This is yet another recipe to add to your healthy Thanksgiving & HolyDays recipe collections!
I just posted about this on my Facebook, but I’ll confess here again – mac-n-cheese is my all-time fave food.
It’s notoriously “bad for you” so I devised a clever plan where I would only have it over the holidays so that my fanaticism for the dish could have some air without being out of control.
But then, the coolest thing ever happened – mac-n-cheese got healthier. And healthier. You’ve no doubt already tried our mac featuring dish (my first post, #ofcourse) – and this spiced up holiday version should make you pretty happy too.
This is one of those dishes my sisters used to give the side eye to, then they tried it, and now they Love it!
I know your family will too.
Even better? It’s hella easy to make, reducing any holiday cooking stress to zero. Enjoy!
- 2 boxes of Daiya Mac-n-Cheese OR Modern Table’s Vegan Mac, Cheddar cheese
- 1 smallish red onion, thinly chopped
- 1/2 cup organic sundried tomatoes, chopped into small pieces
- 1-2 bunches of spinach (we Love spinach so we go for it with 2, but your choice!), chopped
- 2T of avocado oil
- 1/2-1t each organic salt & pepper
Step one: Boil water for cheddar mac.
Step two: In a medium saucepan, add the avocado oil and chopped onion. Cook on medium low heat until the onions are heated through and softened. Then add sundried tomatoes, turn down to low heat to cook for 3-5 minutes, cover pan. Then, add spinach and cover for another 3-5 minutes until spinach is completely sautéed and you have a nice veggie mix.
Step three: Prepare cheddar mac according to package instructions. Daiya is so simple, you don’t even have to add anything to it!
Step four: Mix the veggie mix into the mac until it’s a beautiful holiday mix (nice holiday colors, eh?).
Step five: Add 1t of Himalyan sea salt and 1/2 t of organic black pepper to it as well.
Step six: Bless this blessed dish and share with your Loved ones!
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P.S. In my opinion, and as an unofficial healthy mac-n-cheese connoisseur, both of these mac-n-cheeses are even better the NEXT day, SO if you feel it – make this dish the day/night before. Then reheat on the stovetop with avocado oil to keep it from sticking to the pan. You.will.not.be.sorry. I promise you. 😉 Xo