Holiday Gift Giving ~ Banza Chickpea Pasta Mac & Cheese Review & Giveaway (2 Winners)

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TheBanza journey started in 2013, in a home kitchen in downtown Detroit. A then-23-year-old Brian Rudolph spent late nights, and even earlier mornings, perfecting his recipe for a better pasta.
Brian was no food scientist. And you can ask his roommate - he wasn’t exactly a chef, either. Just a kid who liked to play with his food who held the belief that his favorite dishes ought to be more nutritious.
He wanted to challenge the food industry to innovate on behalf of people like him. So he teamed up with his big brother Scott, and brought that passion to grocery shelves across the country. In a little over a year, we’ve gone from selling in 2 stores to 2,000.
TheBanza team is growing, but their mission is the same: to make the foods you love, love you back. You can find them working out of a rehabbed house in Detroit, and a one-bedroom apartment in Manhattan. Whether selling in the grocery aisles, or cooking up new recipes, they connect over their love of food. 
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Banza is not your average pasta it is made from chickpeas. Banza is pasta 2.0. Ditch the empty carbs in wheat noodles, and treat yourself to double the protein, four times the fiber, and nearly half the net carbs. 
Banza makes a variety of of chickpea pasta. They have Shells, Elbows, Penne, Rotini, Spaghetti and now the have an entire line of Mac and Cheese
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I was lucky enough to receive a case of Banza Mac and Cheese. It has 4 delicious varieties.
Elbows with White Cheddar, Elbows with Classic Cheddar, Shells with Classic Cheddar and Deluxe Rich & Creamy Cheddar Elbows.
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Banza Mac and Cheese is a perfect side dish to serve to your friends and family during the holidays. Show your loved one that you care by providing them with healthy mac and cheese.

This mac and cheese is so creamy and delicious. It has a wonderful hearty texture with a silky cheddar taste.

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  • The first step is to bring a pot of water to a boil and then pour in the Banza chickpea pasta. Cook for 3 minutes stirring occasionally. Next strain theBanza but do not rinse it. 

  • Pour 1/4 cup milk, and 2 tbsp butter into a pan, add cheese and mix.

  • The last step is to add cooked Banza to the mixture and stir.
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Banza truly is amazing. It's the perfect      alternative to your everyday pasta.

    BANZA         VS       AVERAGE  MAC

18G Protein                       9G Protein
8G Fiber                           1G Fiber
28G Net Carbs                 47G Net Carbs

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I have been eating Banza Chickpea Pasta for a while now and I was so excited to see that they have a large variety of Mac and Cheese. It will be a staple in my home from now on. 

You should stock your house full of Banza Chickpea Pasta too. You can find it at a store near you by using the store locator on their website: http://www.eatbanza.com/pages/store-locator#/map

Or buy your Banza directly from their website. 

GIVEAWAY!!!!

Banza is giving away a variety case of their mac and cheese to two (2) lucky Simple Side of Life readers so make sure you follow on as many social media sites as possible. Pin, post and tweet for extra entry points. Good Luck!!