Road’s End Organics Vegan Mac & Chreese
You’re probably thinking, “Keri, what are you doing with a box of mac and chreese? Homemade is so much better!” And you’d be correct, but since I’ve started babysitting for another toddler during the day, I’m missing that extra hand I used to have for making lunches. I try to keep things made in advance, but I think keeping one of these around for emergencies will be a real life-saver. Plus, this is the one (and I mean only) vegan product I can find without going on a nice long drive.
The kids really love this mac and cheese. The box boasts it’s called chreese (pronounced trees) because all their ingredients are plant-based, the package is made from 100% recycled paperboard thus no new trees were cut down, and organic ingredients were farmed without the use of synthetic chemicals for the making of the product, helping to preserve the soil. The other side (this box has a lot to say) indicates Road’s End Organics’ Mac & Chreese is vegan, gluten free, soy & nut free, no egg, no whey or casein, no candida albicans, no trans fat, certified organic, lactose free, cholesterol free, a good source of B12, high fiber, no saturated fat, and a good source of folate. Phew, I told you this box is wordy!
I have to admit I tried this a long time ago, when I was first trying vegan “cheesy” products, and didn’t really care for it. My tongue just didn’t understand the vegan cheese flavor yet. When I made this for the kids I gave it another taste, and it actually tastes pretty good to me now. Ah, how our palates change! Since the kids just couldn’t seem to get enough of it, I’m definitely glad to have found my “break glass in case of emergency” lunch in a box.
What’s your favorite vegan mac and cheese recipe? Fell free to link to a recipe!