17 Jan 2014 No Comments
Who doesn’t crave creamy comfort food every now and then? I have learned that you don’t have to sacrifice good nutrition to get this indulgent treat! During my 1st pregnancy I craved mac and cheese almost every day of my first trimester. It doesn’t take a genius to read the ingredients off of a mac and cheese box to see how unhealthy it is, especially with all the junky additives, processed cheese, white flour, artificial colors and flavors.
For my 2nd pregnancy I started to crave mac and cheese again, but decided to indulge in a healthier way. I discovered at a vegan restaurant how amazing soaked cashew cheese was. I was blown away that I couldn’t tell the difference! Cashew cheese is creamy and also nutritious. Cashews are an excellent source of copper, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, and zinc. Another bonus is that cashews have a lower fat content than most other nuts. After playing around with a few recipes I discovered an easy and delicious way to make this awesome non-dairy, gluten free comfort food!
Dairy and Gluten free Mac and Cheese: