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.
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