Barilla Microwaveable Meals | A Healthier Quick Fix Meal

Barilla Microwaveable Meals | A Healthier Quick Fix Meal

Barilla Microwaveable Meals

My husband and oldest daughter spend a majority of their time during the week away from home. My husband at work and my daughter at work/college classes. We are a brown bagging family and try to fix healthier on-the-go options, but on occasion we forget to plan ahead and need something to grab in a minutes notice. Fortunately we recently received this assortment of Barilla’s shelf stable microwave meals… as they have already saved the day twice for us!

Barilla Microwaveable Meals

We love pasta, but have recently switched to whole grain varieties. I was so pleased to see that Barilla has heard our cries and is making healthier options with whole grains as well! With these meals being 100% Natural Ingredients, having no preservatives and relatively low calories (only 320 calories per meal) I feel good about offering these options to my family. Talk about quick… they are ready in 60 seconds! Even my picky daughter loved it and asked me to purchase more!

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Making these healthier choices helps us be the best example possible for our younger children. Offering these quick, delicious and healthy meals instead of driving through fast food helps lay a better foundation of good choices for Emma and Ethan. Barilla microwave meals are high quality and all natural meals in a quick & easy to serve container… Since they are available in five varieties there is something for everyone. I will be stocking up on several of them for our pantry!

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Comments

  1. Whitney L says:

    My hubby would love to try the Mezze Penne with Spicy Marinara Sauce!

  2. jessica hager says:

    The Whole Grain Vegetable Marinara looks good.

  3. Melissa Hartley says:

    I learned that Barilla is privately owned by the Barilla family. The fourth generation of the Barilla family is as committed to producing quality and innovative products today as its great-great grandfather was over 130 years ago.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. Kerrie Mayans says:

    I want to try the spicy marinara variety of this pasta.

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

  5. Claire says:

    The Whole Grain Vegetable Marinara looks good.

  6. Brandy says:

    I want to try the mezze penne with tomato sauce!

  7. Virginia Rowell says:

    The stuffed porcini caps recipe looks delish!

  8. Jenna M Wood says:

    I’d like to try Spicy Marinara.

  9. Paula Lee says:

    I would like to try the Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce.

  10. Becky M says:

    I want to try their Jumbo Shells

  11. Jenny says:

    I like the spicy marinara.

  12. Shannon says:

    I learned it is 100% natural, no preservatives

  13. Fawn H says:

    I would love to try the Roasted Garlic – Napoletana Sauce

  14. shannon oelrich says:

    I want to try the whole grain fusillini

  15. Monica Platz says:

    They’re ready in 60 seconds! Yay!

  16. Jennifer Idzi says:

    The Whole Grain Vegetable Marinara looks good.

  17. Diane Sallans says:

    They’ve got some nice recipes & cooking tips in the site.

  18. Margaret Smith says:

    I would love to try the Mezze Penne with tradional Marinara Sauce.
    Thanks so much.

  19. Brenda F says:

    I love that they are 100% natural meals! Wow! How refreshing!!

  20. Shannon Baas says:

    I would like to try the penne with tomato and basil.

  21. Suzanne says:

    I did not know they had a recipe section!

  22. Ann Fantom says:

    I would like to try Barilla’s Angel Hair with Cherry Tomatoes and Basil recipe

  23. I learned that they now carry 5 microwave dishes. I would love to try all 5. Thanks for the review and giveaway. Also the $1.00 off coupon.

  24. chadro says:

    I did learn that – Ditalini, with its fun tubular shape, nutty flavor and firm “al dente” texture, can transform your next bowl of soup into a fine eating experience.

  25. Becca says:

    I found a recipe for Gnocco fritto that I would love to try.

  26. Nicole L. says:

    I want to try the spicy marinara sauce.

  27. heather eg kaufman says:

    We’re big pasta loves, so i like all the choices.

  28. courtney hennagir says:

    i really want to try these! i love the barilla brand

  29. Francine Anchondo says:

    I would like to try the Mezze Penne with Spicy Marinara Sauce

  30. Debra L. Guillen says:

    Love that they have their recipes catagorized into course, preparation time, cooking method and level of preparation

  31. DeeAnn S says:

    I learned that Barilla has been led by four generations of the same family for 130 years! Thanks.

  32. susan varney says:

    like to try the spicy marinara

  33. Jodie A says:

    I like the no preservatives in these and that makes them worth a try.

