  18. Karen Lynn says:

    Braille plus is what I’d like to try.

  19. I am most eager to try the Barilla Veggie

  20. I want to try the whole grain rotini to make pasta with marinara

  21. NICHOL TONE says:

    I like the whole grain penne but would like to try one of the veggie pastas

  22. Megan Parsons says:

    I want to try the whole grain the most!

  23. chantal cooper says:

    Barilla veggie sounds interesting

  24. I like the whole grain spaghetti.

  25. Rachael Giallongo says:

    I would love to try white fiber!

  26. Would like to try Whole Grain spaghetti

  27. Carolyn K says:

    I like their jumbo shells

  28. sharon gullikson says:

    Whole grain…

  29. matthew b says:

    BARILLA VEGGIE

  30. I love the BARILLA PLUS®.

  31. Theron Willis says:

    Jumbo Shells topped with ground beef , gravy, and cheese. That served with a bottle of cheap Chianti.

    Hope to win!

  32. ELIZABETH C. says:

    I want to try the whole grain penne !

  33. I usually use Barilla Plus, but I would love to try the Whole Grain varieties!

  34. jeri boss says:

    i love pasta

  35. penne pasta is my go-to pasta!

  36. Any variety in whole grain

  37. PAIGE CHANDLER says:

    I most want to try the BARILLA WHITE FIBER

  38. love to try the white fiber

  39. Wendy McBride says:

    I want to try Barilla Veggie, as I have heard several people tell me it is good.

    wendym at cableone dot net

  40. We love the whole grain.

  41. Christina CG says:

    I want to try the White Fiber mini Penne!!

  42. Tari Lawson says:

    I want to try the veggie.

  43. I’d like to try the veggie pasta.

  44. BARILLA WHITE FIBER

  45. Ttrockwood says:

    The veggie pasta sounds awesome! They all do!

  46. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    I love the Barilla tortellini

  47. The White Fiber

  48. Barilla = shelf-stable yum!!

  49. barilla veggie

  50. I would like to try the veggie pasta!

  51. kelly nicholson says:

    Which variety of Barilla pasta do you like the best or are you the most eager to try?

    veggie pasta. sounds good

  52. Jennifer G says:

    White fiber

  53. we always get the whole grain varieties

  54. I like the BARILLA WHOLE GRAIN.

  55. Love the orange veggies pasta! Thanks for the chance to win!

  56. danielle lima says:

    I think the veggie pasta is a great idea

  57. Jen Haile says:

    I’d love to try the BARILLA VEGGIE!

  58. Linda Lansford says:

    Barilla Whole Grain spegetti

  59. Christine says:

    like the whole grain penne

  60. Debra Hall says:

    i’d like to try the veggie pasta

  61. Joyce Raymond says:

    I like all Barilla pastas but I love to make lasagna with their lasagna pasta.

  62. would like to try the veggie

  63. I like the mini penne best.

  64. Jennifer R says:

    I love using the Whole Grain Spaghetti from Barilla but I would love to try their Veggie Pasta.

  65. cathy truman says:

    I would like to try the Veggie

  66. probley the red penne

  67. renee walters says:

    I want to try the whole grain rotini.

  68. renee walters says:

    whole grain rotini.

  69. alicia wallace says:

    We like the Thin Spaghetti

  70. I like the whole grain rotini

  71. Margie Young says:

    angel hair

  72. I’d like to try the penne pasta.

  73. I like the spaghetti Plus version.

  74. Sheila K. says:

    I’d love to try the Barilla veggie!

  75. Angela Neynaber says:

    I want to try the white fiber.

  76. i want to try the white fiver variety

  77. Debby Chandler says:

    We usually use the garden variety Barilla.

  78. I’d really love to try the whole wheat pasta!

  79. I like the Whole Grain varieties, we buy a lot of whole grain rotini.

  80. tam childers says:

    whole grain penne

  81. I usually use the white fiber, but would like to try the veggie.

  82. Michelle Dehowy says:

    Barilla Whole Grain is tasty.

  83. I always get the veggie penne & rotini

  84. I love the Barilla Plus!

  85. I like whole grain thin spaghetti

  86. Tracy L Davis says:

    whole grain spaghetti.

