It is hard to resist the creamy, satisfying and just overall goodness of macaroni and cheese. It is a meal that all family members love but making it from scratch can be difficult during the busy school week, we just don’t have time for that. What I am not okay with is unhealthy ingredients that make you cringe not to mention that you can’t even say the names on some of the boxed products.
So how do you find a simple boxed macaroni and cheese that helps you eat better? Enter Nudge Foods. The Nudge team set out to create a product that not only tasted great but also be a product that you would be confident to bring into your home.
The result: four macaroni and cheese products that are:
- made with organic ingredients
- made with grass-fed dairy
- peanut free
- non GMO ingredients
- no artificial colours, preservatives or flavours
- a source of Omega 3 fatty acids (from the grass-fed dairy and flax pasta)
My family and I were quite impressed with the creamy taste of the macaroni and cheese, good doesn’t have to taste yucky!. The gluten free shells were fantastic and delicious, sometimes gluten free pasta can be quite textured and almost mushy tasting but the shells maintained their shape and texture with a great taste.
While the Nudge Macaroni and Cheese variety is perfect on its own, why not shake it up a little bit and add in vegetables to not only fill you up faster but add even more nutrient value to your meal.
- one box of Nudge Foods Gluten Free White Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese
- margarine or butter (2 tbsp)
- milk (5 tbsp)
- one zucchini and one carrot (other great vegetable combos are: spinach and red pepper, mushrooms and green beans)
- one tbsp of coconut oil
- ground black pepper to taste
Prepare the macaroni and cheese as directed on the box.
While the macaroni is cooking, cut up your carrots and zucchini. I like to quarter my zucchini and shred my carrots. In a separate pan, add the coconut oil, zucchini and carrots and cook until tender. Add the black pepper as desired.
Once the macaroni is fully cooked, drain the pasta and mix in the butter/margarine and milk. Add the cooked vegetable mixture to the macaroni and cheese and mix.
Serve and enjoy!
Watch out next week for a new recipe using my kids favourite the elbow macaroni and cheese!
Disclosure: I received the above mentioned product free of charge. All opinions expressed are my own.