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Banza Mix-Up

September 9, 2015
AUTHOR: Emilie
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This is not a sponsored post. I just like food. 

When I first discovered Banza, I wasn’t too excited. Another gluten-free pasta? Whoop-dee-damn-doo. But then I had it and my perspective changed. A couple of weeks, I posted about it on my Instagram because it was just so wonderfully delicious!



You see, Banza isn’t just gluten-free pasta. It’s chick-pea pasta. It has its own unique taste, not exactly like pasta, not exactly like chick peas, but very much delicious.

When I tried it for the first time, my first reaction was that I had to get my hands on it! Banza has twice the protein of regular pasta, half the carbs, and cooks in half the time. Basically, it’s better for you and saves you time. Why is this not something I have gotten my hands on sooner?

The great thing about all pasta, Banza not excluded, is the flexibility it gives you to quickly make something with whatever you’ve got at home. It can be easy to feel guilty doing that, though, because everyone knows how bad pasta can be for you when not eaten in careful moderation. Since I’ve been super conscious of what I’m eating in an effort to get into tip-top shape, I am not even letting myself half regular pasta.

Banza, though, gives me the freedom to enjoy the delicious texture, with no guilt! HERE you can get a $10 coupon code getting yourself 6 boxes of Banza for just $20! Think about all the protein shakes you won’t have to suffer through now. Don’t forget, coupon here!


Banza Carbonara

Banza Carbonara


  • Banza
  • Mushrooms
  • Bacons
  • Onions
  • Corns
  • Spinach
  • Cooking wine


  1. Bring water to a boil. When ready, add appropriate amount of Banza. Don't forget to set a timer!
  2. Chop up your chosen collection of ingredients. As you can see here, I used portobello mushrooms, bacon, corn that I sliced off the cob, and onions.
  3. Sauté vegetable with the seasoning of your choice. At the last minute, add spinach.
  4. Once the Banza is finished cooking (I like it two minutes longer than the box says, but really, it's up to you!), strain it and run it under cool water.
  5. Add the cooked pasta to your sauté.
  6. Add some cooking wine and a teaspoon of butter, to taste, and mix all the ingredients together.
  7. Serve!

The final result was a delicious dinner date for my Handsome Boyfriend and I. Don’t forget, you can get your own Banza with a $10 coupon by clicking here! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

 photo Banza Carbonara- All the Pasta Half the Carbs 8_zpspz55t4tc.jpg

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