  87. Would love to try the veggie one

  88. Jenny Stanek says:

    I’d love to try the White Fiber

  89. I like the classic blue box. thin spaghetti is my favorite

  90. Shandi Naugle says:

    I would like to try the Whole Grain variety.

  91. I love whole grain pasta!

  92. steve weber says:

    the whole grain penne.

  93. Penne

  94. My favorite is the Barilla Plus

  95. The Barilla Veggie is my favorite!

  96. Stephanie Brown Eversole says:

    We eat the Plus spaghetti all of the time!

  97. christine w says:

    I like the veggie

  98. I love the veggie pasta

  99. I’d like to try the plus

  100. elven johnson says:

    We love the BARILLA VEGGIE.

  101. THE WHOLE GRAIN

  102. Penny Snyder says:

    Love the Whole Grain Rotini!!

  103. I love the Barilla veggie!

  104. Lisa Ehrman says:

    I would love to try Veggie

  105. brandy g. says:

    I love the Barilla Plus Penne. I am looking forward to trying the Barilla Whole Grain Rotini.

  106. The white fiber sounds good

  107. I am excited to try the rotini so I can mix with my grilled veggies. thanks

  108. Kyl Neusch says:

    whole grain penne

  109. I like their whole wheat pasta.

  110. Christy Anderson says:

    I would like to try the Barilla Veggie!

  111. Amanda Rauch says:

    I really want to try the Veggie Pasta-just waiting for my store to carry it!

  112. Robert Pyszk says:

    Whole grain Penne is my favorite

  113. Charlene S says:

    I like the Barilla Plus.

  114. Tara Liebing says:

    I want to try the Barilla Plus

  115. Monique Rizzo says:

    The whole grain penne.

    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

  116. we love the Farfalle
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  117. Whte fiber Mini Penne for me

  118. Audra Weathers says:

    I like their classic blue box linguine.

  119. Donna Cheatle says:

    We love Barilla, it’s the only kind of pasta we buy! I’d love to try the veggie variety

  120. Mini rotini or white fiber penne.
    Marysa {at} marysa {dot} com

  121. I’m eager to try the White Filber.

  122. jamie braun says:

    BARILLA WHITE FIBER

  123. Barilla Plus
    Thanks for the chance

  124. natalie nichols says:

    We love the whole grain!

  125. Seyma Shabbir says:

    Want to try barilla veggies, I usually eat the regular pasta

  126. We like the whole grain.

  127. i love the plus because of the extra fiber

  128. Stephanie Larison says:

    I want to try the whole wheat pasta!

  129. The Veggie Rotini

  130. I would like to try the veggie kind.

  131. I like the veggie pasta.

  132. Sacha Schroeder says:

    I am excited to try the barilla veggie pasta!

  133. Cindy Merrill says:

    Can’t wait to try the Barilla White Fiber pasta!

  134. barilla veggie!!

  135. Jessica Rose says:

    The Barilla Plus

  136. i would like to try the penne noodles

  137. Jacob LaFountaine says:

    Whole wheat spaghetti

  138. I like the Barilla whole grain

  139. I most want to try the Barilla veggie!

  140. Cindy Jones says:

    I want to try the white whole grain. My husband does not like the wheat pasta and I have my fingers crossed he will like this!

  141. I’d like to try the whole grain most of all!

  142. Rachel Miller says:

    I’ve just started using the Barilla PLUS pasta, and we all really like how it cooks up :)

  143. I’d like to try the Veggie Farfalle.

  144. I want to try the Barilla veggie pasta.

  145. I love the Veggie Farfalle

  146. Allison Downes says:

    I want to try the Whole grain Rotini

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  147. I would like to try the white fiber.

  148. I want to try the white pasta

  149. nikki krutz says:

    the veggie kind

  150. I like their Whole Grain pasta.

  151. Cindy Merrill says:

    I’ve tried the Veggie pasta- very goood!

  152. I love Barilla Plus and I would love to try their veggie variety.

  153. I want to try the Veggie Farfalle!

  154. I would love to try the Barilla veggie

  155. I love barilla, but I haven’t tried the white fiber yet!

  156. I would like to try the Barilla Plus. It sounds healthy!

  157. Gena Durbin Carrico says:

    I love the whole grain and the Plus

  158. Cody Anderson says:

    I am excited to try the Barilla veggie.

