That’s Great And All, But It’s Still Processed Food

Here’s an interesting thing I learned today: Kraft has gone stealth with its traditional mac & cheese. Apparently, Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner Veggie Pasta hit the shelves of some stores last month. A serving of the orange pasta provides a half-serving of cauliflower.

I’m torn about how I feel about this. Yes, it’s at least trying to make something that’s completely bad for you be slightly less bad for you. But, you could add REAL cauliflower and reap a whole lot more health benefits to the dish. Or, get really wild, and make your own version of mac n cheese – with added veggies – and cut out all the sodium and other processed crud that’s thrown into a box of Kraft Mac & Cheese.

But, still, some nights you just want that orange stuff. In which case, grab the box with the added cauliflower to at least feel less guilty.

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About kareiner

I'm an active mom who loves to cook. I'm passionate about health and fitness. I'm no expert, nutritionist, personal trainer or miracle worker. I just like being active and I like good food.
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2 Responses to That’s Great And All, But It’s Still Processed Food

  1. Lauren H. says:

    I freeze small batches of veggie purees that I throw into crap-food like this for my kids when I just need a quick dinner. Cauliflower & zucchini is completely colorless and tasteless. My kiddos gobble it up!

  2. Brian W. says:

    If more parents would take the time to teach some cooking basics to their kids (yeah – I know that a lot of parents don’t even have those skills) then kids would learn that a lot of basic cooking techniques take no longer than defrosting and reheating pre-packaged crap. Plus – just as in many other aspects of life, there’s a pride and joy to having made something yourself and slowing down to take the time and do something instead of always rushing onto the next thing.

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