Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Annie's Mac Makeover

   Let's face it. Sometimes you need something quick, easy, and out of a box to shovel in the kids mouths. It's the only packaged "meal" I purchase: 
Annie's Organic Mac and Cheese
   Is it healthy? Not really. And it's loaded with sodium (even the "less sodium" version still has plenty), but the ingredients are pretty pure and there's no artificial dyes, or scientific sounding stuff compared to its conventional counterpart.
   Annie's makes several varieties. I prefer the one made with whole wheat noodles because it's higher in fiber than the others. On sale you can get it for around a buck. 

Let the mac-makeover begin! 

One Box Annies Organic Macaroni and Cheese
Half Bag Frozen Organic Califlower
1 T Flaxmeal
1/4 C Plain non-fat organic yogurt
* Cook califlower on stovetop (don't microwave-you lose nutrients)
* Cook mac-n-cheese according to directions on box
* Mash califlower and stir into noodles, with yogurt, flax, and cheese packet

Annies Homegrown Site


  1. When you say cook the cauliflower on the stove top, Do you mean steam, boil, saute or something else entirely.

    Thanks for the help. I am looking forward to cooking this one for Jen.

    -Jeff G

  2. Sorry Jeff- just seeing your comment. I use frozen organic cauliflower and just go by the directions on the bag. Bring water to boil add cailiflower then return to boil. Reduce to simmer about 10 min or until tender.