Do your kids love macaroni and cheese? You can transition them into scratch macaroni and cheese!
It doesn’t have to be that chemically laden yellow stuff in a box, you know! The convenient box of macaroni and cheese has anywhere between 17 and 27 ingredients in it. None of them are whole food choices and most of them are chemicals. In the School Assembly program Debbie Banana And The Mad Scientist the children learn what is really in that box of macaroni and cheese.
Healthy Mac & Cheese
You can transition your kids into the healthy mac and cheese by using gradual techniques.
In this recipe; start with the scratch recipe technique and use yellow cheese first with a pasta wheat-white blend. Then when they get used to the color switch to a white cheese. Finally switch to a 100% whole grain pasta. Remember that it may take up to 14 exposures to a new food before a child is willing to try it.
Don’t make a big issue about it!
Healthy Macaroni & Cheese Ingredients
1/2 lb. cooked whole wheat elbow macaroni
2 cup whole milk (or 1 % (or 2%) milk)
1 ½ cup diced white cheddar cheese
½ cup diced Parmesan
¾ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
Wondra™ flour to thicken
1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
¼ cup cheddar cheese-grated
Place milk in heavy sided sauce pot. Using medium flame, heat slowly to a scald. (just below a boil)
Add salt and pepper, and reduce heat and stir in flour gradually until the desired thickness is achieved.
Stir in cheese, continue to stir and heat on low until cheese is melted.
Combine elbows and sauce, serve as is or pour into casserole and top with crumbs and cheese. Bake for ½ hour until top is crusted.