October 22, 2012

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
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

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.

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