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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.

To enter this week’s sweepstakes, create your own ultimate block party Pinterest board and submit the URL here. Don’t forget to tag @Dreamfields! You could win one of THREE prize packages consisting of free pasta and the ultimate Corn Hole party set, including a premium corn hole game, carrying bag and night lights! You’ll also be entered for our grand prize – a year’s supply of Dreamfields pasta and a $1,000 gift card! But remember, only one entry per day.  This is the last week to enter, so click here for your chance to win!

Good luck!

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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.

Click here for your chance to win!

Good luck!

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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.

For a little bit of fun this week, we’d like you to share your tips and tricks on how to keep your kids healthy, happy, and safe in the hot months of summer. When you do you’ll enter to win one of THREE summer fun packs consisting of: two XL beach towels, a beach bag/cooler combo, all-important cell phone protector packs. and a Dreamfields family pack of pasta! Better yet, all entries automatically feed 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 for your chance to win!

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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.

Check out more of our Top 40 Summer Pasta Hits below, and then snap a selfie with your summer love and share it with us on Instagram! Be sure to include the hashtag #Pastapalooza17 and tag @HealthyPasta. When you do you’ll be entered to win one of TWO picturesque prize packs: a Polaroid camera, film and a Dreamfields Family Pack! Better yet, all entries automatically feed 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!

Say cheese!

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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!

This week’s Pastapalooza theme is “Heat Wave.” The temperature is rising, so we’re serving up some cool comfort via these tasty pasta recipes like the ones below. And while you’re chillin’ your palate, we’re givin’ away TWO very “cool” prize packages this week — a state-of-the art Dyson Air Multiplier table fan, an Amazon Echo, AND a case of Dreamfields Pasta!

So click here to go straight to the fun!  Good luck!

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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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Winter Work Out “Hacks” to Help You Meet Your Fitness Goals

December 15th, 2016 by

The cold coupled with shorter days drives us indoors for longer spans of time in the winter.  This trend can cause us to become gradually less active, which cuts both into our mood and metabolism.

In other words, it’s natural to feel bogged down by the cold winter season, but you don’t have to succumb to the “winter blues.” Take extra steps to counter act these changes in weather to stay true your healthy living goals.

Make sure you’re already on track come spring time with these tips to overcome the excuses that we often use to wait till the weather becomes warmer.

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Fight The Cold

It can often be tempting to retreat back inside, under the covers or even curled up next to a space heater. If the cold is what has you doubting your resolve to work out here are a few things you can do.

 

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Five Tips to Build Family Fitness Habits

December 15th, 2016 by

Make your fitness resolution stick by involving the whole family! A commitment to fitness helps build a stronger, healthier family unit — with benefits for every aspect of life:  not just for your physical health, but also for your emotional, social, and mental well-being, too.  Being fit can lead to:

  • A healthier body … with better resistance to common sniffles and “bugs” and with less risk for life-changing health issues, such as heart disease, some cancers, diabetes and osteoporosis.
  • More physical energy, physical strength and endurance … to do what’s important to you and your family, to protect yourselves in emergencies and to learn and be more productive at school and at work.
  • Looking and feeling your personal best … which builds self-esteem and self-confidence (something valued for adults and kids).
  • A sense of well-being … which encourages a positive outlook and stamina to handle the daily stresses, challenges and ups and downs of your busy lives.
  • Positive interactions with family and friends … which adds fun and a better quality of life.

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