Noodles & Co. Buff Bowls & Giveaway!

IMG_5774I’m not going lie, I’m pretty excited that Noodles & Company occasionally asks me to come in to try out some of their new and exciting menu items when they are introduced.

IMG_5784 This time around, I went into the Noodles & Co. on Mills Civic Parkway in West Des Moines (who happen to be hiring right now) with my health conscience friend Beth and her super adorable son to try out the brand new “Buff Bowls”.  It took me a while to get that the buff meant, “buff, like getting buff for summer”.  But, I’m slow, so don’t mind me.  They basically omitted the noodles from our favorite Noodles dishes and replaced them with spinach and more veggies.

FullSizeRenderWhen they explained this to me, but before I saw it, I was thinking “how good can this be without the noodles?!”.  I mean carb-laden, belly filling noodles are the whole point right?!  But I was pleasantly surprised!  Our super server IMG_5799Brit recommended getting double the sauce (which of course adds calories) but doubles the taste as well!  And these bowls were so filling!!  You better believe I  ate all my veggies when they were covered in Bangkok sauce!  And Theo was a fan too!!  Oh and they can pretty much make any of their noodle bowls into a buff bowl.  Brit made me a Pad Thai buff bowl and honestly, I didn’t miss the noodles at all.  Great for people with allergies, who are on diets for medical reasons or people who are just looking to cut calories and add protein to their diets.

IMG_5821If you’d like to try one (or 3) for yourself, just leave a comment on  this blog post and you’ll be entered for a $25 Noodles & Co. gift card.  Good at any Noodles & Co. location around the Country so you don’t have to be a DSM local to win!

Plus!  We are including a Buff Bowl recipe in this post (my fave, the Bangkok Curry) that you can make at home.



70 replies
  1. Lisa
    Lisa says:

    I have tried two of the buff bowls and LOVE them both! Ready to try the other two, bring on the buff bowls!

  2. Sarah D
    Sarah D says:

    Awesome! We love Noodles and Co and I was wondering about those Buff Bowls. Winning a gc would be the perfect way to try them!

  3. Markay
    Markay says:

    I love oodles and oodles of NOODLES! I did a happy dance after my first visit during their grand opening and haven’t stopped!

  4. Laura Smoot
    Laura Smoot says:

    Awesome! Would love to try, never been to Noodles & Co! Looks delicious!! Thanks for the opportunity!

  5. Sarah b.
    Sarah b. says:

    I LOVE Noodles & Co. soooo much…in fact, after having my son, it’s the meal I requested from a friend who offered to bring me ANYTHING I wanted! So happy to have a chance to win!!

  6. Kristen
    Kristen says:

    I’m actually going to Noodles & Co tonight as a treat for my son. I’m totally going to try one of these.

  7. Christie
    Christie says:

    Yum! I’m with you on the need for carb-laden noodles but the veggies would be much better for me. Will have to give them a try.

  8. Lisa
    Lisa says:

    That sounds like a great idea to me. I love Noodles & Co but seldom go because I try not to go overboard on the carbs.

  9. Carla Pope
    Carla Pope says:

    Tried a Buff Bowl and really liked it. Gift Certificate woukd be great since Noodles is in my backyard.

  10. Kellie
    Kellie says:

    It is one of my daughter & I’s favorite places to go together! We love Noodles & Co. Delicious food! Great service! 🙂 What a fun night out!


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