  159. I like all of them, but the protein plus is great for the kids who dont eat a whole lot :/

  160. Tonya Dean says:

    I like the plain spaghetti.

    tdlsfm(at)yahoo(dot)com

  161. I love to use the Barilla mini shells in my home-made mac & cheese.

  162. I’d like to try the veggie variety. Thanks!

  163. I’d love to try out the penne pasta!

  164. we love the veggie version!

  165. Jeana O'donnell-Murphy says:

    I would love to try the White Fiber Mini Penne

  166. Lorena Keech says:

    I’m interested in the Veggie pasta.

  167. I’m eager to try the Veggie kind!

  168. Any of the whole grain types.

  169. I really like the Whole Grain.

    shawn113(at)hotmail(dot)com

  170. tami primm says:

    barrilla veggie

  171. Mrs Kay Brown says:

    I would like to try the rotini.

  172. Amanda Kinder says:

    I’d love to try the Barilla Veggie!

  173. I’d love to try the veggie penne pasta.

  174. Jennifer Nixon says:

    I like the Plus varieties most. Thanks for a chance to win :-)

  175. I would like to try the white fiber pasta

  176. Michelle S says:

    I would like to try the Barilla Plus

  177. Kristy Thiel says:

    Definitely the rotini! Thanks for hosting!

  178. I like their Angel Hair pasta.

  179. Would love to try the PLUS.

  180. I would love to try the Veggie pasta!

  181. Any of the whole grain pasta

  182. I would like to try the veggie.

  183. I can’t wait to try the Barilla Veggie!

  184. I would like to try the Barilla Veggie Farfalle.

  185. I like the veggie pasta

  186. The whole grain Rotoni!

  187. Since I was diagnosed with diverticulosis, I make sure we have a lot of fiber in our diet. The Barilla Plus would be the one for us!! Of course, I buy Barilla, and we also eat a lot of the Whole Grain Barilla. I do have one pasta salad recipe that I use the Veggie Noodles in!

  188. We’re ok with the plus, nothing is like normal pasta yet though

  189. Any veggie kind, I love colorful foods

  190. I would love to win the Barilla Pasta giveawy.

  191. I love their penne pasta, but I’ve been wanting to branch out!

  192. Bonnie Florentine says:

    make great baked shells.

  193. the whole grain rotini

  194. Kathy Davis says:

    Would like to try the whole grain rotini.

  195. Kathy Davis says:

    My FB name is Kathy Newsom Davis.

  196. Brooke M Adametz says:

    I love their jumbo shells for my stuffed shells!

  197. I like all the whole grain pasta. I usually buy the angel hair whole grain pasta for spaghetti. I like the idea with the veggies. Thank you for the awesome giveaway! :)

  198. The WHITE FIBER

  199. krystal wethington says:

    Veggie Farfalle i like most pasta so im willing to try any of it.

  200. BARILLA VEGGIE sounds yummy!

  201. Leanne Hill says:

    I like the veggie pasta, love the tomato flavor in it

  202. nicole newby says:

    I love barilla penne noodles!

  203. we love the whole grain

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  204. I’d like to try the White Fiber or the Barilla Plus.

  205. Sarah Hall says:

    I am most excited to try the Veggie. None of us eats enough veggies and this would be a great way of getting them.

  206. i like the spagetti one

  207. The white fiber

  208. my family loves barilla pasta!

  209. i like the angel hair spaghetti

  210. white fiber

  211. we love the whole grain rotini

  212. I already know we like the Plus, but I’d like to try the veggie!

  213. Hesper Fry says:

    The Barilla Veggie sounds really good

  214. I would like to try the Barilla Veggie

  215. My family likes penne pasta, and I’d like to move them to eating whole grain.

  216. I would like to try the whole grain rotini.

  217. Rebecca Peters says:

    I love the whole grain pasta

  218. yummy yummy

  219. Paula Michele Hafner says:

    I buy the Whole Grain Penne Noodles and Whole Grain Rotini on a regular basis.

  220. I want to try barila veggie!!!

  221. I’d love to try the whole wheat pasta!

  222. Rotini

  223. Joanna Caffrey says:

    i want to try the veggie pasta!

