Sep 10, 2012

Barilla Microwaveable Meals Review and Giveaway

As a mom on the go, I think meal times are my biggest challenge.  Since I'm not really a fan of being in the kitchen to begin with, when you add in our hurried schedule, eating healthy warm meals because increasingly difficult.

Barilla offers an easy meal solution that keeps you satisfied without slowing down the daily race. These quick, nutritious, Italian recipes slip into your purse and support an on-the-go/busy lifestyle. With 100% natural ingredients and less than 320 calories, eating healthy now joins forces with the comforting taste of homemade pasta. Ready in 60 seconds with all of the taste and quality your family expects from Barilla!

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Barilla Microwaveable Meals  come in the following five varieties:
  • Mezze Penne with Spicy Marinara Sauce
  • Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce
  • Mezze Penne with Traditional Marinara Sauce
  • Whole Grain Fusilli with Vegetable Marinara Sauce
  • Whole Grain Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce



I don't currently have a microwave at work or these would be perfect for lunches during the week.  I have regularly had other microwave meals for lunch and these are much better.  The pasta simply cooks better for my taste and in only 60 seconds (many alternatives are 4 minutes). And the sauce is awesome.  I really liked them all but the Mezzi Penne with Spicy Marinara Sauce is my favorite.  It has a great kick to it.  
I was also thrilled to see there were whole grain choices. I've been trying to do more whole grain pasta in our house (because we simply can't cut out pasta from our diet).  The whole grain varieties were super tastey. The consistency of the pasta IS a little different, but I've found that with all the whole grain products I've tried. So if you're a whole grain person you should enjoy these as well. 

Overall I think the new Barilla Microwaveable Meals are a great thing to have on hand as a busy mom.  They are perfect for a quick lunch but I could also see using them for dinner, paired with a salad when there just isn't time to get a hot meal in front of the kids before they have to be at practice.

Want to try Barilla Microwaveable Meals for yourself?  
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Learn more online at Barilla's website or 
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I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Barilla and received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.

95 comments:

  1. I want to try the spicy marinara one.

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

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  2. I'd like to try the Whole Grain Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce.

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  3. Mezze Penne with Traditional Marinara Sauce

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  4. I would like to try Barilla's Mezze Penne with Spicy Marinara Sauce microwave meal.

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  5. mezze penne with spicy marinara sauce.

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  6. Spicy Marinara

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  7. I want to try the spicy marinara.
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  8. I would like the penne with spicy marinara.

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  9. spicy marinara

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  10. The mezze penne with spicy marinara.
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  11. Whole Grain Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce

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  12. I'd most like to try the mezze penne with the spicy marinara sauce.

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  13. I'd like to try the Mezze Penne with Traditional Marinara Sauce first.
    Thank you!

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  14. I would most like to try the Penne with Spicy Marinara.

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  15. Spicy Marinara served with a jug of Chianti.

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  16. The: Whole Grain Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce

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  17. I'd love to try the Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce.

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  18. I want Mezze Penne with Traditional Marinara Sauce

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  20. tomato basil
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  21. Whole Grain Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce. s2inamug at aim dot com

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  22. I want to try the Penne with Tomato and Basil!

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  23. Mezze Penne with Traditional Marinara Sauce

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  24. I'd like to try Penne with Spicy Marinara

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  25. I would like to try Whole Grain Fusilli with Vegetable Marinara Sauce

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  26. I'd like the Whole Grain Fusilli with Vegetable Marinara Sauce. Thanks.
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  27. I want to scarf the spicy marinara.
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  28. Whole Grain Fusilli with Vegetable Marinara Sauce
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  29. spicy marinara!
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  30. I'd like to try Whole Grain Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce
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  31. I'd like to try the Whole Grain Fusilli with Vegetable Marinara Sauce!
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  32. the spicy marinara sounds great
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  33. I'd love to try the whole grain fusili!

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  34. Penne with tomato & basil sauce.

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  35. Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce

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  36. I look forward to trying the Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil!
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  37. I want to try the Mezze with Spicy Marinara!

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  38. I want to try the Whole Grain Fusilli with Vegetable Marinara Sauce.

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  39. Whole Grain Fusilli with Vegetable Marinara Sauce for me as well.

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  40. Whole Grain Fusilli with Vegetable Marinara

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  41. I'd like to try the Mezze Penne with Spicy Marinara Sauce

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  42. I'd love to try the Mezze Penne with Spicy Marinara Sauce
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  43. Id like to try theTomato and Basil!!
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  44. spicy marinara
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  45. Whole Grain Mezze Penne.

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  46. Mezze Penne with Traditional Marinara Sauce

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  47. tomato and basil for sure.

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  48. I want to try the Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce.

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  49. Spicy Marinara sounds good.
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  50. I would like tomato and basil.
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  51. Mezze Penne with Spicy Marinara Sauce

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  52. I would like to try the •Whole Grain Fusilli with Vegetable Marinara Sauce. calvad at aol dot com

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  53. Penne with tomato & basil sauce.
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  54. I'd like to try the Whole Grain Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce.

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  55. want to try Penne with Traditional Marinara Sauce


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  57. Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce thanks
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  58. The Mezze Penne with Traditional Marinara Sauce looks tasty

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  59. Whole Grain Fusilli with Vegetable Marinara Sauce

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  60. I really want to try the tomato basil!
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  61. Mezze Penne with Traditional Marinara Sauce

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  62. The Whole Grain Vegetable Marinara! sleveene@hotmail.com

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  63. tomato basil is great!

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  64. Whole Grain Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce

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  65. Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce

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  66. I would like to try the whole grain mezze penne. It looks yummy!

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  67. i would like the Whole Grain Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce the best
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  68. I would have to say I'd like to try the SPicy Marinara. Thanks for the giveaway!
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  69. Mezze Penne with Traditional Marinara Sauce would be my choice!

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  70. would like the penne with spicy marinara...debbieduncan2@hotmail.com

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  71. I would love to try the whole wheat fusili with vegetable marinara

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  72. Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce

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  73. mezze penne with spicy marinara sauce.
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  74. •Whole Grain Fusilli with Vegetable Marinara Sauce
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  75. I would like to try Mezze Penne with Traditional Marinara Sauce

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  76. Spicy Marinara

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  77. Mezze Penne with Traditional Marinara Sauce

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  78. I most want to try the Spicy Marinara.
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  79. I would love to try Whole Grain Fusilli with Vegetable Marinara Sauce.

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  80. I want to try the Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce

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  81. The mezze penne with spicy marinara sounds delicious!

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  82. The Spice Marinara

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  83. Tomato and Basil.
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