Oh, glorious Mac and Cheese.
...A family staple in my house growing up. You too?
Naturally, I wanted to make a healthy version of a Mac and Cheese without losing the flavour and creaminess. This means I kept the cheese!
Is it still Macaroni and Cheese if it doesn't have cheese? I've added two types, plus some milk making this meal a good way to get calcium into growing bones.
But the best bit is that I've snuck in six serves vegetables (amazing, right?) and best of all, no one can tell that there is so much hidden goodness.
That makes this recipe ideal for kids, especially fussy eaters!
But it's also ideal for us adults, you want comfort food with a healthy spin. There is no need to cut out pasta or cheese to be healthy. Simply practice 'crowding' in more vegetables... and you're already better off.
For the pasta, It doesn't even need to be elbow or macaroni shape. My mum uses spiral pasta (aka rotini) and I think almost all shapes will be great.
If you want, you can use legume or pulse pasta or high fibre pasta. Use gluten-free pasta if you want.
I'd also recommend enjoying this with a side salad for even more vegetables. Get some healthy recipe inspiration here!
I'd love to know what you think of this healthy Mac and Cheese recipe. Leave me a comment if you like it or share it with a friend.
P.s. You don't need to grill/broil the macaroni and cheese if you don't have time. As soon as the sauce goes on the pasta, it's ready to be eaten. Here's what it looks like if you don't bake it. Still delicious and the kids will still love it.
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