Recently I was given the opportunity to try out some of the new Van’s Foods products. I have always loved Van’s breakfast waffles and other snack products but now they are offering a new lunch/dinner product – pasta!!
Excited to try out the collapsible colander:
Van’s has just come out with three new whole grain gluten-free pastas.
- Rotini and Red Sauce
This is a great pasta and marinara dish. It has 12 grams of protein and 34 grams of whole grains! Besided being gluten-free, I love that this dish is also dairy-free which means that Jaden can eat it!
We tried out the Rotini and Red Sauce pasta as a side dish with our chicken for dinner.
The challenge was to see if the Van’s pasta could pass Jaden’s taste test. That kid is the pickiest eater I have ever seen in my life so I was a little worried about the fate of the Rotini and Red Sauce.
Jaden’s exact words were: It’s delightful and delicious but it needs a little more sauce.
And he ate two helpings. That’s pretty much unheard of for Jaden. The only thing he eats more than one helping of is oatmeal.
The Van’s pasta got the seal of approval from the world’s toughest critic!
- Creamy Herb and Garlic
I was really excited for this pasta dish because I love garlic. It has 11 grams of protein and 28 grams of whole grains per serving.
- Ultimate Cheddar Penne
Who doesn’t love cheddar? It’s made with real aged cheddar cheese and has 6 grams of protein and 28 grams of whole grains.
I loved how easy this pasta dishes were to make and the fact that they only took ten minutes on the stovetop. They made a great side dish for dinner. I love that the new pastas pack a punch of extra protein and lots of whole grains.
Van’s pastas are gluten-free, egg-free, kosher, don’t contain any artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, or high fructose corn syrup. Look for them at a grocery store near you!
In addition to their new pasta dishes, Van’s has also come out with a new Soft Baked Whole Grain Granola Clusters snack.
I love granola. I love it a little too much. I could probably eat a whole entire bag of granola in one sitting. And how delicious does soft baked granola sound?!
Van’s granola comes in two flavors: Blueberry Walnut and Cranberry Almond. They are bite sized, sweet, and chewy. It’s great to put on yogurt or as a sweet snack after dinner.
I added some to my yogurt as an afternoon snack.
And I added some to my yogurt and strawberries for breakfast.
Van’s Soft Baked Granola Clusters are made from whole grain oats, have 12 grams of whole grains per serving, and are free of artificial flavors, colors, and high fructose corn syrup.
This granola is going to go fast in my house!
- Have you tried the new Van’s products yet?
- What’s your favorite kind of pasta?
- Do you like topping your yogurt with anything?
Disclaimer: I was sent these products by Van’s at no cost to me. All opinions are my own…and Jaden’s.