  224. I would like to try the whole grain rotini

  225. Paula Tavernie says:

    I would love to try the Veggie pasta!
    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

  226. I like the Bow tie pasta and Elbow macaroni for casseroles, but the Thin spaghetti or Angel Hair pasta with my killer homemade spaghetti sauce.

  227. I’d like the veggie penne.

  228. I love all the Barilla shapes especially fusilli.

  229. I like to sneak the whole grain elbows into lots of dishes, where no one is the wiser!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  230. I’d like to try to PLUS variety

  231. whole grain rotini

  232. The veggie kind.

  233. I would like to try the BARILLA VEGGIE

  234. I like the whole grain

  235. Julia Packer says:

    I prefer penne pasta

  236. i want to try the white fibers mini shells.

  237. Can’t wait to try the white fiber.

  238. I like the Whole Wheat Angel Hair.

  239. Terry Cross says:

    I like Barillla Plus angel hair

  240. kathy artis says:

    The Rotini

  241. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    Rotini
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  242. sheryl cullum says:

    Would like to try the whole grain the most

  243. Judy Estrin says:

    I would do the BARILLA WHOLE GRAIN pasta with fresh vegetables from the garden!

  244. Lucy Schwartz says:

    I think the Veggie Penne and Rotini would be great to plan a meal around.

  245. We love the whole wheat. Thanks.

  246. pam saighman says:

    we love all pastas

  247. I’d like to try the Barilla White FIber!

  248. Brittney House says:

    Whole Grain thin pasta

  249. Michelle Tucker says:

    I’d like to try the Barilla’s Whole Grain thin pasta.

  250. G arden variety Barilla.

  251. I’m thinking the whole grain pasta would be good to try.

  252. Barbara Stenby says:

    I have tried the vegetable pastas which are delicious I look forward to trying the white fibre

  253. amy deeter says:

    Thin Spaghetti

  254. I am most eager to try the BARILLA VEGGIE

  255. I’d like to try the Veggie…I haven’t seen that one before.

  256. Kelly Britton says:

    I want to try the whole grain the most!

  257. Maria Iemma says:

    The whole grain pasta – I have not tried any yet

  258. susan smoaks says:

    i really want to try the veggie pasta!

  259. Amity Johnson says:

    we like the small shells…

  260. I’m anxious to try the Barilla Veggie Penne! Thanks.

  261. Coriander Warren says:

    we love the whole grain pasta

  262. Kat Emerick says:

    I’d love to try the veggie ones!

  263. Charlene Shaver says:

    I like the White Fiber the best :)

  264. Kari Flores says:

    I like all of their Whole Grain pastas.

  265. I would love to try the BARILLA VEGGIE.

  266. I want to try the whole grain

  267. i am eager to try barilla veggie

  268. mary gardner says:

    Barilla mini shells!

    jagar0047 at yahoo dot com

  269. Diane Allstadt says:

    I’d like to try the veggie rotini

  270. Ed Nemmers says:

    Whole Grain Penne would be my Barilla of choice!

  271. misses giveaways says:

    I really want the veggie pasta!

  272. I would love to try the veggie farfalle

  273. sarah keel says:

    Would love to try to the white fiber

  274. Mildred Floyd says:

    BARILLA PLUS sounds healthy

  275. Mildred Floyd says:

    BARILLA PLUS

  276. Buddy Garrett says:

    I am eager to try the White Fiber.

  277. The Barilla Veggie Penne variety. It sounds good!

  278. Whole grain rotini!

  279. Vikki Billings says:

    I would really like to try the BARILLA PLUS®

  280. We use the Whole Wheat spaghetti all the time. I would love to try the other varieties. Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway.

  281. James Coyne says:

    I like the rigatoni

  282. shanta spradlin says:

    The veggie. That is one way to get my children to eat their veggies

  283. crystal allen says:

    i want to try the Whole Grain Rotini thanks

  284. kathy pease says:

    id love to try the BARILLA VEGGIE that sounds good

  285. The Whole Grain Rotini

  286. I like the oven ready lasagne

  287. Sarah Harding says:

    I’d love to try the veggie pasta

  288. I WOULD LIKE TO TRY THE Veggie pasta :)

    shebebes@yahoo.com

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