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Banza noodles are one of my favorite ways to sneak extra protein into my children’s diets. My kids are your typical picky toddlers. Their diet consists of buttered noodles, poptarts, chicken nuggets and mac and cheese. When I heard that Banza was coming out with a new nice of Mac and Cheese I was thrilled!

Banza’s noodles are not your average noodles. They are made with chickpeas, which packs them full of protein and tons of other nutrients. Banza noodles ditch the empty carbs found in traditional grain based noodles. With their chickpea based noodles you get 4 times the fiber and nearly half the carbs in each serving.

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Banza’s new Mac and Cheese comes in 4 new varieties.

All four of Banza’s Mac types have 18g protein, 8g fiber and 28g net carbs! Banza mac is high-fiber, high-protein, lower carb, gluten-free, and rBST-free.

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Banza Mac and Cheese products are slightly different from other mac and cheese brands you have eaten in the past. This is due to the use of chickpeas as the base to the noodles compared to a grain product. The chickpeas give it a thicker and more filling quality. This can make the noodles feel ‘cheesier’ as my 4 year old described it. If you want a less thick feeling I suggest adding a little but more milk to the dish, but not too much. Too much will water it down. I loved the White Cheddar the best. I felt that with the chickpea based noodle it paired very well. While each was fun and slightly different I would suggest grabbing a case of the White Cheddar to start with of not the variety case.

Here is my two cents on each of the new varities:

  • Mac and White Cheddar – smooth and rich white cheddar flavor.
  • Mac and Cheddar – original mac and cheese goodness. I added more milk to thin out the cheesiness.
  • Mac and Cheese Delux – cheese comes in a yellow sauce form (not powdered like the others) giving it a rich and more adult like texture. My personal favorite.

Keep your eyes opened because NEW Banza products are on the way!

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29 Comments

  • Reply Elizabeth Tarlow

    These Banza Mac & Cheese products sound amazing! I love how high in protein and fiber they are, and low in carbs! I’ve never heard of this product before, but I’m sure I’ll be able to find them at some store in my area!

    October 1, 2016 at 3:06 pm
  • Reply Debbie Welchert

    Their Mac and Cheese products look so yummy. I am a white cheese mac & cheese eater too and I would love to try this one the most. I bet my grandchildren would love all of them.

    October 1, 2016 at 3:46 pm
  • Reply Melissa R

    I love mac and cheese and it would be great to have a healthy alternative to the usual stuff! These all sound great.

    October 1, 2016 at 6:15 pm
  • Reply Melissa Storms

    These look like a great option to get a little extra protein in your kids diet.

    October 2, 2016 at 8:06 am
  • Reply Geoff

    Looks delicious and healthy!

    October 2, 2016 at 1:19 pm
  • Reply Amber Ludwig

    Mmmm!!! I can’t wait to try this pasta!! It looks amazing!!

    October 3, 2016 at 7:16 pm
  • Reply Edye

    This looks so yummy! I love pasta 🙂

    October 3, 2016 at 9:31 pm
  • Reply Jen Sproat

    Interested in trying

    October 4, 2016 at 1:00 pm
  • Reply June S.

    (BANZA MAC AND CHEESE) I have never heard of this kind of Mac n Cheese before, but would like to try it with my grandson-

    October 6, 2016 at 3:39 pm
  • Reply Michele Cupp

    I’ve never heard of pasta with a chickpea base. I’d be anxious to try it!

    October 6, 2016 at 3:50 pm
  • Reply Jaque

    I love Mac and Cheese! Finally a product I can eat without guilt! 🙂 Thank you for the review and introducing me to this product.

    October 6, 2016 at 8:27 pm
  • Reply Cynthia C

    I’d like to try a mac and cheese with more protein and fewer carbs. This looks great!

    October 7, 2016 at 6:35 am
  • Reply David Heath

    this looks great

    October 7, 2016 at 2:33 pm
  • Reply Janice Santillo

    I love mac and cheese and am definitely interested in trying this product.

    October 7, 2016 at 4:35 pm
  • Reply Melissa Grubb

    My son isn’t big on eating meat so this would be a great way to get him some extra protein!

    October 7, 2016 at 4:44 pm
  • Reply Jesse Welch

    Looks yummy!

    October 7, 2016 at 8:10 pm
  • Reply Julie

    I love chickpeas, but I’ve never had chickpea pasta! This looks so good.

    October 8, 2016 at 12:19 am
  • Reply Michelle Coles

    These sound delicious and my son would love this because he is always looking for extra protein!!

    October 8, 2016 at 12:27 pm
  • Reply Leona Olson

    This is very different. I must look for it in the store.

    October 9, 2016 at 11:56 am
  • Reply Dandi D

    My son loves mac and cheese and I would love to try a healthier version of it for him!

    October 10, 2016 at 6:45 am
  • Reply Debbi Wellenstein

    Chickpeas-who knew pasta could be made from them? I’d love to try some!

    October 10, 2016 at 4:09 pm
  • Reply Evan W.

    I hadn’t heard of Banza before, but that sounds intriguing. I can imagine chick pea pasta going very well in mac and cheese. Thanks for the review.

    October 12, 2016 at 8:36 pm
  • Reply Renee Rousseau

    Wow, the pictures look good enough to eat! I want to try the Mac and White Cheddar first!

    October 13, 2016 at 8:13 pm
  • Reply Laurie Emerson

    I absolutely love mac and cheese. It is my weakness. I especially like the half the carbs part.

    October 14, 2016 at 10:37 pm
  • Reply Mary Songer

    They look just like Mac and Cheese. It makes me want to try them now. I’m going to look for them.

    October 14, 2016 at 11:22 pm
  • Reply Corey Olomon

    These sound great!

    October 15, 2016 at 1:45 am
  • Reply Kathy Ross

    I like that they have 4 times the fiber and nearly half the carbs . Also like they have protein! And the white cheddar sounds really good!

    October 15, 2016 at 5:36 pm
  • Reply Jill Myrick

    These all look yummy but I think our favorite would be the Mac & Cheddar or I know mine would be.

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    October 15, 2016 at 6:16 pm
  • Reply Richard Hicks

    Would like to try these!

    October 15, 2016 at 9:52 pm
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