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Healthier Mac ‘n’ Cheese

by Tiffany Lo • from the video 6 Healthy Ingredient Substitutions

Inspired by buzzfeed.com

Ingredients

for 4 servings

  • 2 yellow potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 medium carrot, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and quartered
  • ½ cup
    cashews (65 g)
  • 1 teaspoon
    salt
  • 1 teaspoon
    pepper
  • 1 teaspoon
    garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon
    onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons
    nutritional yeast
  • 1 lb
    whole wheat macaroni, cooked (455 g)
  • paprika, optional

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Preparation

  1. Add potatoes, carrot, and onion to a boiling pot of water. Cook for 10 minutes or until fork-tender. Reserve two cups of boiled water, and drain the rest through a colander.
  2. Add cooked vegetables, cashews, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and nutritional yeast. Put 1 cup (235 ml) of reserved boiled water into blend. Blend until well combined. If a smoother texture is desired, add more of the boiled water.
  3. Pour mix over cooked pasta and coat evenly.
  4. Garnish with paprika (optional).
  5. Enjoy!
 

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