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I’ve been loving this Barilla ProteinPLUS pasta BzzAgent sent me to try out. I already made a yummy shrimp dinner with the spaghetti and knew I wanted to do something with sausage with the penne.
If you missed my Shrimp & Broccoli dish with Barilla ProteinPLUS pasta here is some info on this pasta.
according to the front of the box:
It tastes great & is filling.
Though I did look at the label and this is not for a serving size but I never have a serving size when it comes to pasta but just wanted to throw that out there.
First add water to a pot to boil , add salt.
Next brown the sausage in a pan in med-high . Halfway through I added the diced red bell pepper.
I then added the sliced mushrooms. Stir
Next add a 15oz can of diced tomatoes . Stir
Add some chicken broth.
My water was boiling at the point so I added the pasta to the water. I cooked for about 11 minutes.
I wanted some green and had some a little spinach so I rough chopped it…. also meaning I already washed my cutting board so I tore it into pieces with my hands haha.
If you want it a little saucier , you can add more broth.
Next add some parmesan cheese. Stir.
For the most part I always keep the sauce & pasta separate because sometimes I like more sauce than pasta or like to evenly coat the pasta. Depends on my mood 🙂
Add pasta to a bowl ( or plate) top with the tomato veggie sauce and mix.
Top with parmesan cheese & ENJOY!
I received this product for free from BzzAgent. All opinions are my own.
BzzAgent sent me 2 boxes of Barilla ProteinPLUS pasta. I love that this pasta has added protein which is what is great to keep me full and energized.
I recently bought shrimp and received this pasta just in time to make something delicious!
Ingredients I used:
Add water to a big pot, add salt, bring to a boil. Add pasta to boiling water. Boil for 10 minutes. Drain.
Cut & steam broccoli. I drained the broccoli added olive oil, a little butter, & some seasonings in the pan and then placed the broccoli on top. Stirred until mixed.
Add about a tablespoon olive oil. Add shrimp. Add salt, pepper, garlic powder, red pepper flakes ( be careful) , Italian seasonings, 2 tablespoons of butter. Once pink I added lemon juice from half a lemon. I also added some parmesan cheese. Turn off
( You can add more oil and butter to make more ‘sauce’ ) When pasta was done I added a couple of tablespoons of the pasta water to the pan as well.
You can add all of these ingredients to the same pan if you wish but I chose to keep them separate .
Put in a bowl , add as much or little of everything you want. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese! YUM!
This dish was delicious. My friend Shawn also had a bowl and loved the pasta ( I even got him to eat more broccoli than normal)
I too enjoyed this dish. The pasta, I think ,added a little flavor to this dish..maybe a little ‘nutty’ . It tasted great & was filling. I didn’t feel bloated after eating it or heavy. Definitely will add this to my diet when I have pasta. I’m a huge fan of the ingredients… lentils, chick peas, barley, egg whites.
BzzAgent sent my Herbals Essences Shampoo & conditioner to try for free.
At first i was hesitant because sometimes with Herbal Essences for some reason my scalp gets oily quicker. I try not to wash my hair daily because my hair & scalp don’t look as healthy. I don’t use Herbal Essences because of that.
I’m always up to try new beauty products.
Herbals Essences has a line of hair products call Bio: Renew. Its a line that marries science with nature. It has 9 collections to choose from based on your hair needs/type.
Bio:Renew protects hair from the inside out by trapping, neutralizing and removing the build-up of free radicals that mess with your hair. This can be from everyday things like pollution, coloring, sun exposure, even things found in tap water ( like copper).
I received coconut milk that has multi-layered scents of vibrant coconut, a bouquet of white florals, and vanilla. It smelled heavenly. This one is great to keep hair hydrated.
At first my scalp did get a little oily but unlike before the more I used it my scalp started to balance out a little and didn’t get as oily. This shampoo & conditioner left my hair really soft & manageable. It had a nice lather and was easy to rinse out. My hair was easy to comb after getting out of the shower. I also loved getting a whiff of my hair through the day. Is it my absolute favorite ? ….No but I did enjoy using it. I would be up to trying one of their other one in the line.
I received these products for free from BzzAgent. All opinions are my own.
I’ve always been a saver. I couponed here and there but never really thought of it much . If I got a Sunday paper and the inserts had a coupon or two on products I used, great. For about a year now I’ve really been learning and more aware of what you can save on.
Shampoo , Conditioner, toothpaste are always things you can get for free with the right sales & coupons.
My friend had some health issues and I needed to figure out a way to save on more groceries & personal care items for both of us.
The more I couponed and researched , the more I learned . I also started getting better deals. At first I just wanted to save on food because we have to eat right ?
Then about a year ago, I saw a deal posted on Instagram and a super savings monster was born. Lol
It was a deal on 2 pack of garnier shampoo & conditioner. They were ringing up for $1 and I had a few $1 coupons making them FREE! I think I had 5 coupons so 5 Garnier Fructis shampoos and 5 conditioners for nothing.
