June 21, 2011

Ronco 100% Whole Grain Pasta Review and Giveaway [Ends 7/1]

Not All Whole Grain Pastas Are the Same
We all know the benefits of eating pasta; it’s low in fat and sodium, cholesterol-free and a source of protein. Pasta also is a complex carbohydrate, which gives us much needed energy all day long. Whole wheat and whole grain pasta options are now available that take healthy eating up a notch. But don’t be fooled—not all whole grain pastas are the same.

My Thoughts:  We eat a lotta pasta in the Three Boys and an Old Lady household but we're not huge fans of whole grain pasta.  When I heard about Ronco Whole Grain Pasta I wanted to try it because I know whole grain products are so much healthier but I worried the kids wouldn't eat it...especially the youngest.  Some kids, like mine, can be a bit finicky with various textures of foods and some whole grain items we've bought in the past just don't fare well with my kids.  

We received four boxes of Ronco Whole Grain pasta.  I prepared the penne pasta with chicken and veggies.  Guess what?  The kids ate it.  They loved it.  I didn't dare tell them it was good for them.  Hey, why ruin a good thing.

Ronco Whole Grain Pasta cooked evenly and tasted great.  It didn't have a grainy taste and the texture was nice.  For a whole grain pasta, I admit it was pretty good.  Hubby noticed a difference in taste from our regular enriched pasta but said it wasn't gritty like some of the other whole grain pastas.  

It's nice to know I can feel good serving my family something that's good for them and something that's good for them that they will eat.  If you haven't tried Ronco 100% Whole Grain Pasta because you've tried other whole grain pastas and didn't like them, you may want to give Ronco a try.  It is one of the tastiest whole grain pastas I've tried and who knows you may just like it.  

Buy It:  Ronco Pasta is available at most grocery stores nationwide.

Like” Ronco Pasta at facebook.com/roncopasta to receive a coupon for $1 off one box while supplies last.

Win It:  To celebrate the launch of their new 100% Whole Grain Pasta, one lucky Three Boys and an Old Lady blog follower with a Cuisinart Chef's Classic Stainless Steel 4-Piece 12-Quart Pasta/Steamer Set and 4 boxes of Ronco 100% Whole Grain Pasta courtesy of Ronco. 

* * * G I V E A W A Y * * *
Giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. and ends at 11:59 P.M. on 7/1/11. Winner will be chosen via Random.org and will be notified via email.  Winner will have 48 hours to claim prize or prize will be forfeited and a new winner will be selected.  

Mandatory Entry:  You must follow this blog via GFC and visit the Ronco website and leave a comment below telling me something you learned about their products or a recipe you'd like to try from their website.

Bonus Entries:
  1. Leave a comment below telling me your fave pasta. 
  2. Tweet about this review and giveaway.  Please tweet the following: "I wanna win the 4-pc. #Cuisinart #Giveaway from @3Boys_OldLady and Ronco at http://threeboysandanoldlady.blogspot.com/Be sure to leave URL link of your tweet in your comment so I can check [2 tweets per day]
  3. Like Ronco Pasta at facebook.com/roncopasta and leave a wall post telling them thanks for the giveaway on Three Boys and an Old Lady blog.  Be sure to leave your Facebook first name and last initial in your comment below [2 entries, leave 2 comments]

Disclosure:  I received a 4-pk of Ronco 100% Whole Grain Pasta items for review.  Click here for the complete disclosure policy of Three Boys and an Old Lady.
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