Sunday, February 24, 2013

Noodles & Company Giveaway!


 
 
Have you ever heard of the restaurant Noodles?  We've been there several time over the last few years and love it.  This last summer, I went there with a bunch of girls and I ordered the Backyard BBQ Salad.  I LOVED it and kept wanting to go back and get another.  It's out of season now but I hope it comes back this summer.
 
February is also actually heart disease awareness month. Although you don't always think of pasta being the healthiest meal option: A great pasta option that's recommended for a heart-healthy diet is whole wheat pasta. To offer you a heart-healthy pasta option, Noodles serves whole wheat linguine. It's featured in their Whole Grain Tuscan Linguine.

 
I went with the salad last summer because I'm trying to eat gluten free now. Well, when I explored their website last week, I found out that you can sub rice noodles for regular noodles. 
 
I was skeptical if they'd actually be good.  Uh, they were awesome.  The picture above shows the Penne Rosa with chicken with the rice noodles. The portion was huge, my daughter Danielle and I split it.  It was super flavorful and it had just a little zip to it.  Perfect!
 

 
We also shared the Spinach and Fresh Fruit Salad.  We weren't quite as impressed by the salad.  There wasn't much dressing and all the chunks just fell to the bottom.  My friend has tried the Med Salad and loves it.
 
Hubs got the Japanese pan noodles and loved them. I'm pretty sure he always gets these. He's not much for change. The portion was huge again. It might not look so huge in the picture but there are a LOT of noodles here! 
 

 
 
My oldest son Jacob ordered the Mac and Cheese. This is certainly one of the higher calorie items on the menu but he's 13, he can handle it. He's pretty picky with his food but he loved this and said it had a ton of cheese, which he loves.
 
Jory stuck to his usual.  Spaghetti and Meatballs.  He pretty much orders Spaghetti and Meatballs wherever he goes.  He did say that this spaghetti ranked right up there with his favorite.  Pretty high marks for a 10 year old boy who has tried many, many dishes of spaghetti in his short lifetime.
 

 
**GIVEAWAY**
 
 Noodles & Company' has a new "menu map" online, that helps customers navigate menu choices that are available for 500 calories or less. You can check it out here: http://www.noodles.com/nutrition/lotsofchoices.php
 
Noodles is letting me give one of my readers, 2 free bowls of pasta or salad. I just gave you a few of the many, many Noodles choicesCheck out their website and find all the tasty, healthy choices they have.  Come on back and leave a comment letting me know which dishes sound awesome to you. 






23 comments:

  1. I love the pan noodles (probably get this the most), pad Thai and the Indonesian peanut sauté, when I am looking for a little heat!

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  2. I love the bangkok curry, and the med salad looks like it could also be really tasty!

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  3. Everything looks delicious and I'd love to try any of their salads. The truffle mac looks rather decadently delicious as well!

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  4. I would love to have the Chinese Chop Salad.

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  5. Pad Thai would be my go to dish.

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  6. this resturaant was the frist place that me and my daughter felicity, went to on our girls day out. We try to go their, just the 2 of us a couple times a yr. I'm glad that me and felicity could introduce you to noodles and company, and have you and Danielle, come with us on our girls day of shopping, and eating at Noodles nd company, and yes you realy did love that salad,and their special dressing they put on it,you talked about it for weeks. LOL! I love the Japanese pan noodles with chicken,now felicity likes the mac n cheese with chicken, or the spaghetti with meatballs,or we just order a lg of mine and share!

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  7. JAPANESE PAN NOODLES looks great

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  8. The mushroom stroganoff sounds delicious! missjill0521@yahoo.com

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  9. One recently opened in our area and I rushed to get there. The pad thai & pesto cavatappi are my favorites. I confess that my first visit was the mac & cheese with the pulled pork (and it was good!!).

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  10. The Chinese chopped salad looks pretty good!

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  11. I love the pesto cavatapi and Pasta Fresca... But I could go on and on. But you know that about me!

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  12. I am so excited that there is a location in Austin. If I win I can cut the cost of at least one meal during that trip for my son and I. The Japanese Pan Noodles and Pad Thai sound delicious! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

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  13. Pasta fresca is always my fave when we go. I should probably try something new, but it's so good!

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  14. There are soo many delicious sounding options! I would love to try the japanese pan noodles!

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  15. Well your penne rosa looks wonderful but I'd also like to try the Pad Thai! You're making me so hungry with these photos. We have a Noodles and Company here but I haven't tried them yet and so need to.

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  16. Bangkok curry sounds delicious
    thanks
    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  17. Debbi, when my daughter worked at a birthday place called Pump It Up, they used to hand out Noodles coupons to the birthday family. If it was close to the expiration date, the staff would get them and Hannah and I went there quite often. I forgot about that place!

    I miss not seeing Hannah's face every day. :(

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  18. I would love to try the Japanese pad noodles

    ninajanke at gmail dot com

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  19. I love the Whole Grain Tuscan Linguine with shrimp!

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  20. The PAD THAI and the Spinach and Fresh Fruit Salad.

    shawn113(at)hotmail(dot)com

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