Thursday, September 10, 2009
When people ask me how I stay in shape (which I’m not), the only answer I can come up with is “chasing after my kids”! Let’s face it: It’s really tough to fit in healthy habits like getting enough sleep, exercising and eating well when you’re consumed by the responsibilities of motherhood. Lunch might mean eating what’s left on your child’s plate. And sleep might include the times you nod off in car line waiting for your kids to get out of school! So, whenever I hear about something that makes it easier for me to take care of myself and my family, I’m all for it.
Mom Central recently arranged for me to sample some new products in the Atkins Cuisine line of food products. I received their 1) All Purpose Baking Mix and 2) Penne Pasta, both of which are packed with fiber, and low in sugar and carbohydrates. Our family followed the recipe on the package for making pancakes with the All Purpose Baking Mix, and they were delicious! The kids gobbled them up, and never even knew they were healthier than our usual pancakes. We haven’t cooked up our penne pasta yet, but from the reviews I’ve been reading, it’s very tasty! [UPDATE on 9/13: We cooked up the pasta tonight, and it was delicious! In fact, my husband said he thought it was even better than "regular" pasta. We ate every bite. Yum!]
In fact, you can get some awesome recipes for use with Atkins’ products at www.atkins.com. I’m dying to try their Creamy Coconut Curried Chicken, Giant Zucchini Pancake, and Chocolate Yule Log. They have hundreds of yummy recipes available in the categories of Main Course, Grains & Breads, First Course, Desserts, Appetizers and Beverages. I can’t wait to mix up some of their Iced Chai Tea!
To celebrate the launch of the new Atkins Cuisine Penne Pasta and All Purpose Baking Mix, Atkins is also sponsoring the “Win with Atkins Cuisine” Recipe Contest! It runs throughout the month of September. Details are available at http://www.atkins.com/Products/Atkins-Cuisine.aspx. Please be sure to read through the rules carefully before you enter. Great prizes include items like a set of All-Clad Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls, a Regalware 8pc. Professional Grade Cookware Set, a KitchenAid (ELIT) 6qt. Stand Mixer, a Calphalon Classic 5-Piece Bakeware Set, and much, much more.
Even if you don’t enter the contest, I encourage you to check out the new Atkins Cuisine products, like the new Penne Pasta and All Purpose Baking Mix. It’s a great start for adopting a healthier lifestyle for you and your family. Visit www.atkins.com today.
DISCLOSURE: I wrote this review while participating in a blog campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Atkins and received samples to facilitate my candid review. In addition, Mom Central sent me a gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate.