Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A Better Replacement

Want to try a healthy replacement for this?

1) The least healthy option, but if your kids like this stuff and eat it a lot, you may have to start with this version until you move down the list and try some healthier ones.
1/4 C All Purpose Flour
1/8 C Light Buttery Spread
1/4 tsp Salt
1 1/3 C Skim Milk
1 C Cubed 2% Cheddar Cheese

Put all ingredients except cheese in saucepan. Bring to a boil and let simmer until thickened. Slowly add in cheese and stir until melted. Pour over Cooked Whole Wheat noodles.
- To up the 'ante' a bit (is that how you say it? haha) Add in some cooked, pureed sweet potato! Its BARELY noticeable and YUMMY!

2) Vegan Option #1 - Some random ingredients, but you will be amazed at the result!
No one will know its not cheese!

From Vitamix Cookbook:
1 C Water
2 Tbl Lemon Juice
1/4 C Canned Pimientos (or 1 large roasted red pepper)
1/2 C Cashews or Almonds (soaking them beforehand helps)
1 tsp Onion Powder
1/4 C Nutritional Yeast (found at whole foods in bins)
2 tsp Salt
1 1/2 C Boiling Water
2 Tbl Potato Starch mixed with 1/4 C Cold Water

Put all ingredients (except last two) in high powered blender. Blend until steam comes out of lid. Pour boiling water and potato starch into blender and blend slowly until thickened.
-or just put ingredients (except last two) in regular blender, and blend until smooth Put in pot and bring to boiling. Add the 1 1/2 C water and potato starch mixture. Slowly simmer until thickened.

3) Vegan option #2 - This one is probably my favorite!
Don't let vegan scare you - this is so good for you and So easy!! My kids LOVED it!
Try this one out!
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1 comment:

  1. The third one is what we've been making! Love it! My kiddo loves it too!



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