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Vita Spelt Pasta Giveaway

by Jeanette on September 16, 2011 · 35 Comments
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As many of you know by now, September is Whole Grains Month and I’ve been celebrating so far by sharing some Fast and Healthy Recipe Ideas. One of the easiest ways to transition to whole grains is by substituting whole grain pasta for white pasta.

Over the years, I’ve gradually switched my kids over to whole grain pastas. At first, they were turned off by the darker color, but as I found some brands that were milder in flavor, and matched these heartier pastas with more robust sauces like Puttanesca Sauce, they learned to enjoy them. They know that whole grain pastas are better for them and will keep them satisfied longer.


I am thrilled to announce 
a super giveaway for Vita Spelt Pasta, made with 100% spelt flour – I served Puttanesca Sauce over Vita Spelt Spaghetti Pasta and my kids enjoyed it thoroughly.

Giveaway Details: 

I have an extremely generous giveaway package from Purity Foods, whose products include Vita Spelt organic whole grain pastas, granola and snacks made with spelt. 10 winners will receive 6 boxes of organic whole grain spelt pasta of their choice (choose among spaghetti, angel hair, rotini, shells, elbows and lasagna).

How To Enter:


All you have to do to enter is leave a comment sharing a quick and easy whole grain recipe idea (links are welcome), a quick and easy healthy pasta sauce (again, links are welcome), or how you plan on adding more whole grains to your daily diet. The deadline for entering this giveaway is 9/22/11, 12 midnight EST. TEN winners will be chosen using random.org and will have 4 days to respond or a new winner will be selected (please be sure to include your email address in your comment). For U.S. residents only.

You can earn additional entries by doing any of the following. Be sure to leave a separate comment for each additional entry so I know you did it:
  1. Tweet this giveaway, being sure to include my Twitter handle (@JeanettesHealth).
  2. Sign up for my Email or RSS Feeds
  3. ‘Like’ VitaSpelt on Facebook
  4. Follow me @JeanettesHealth on Stumbleupon
  5. Follow @JeanettesHealth on Twitter
Disclosure: Purity Foods offered this Vita Spelt Pasta giveaway as part of Whole Grains Month, to help encourage all of us to add more whole grains to our daily meals :)

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  1. I am going to admore whole grain to my diet through switching out white grains for whole grains!

  2. I subscribe to your blog. :D

  3. And I follow you on Stumbleupon. "vivisue"

  4. Moms Who Click says:

    I make a quick sauce of fresh tomatoes that are sliced, drizzled in olive oil, and then pan seared with garlic and a dash of salt and pepper. Pile that on top of the cooked pasta and you have a wonderful, easy and tasty meal. sprinkle with some basil and Yum, enjoy! Tina C.

  5. janet @ the taste space says:

    I love whole grains! They don't have to be heavy at all.. this is a great lime-cilantro quinoa corn salad (although quinoa is technically a seed):
    http://tastespace.wordpress.com/2011/09/12/lime-cilantro-quinoa-corn-salad/

  6. I've replaced all white rice with brown rice and I'm trying to incorporate more quinoa in our weekly menu. Here is a favorite recipe called Quinoa and Pomegranate Salad.
    http://danielledeskins.blogspot.com/2010/12/hoarders.html

  7. Loving all these recipes and healthy quick meal ideas!

  8. Caroline @ chocolate and carrots says:

    My favorite is Homemade Wheat Pasta with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce: http://chocolateandcarrots.com/2011/07/homemade-wheat-pasta-roasted-red-pepper-sauce Mmmm! Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. Pretend Chef says:

    This pasta would be perfect for when I make my Chipotle Spiced Beef Mac and Cheese. What a generous giveaway.

  10. Pretend Chef says:

    I already receive your emails.

  11. Pretend Chef says:

    I LIKED VitaSpelt on Facebook.

  12. France@beyondthepeel says:

    Hi Jeanette. I'm loving the wholegrain month and what a great give away. Right now the only whole grain pasta we can get is kamut. It's delicious but variety is always nice. Cornmeal is a quick and easy way that we add whole grains into our diet. http://www.beyondthepeel.net/2011/09/mushroom-and-tomato-thyme-stew-with-polenta-gnocchi.html.Wheat berries are fun if anyone's interested in trying something a little different. http://www.beyondthepeel.net/2010/10/mango-ginger-wheat-berry-salad.html

  13. AubreyLaine says:

    I plan on adding more whole grains by making a grocery list and making sure I am getting plenty!
    littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

  14. AubreyLaine says:

    I like Vita Spelt on facebook
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  15. AubreyLaine says:

    i follow you on twitter
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  16. I plan to include more whole grains by exploring more. I picked up some quinoa the other day and am looking forward to giving spelt another go as well

    immortalb4 at gmail dot com

  17. My favorite pasta sauce is made with cherry or grape tomatoes, halved with lots of fresh garlic, fresh basil, red pepper flakes, salt, pepper, a pinch of sugar and lots of good fruity olive oil. Let it sit on the counter for at least one hour and then toss with hot cooked pasta. Dead easy and Yum!

  18. Caroline – Wow, I'm impressed – you make your own whole wheat pasta!

    France – Your Mushroom Tomato Thyme Stew with Polenta Gnocchi and wheat berry salad sound so good!

    Leslie – I've made something similar – love this simple, fresh tomato "sauce!"

  19. Lindsay Cook says:

    Incorporating whole grains through irish steel cut oats in the morning morning and brown rice for crock pot meals, with fish or inside cabbage rolls.

  20. oh i would so love to try splet pasta.

    currently i try to incorporate more whole grains by using whole wheat flour and oatmeal frequesntly

    jacquieastemborski AT comcast DOT net

  21. already a follower

    jacquieastemborski AT comcast DOT net

  22. RooAnnMccHew says:

    When it is a crazy day I cook some Vita Spelt egg noodles, add a can of salmon, some frozen peas and a thing of Pacific's cream of mushroom soup. Quick, easy and easy cleanup!

  23. This recipe is great with any kind of whole-grain spaghetti.

    Cabbage and Hay Pasta:
    http://www.rachaelraymag.com/Recipes/rachael-ray-magazine-recipe-search/rachael-ray-30-
    minute-meals/-cabbage-and-hay–spaghetti

    I'm already a fan of VitaSpelt on Facebook; that's how I found this giveaway. :)

    teriyaki_tofu_steak at yahoo dot com

  24. Claire Smith says:

    This is delicious! It is even easier if you use canned tomatoes and frozen corn.

    http://mobile.seriouseats.com/recipes/2011/08/quinoa-salad-corn-tomatoes-avocado-lime-recipe.html

    blondierunner94@gmail.com

  25. Claire Smith says:

    I follow you via Google RSS!

    blondierunner94@gmail.com

  26. Claire Smith says:

    I follow you via Twitter!

    blondierunner94@gmail.com

  27. christopher sorel says:

    make the kids some real mac n cheese with whole grain. they skip the box now.

    2tbs butter and 2tbs flour in sauce pan for 1 minute. Add 2 cups milk. cook til thick

    then add 2-4 cups of cheese. Add to cooked pasta and your kids will love you too much

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  29. christopher sorel says:

    email subscriber

  30. christopher sorel says:

    like vita spelt on facebook but love the pasta

  31. christopher sorel says:

    follow you on stumbleupon

  32. christopher sorel says:

    folow you on twitter as @cjsorel

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