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Eat Banza Review

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Eat Banza Review

About Banza

When I said I would make a change in my life and start to eat healthier I didn’t realize what food adjustments I would make. I have taken the approach to lower my caloric intake along with working out throughout the week. This allows me to eat all foods categories (IE: fruits, carbs, fats, proteins, vegetables), just in healthy portions. I need to make choices that are healthy and not top out my calories before I am truley full.  Pasta has been a real luxury as the amount that l am willing to eat in calories doesn’t fill me up. Then I heard about Banza. Game changer!

Banza is a power pasta. Regular wheat pasta is filled with empty calories. With Banza pasta you get double the protein, four times the fiber and nearly half the carbs. The secret to Banza’s pasta is that it is made with chickpeas.

Chickpeas are a secret superfood – they’re naturally gluten free, low on the glycemic index, and Banza’s are certified non-GMO

Starting with humble roots in Detroit, Bazna was the brain child of founder and non-food scientist Brian. By playing around in his own kitchen he came up with and eventually perfected his chickpea noodles, and dude, I am so glad he did!

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Mama’s Experience

Banza Noodles

Being a noodle lover, like pretty much every person ever, I cant imagine life without them. They are a staple in my household because they are guaranteed meal that my kids will eat. Toddlers have refined pallets that require a short list of foods, including noodles. Noodles with butter. Noodles with sprinkle cheese. Noodles with red sauce. Noodles with yellow cheese. Noodles with Meatballs. Noodles plain – dont you dare try to put something on those noodles this meal. But, its always noodles that will be requested. My kids literally eat some for a pasta withing every 48 hours period if not daily.  These tiny bodies need as much nutrition I can squeeze in. Since they eat very small portions (small bellies only hold so much) I try to make each meal as beneficial as a picky toddler can allow. When I heard about these high protein chickpea based noodles by Banza I got giddy. Like honestly giddy. Can I really add protein to my kids diets in the form of a noodle?!

Banza 4 types

Here are some highlights I found interesting that I think you will too:

  1. Kosher
  2. No added sugar
  3. Vegan
  4. Gluten-Free
  5. NON-GMO verified
  6. 2 year shelf life
  7. Won’t fall apart if overcooked

cooked and raw noodle

Here is what this Mama thinks
Size/Shape
  • These noodles, based on size and texture when uncooked look identical to a wheat or flour based noodle.
  • Cannot see or feel a difference in the noodle itself.
  • My kids have no clue its different than the noodles I typically buy.
How It Cooks
  • When following box instructions (boil for 7-9 mins, drain and RINSE) they turned out just like a wheat noodle
  • Easy to cook, nothing fancy to do
  • Average cook time
How It Tastes
  • When sauce is on noodle I cannot tell a difference in taste
  • When eaten plain can tell a slight difference in taste; smooth flavor (I like it)
  • Can tell when eating without sauce in texture it feels soft in mouth, but not mushy, just different slightly

toddler chowing down In the end I love this pasta! My son, who is underweight, really liked them and that is HUGE! This means I can offer him this pasta with butter to increase his caloric intake for the day. I am thrilled with this.

 

 

I highly recommend this pasta to, well, everyone!

 

 

Using the Penne Banza noodles I made this awesome, easy dish. Check out my new recipe for Weeknight Artichoke and Olive Pasta

Weeknight Artichoke and Olive Pasta

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19 Comments

  • Reply Edye

    I love chickpeas and pasta. So these sound amazing to me! Thanks for the review 🙂

    March 14, 2016 at 3:41 pm
  • Reply Gracie Kahl

    I’m always looking for new ways to add protein to my diet – these look pretty good! thanks for the review

    March 14, 2016 at 7:00 pm
  • Reply Dandi D

    I’ve never tried this kind of pasta before, but it looks really great!

    March 15, 2016 at 1:47 pm
  • Reply Amy C

    Exciting! We need gluten free in this household, and The protein is an added bonus. I’m interested in how these taste and in the texture. The hardest part for me with gluten free is the texture.

    March 15, 2016 at 3:50 pm
  • Reply Rosie

    I love chickpeas. I am excited to try this pasta, I would love to up my protein and fiber and also have a taste treat of different pasta!

    March 15, 2016 at 4:24 pm
  • Reply Amber Ludwig

    I love it!! I am always looking to cut carbs and yet I love pasta!! Hello answer! I cannot believe I have never heard of them before!! And I love chickpeas! Pretty sure this just made my day!

    March 15, 2016 at 4:38 pm
  • Reply Alicia C

    I love chickpeas. This product is a great idea – high protein, low carb for the entire family!

    March 15, 2016 at 5:48 pm
  • Reply polly

    I like that you get half the carbs with your brand.

    March 17, 2016 at 6:29 pm
  • Reply Julie Waldron

    I like healthy pasta.

    March 19, 2016 at 10:14 am
  • Reply Allison Swain

    I love that this pasta is vegan! I also really like that I can get four times the fiber than with regular wheat pasta. I would really like to try this out. I have tried pasta made from red lentils before and I loved it. I bet this tastes delicious. Thank you for sharing 🙂

    March 25, 2016 at 12:03 pm
  • Reply Lesley F

    I have tried their pasta and really like it

    March 28, 2016 at 9:33 am
  • Reply Amanda Jordan

    Seems like a great way to eat pasta while dieting.

    March 28, 2016 at 2:37 pm
  • Reply Laura

    These sound really great. I love how they are NON-GMO and gluten-free. I have a lot of family members who are gluten-free and I’m always struggling on what to make when they come visit. 🙂

    March 28, 2016 at 5:08 pm
  • Reply Jerry Marquardt

    I like your great review on this delicious product. I give thumbs up on flavor.

    March 28, 2016 at 9:32 pm
  • Reply Kathryn Noland

    I love knowing that there are other options out there. Thank you so much for sharing this! I want to try it out on my kids!

    April 4, 2016 at 6:22 pm
  • Reply Jessica C.

    Wow, where was this when I had Gestational Diabetes?! This sounds perfect for my picky family!

    April 13, 2016 at 9:01 pm
  • Reply Katie Hall

    Would love to try this!! =]]

    April 15, 2016 at 7:54 pm
  • Reply Alicia C

    I see Banza products are in three stores near me! I’m excited to try it.

    April 22, 2016 at 12:31 am
  • Reply Edna Williams

    I always would love healthy pasta! Really seems great! Thanks for the review!

    April 27, 2016 at 3:49 pm
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