Looking for a Little Nutritional Inspiration? Try Something NEW!

April 12th, 2018  |  By:

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Do you eat the same breakfast every day? Do you have the same go-to vegetable or salad that finds its way to your table night after night? Do you “brown bag it” to ensure you eat a healthy lunch and be more penny-wise? Healthy eating can be delicious and rewarding with these unexpected ways to mix in vegetables, and even fruit, with your pasta….

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Seafood on a Budget? There Are Plenty of Delicious Options!

March 21st, 2018  |  By:

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It’s truly the season for fresh fish dishes. Seafood is generally low in fat and a great source of protein, but for some of us eating seafood on a regular basis can be a bit expensive. Here are some great tips to add seafood to your diet and still stay on budget!

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GET READY FOR BLOCK PARTY SEASON!

June 29th, 2017  |  By:

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Summer’s here and we’re dancing in the streets to celebrate #Pastapalooza17!

Whether you’re dancin’ in Chicago or down in New Orleans, block parties are a great way to great way to celebrate summer with neighbors and friends. To help you plan your summer blockbuster, we’re sharing some party-perfect Top 40 Summer Pasta Hits below. In addition, we’ve created a special Pinterest board with more block party planning ideas and invite you to do the same….

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PASTA SALADS ARE PERFECT VACATION DISHES

June 22nd, 2017  |  By:

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Vacation is all we ever wanted. So pack up those flip flops, shore up that sunscreen and go explore – whether it’s your home town or sites across the globe!

We’re sharing some vacation-friendly Top 40 Summer Pasta Hits where the focus is on fun, NOT food prep! Easy, delicious, and healthy, these recipes will be on the table in no time!  What is YOUR favorite vacation spot with the family? Share a photo of your family enjoying summer vacation and you’ll be entered to win one of FIVE prizes consisting of a Dreamfields Family Pack and a $100 gift card! All entries automatically feed into our grand prize drawing for a year’s supply of Dreamfields pasta and a $1,000 gift card! Remember, only one entry per day….

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DADS RULE!

June 15th, 2017  |  By:

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Nothing feels better to dear old dad on a hot summer day than dippin’ his toes in the water and filling his stomach with delicious food!

In honor of Father’s Day, we’re sharing our best dad-friendly recipes from our Top 40 Summer Pasta Hits. But if you really want to make dad feel like a king, just click here (add hyperlink) , enter your name and email address (or his) and you might win this week’s prize – a case of Dreamfields pasta, 9-person instant tent and a portable LED tent light/ceiling fan. When you enter for this prize, you’ll also be automatically entered into our grand prize of a year’s supply of Dreamfields pasta and a $1,000 gift card! Remember – only one entry per day. Click here to enter.  Life is good today!…

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SCHOOL’S OUT – LET’S CELEBRATE

June 8th, 2017  |  By:

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The last school bell has rung and the kids are in heaven. School’s Out For Summer and while we may not have any pencils, we sure have some A+ family-friendly recipes from our Top 40 Summer Pasta Hits that make it easy to eat a little bit healthier….

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WHO DOESN’T LOVE A LITTLE SUMMER ROMANCE?

June 1st, 2017  |  By:

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Summer lovin’ sure is a blast, and, oh, those summer nights! Sigh. Week 3 of #Pastapalooza17 is designed for lovers . . . especially pasta lovers….

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PASTAPALOOZA® IS BACK!

May 25th, 2017  |  By:

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Listen up folks! It’s Memorial Day Weekend and that means one thing — #Pastapalooza17 is here! This summer Dreamfields will be spinning our Top 40 Summer Pasta Hits for you along with exciting sweepstakes and valuable coupons. Every week is a new chance to win fun prizes with one lucky entrant winning the ultimate prize – A YEAR’S SUPPLY OF DREAMFIELDS PASTA AND $1,000 VISA GIFT CARD!…

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Clever Hacks to Help You Beat the Winter Workout Blues

December 19th, 2016  |  By:
During the winter months, motivation can become a rare commodity. So how do you keep yourself going when just getting out of a warm bed becomes a challenge? By setting yourself up with the right set of “tricks”. Whether you’re battling the elements — or yourself — we’ve rounded up a number of clever ways to keep yourself on track even before spring hits.
It’s All about Rhythm (and Scheduling)
It’s often easier to do something when you’re in a rhythm and used to doing it on a regular basis. One way to get working out to come routine is by scheduling time each week to work out and keep to that time. One of the best ways to do this is by writing it down or entering it into your calendar.
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The Power and Effectiveness of Friendship
 It’s odd how much easier it is to do something when we have a friend with us. If you’re more likely to keep to a commitment because you have company then try and find a shared activity that you and your friend can enjoy together. This will often keep you both going since it’s a commitment to each other as much as it is to yourself.

The Key to Reaching Your Health Goals = Managing Stress

December 19th, 2016  |  By:

We’ve saved one of the best “healthy hacks” for last –

Manage Your Stress, Manage Your Weight

Stress can be a pesky adversary when it comes to weight loss. Busy schedules, sleepless nights, and a never-ending to-do list can cause overeating and less time for exercise and relaxation. This can result in weight gain which can have long term effects to your health. The stress, or fight or flight reaction causes your body to release adrenaline, which raises your heart rate and can disturb your sleep patterns, and increases cortisol levels in the blood (which can make you crave fat and sugar) and tells your body to store more fat – all of which can have profound long-term effects.

Stress related eating can compound the effects of stress on the body. Awareness is really the first step in stopping stress-related eating, and knowing your triggers, difficult times of day, and comfort foods can be a great way to put the brakes on unhealthy eating. Here are a few quick tips to help you consciously control stress eating.

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