KRAFT Macaroni and Cheese Veggie Pasta: Review and Giveaway

I would love to tell you that both of my children are fabulous, healthy eaters.  Unfortunately, dinnertime can be a battle.  As any good Mom, I want to make sure that my children are offered whole grains, vegetables and fruits several times throughout the day.  While they love most fruits, I have been unsuccessful in getting them to eat most vegetables.  Spinach, celery and corn is about the extent of their repetoire so I am constantly trying to find ways to introduce more vitamins into their diets.

One thing they love?  KRAFT macaroni and cheese.  Every time.  So, when I learned that KRAFT produced a Macaroni and Cheese Veggie Pasta, I couldn’t wait to make the switch!  About the product:

“New KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinner Veggie Pasta has the great taste of KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese that kids and adults love, now with a half serving of vegetables* per one cup of product. KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinner Veggie Pasta can be enjoyed in two flavors – Original and Three Cheese. Prepare creamy cheese sauce mix and pour over steaming noodles to experience the classic taste of original KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese the whole family will love.

*The equivalent of a 1/2 serving (1/4 cup) of cauliflower per cup of product. USDA MyPyramid.gov recommends 2 1/2 cups (5 servings) per day for a 2,000-calorie diet.”

Preparing the veggie pasta was no different and the finished product looked and smelled just like original version as well.  But would the kids be able to tell the difference?  Would they sniff out the hidden vegetables and reject the pasta?

No!

In fact, they loved it and requested seconds as per the usual reaction to KRAFT macaroni and cheese dinners.  I am so pleased that I can rest assured that my girls will get a 1/2 serving of veggies with no complaints and little effort on my part.  We will definitely be purchasing KRAFT Macaroni and Cheese Veggie Pasta again!

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GIVEAWAY

KRAFT would like to give FOUR boxes of KRAFT Macaroni and Cheese Veggie Pasta to one lucky winner!

How to Enter:

1. Tell me how you get your kids to eat their veggies!

Additional entries:

1. Blog about this giveaway and link to The Not-So-Blog (10 extra entries).

2. Follow me (@BridgetteLA) on Twitter and Tweet this giveaway. Every time you tweet you get an additional entry! Limited to 10 a day, please. (You must have over 50 Twitter followers to qualify for unlimited entries!)

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Contest ends at 11:59pm CST on July 25th.  Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited. Open to U.S. Residents only.

This review is the opinion The Experimental Mommy. Others may have a differing opinion of the product.  While a sample was received to facilitate this review, all opinions remain 100% honest.

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  3. Kristie says:

    I make them at least try a few bites even if they don’t like it.

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  5. Caryn S says:

    Luckily my child is very good at eating them on her own!

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  7. Tonya Dean says:

    We like the raw veggie trays with dip.

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  8. We don’t allow dessert or second helpings unless they finish their vegetables.

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  10. charline says:

    I get the kids to eat vegggies by using dips and sauces.
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  12. Diane Baum says:

    I hide them in their chicken pot pies

  13. Mandala says:

    I remember my mom used to chop small bits of veggies and mixed them in her home made burger patties and we loved them. Now us siblings are doing it for our children and/or nephews – we make our own burger patties. Thanks!
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  16. Ed Nemmers says:

    We grow vegetables in the backyard and this helps with the little ones to eat them!

  17. Rebecca Peters says:

    I have a hard time with my son, but I tell him when he eats them his muscles get big like a super hero and he will then eat them
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  20. Emma Peel says:

    I just usually tell him they are good for him!

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  22. Debra F says:

    Both of my boys have lots of veggies that they will eat without much coercion, so I’m pretty lucky. I also make a lot of casseroles and sauces that have a lot of veggies in them and the kids don’t even realize they are eating them.

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  26. I have to hide them or put cheese on them.

  27. kathy pease says:

    I USUALLY MIX VEGGIES IN DIFFERNT CASSEROLES

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  29. We grow them ourselves… it makes kids much more willing to try new things!

  30. I grow my own and let them pick them. Thankyou

  31. susan smoaks says:

    i try to hide the veggies in pasta, this is a great idea!

  32. Erica C. says:

    I mix veggies in pasta dishes so they wind up eating veggies with their favorite tasty pasta.

  33. Nick Hilleshiem says:

    My kids love cheese, so I usually just put a little cheese on the veggies that they dont care for as much!

  34. Heather W says:

    I let them pick what kind they want to eat
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  36. I sit down and try to eat my veggies and then they come and eat mine.. without touching theirs.

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  38. nicole parsons says:

    I put cheese on all their veggies so they eat them

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  40. It’s hard to get my son to get veggies so I have to puree them into soups

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  43. I get my daughter to eat veggies by letting her dip them in dressings & sauces

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  45. I get my kids to eat vegetables by serving the handful of veggies that they will eat over and over.
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  47. I get my kids to eat their veggies with songs

  48. A few bites in and they end up liking their vegetables.

  49. Making them part of meal prep has helped a lot!

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