June 25, 2011

Soapbox Saturday - Veggie Mac and Cheese

This week we had the chance to try out a new product from Kraft.  (I guess someone out there heard about my secret mac and cheese love.)  It's macaroni and cheese, but with "veggie pasta."  The idea is that it's a sneaky way to get veggies into your child's diet.

I hired some experienced taste testers to give me their valued opinions.  The taste was a thumbs up.  Both of my boys liked it.  Rex would normally eat veggies anyway, but Baden is extremely picky.  I was excited to sneak the veggies in on him.  The mac and cheese has a 1/2 a serving of veggies (the equivalent of 1/2 cup of cauliflower).  There isn't even a hint of cauliflower in the flavor of the pasta.  You can sense that it's a little heartier, but the flavor isn't any different.

The only con we found was that the box contains a little less than the normal box of mac and cheese (just like the spiral kind). 

All in all, I think it's a great idea for picky kids.  It's tasty, easy, and fast (just like the original), but it packs a secret veggie weapon that any mom can appreciate.

Thanks for reading.


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