It’s the guilty pleasure, comfort food on everybody’s favourite meal list. But when it comes to being healthy and making wholesome food choices, Mac ‘n Cheese typically ends up on the ‘naughty’ list and sadly booted to the curb.
Thankfully, we’ve sourced a healthy version that tastes just as delicious – so much so, you wouldn’t know it’s packed with nutritious alternatives.
So, calling all Mac ‘n Cheese fans: this zucchini and cauliflower version is for you.
Gluten-free, Egg-free, Nut-free and Vegetarian Friendly
SERVES 4 | PREP 30 | COOK 30
2 cups (200g) brown rice penne
2 cup (100g) cauliflower florets
1 cup (180g) zucchini, peeled and shredded
1-2 tbs coconut oil
¾ cup (180ml) milk of choice
1 tbs tapioca flour
1 ½ cups (120g) cheddar cheese, shredded
1 tbs chia seeds
Sea salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp paprika powder
Serving and storing leftovers
Serve immediately, store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week or freeze for up to 4 months.
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Recipe by Mandy Sacher, paediatric nutritionist, author & founder of Wholesome Child
To learn more about Mandy Sacher please visit the Wholesome Child website. Her book “Wholesome Child: A Complete Nutrition Guide and Cookbook” is available to purchase online and through iTunes, and you can connect with Mandy on Instagram and Facebook.