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Knorr Four Cheese Pasta Sides -- 4 oz Each / Pack of 8


Knorr Four Cheese Pasta Sides
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Knorr Four Cheese Pasta Sides -- 4 oz Each / Pack of 8

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Knorr Four Cheese Pasta Sides Description

  • Spiral Pasta in a Parmesan, Romano, Blue, and Cheddar Cheese Flavored Sauce with Other Natural Flavors
  • 200 Calories• 1g sat Fat • 570mg Sodium • 3g Sugars per 2/3 Cup Serving Dry Mix
  • Cooks in 10 Minutes
  • No Artificial Flavors

» Four Cheese pasta side dish combines bow tie pasta with a Parmesan, Romano, Blue and Cheddar cheese-flavored sauce

» Knorr Pasta Sides contains no artificial flavors

» Incorporate pasta side dishes into your meals they are quick and easy to prepare - Cooks in 7 minutes.

» Easy pasta dishes to prepare, use stovetop or microwave cooking methods

» Perfect as an ingredient in a delicious Knorr recipe or as a side dish


Directions

Top-of-Stove Directions

1. In medium saucepan, bring 2 cups water, and 1 Tbsp. margaine (optional) to a boil.

2. Stir in contents of package and return to a boil. Reduce heat and continue boiling gently for 7 minutes or until pasta is tender, stirring occasionally.

3. Let stand at least 2 minutes. Stir and serve.

 

Microwave Directions

In 2-quart microwave-safe bowl, combine 2 cups water, 1 Tbsp. margarine (optional) and contents of package. Microwave uncovered at high about 10 minutes, or until pasta is tender, stirring once halfway through. Stir and serve.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 2/3 Cup (54 g)
Servings per Container: About 2
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Calories200
  Calories from Fat25
Total Fat2.5 g4%
  Saturated Fat1 g5%
  Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol5 mg2%
Sodium570 mg24%
Total Carbohydrate37 g12%
  Dietary Fiber1 g4%
  Sugars3 g
Protein7 g
Vitamin A0%
Vitamin C0%
Calcium6%
Iron8%
Thiamin25%
Riboflavin10%
Niacin15%
Folic Acid25%
Other Ingredients: Enriched macaroni product [semolina and durum flour (wheat), niacin, ferrous sulfate (iron), thiamin mononitrate (vitamin b1), riboflavin (vitamin b2), folic acid], parmesan, romano, blue and cheddar cheeses (pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes), whey, corn starch, salt, cream cheese (pasteurized milk, cream, cheese cultures, salt, carob bean gum), natural flavor (soy), sodium citrate, potassium chloride, garlic powder, nonfat milk, parsley, disodium guanylate, disodium inosinate, sugar, lactic acid, sodium caseinate, soybean oil.
May contain sulfites.
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No-cook meals to enjoy throughout the day

With those tips in mind, here are some healthy meal ideas to keep you full, nourished, and cool!

Breakfast

Overnight oats. Oatmeal doesn’t have to be eaten hot. Preparing it in advance and sticking it in the fridge creates a healthy and high fiber morning meal you can enjoy straight from the fridge. Try one of the recipe ideas below or create your own version by adding oats, milk of choice, nuts or nut butter, fruit, and optional add-ins like flax or chia seeds to a sealable jar, then store in the fridge until ready to eat. Pair with some eggs or yogurt for added protein and even more satisfaction! Recipe ideas: Mango coconut or key lime pie overnight oats Yogurt parfaits. Greek yogurt has the benefit of being cold while also providing a great source of protein and natural probiotics. If dairy is an issue for you, you can swap plant-based yogurts like coconut or almond based versions. Use your favorite fruits and toppings to suit your preferences. Recipe idea: Berry Chia coconut yogurt parfait Egg + avocado toast. This is a satisfying and simple breakfast idea that is packed with quality nutrients. Use pre-cooked hard boiled eggs and mash together with avocado before spreading on toast, or enjoy the eggs on the side. Recipe idea: For a vegan version, you can use tofu instead of eggs, like this tofu scramble with avocado Smoothies and smoothie bowls. Smoothies are the ultimate hot-weather meal or snack, and are a great way to pack in produce. Simply blend together your favorite frozen fruit with liquid of choice, optional veggies, a protein source like whey protein powder or greek yogurt, and some healthy fats like nut butter, avocado, or seeds and get ready to feel the delicious cooling effect in your body immediately. Recipe ideas: Raspberry smoothie bowl and cherry hemp smoothie

Lunch

Chilled soup. Soups are known to be warm and nourishing meals for cooler weather, but they can be enjoyed in the summer, too! Most soups are equally delicious hot or cold, and can be prepped ahead of time in a slow cooker or large stockpot/dutch oven. Recipe ideas: Sunshine superfood veggie soup or lemony chicken and spinach orzo soup Entree salads. Turn a side dish into a filling, produce-packed meal perfect for cooling you off in hot weather. Simply use whatever combination of fruit and vegetables you have available and sound good, then add a protein source like boiled eggs, canned tuna, or pre-cooked chicken or lentils and finish with added healthy fats from crumbly cheese, diced avocado, nuts or seeds and extra complex carbs as needed from pre-cooked quinoa or other whole grain. Then, toss together and serve with your favorite dressing. Recipe idea: Kale citrus pomegranate salad with basil vinaigrette (add protein and extra carbs as needed to create a full, balanced meal) Wraps. enjoy your favorite sandwich ingredients in a wrap for a healthy and delicious alternative and cool meal. You can use lettuce leaves for a lighter meal, or serve on whole grain tortillas. Simply prep the ingredients ahead of time and store in the fridge before serving. Recipe idea: Chicken salad with apples, cranberries, and cashews

Dinner

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Dessert

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