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Veggie Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Veggie Mac 'n' Cheese - Baby Food Recipe

Today’s recipe is honors one of our favorite types of dishes – comfort food! Having lived in the States, I picked up a love for mac ‘n’ cheese. It became my ultimate comfort food. And not just any mac ‘n’ cheese, the unhealthiest of all – Kraft’s. After I moved, I was forced to withdraw from my addiction, and that’s when I realized just how unhealthy the stuff is: processed, super high in sodium and it doesn’t even contain any real cheese!

Since then, when I’m really craving some good ole’ mac ‘n’ cheese, I’ll make a homemade version, which is a whole lot healthier as it uses blended veggies as a base, and has just a tad of cheese added to it. After a bit of trial and error, I found that squash puree delivers the creamiest texture compared to other veggies, with a plus in that also looks a lot like melted cheese. And that, mixed with some broccoli, milk and cheese, makes the perfect substitute sauce for adults but also littles. Honestly, it doesn’t even taste (or look) like you’re hiding veggies in there.

The recipe’s below, hope you enjoy!

Veggie Mac 'n' Cheese

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Serves: 5 Cooking Time: 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 150gr mini macaroni
  • 250gr squash - roasted in the oven
  • 100gr broccoli
  • 100ml milk
  • 75gr cheddar cheese (opt for low sodium alternative for under 1s)

Instructions

1

In a pot of water with a bit of oil, boil the macaroni.

2

In the meantime, steam the broccoli.

3

In a blender, combine the roasted squash, steamed broccoli, milk and cheddar cheese. Blend until smooth.

4

Once the macaroni is cooked, drain and add the cheese & veggie sauce.

5

Stir well, scoop into a bowl and sprinkle with some more cheese.

6

Enjoy!

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