Review: Atkins Penne Pasta and All Purpose Baking Mix

All Purpose Baking MixAtkins Penne PastaA few years ago my hubby and I did a low-carb diet together. It was actually more of a no-carb than low -carb diet, and it was sooo tough. But let me tell you--it worked! I have never been as thin as I was when I did that , and my mother-in-law was so amazed by hubby's weight loss she thought he was sick. If you can cut out carbs or cut way back on them, it is by far the best way I know of to lose weight. But like I said, it is hard. Especially with kids around wanting cookies and pancakes and such.

So when Mom Central asked me to participate in a review of some Atkins new low carb diet products, I was more than ready. I remembered how successful my low-carb diet had been years before, and I so hoped this would be my motivation to get back on that daily diet.

I was sent the Atkins Low-Carb Penne Pasta and their All Purpose Baking Mix. So first up was the pasta. The perfect opportunity presented itself on Labor Day when we had a small get-together with friends and family. I made a simple pasta with garlic, olive oil and chopped tomato to accompany the barbeque chicken. I waited to see if the hubby (he did not know this was a low-carb pasta) would say anything negative about the pasta. And he didn't. In fact, the bowl of pasta was completely devoured and nothing but compliments were voiced. It was delicious, if I say so myself.

The next recipe I tried out was the chocolate chip cookie recipe I found on the Atkins website. I cannot resist warm chocolate chip cookies. When I buy or make cookies for my kids, I never have the will power to not eat any. Sigh. It is torture to look at chocolate chip cookies and not touch...kwim?? So I could not wait to try out the Atkins recipe using their All-Purpose Baking Mix. I am in heaven. They were so good I found it hard to believe that they were "diet" cookies, so to speak. Eating them warm out of the oven is the best.

I am delighted with the Atkins low-carb products we tested. Even though I will probably not get into a strict diet anytime soon, it is wonderful to have products available that I can incorporate into daily meals and desserts that are low carb.

To celebrate the launch of these new products, Atkins has announced an online recipe contest where you can share your own recipe featuring the All Purpose Baking Mix or Penne Pasta and win great prizes. Submit your recipe to www.atkins.com by September 30, 2009

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

2 comments:

  1. That pasta and cookies sound really good. I know I need to go on a low/no carb diet...I recently tried low carb and I think my mid-40's metabolism is trying to do me in! Think I need to throw in a little exercise!
    Carrie
    www.surgicalnursemusings.com

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