The other Lazy Vegans: Macaroni and “Cheese”… and PEAS!

This is a post about a product that I really love:Leahey Gardens Mac&Cheese. I love this product because it’s quick, easy and delicious.

They make gluten-free and regular and it’s the answer for your friend who “can’t live without” macaroni and cheese in a box. Brent and I have a twist on this recipe because even though it’s pretty good for you right out of the box, we like vegetables.

I add peas… about 1 and a half cups. I also add a generous dash of flake red pepper and Italian seasoning when preparing the cheese sauce. This recipe is also very good prepared with water, for the record. This means it’s great for travel anywhere with a microwave.

This is the finished product, ready to be enjoyed. It’s already rich in B vitamins thanks for nutritional yeast in the sauce and the peas add a whollop of protein. Enjoy!

This is Christie and Brent, signing off!

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5 thoughts on “The other Lazy Vegans: Macaroni and “Cheese”… and PEAS!

  1. Somer says:

    Would you believe I didn’t know such a product existed? I used to always add peas to my kids mac & cheese. The box will come in handy for travels for sure!

  2. eviliciouz says:

    Gonna put this on must try list. :).

  3. Kinenchen says:

    YAY! I hope you both like if when you get to try it. It’s very kid friendly, which is a huge bonus.

  4. I’m still converting to a vegan diet and boxed m-n-c is one thing I have a hard time giving up. I use Annie’s now (with the cute bunny shapes!) but I’m glad to hear the vegan versions are just as good; it’s always nice to have something quick to whip up on lazy nights. And I get adding the peas, my mom used to make Kraft Mac and Cheese with tuna and peas. Obvoiusly I would omit the tuna 🙂

    • Kinenchen says:

      There are a few brands of soy “tuna”… we’re definitely a fan of adding ham (not!) from Dixie Dinner to mac&cheese sometimes. Maybe that’ll recreate your old favorite. Annie’s is good too but Leahey’s is my favorite.

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