Review: Annie’s Homegrown Microwavable Mac & Cheese
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Dec 27 2012

Review: Annie’s Homegrown Microwavable Mac & Cheese

I was skeptical about how I would like the Annie’s Homegrown Microwaveable Mac & Cheese because I was not a fan of microwavable mac & cheese before having to follow the gluten-free diet.  I was a loyal and dedicated Kraft Original Mac & Cheese fan.  We have been a fan of Annie’s Homegrown gluten-free products, so when I spotted the microwavable on local store shelves in August, I knew that we had to give the product a fair shot.

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The box comes with 5 packets/servings inside.  The pasta and cheese is packaged separately, like so:

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The instructions are easy enough for a 10-12 year old to follow, but the bowl does get hot in the microwave, so parental guidance is suggested.  Once the pasta is cooked with the water for 3-3.5 minutes, it is time to pour in the cheese, stir and let the dish sit for one minute. 

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I was pleasantly surprised with the flavor and texture of this dish!  I was expecting to have to season it with a little extra salt and pepper, but that wasn’t necessary.  If you would have served this to me, I would not have been able to tell you that it was made in the microwave as an “instant” type dish. 

BEST INGREDIENTS: RICE PASTA (RICE FLOUR), CHEDDAR CHEESE (CULTURED PASTEURIZED MILK, SALT, NON-ANIMAL ENZYMES), WHEY, BUTTER, NON FAT MILK, NON-GMO CORN STARCH, SALT, SODIUM PHOSPHATE, ANNATTO EXTRACT FOR COLOR.
CONTAINS MILK INGREDIENTS.

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Look how cheesy and creamy the macaroni is!  Hannah even liked it and she is very picky when it comes to mac & cheese.  As a matter of fact, she refuses to eat the popular instant mac & cheese that is not gluten-free. 

This is a wonderful product to keep on hand for fast dinners or snacks or in your desk drawer at work.  Annie’s Homegrown products are available across the US in mainstream grocery and health food stores and online

Article Written by:

Kimberly Bouldin is a gluten-free wife, runner & blogger with two children in Columbus, Ohio. After her celiac diagnosis in 2006, she has made it her mission to embrace an entirely new approach to nutrition in a gluten-free world, exploring options that run the gamut from "made from scratch" homemade bread to sampling and reviewing the gluten-free prepared foods that are continuously being introduced to the market. While navigating the waters of becoming gluten-free, Kim shares her experiences and passes along valuable product reviews in addition to helping other moms of celiac kids develop healthy menus that are kid-friendly and palatable. Kimberly is a valuable resource for those who are newly diagnosed, as well as for the more seasoned gluten-free veterans. Follow Kim on Twitter!

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