  34. Michael Drew says:

    Didn’t realize cooking pasta depended on it’s shape so much!!!

  35. I learned I can download $1.00 off coupon.

  36. matthew b says:

    Ziti with Spicy Pesto and Pecorino Cheese

  37. Monique Rizzo says:

    Id love to try their Spicy Marinara.Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

  38. Linda Lansford says:

    I liked the recipes

  39. Christine says:

    the Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce

  40. Christina says:

    I would love to try the Whole Grain Tomato and Basil!

  41. Brynn Dexter says:

    I think the whole grain fusillini looks really good

  42. Kim C says:

    I want to try the whole grain vegetable marinara

  43. Sarah S says:

    I would like to try the whole grain tomato and basil.

  44. Kristy Thiel says:

    I like their tortellini!

  45. Seyma Shabbir says:

    Mezza Penne with Spicy Marinara

  46. Jaime Nicole says:

    I learned that they are ready in 60 seconds and they offer a $1 off coupon on their website!

  47. Robert Pyszk says:

    Artisanal and homemade compotes are best stored in sealed jars, stacked vertically in a dry, cool place. They should not be exposed to dramatic changes of temperature and should therefore be kept on the bottom shelved of a panty where the temperature is cooler.
    Once opened, it is suggested that you store the products, well closed, in the refrigerator. It is important that jams and compotes be consumed fairly quickly, because once they come in contact with the air, they begin to loose their fragrance and flavor.

  48. nannypanpan says:

    i’d like to try their whole grain medium shells
    nannypanpan@gmail.com

  49. Kylie C says:

    I want to try the Farfalle with Sun Dried Tomatoes, Walnuts, Basil and Parmigiano Cheese recipe for lunch this weekend.

  50. Denise says:

    You only need to stick them in the microwave for 60 seconds.

  51. Heather! says:

    I love that they have some Italian cooking basics on their website. Most recipes assume you know how to do everything, but this section actually explains HOW to do it!
    Thanks!
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

  52. Catie says:

    I really want to try the Whole Grain Tomato & Basil meal!

  53. krista grandstaff says:

    I love the fact that they include whole wheat pastas as choice now..

  54. beth hoppe says:

    They’re ready in 60 seconds

  55. Kristin Miller says:

    I would love to try the tomato & basil microwavable meal

  56. Erika P. says:

    I like the Vegetable Soup with Ditalini recipe.

  57. William Chang says:

    I want to try the mezze penne with tomato sauce!

  58. Jeni Mitchell says:

    I like that whole grain pasta is used in their new microwavable meals.

  59. Kristen says:

    I’d like to try the Penne with Tomato and Basil.

  60. Erin Collins says:

    I like the Farfalle pasta with Three Cheese – Formaggi Sauce.

  61. Carol L says:

    I love the recipe and menu section o the site. I’d love to try the Penne with Tomato and Basil.
    Carol L.

  62. barbara n says:

    I love barilla whole grain pastas and these microwaveable meals would be a great lunch for busy days at work

  63. Carrie says:

    I like their recipes section

  64. JLin says:

    would love to try the spicy marinara sauce

  65. Bethany M says:

    Goodness, I like that high value coupon on their site. Thanks for directing me!!!

  66. Sarah Osborne says:

    I learned that they have recipes posted by preparation time! Love that!

  67. Aria H. says:

    I did not know that they had microwaveable meals that are 100% natural with no preservatives.

  68. Darcie says:

    I would love to try the Mezze Penne with Traditional Marinara Sauce

  69. I love the sound of the Three Cheese Tortellini in Sage Brown Butter Sauce recipe! And you can’t beat a dinner like that in under 20 minutes! Well except for these of course! 🙂

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  70. Allison Downes says:

    I love the Whole Grain Tomato and Basil

    Thanks for the tasty giveaway!

  71. Colleen Maurina says:

    I would like to try their Whole Grain Tomato and Basil flavor.

  72. Tara says:

    love the coupon that is available to print!

  73. Leslie Galloway says:

    I want to try the whole grain and veggie marinara.

    Facebook Name: Leslie Galloway (www.facebook.com/GallowayLeslie)

  74. susan says:

    I like the whole grain pasta.

  75. I want to try the Spicy Marinara

  76. Sarah L says:

    $1 off coupon on the site.
    Thanks for the contest.

  77. tracey andino says:

    I didn’t even know they had microwave meals!!!

