; Life is like champagne......: Ronzoni Smart Taste Pasta

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Ronzoni Smart Taste Pasta

The holidays......starting off with Thanksgiving and ending with the New Year, we are in a constant cooking, baking and eating mode. The feasting begins with the Thanksgiving meal of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole and what ever other traditional side you have. Mine is the green jello mold! Then you bake and bake and bake from pies to cookies to what every you get signed up for on the party train. I find myself getting out of the healthy food pattern during this season and feel a need to rope us bake in. Ronzoni has developed a pasta, Ronzoni Smart Taste Pasta that benefits the whole family with lower calories and fat than traditional white pasta, and no sodium, preservatives or cholesterol.

Pasta is a staple in my house, using fresh and healthy ingredients such as tomatoes, shrimp, pea pods and broccoli. Taste and texture is important and there is nothing worse than having a pasta taste like cardboard or be brittle when it is cooked. I found the Ronzoni Smart Taste Pasta tasted good, no different from the white pasta I have used and the texture was also comparable, it did not break apart or become grain like. But the true test is my daughter, she LOVES pasta.....and she had no problem enjoying this one! I also felt good knowing she was getting calcium and fiber from a meal she enjoyed.
I sauteed some garlic in olive oil, added shrimp, sun dried tomatoes and pea pods with a little white wine. Cooked the Ronzoni Smart Taste Pasta according to the directions, added the pasta to the shrimp mixture and sprinkled some Parmesan cheese over it. Served it with a salad and now I felt I was back to healthy eating again!
I am certainly no Supermom, but Ronzoni has developed a spoof video featuring the Smart Taste Supermom: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fr_pTWuBDds. Check it out for yourself.
I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Ronzoni Pasta and received a sample of Ronzoni Smart Taste Pasta to facilitate my review and a $20 thank-you gift certificate."

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1 comment:

An English Shepherd said...

I like pasta when I can have the leftovers afterwards ;-)