Have you noticed that I get obsessed with things super easily? Are you sick of quinoa posts yet? I hope not because I really want to tell you about this Ancient Harvest Quinoa Mac and Cheese!
Ben’s mom has started eating gluten free and whenever she cooks, most of the food is gluten free. I never would have tried that stuff on my own, so when I found out there were gluten free mac and cheese options, I just had to try a few. This quinoa mac and cheese intrigued me because I’m trying to cut down on refined pastas, but still need my mac and cheese!
Sauce: I loved this sauce. It was creamy and had a cheese flavor that I’m a fan of from boxed mac and cheese. It wasn’t gritty, but you will want to mix the sauce with milk before adding your pasta. It makes the sauce powder dissolve better for a creamier sauce. I did not use butter, just 2% milk.
Pasta: The pasta was noticeably quinoa. It had a grittier quality than white pastas and while it was different, it definitely wasn’t enough for me to shy away from almost eating the whole box.
Overall: I compared the nutritional information of this to Kraft Original and had a few surprises. Ancient Harvest was the winner when it came to calories, fiber, and lower sodium, but quite frankly I still don’t think it’s something to eat if you’re trying to eat healthy.
Would I eat it again? I probably would get this again if it were on sale. I am trying to eat less refined pasta and more fiber, so if I can still get my mac and cheese fix while keeping these things in mind, I’ll do it!