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9/21/07 11:42 P

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I've never heard of that brand.

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9/21/07 4:27 P

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Last year, we tried whole wheat pasta, and couldn't stand it. When I joined Spark in January, we started buying it again. Hodgson Mill brand...
We cook it for a few minutes longer than suggested, and my family LOVES it. Hubby was very reluctant at first, but he requests it often. We even have made over his grandmother's famous lasagna recipe using whole wheat noodles, and he LOVES that!

For kids, I know at least in my house, if you jazz up anything, they'll eat. They can't tell the difference once the sauce is added.

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9/19/07 1:41 P

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I'm gonna hae to try the mixing of the pastas because me and my son didn't really like the wholegrain ones.

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9/16/07 9:34 P

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We love whole wheat/whole grain pastas. And there are so many brands out there to choose from. For those who don't like it, try the Quinoa pasta. It will probably be in a natural store or the natural section of a larger chain (like kroger). It tastes a lot more like real pasta, but much healthier. Check it out!

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9/15/07 12:05 A

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Tonikova, try mixing your pasta (half white noodles and half wheat or multigrain). We did that for awhile until we got used to it and now it's pretty much all whole wheat. The kids don't even complain any more. You can do the same thing with white rice and brown rice.

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9/14/07 10:39 P

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This sounds interesting... I think I will give it a try... years ago I tried wheat pasta and even with sauce I couldn't handle the taste... I think I should give it another try

 
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9/14/07 9:59 A

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I had some last night. And I packed the leftovers to take to work.

I made a pasta sauce with zucchini, veggie burger crumbles and mushrooms and served this over the thin spaghetti with a side of asparagus.

I like this product. It didn't give me the starch coma effect that pasta often does.

 
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8/10/07 11:56 A

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We love it. Our super Wal-Mart carries it so the price is ok. We batch cook a carb each week and this is one of the favorites. (We cook rice or pasta or potatos, etc, on Sunday and make various dinners with them).

One of our family favorites is to use this pasta topped with Hunt's brand chopped tomatoes (they have different flavors) instead of spaghetti sauce. Chopped tomatoes have lots less sugar.

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8/9/07 2:42 P

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I use the 100% whole wheat brand from Wal-mart. My boyfriend is picky so I get him the regular stuff and make the whole grain for me and DD. I can't tell the difference with a little sauce on it, and I'm sure he wouldn't either if he didn't know it ahead of time.

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8/8/07 10:19 A

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We love the barilla Plus pasta. WE tried the rozoni wheat pasta and it was not good at all. No flavor, no texture, and just blah. WE will stick with Barilla Plus.

I didnt find a difference. Maybe because im not so fussy but I haven't bought regular pasta in a year or so.

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8/4/07 9:56 A

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I used Whole Wheat Pasta to make lasagne (for a picky Italian family) and they never noticed!



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8/3/07 10:31 P

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As far as Barilla plus, I do not think you can tell the difference between the regular pasta and the the Barilla Plus when using the Spagetti or Angel Hair. But any other kind is a bit harder to get use to.

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8/3/07 2:13 P

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I love the whole grain pasta. It took some getting used to, but with sauce on it, you can hardly tell the difference. I just notice that it takes a little longer to cook

Susan

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8/3/07 11:41 A

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Whole-grain pasta is one thing my family will NOT tolerate (whereas whole-wheat flour and rice have been worked in gradually). I dislike it, too, so am not raising a fuss - I did love the Barilla Plus, though kids didn't. Figure we have to compromise some time, so am serving regular pasta and whole-grain everything else.

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8/3/07 8:56 A

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We usually buy whole wheat pasta or multigrain -I can't recall the names right now. As long as it isn't all white flour we go for it. Our kids are young so they really don't realize the differnece. I used to make my own (before kids) and might start again now that my DH is old enough to 'help'.

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8/2/07 6:00 P

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We love the Barilla Plus pastas!

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8/2/07 5:17 P

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My kids will not eat whole wheat pasta, so Barilla-Plus is a good compromise. It is more nutritious than the usual white flower pasta. Using Barilla-Plus means I do not have to make a separate pasta dish for myself.

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8/2/07 3:33 P

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yes and the other brand is similar it's a multigrain as well. I'll have to look at it when I get home to get the exact name

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8/2/07 2:55 P

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My kids love this stuff.

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8/2/07 2:31 P

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no, the barilla doesn't say it's whole grain, just multi-grain. Has the benefit of the omega-3 and more fiber.

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8/2/07 2:17 P

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Just an FYI...These pastas are definitely better than the traditional ones, but they are not 100% whole grain. They state that they contain whole grains, but not 100%...look at the ingredients if that is a concern for you.

I do Weight Watchers Core plan and this does not count as one of the foods I can eat. Walmart has a brand of 100% pastas that are good and they aren't very expensive either.

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8/2/07 1:10 P

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Thats is a good one. And also there is one called Heart Healthy I belive.. it's another whole grain pasta and it's really good and it's not quite as expensive as the Barilla. emoticon

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8/2/07 12:37 P

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Yes, it's called Barilla Plus... let me get a box and tell you what it's got in it...

Ok... I'm lookin' at the Rotini... it's multigrain pasta with ALA Omega-3

one 2 oz serving has 200 mg of the ALA (15%)
4 g of fiber, 10 g of protein, and several vitamins.

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8/2/07 12:20 P

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Is the pasta called Barilla Plus? Or something else?

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8/2/07 12:12 P

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We have discovered this pasta! Have you tried it? It is much healthier than the standard pasta and it is delicious! My kids love it. It does cost a little more, but I don't mind.

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