School is in full swing, and so are the extra curricular activities. Between homework, gymnastics, soccer and scouts, there are becoming more and more nights where I need dinner in a snap or lunch on-the-go. Barilla, the pasta brand, recently introduced a new way to eat healthy on-the-go. Every mother’s dream right?
Lunch is one of those meals that I have always struggled with. I am the youngest in my family, and eating out for lunch is something I have done with my parents often. I no longer live with my parents, but we still meet up for lunches, or I will go out on my own. This isn’t very healthy or cost effective. I sometimes dread the thought of having to make myself a ham and cheese sandwich, or some of the same lunch options at home. It’s not just the food, but it’s always the clean up. I feel like I have just gotten my house cleaned up from breakfast and children, and don’t want to mess any of it up again. Eating out is so much more convenient, and I don’t have to clean up the mess!
This past week, I made a goal to only eat out once per week. This is going to be a challenge for me, but between my Nutrisystem meals and now my Barilla options, I should be set.
Barilla has released their new Barilla Microwaveable Meals, which make for a healthier option for a quick-fix lunch. Here are some of the perks and benefits:
100% Natural Ingredients
Relatively low calories (only 320 calories per meal)
Two whole grain options
More cost effective
While I like to eat out a lot, I know it isn’t the best option for me, or my family. I often wonder what my habits are doing to my children. I need to get this under control now, so they don’t crave eating out as much as I do. I truly believe in the importance of eating healthy, and want to pass that onto my children. Even while eating out, I try to get healthier options, but it’s just not the same.
Barilla brings you the high quality, all-natural meals your family has loved for generations and fits them into your fast paced lifestyle. There are five varieties of Barilla Microwaveable Meals to choose from. I have even fed these to my kids and they were a huge hit! While you are on the Barilla site, be sure to find the downloadable coupon to try Barilla Microwaveable Meals for yourself. You can learn more about Barilla, on their facebook page.
Now for the giveaway! One Clever Housewife reader will win 5 Barilla coupons, to try the products for free! This giveaway is open to the US only, and will end at 12:01am ET, on 9/25. To enter, fill out the form below:
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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.”