Wednesday, September 12, 2012

WIAW-Barilla Pasta Makes Life Easy #BarilaIn60

Since starting the Fresh Start Fitness Challenge with Tamara at Fitknitchick, I have been working hard at cleaning up what I eat each day.  That meanss I have been drinking a daily one of these....
And choosing snacks from here...
One added challenge has been going back to work last week.  Shifting gears from summer (which equals lots of time to prep my meals) to school (which equals much less prep time and only a very short time to even eat lunch) is always a challenge so I was excited to try out these....
If you love Barilla pasta and their sauce as much as me you would be excited too!  These are their new microwave meals that take just 60 seconds in the microwave!  All you need to do is microwave, peel off the top...
 and pour the sauce over the steamed pasta!
 How easy is that?  
Barilla Microwave Meals are made from 100% natural ingredients and contain that NO preservatives!!!  Plus they come in these great flavors...
  •   Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce
    • Mezze Penne with Traditional Marinara Sauce
    • Mezze Penne with Spicy Marinara Sauce
    • Whole Grain Fusilli with Vegetable Marinara Sauce
    • Whole Grain Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce
One night it was just the chickie and I...dinner for mom in a snap!  I browned up some turkey sausage...stuck this bad boy in the microwave


Voila!  A great, healthy meal in less than 10 minutes.  An added bonus...only one pan to clean up!  Score! My favorite flavor is the spicy marinara sauce but I do love having the option of the whole wheat pasta which is not chewy at all!  Check them won't be sorry!!

I'm linking up this week with Peas and Crayons for WIAW!!

Fitfluential LLC compensated me for this Campaign.  All opinions are my own.


  1. I was pleasantly surprised by the Barilla microwave meals too! I'm a fan of their sauces and pasta so I guess I should not have been too surprised!

  2. It's great to read that a convenience item contains no preservatives. you don't see that very often! Nice.

  3. Tasty and convenient? What more do you need? Glad they are working out for you so well!

  4. The microwave meals are really good! My husband and I buy them often :)

  5. Oh those look good. I don't think that we have them here. Boo. I'm a big pasta girl.

  6. Those look pretty good!! I'll have to give them a try. I love quick food, life gets BUSY!!

  7. I've tried the pasta before, but never the microwave version. VERY COOL. Thanks for the info. I'll have to keep an eye out at the grocery store.

  8. This looks like a great mid-week option for those nights when there's no time between after school soccer practice and post dinner Tae Kwon do! My boys would gobble it up!

  9. wow i have never used this before but this pasta looks awesome! I will definitely have to try it! Thanks for sharing! (:

  10. That pasta sounds super convenient and not I didn't even know they had a microwave version. And I'm so glad to find another FFA! There are so many of us now that I'm finding new FFA blogs everyday.

  11. I love how companies are getting better at making whole wheat pasta taste edible. Thanks for the review!

  12. my husband ADORE ADORE ADORES these.

  13. I honestly think that these are the best microwave meal hands down. Not only for the natural ingredients but they do taste like they were just made on the stove. Love them!

  14. I will have to try those. I am always worried the pasta will turn out funny in the microwave.

  15. I love Barilla noodles and sauces, didn't know they come now in microwave ready packages. LOVE it! Need to find it in the store :)