Mac & Cheeze

Ahhh, the glorious Macaroni & Cheese! Believe it or not, it can taste even better without the guilt of filling your body with low nutrition or low quality processed ingredients. This version removes the gluten, sneaks nutritious veggies into the sauce, and doesn't compromise an ounce of flavor. With the added delicious bonus of the irresistible sprinkle topping and optional sweet peas, you might even choose this one over any other. This recipe can also be a yummy lunchbox option, made nut-free if desired.

Serves: 4-6

Why It's Good For You:

Sesame seeds are a superior source of the macronutrient calcium, which is vital for so many body functions. Sunflower seeds are most highly correlated with boosting cardiovascular health because they can reduce ""bad"" LDL cholesterol, in addition to many other positive effects like cancer prevention and improved detoxification.

Mac & Cheeze
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Ingredients

(use organic ingredients where possible)

  • 250 g pkg gluten-free macaroni or other pasta
  • 1 cup frozen peas

CHEEZE SAUCE

  • 1/2 cup cashews, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds or a combination, pre-soaked 15 minutes in boiling water or up to 12 hours in cold, filtered water
  • 1 cup potato
  • 1 cup carrot
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp Celtic or Himalayan salt
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • Pinch cayenne or chili powder
  • 3 tbsp neutral cold-pressed oil such as sunflower, sesame (not toasted), macadamia, light olive oil or avocado oil

MACADAMIA ""PARMESAN""

  • 1/4 cup macadamias, cashews, or sunflower seeds
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tsp salt
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