For people on a low-carb diet who have been suffering from a lack of pasta- there's a low-carb pasta in town that you need to try! I have to admit, our family eats pasta at least one night a week most of the time. Spaghetti, ziti, lasagna, ravioli, pasta salads...they're all favorites in our home! And finding a better-for-you low-carb pasta that actually tastes good is quite a treasure! I have tried a couple other "healthy" pasta brands, and to be honest, just wasn't impressed. There was a definite taste difference that I just couldn't get past. So, when I was given the opportunity to review a couple boxes of Dreamfields Pasta, I was anxious to see how it would be. I have heard only good about Dreamfields, so I was expecting a quality, tasty pasta. And, I was not disappointed! I received a box of Linguine and 1 box of Penne Rigate for my review. I made the linguine first, and added one of my favorite pasta toppings-Ranch dressing!
I was amazed by the fact that there was absolutely NO flavor loss! It tastes just as good as regular pasta, and it is GOOD for you! Wow! Just to be sure, I had E and M eat some too, since children are usually pickier than adults :) (usually...I know a few adults who are pretty picky though).
They ate it up (literally) and asked for seconds! Yep, Dreamfields passed the kid test!
A few days later I cooked up the Penne Rigate and ate it with spaghetti sauce-again, great taste, and knowing it was low-carb/high-fiber made for a very enjoyable pasta dinner.
"With all the news these days about the increasing levels of chronic diseases, such as diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, and certain types of cancer, many of us are starting to take steps to live healthier, more active lives.
As part of that focus, there's been a huge influx of "low carb" programs and products. But the available choices haven't been great – you either have to sacrifice foods you love, such as pasta, or try "low carb" substitutes that really don't taste like the real thing. What's more, trying to cut carbs from your diet altogether isn't necessarily the right way to go, as certain types of carbohydrates are important for our overall health and well-being.
That's why Dreamfields developed the idea of Healthy Living, where you make sensible choices about what you eat and choose foods where you don't have to sacrifice great taste to live a healthier life. And knowing how much people loved pasta, we started there.
We decided we had to make a pasta that the whole family could eat, even if someone wasn't watching their carbs, and that's how Dreamfields was born. We took everything we knew about making pasta, which was a lot, given that our roots are deeply cultivated among the finest durum wheat growers in the world. Our manufacturing company, Dakota Growers Pasta Co., was created in 1990 by farmers who built their own durum mill and pasta production facilities so they could produce the finest pastas. And today, it is a thriving enterprise supplying premium pasta products to leading retailers and restaurants in North America and beyond."
One of my readers will receive 2 boxes of Dreamfields Pasta!!
Go to Dreamfields and tell me which pasta you would like to try!!
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This giveaway ends Saturday, May 28, 2011, at 11:59 p.m. Please leave a valid email address in each comment, as this is how the winner will be notified. Winner will have 48 hours to respond, or another winner will be chosen. Giveaway open to US residents (lower 48 states) only.
Disclaimer: I was not monetarily compensated in any way for this post. All thoughts and opinions are mine. All quotes taken from the Dreamfields Pasta website.