If you're anything like me, by the time February rolls around, you're craving some comfort food. At the top of my list for this soothing pleasure is macaroni and cheese. The trouble with this is, it isn't very healthy or comforting to my body. If I ate this only once in a great while, I wouldn't worry about it but this dish is a regular request in my home so I had to make it nutritious.
Here's what I did...
I used gluten-free pasta. I got the creamy, cheesy flavor I (and my family) craved by using cashew cream plus nutritional yeast instead of using cheese and cream. I added broccoli and peas to get some veggies in on the action. And finally, I got a crunchy texture with a sprinkling of gluten-free panko and tomato slices for the finishing touch. This dish was so good that even my cheese loving, boxed mac and cheese making, daughter couldn't get enough of it!