What shampoo & conditioner free? I would look on Instagram for more deals and followed a few people that posted deals at stores I shop at.
Here are my favorites :
Check out the hashtag #CVSClearance on instagram to find deals on unmarked products that you might be able to find at your store . Or you can look at #CouponCommunity as well for all stores
I learned that if you put a little effort each week you can get things you need for free , make money, or at a very low price.
No need to be an extreme couponer to get a stock pile. I shop at a few store each week for the best deals and pick up what I need and the good/free deals. Shoprite, Stop & Shop, CVS are my main stores. Then Target & Walgreens . All my trips are small- medium size.
I’ve not only been able to have a supply of things for myself but to give to friends or donate.
I started off with what I could get then started thing hey I need razors let me look up and see how I can grow a stock pile on that. Then make up… I started seeing people post their hauls of great deals on make up…free / cheap/ ect. I want to get those deals. Eventually I learned and was able to start a stock pile with make up too. CVS is a great place because you can use personalized coupons from their red machine & manufacturer coupons plus earn extra care bucks & beauty bucks when you join the program (it’s free) ! Target is good too because you can use their store coupon, cartwheel app, and manufacturer coupons. There are also gift card deals.
Remember to email you favorite companies and ask if they have coupons. Sometimes they will send some to you , maybe even for a free product.
I recently moved and took pictures of my stock pile . All of this stuff I mostly got for free or made money (with overage or rebate apps)
Find out other ways to save here
This doesn’t count all the stuff I have opened which is another story haha 🙂
Shampoo & conditioner
Mouthwash, deodorants, chapstick
Men’s deodorant seems so easy to get for free. I donated a bag women’s and men’s deodorant in Nov. The pile here is for my friend .I had more chapstick but have been giving them away. Good thing it’s winter and people need them .
Personal hygiene razors, tampons,liners, shaving cream
Perfumes & Mists
Lotions & soaps
Samples of cleansers/ skincare
Blushes ( I made money on the Revlon blushes, I didn’t care if one was broken) 🙂
P.S mix rubbing alcohol when you have a broken shadow, blush, bronzer ect. Let it dry. Tada good as new 🙂
Bronzers & Face Powders
Primers, Face, Brow, ect
About a week ago I went to Marshall’s for a TJX rewards access event. P.S if you shop at Home Goods, TJ Maxx , or Marshalls, sign up it’s free. Every time you shop you will be entered into a sweepstakes, opportunities for giveaways, & special events.
At this event there was coffee, donuts, a chance to win a gift card ( I won $20!) , & free holiday wrapping paper.
I ended up buying this great black jumpsuit. I just tried it on for fun and was surprised it was the right length as well as fit in the right places. Being tall anything one piece is usually a miss.
I also found this Tommy Hilfiger coat which I really liked. It was warm, sleeves were long, coat was a great length, & the hood looked good and fit right. I feel like its going to be a very cold winter so I needed something to keep me warm.
I wanted to wait because I was very close on one of my survey sites to cash out , and one of the option was a Marshalls gift card. Well it didn’t go as planned and I didn’t want to wait. I went back & my size was gone!! Oh no. I was pretty bummed because I haven’t been this happy to find a coat in awhile.
I did take a photo of the tag when I was at the store the first time . I googled it and guess what? It was at Macy’s for the same price! YAY
My deal ended up being WAY better too.
Coat $79.99 ( $85.07 with tax)
I paid $0 out of pocket.
Here is where it gets good.
You can find the Tommy Hilfiger coat here
Macy’s had a deal if you spent a certain amount you would get back $10 in Macy’s Money
I used Ebates & received $9.60 back
There was also a deal on plenti if you spent $50 you would get back $10 plenti points
I ended up getting $29.68 back with different sites!
Ebates is great and I highly recommend adding the Ebates cash back button to your browser. That way you are reminded to use it. I would always forget, ever since I added the button I never forget.
If you use my link >> EBATES you will get back $10 on a qualifying purchase of $25 or more. Which can easily be done with holiday shopping.
I also suggest signing up for honey . If you want to save a little more money and/or you’re tired of looking for promo & coupon codes this site does it all for you.
I got home from a quick trip at Walmart which ended up being a GREAT trip!
I made $9.74 buying deodorant ( Degree, Dove, Axe)
If you aren’t signed up NOW is a perfect time to sign up for Ibotta . If you do this deal ( or any any deal) you will get $10 for submitting your first rebate within the first 2 weeks of signing up.
I was deciding if I should do this but I won a gift card so decided why not.
Also check the Axe in your clearance section 🙂
After you signed up , login into your Ibotta app.
Find Walmart under grocery. Then scroll to personal care and unlock the deodorant deals
If you have last weeks insert you can use the $2/1 Men’s Degree dry spray & $1.50 off Women’s degree dry spray
You can cash out for gift cards & pay at $20 on Ibotta. Don’t miss out
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