Trendy Food Flavors To Spice Up Your Menu!

July 12th, 2019  |  By:

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You may have noticed that many restaurants are adding menu items that incorporate new flavors that add a bit of global flair – often with delicious results. New food trends like Korean barbecue, curry-infused cocktails, and ginger-spiced seafood are just the tip of the iceberg. Consumers are enjoying more world flavors, and you may find that your favorite eatery has some interesting new menu items that are delicious and healthy, too. What you may NOT know is that they are a great way to add flavor to your healthy pasta dishes. Here are four that are becoming more common in dishes with Indian, Asian and Mediterranean flavors.

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Ready for Vacation? You CAN Eat Right and Still Have Fun!

June 10th, 2019  |  By:

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For many, travel means either indulging in oversized restaurant meals or eating fast food for convenience, but if you normally eat a healthy diet, it’s surprisingly easy to keep it up on vacation. By making a few smart choices when you plan, you can feel satisfied and still enjoy the trip.

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The Surprising Health Benefits of Lemons

May 22nd, 2019  |  By:

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Many of us just think of lemons as a sour fruit to twist in your water or a great start to a tart, tasty dessert, but lemons provide a few health benefits, too. They contain flavonoids, which have antioxidant properties and are high in citric acid, a compound that’s known to help fight kidney stones. High in vitamin C, 1 lemon provides 36% of your recommended daily amount, and it’s also a good source of potassium. That vitamin C supports your immune system and helps you fight colds and stay healthy. It’s the perfect addition to hot tea, hot soup, or a twist in a drink when you’re thirsty.

The rind also provides pectin, a prebiotic that feeds good gut bacteria and it’s said that it can slow digestion and help you feel fuller, longer. You can add rind to a marinade, to baked goods like muffins or coffee cakes and to salad dressings. So, if you have a recipe that includes lemon rind you’re getting a little extra hit of pectin that aids in digestion….

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Want to Achieve Your 2019 Health and Fitness Goals?

April 18th, 2019  |  By:

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Can you really achieve your health and fitness goals by thinking positive? Yes! You can! If you’re welcoming spring feeling like you’ve fallen behind in your fitness goals already, thinking positive may be just what you need to get back on track.

It may sound too good to be true, but staying positive can be an incredibly effective way to lose weight, exercise more and make better health choices. Scientists estimate humans have about 60,000 thoughts every day, so if you’re mired down in negative thinking, changing your thought patterns is a good first step to achieving your goals. The good part is a few simple steps can turn things around – here are some quick tips to get started:…

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February is American Heart Month. Are YOU Taking Care of Your Ticker?

February 13th, 2019  |  By:

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It’s no coincidence that the month we celebrate Valentine’s Day is also American Heart Month. It’s a great time to make some heart-healthy changes that can have long term benefits. A great first step is adding some foods your menu that are good for you heart. Here’s a list of some of the best foods, and they’re delicious, too!…

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Happy New Year! Ready to Be a Little Bit Healthier?

January 21st, 2019  |  By:

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For many of us, a new year is a great opportunity to get started on those long-awaited plans to eat healthier, exercise more, or even get more sleep. If you’ve already made changes that have had a positive impact, keep going, taking the first step is sometimes the hardest part….

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It’s a Pumpkin Party!

October 29th, 2018  |  By:

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We’re wrapping up our month-long pasta party with true touch of the season – PUMPKINS! They’re not just for jack-o-lanterns and pie, you know. Click here to get a taste of pure pumpkin heaven. Your family will be screaming for more!  And while you’re at it, grab a coupon before they disappear! 

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Classic Comforts

October 23rd, 2018  |  By:

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With a nip in the air and the crunch of leaves underfoot, undoubtedly your stomach is shouting out for those comfort dishes from your past.  Never fear, Dreamfields comes to the rescue with incredibly delicious, slightly indulgent, classic pasta recipes to satisfy that nostalgic appetite. 

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Fuel Up for Fall

October 16th, 2018  |  By:

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Fall is fleeting. You need to cram in those favorite outdoor activities (not to mention all the other things you juggle every day) before the colder weather sets in. If every day feels like a marathon, try some of our protein-rich pasta recipes to help fuel your days and nights.  Click here to see this week’s recipes and keep coming back through October for more. Ready. Set. Go!

Seasonal Colors Make Dinner Beautiful and Tasty. Last week we featured recipes that utilized the flavors AND the colors of the season. The reds, oranges, greens and yellows look resplendent against a palette of pasta. And the flavors?  Whoa – they’re off the charts delicious.  Don’t believe us? Check it out for yourself here.

Butternut Squash Bolognese

Kale and Cheddar Mac and Cheese

Chicken Cordon Bleu Roll-ups with Kale

Easy Skillet Beer Bacon Mac and Cheese

Thai-style Curry Beef and Pasta

Creamy Basil Chicken Pasta

Seafood stew with Rotini

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Bright and Colorful Pasta Dishes

October 8th, 2018  |  By:

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The colors are exploding all around us, so why not on our plates as well.  This week we’re highlighting pasta recipes that are as delicious as they are beautiful.  It’s like painting a portrait of the season with orange and yellow squash, red peppers, and green kale blended on a canvas of Dreamfields pasta.  Truly a feast for the eyes! This week we’re featuring the following deliciously colorful pasta dishes:

Apple-Berry Chicken Pasta Salad

Creamy Carrot and Parm Pasta

Butternut Squash & Kale Autumn Lo Mein With Crispy Tofu

Roasted Beet Hummus over Penne

Angel Hair& Honey Butternut Squash Pasta

 Vegetable Elbow Soup with Carrot top & Pumpkin Seed Pesto

 Roasted Veggie Mac n Cheese

 

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You KNOW that we adore you for being a fan. Now we want to hear why you love us back?  To enter for a chance to win one of our awesome #HealthyPastaMonth2018 Sweepstakes prizes, this week we want you to tell us in 25 words or less why Dreamfields is your favorite pasta. The best part? You can come back every day this month and enter again for a total of 31 chances to win one of our fantastic prizes below!