As a family of six, pasta is a big part of our weekly meal plan and as a mom I am continuously trying to make healthy, well balanced meals for my children.

I was sent some Mueller’s 100% whole grain pasta to try along with a Cuisinart Chef’s Classic Stainless Steel 4 Piece 12 Quart Pasta Steamer set.  This was not the first time my family had tried Mueller’s Whole Grain Pasta.  I have purchased it previously and love that my kids love it just like any other pasta and at the same time they are getting a pasta that is better for them!  Score for mom in the yummy tasting, healthy feeding department!

With summer upon us and BBQ dinners a big part of our summer meal plan, I decided to make our usual BBQ side of macaroni pasta with Mueller’s 100% Whole Grain Pasta as a healthy alternative.  As I suspected. the whole family enjoyed their pasta salad like they normally do and again mom scored!  I silently gave myself a pat on the back for doing good for my family.

I also enjoyed the Cuisinart Stainless Steel 4 Piece 12 Quart Pasta Steamer Set!  Not only is it beautiful, but as I learned from a manufacturer of kitchen utensils, stainless steel is the best way to go when it comes to pots and pans.  If you take care of it, it will be good to you, last a very long time and cook your food properly and evenly.  All of these are very important features when I shop for pans!

Macaroni Salad Recipe

Ingredients

  • 4 cups uncooked Mueller’s 100% Whole Grain elbow macaroni
  • 4 hard boiled eggs
  • 1 cup Helmann’s Olive Oil mayonnaise
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons prepared yellow mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped carrot
  • 1 8 oz can black olives, sliced

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the macaroni, and cook until tender, about 8 minutes. Rinse under cold water and drain.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, mustard, salt and pepper. Stir in the onion, celery, carrot,black olives,  eggs and macaroni. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving, but preferably overnight.

 

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Timestamp: 2011-07-03 12:28:06 UTC

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Courtney is the traveling mom! She has 3 girls and is the founder of Detroit Mommies and currently lives in Florida. You can follow her on Twitter @courtneyRVL.
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Patti Hess
Patti Hess
9 years ago

I try and put some Italian Dressing or small amount of cheese on my childs Healthy food they never know the difference…(most of the time)

pattifritz2000 at yahoo dot com
thanks for the chance

Melinda-LooKWhatMomFound..and Dad too!

I actually don’t sneak in healthy stuff, my kids know they HAVE to eat what they are served. I try to balance it with fun snacks and dessert too.

Lisa Vance
Lisa Vance
9 years ago

I don’t have any children at home right now, but I’ve found that sneaking veggies into anything with cheese or a cheesy casserole is super easy and the kids gobble them right up.

Lisa @ Sweet as Sugar Cookies

I left a comment above.

Lisa @ Sweet as Sugar Cookies

What a great prize!

Teresa N
Teresa N
9 years ago

I like the whole grain pasta. I hide lots of veggies on the Sloppy Joes that I my son loves.

Some Lucky Dog
9 years ago

Hi Courtney! I left a comment above and I like Mueller’s Pasta on facebook (Cindy Brooks), but Rafflecopter is refusing to cooperate here for me. It’s working for me on other sites, but not here. I tried last night and again just now…I’ll keep trying, but hope you’ll count my comments here! Thanks, Cindy

HappyMomC
HappyMomC
9 years ago

I like Muellerspasta on FB as Happy MomC

HappyMomC
HappyMomC
9 years ago

My little one loves her veggies so I don’t have to do too much! but I was horrible about that when I was little and my Mom would cut veggies into cute shapes and tell me stories to get me to eat them…it did work with me!

Some Lucky Dog
9 years ago

Our 8 year old grandson is a fairly adventurous eater, but we do try to sneak some extra veggies into him. I’ve mashed steamed cauliflower into mashed potatoes 🙂 I’ve found that he likes veggies much better if I saute them in a little olive oil with a tiny bit of butter and season them, so that’s how I usually cook vegetables now.

Donna B.
Donna B.
9 years ago

I add grated veggies to meat loaf, spaghetti sauce, even scrambled eggs!

Monique
Monique
9 years ago

Can’t wait to try the recipe & I liked it on FB 🙂

t. ford
t. ford
9 years ago

Yes , I have the honor and privilege of sneaking healthy items into my kids meals. Im able to achieve this darling feat by adding various fruit/vegetable puree to my recipes. Example… banana/sweet potato puree mixed into French toast. Yummy. For those suspicious kiddos wondering hey what are those”things” on their whole grain bread. I’ve found a shaker for confectioner’s sugar to be my best friend! It helps camouflage “those things” by adding a dusting of sugar. Lol

Jessie C.
Jessie C.
9 years ago

Like mueller pasta on FB@tcarolinep JessieKatie S

Jessie C.
Jessie C.
9 years ago

I sneak veggies and fruit into smoothies all the time.

Laura DeLuca
Laura DeLuca
9 years ago

like mueller pasta on FB-laura deluca (Form thing is not working)

Laura DeLuca
Laura DeLuca
9 years ago

My chef hubby would love that strainer

Kelly B
9 years ago

My secret for sneaking healthy items into my son’s meal is by chopping up veggies like carrots and the like and combining them into a recipe. I have been added finely shredded carrots into our meatloaf for years now. 🙂

Kelly B
9 years ago

I love the pasta salad recipe! Thank you for sharing. It is nice that Meuller’s is giving families another healthier option. We have pasta at least once a week. 🙂