Golden Grain Hidden Veggie Pasta review and giveaway


I received a review sample from Golden Grain

Whether you have a picky eater who doesn't like anything except pasta and butter, or you just want to pack more nutrition into your family's meals, you are going to LOVE Golden Grain's new Hidden Veggie Pasta.  It's semolina pasta made with real veggies (dried sweet corn, dried carrot and dried squash) so it provides 1/2 cup of vegetables (1 serving of veggies) per 4-ounce serving of pasta.  Here's the good news: it looks, cooks and tastes just like regular pasta!

Golden Grain sent me samples of their Penne, Elbow macaroni and Spaghetti, and I will definitely be looking for these at the supermarket.  My family can't tell the difference between this and regular pasta.  Unlike whole wheat pasta, which has a nutty taste, Golden Grain Hidden Veggie Pasta tastes just like regular pasta. Unlike whole wheat pasta, it cooks up in about the same amount of time as regular pasta (7-9 minutes for the penne and macaroni, and 6-7 minutes for spaghetti, versus 10-15 minutes for whole wheat pasta).

This is one of those products that make you think, Why has nobody thought of this before??.  It's a godsend for parents with picky kids!  The veggies are already in the pasta, so you can serve your picky eater some mac-and-cheese and feel good that he's getting a serving of veggies.  If you sneak in some cauliflower puree or sweet potato puree into the sauce, you pack even more of a punch.  We had mac-and-cheese last night, made with Hidden Veggie Twisted Elbows and a cheese sauce that contains half a head of cauliflower.   No picky kid would turn their nose up at that!


Fortunately, we're past the stage where I have to force or fool my kids into eating vegetables, but I'm never going to pass up the chance to make our pasta dishes healthier.  Now we can indulge in spaghetti carbonara or macaroni and cheese and still feel good that we're getting some veggies.  Our healthier pasta dishes will become even healthier with Hidden Veggie Pasta -- when it comes to veggies, you can't have too many of them!

Win a year's supply of Hidden Veggie Pasta
One lucky Bonggamom Finds reader will win a year's supply of pasta (consisting of 24 coupons for 1 free package of Golden Grain Hidden Veggie up to $1.99 maximum retail value. Readers most likely to find Hidden Veggie on their grocery shelves reside in the following cities and surrounding areas: San Francisco, Sacramento, OAHU, Seattle and Portland).

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Disclosure: I received a product sample to facilitate my review, but have not been paid to review the product or give my opinions. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.

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Lori Thomas said...

We usually always have a veggie w/meals. No prob getting my kids to eat more.

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bison61 on March 23, 2013 at 6:11 AM said...

I really do not have a problem-the kids like raw veggies over cooked. they will eat carrots and celery as a snack

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Jennifer T. on March 24, 2013 at 7:23 AM said...

Well, I do have a problem getting my kids to eat veggies. So, I put them in things like soups, pot pie, and spaghetti sauces to disguise them a bit.
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Jennifer T. on March 24, 2013 at 7:23 AM said...

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Jennifer T. on March 24, 2013 at 7:28 AM said...

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Audrey on March 24, 2013 at 9:23 AM said...

I like to add extra veggies to everything--pasta sauce, casseroles, pizza, you name it!

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Audrey on March 24, 2013 at 9:27 AM said...

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jakiesmom on March 25, 2013 at 12:17 PM said...

i grate things like carrots and mix them into muffins and things he'll eat
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jakiesmom on March 25, 2013 at 12:17 PM said...

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jakiesmom on March 25, 2013 at 12:18 PM said...

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amanda hoffman on March 25, 2013 at 8:45 PM said...

by making it really soft he will eat it
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Vicki S on April 1, 2013 at 11:03 AM said...

Put cheese on it!

moushka on April 1, 2013 at 5:03 PM said...

We offer them raw. They seem to like them better that way.

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jakiesmom on April 2, 2013 at 9:36 AM said...

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Angela on April 3, 2013 at 5:54 AM said...

I buy products that have veggies hidden in them like yogurt,breakfast bars, fruit/veggie pouches, and pasta bakes are an easy way to give them veggies without them knowing it! I may even try putting veggies in my brownies next time!
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Jennifer T. on April 3, 2013 at 12:14 PM said...

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Bongga Mom on May 21, 2013 at 11:18 AM said...

The previous winner declined her prize, so congratulations to the alternate winner: #21, moushka!

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