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I have a question, what about macaroni & cheese. Have you done any research, since it's so much out there? I would like to know if it is healthy because the kids love it.
Macaroni and Cheese can be great for you and you are right - kids love it.
Some of it isn't so great though with a lot of artificial chemicals and flavorings. Many of the boxed products also use pastas made with white flour which isn't the best choice.
Making your own Mac & Cheese is the best option and here are two great recipes for healthy Mac & Cheese:
Here are some better choices for frozen or boxed:
Whole Foods 365 Organic Mac & Cheese (frozen)
Timothy S. Harlan, MD, FACP