After Barilla contacted me and explained the “challenge” to me I looked in my pantry and found several boxes of their whole grain pasta. The “challenge” is to go out and buy a box of Barilla Whole Grain pasta and try it. If you don’t like it, they will send you a voucher for a regular box of their other pasta. Not such a bad deal is it?
I personally have been using this line of pasta for quite some time already. I don’t really remember when I made the switch to whole grain, but once I did, I never thought twice about it. I come from an Italian family so it’s not like I don’t eat white pasta…but I do make it a habit to go whole grain for more “everyday” eating if you know what I mean. It’s what I cook for my husband and kids and they honestly don’t know the difference.
I made this pasta the other night and it’s one of those all in one meals that can be thrown together with whatever veggies you have on hand. I started with this recipe that my sister in law sent me after I told her I had a ton of fresh sage in my herb garden. I used Barilla Whole Grain Spaghetti and took the recipe just a bit further and added some fresh veggies to it…red pepper, squash and zucchini…dinner was complete. I love adding lemon to a pasta dish like this, it’s perfect for a night where you don’t want to eat too heavy and aren’t in a saucy type of mood.
Leave a comment and let me know if you plan on participating in the Barilla “That’s Whole Grain?” Taste Challenge or if you are already a fan of whole grain pastas. If you have a favorite healthy pasta recipe go ahead and share it with the rest of us by leaving a link to it!