  78. dani marie says:

    the tomato basil one sounds amazing. i <3 basil.

  79. Robin says:

    I would love to try the Mezze Penne with tradional Marinara Sauce

  80. christine jessamine says:

    i love the whole grain rotini

  81. Anthony says:

    the spicy marinara

  82. Angela says:

    I learned it is 100% natura

  83. Jennifer H. says:

    I love that they are shelf stable
    jenhedger at hotmail dot com

  84. Misses Giveaways says:

    I want to try the whole grain vegetable marinara

  85. Amber Warfield says:

    I love their whole wheat pastas.

  86. micheal dale grim says:

    i liked and want to try the penne and spicey marinara!!

  87. Cheryl W says:

    I’d like to try the Spicy Marinara and see if it’s spicy!

  88. Jennifer M says:

    I’d like to try the spicy marinara sauce.

  89. melissa Resnick says:

    The Whole Grain Vegetable Marinara l

  90. Paula Tavernie says:

    Id love to try the Tomato and Basil!!!
    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

  91. Maryann says:

    I would like to try the Whole Grain Vegetable Marinara

  92. Cody Anderson says:

    I learned that these meals are 100% natural.

  93. Cody Anderson says:

    Thanks for the Giveaway!

  94. Aubrey says:

    whole grain tomato and basil ready meal

  95. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    Whole Grain Tomato & Basil meal
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  96. I want to try the spicy marinara

  97. Erica C. says:

    I’d like to try the spicy marinara variety.

  98. Ann Fantom says:

    These would be great when I need a quick meal on school nights. Thanks for the chance to win

  99. Mary Cloud says:

    I’d like to try the Spicy Marinara

    annabella @ centurytel dot net

  100. Jennifer says:

    I like that they only take 60 seconds to make.

  101. Brittney House says:

    they had a recipe section!

  102. Robby Rob says:

    i’d like to try the Ricotta & Spinach Tortelloni

  103. I learned that Brailla website has a “Travel Taste” section where you can learn more about Italy.

  104. Lisa L says:

    I like that Barilla sauces are completely preservative & MSG free.

  105. I learned their recipe section is arranged by category, ingredient, cooking method or time it takes to prepare

  106. anne harris says:

    i like that they are all natural foods! They have a wide selection of recipes to either buy prepared or to make from their recipe page.

  107. elaine powell says:

    thanks for giveaway

  108. kelly says:

    I like the recpie section

  109. susan smoaks says:

    I love how they have recipes grouped together by the amount of time it takes to prepare them, i will choose the 10 minute recipes!

  110. purplelarkspur says:

    I would love to try the Mezze Penne with Spicy Marinara Sauce!

  111. ShempLabs says:

    Now I’m hungry. I had no idea that there were so many different varieties. I kinda want to try them all now.

  112. amy deeter says:

    the spicy marinara sauce.

  113. I would love to try one of the Barilla Veggie pastas. I didn’t know they made pastas with vegetables in them and they sounds great!

  114. Kathy Pease says:

    I like the recipe for Sorrento-style Cannelloni
    http://barilla.com/content/ricetta/sorrento-style-cannelloni

  115. Jennifer Peaslee says:

    I want to try the Mezze Penne with Tomato and Basil

  116. Melissa Belle says:

    I learned that they are ready in 60 seconds!
    sweetmelbelle31 at yahoo dot com

  117. Nicole C. says:

    I like the Three Cheese – Formaggi Sauce.

  118. Jessica says:

    I like the Cheese & Spinach Tortellini.

  119. cassandra (rab pom) says:

    I want to try the penne tomato basil.

  120. Jennifer Reed says:

    I think I would enjoy the Mezze Penne with Spicy Marinara Sauce.

  121. Brad Merrell says:

    I want the spicy marinara kind

  122. KD {Mom of 3 Dolls} says:

    I like to try the white fiber rotini.

  123. STACEY says:

    would love to try!

  124. Sarah Yurga says:

    I like the recipes on the site, especially the green sauce.

  125. Breanne says:

    I like the Sweet Pumpkin Dumplings recipe

  126. Deborah Wallin says:

    Whole Grain Fusilli with Vegetable Marinara Sauce

  127. Kim Reid says:

    I want to try the Whole Grain Vegetable Marinara – Thanks!

  128. Lily Kwan says:

    I learned that the company’s corporate offices are located in Parma, Italy.

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