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Mara's Pasta Review and Giveaway

When I started my schooling for dietetics, I learned about the fiber and protein content of whole wheat pasta and made the switch. Now, I basically always eat whole wheat pasta and love it. I was recently sent some Mara's Pasta to review. This is 100% whole wheat pasta and comes in different shapes such as farfalle, spaghetti and fettucine.

This past Friday night, I had my mom, dad and sister over for dinner and cooked up a couple boxes of Mara's pasta to try. The texture was chewier and more dense than some other pastas I have had but I really liked it. My mom is not a fan of whole wheat pasta typically but she said that it was not bitter like she finds some to be.
An example of a meal with Mara's Pasta: Fettuccine with Tomatoes and Corn
Everyone in my family really liked it. One serving has 8 grams of protein and 7 grams of fiber which is amazing. This has better stats than any pasta I have eaten before.

I also made an amazing half homemade, half jarred sauce to go over the pasta that was tasty. Here is the recipe:

Half-Homemade Meat Pasta Sauce
Ingredients:
1 lb ground meat (I used venison which is very lean)
5 large fresh tomatoes, diced
3 cloves fresh garlic, chopped finely
1 cup mushrooms, chopped
28 ounces of jarred pasta sauce
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar

Directions:
1. Cook meat until browned well.
2. Add tomatoes, mushrooms and garlic and simmer on low.
3. Add pasta sauce, garlic powder and balsamic vinegar and simmer for about 5-10 more minutes.
4. Serve over Mara's pasta.

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Disclaimer: Mara's Pasta provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose.  Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.

9 comments:

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  3. Lot's of cheese & a little sauce :)

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  4. I like shrimp and Alfredo sauce.

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  5. homemade spaghetti sauce

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