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1.15.2013

Parsley Pecan Pesto Pasta and a Healthy Giveaway!




When I start watching my weight one of the first things I pay attention to is the amount of carbs I am consuming and what kinds. I make sure to start consuming more whole grains and other healthy forms of carbohydrates. One of the big things I miss out on are some of my favorite pasta dishes. Not only because of the pasta but because of what topping I am using on it. I tend to like rich cheesy pasta dishes!



When I attended Mixed back in December, I was introduced to a new pasta brand that changed how I look at pasta. Dreamfields pasta brings  a new meaning to "healthy carb living." Their products are excellent sources of fiber, have the same great taste and texture of regular pasta products. BUT it only has 5g of digestible carbs per serving! This is great for those of us like me who are are watching their weight, or for those who count carbs for health related reasons such as diabetes.

Not only is today's recipe made with Dreamfields pasta, it is topped with a light refreshing pesto with lots of flavor. This is a healthy pasta dish that you can eat anytime of year, feel satisfied and not worry about your waist line!



Parsley Pecan Pesto Pasta

Ingredients:
1 box Dreamfields pasta of your choice 
2 cups fresh parsley ( I used flat leaf) 
1/2 cup chopped pecans
2/3 cups freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup olive oil
1 tbs lemon juice
3 cloves of roasted garlic
1 tsp ground red pepper flakes (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste 

Directions:

Prepare pasta according to box directions.

Meanwhile in your food processor add parsley, pecans, cheese, garlic and red pepper flakes. Pulse until finely ground. In a small bowl whisk oil and lemon juice together. Pour slowly into your food processor while pulsing to combine. 

Salt and pepper to taste. 

Pour over prepared pasta. 

Interested in finding out more about Dreamfields Pasta



Lucky for you my friends at Dreamfields have offered to give one of you lucky readers your choice of three pasta types, and they will be shipped to you! 

All you need to do to win is.... Comment below telling me what your favorite pasta dish is!  

Additional optional entries: (Leave a separate comment for each telling me you have completed it!  Each person is allowed 5 entries)

1) Follow Bakeaholic Mama on Facebook by clicking HERE
2) Follow Dreamfields Pasta on Facebook by clicking HERE.
3) Follow Bakeaholic Mama on Twitter by clicking HERE.
4) Follow Dreamfields Pasta on Twitter by clicking HERE.
       
(Disclaimer: I received no compensation to write this post. All opinions are my own. I am sharing this giveaway with you today because I love this product. Dreamfields pasta is providing ONE winner THREE boxes of pasta. Giveaway open to US residents only.  Giveaway ends 1/22/2013 at 9pm EST)

 
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75 comments:

  1. LASAGNA!! They used to call me Garfield when I was a kid.

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  2. I love Fettuccine Alfredo!

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  3. I like you on Facebook. What's not to like?

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  4. I like Dreamfields on Facebook.

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  5. I'm following you on Twitter.

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  6. I absolutely adore alfredo...but it doesn't love me back! I would love to try it with this pasta!!! Your dish looks great!!!

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  7. I'm following Dreamfields on Twitter too!

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  8. I love a Mediterranean-style pasta with capers, artichokes, and lemon!

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  9. That Dreamfield pasta sounds too good to be true! And that pesto? YUM! I'm a big pesto lover, and this is an awesome, delicious twist on classic basil pesto.

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  10. I love any pasta sauce with Linguine!! mmm yummmmmpshish!

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  11. I am a big carb lover :) love anything pasta related. And im in love with your blog.

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  12. Traditional spaghetti & meatballs

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  13. I like Bakeaholic Mama on Facebook

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  14. I like Dreamfields on Facebook too. Thanks!

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  15. I love pesto pasta and this looks so good! Love the addition of pecans!

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  16. I love this dish! I think my favorite pasta dish is pesto!

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  17. I like fettucini alfredo with chicken!

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  18. Following you on Twitter via @serene_streams!

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  19. I follow Dreamfields on Twitter too!

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  20. I like Dreamfields Pasta on Facebook! Thanks so much!

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  21. This sounds so delicious and I will have to look for Dreamfields Pasta.

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  22. Oh, yeah. Pasta, bread and rice are the first to go! I love all pasta, quick frankly. But one thing I am craving right now is linguine with clam sauce. Mmmmmmm...... Good!

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  23. I'm am a cheese fiend, so it's a toss-up: Orzo cooked in chicken broth, with chevre, parmesan, and basil, or macaroni and cheese -- any kind!

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  24. Lasagna! love that. I follow you on FB.

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  25. Hmmm. I like creamed pasta with bacon and peas. It's a keeper!

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  26. After all the things I have been baking and eating, I’m going to be a moo moo.. fresh bread and pasta is always a good idea!!!

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  30. My favorite pasta dish is fettucini alfredo - either with chicken or with shrimp.

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  35. I love chicken marsala with mushrooms!
    Georgiana

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  41. my favorite pasta dish is fettucine alfredo...mmmmmm!

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  42. already following you on facebook

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  46. I like spaghetti and meatballs!
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  51. My favorite pasta dish is baked ziti. mmmmmm.

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  54. I love a nice tomato cream pasta. Thanks for the giveaway!

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