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Organic wheat shell pasta, cheddar cheese (cultured pasteurized milk, salt, non-animal enzymes), whey, butter, nonfat milk, salt, sodium phosphate, annatto extract for color. Contains milk and wheat ingredients.
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Why You’ll Love Shells and Real Aged Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese
Macaroni and cheese, please! Annie's Homegrown Shells and Real Aged Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese will put a smile on anyone’s face, whether it’s a fun lunch on the weekend at home, or dinner that is put together on a busy weeknight. Annie’s has taken their incredibly popular original Shells and White Cheddar and has given it a cheesy twist by making it with real cheddar. While most macaroni and cheeses available have an orange tint from chemicals, this savory dish is colored with a plant extract called annatto. The kids are sure to love it, and adults are going to love that it doesn’t have any artificial ingredients or fake flavors in it.
Why choose Annie's Homegrown Shells and Real Aged Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese?
It’s a short list of wholesome ingredients when it comes to Annie's Homegrown Shells and Real Aged Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese. Inside one will find:
- Organic wheat shell pasta
- Cheddar cheese
- Nonfat milk
- Sodium phosphate
- Annatto extract for color
Macaroni and cheese is often what kids crave, but it’s not always what they need—especially when extra sodium or potentially harmful dyes (like Yellow 5 and Yellow 6) come into play. Annie’s Homegrown Shells and Real Aged Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese uses ingredients like butter, nonfat milk, and real cheddar cheese, all of which are good in moderation. Additionally, noodles are organic wheat, meaning that no pesticides were used in the production process.
Annie's Homegrown Shells and Real Aged Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese also offers 10 grams of protein per serving, which is approximately 12% of the daily recommended value. Protein acts as a building block for muscles, bones, and other tissue, and it also helps to keep bones, tendons, ligaments, and skin feeling elastic. A lack of protein will lead to feeling worn down and lethargic since the body has to work harder to grow and repair tissue. In addition, it also helps the body absorb nutrients, which is key for growing bodies, and contributes to that full feeling after eating.
About Annie’s Homegrown
Annie’s has worked for more than 20 years to nourish families with their simple and down-to-earth food options that taste great and are also healthy. They seek out real ingredients from Mother Earth that offer pure, natural flavors to make every delicious food product in their line.
Annie’s Homegrown actually started with macaroni and cheese back in 1989. Annie created the company with Andrew Martin, aiming to make the classic dish in a way that was wholesome and healthy. Since then, her business has grown into the operation it is today, and this non-GMO, vegetarian, cruelty-free, and artificial ingredient-free mac and cheese exemplifies what they’re all about: bringing families together for tasty, healthful meals.
Foods to pair with Annie's Homegrown Shells and Real Aged Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese
Sure, macaroni and cheese is delicious on its own, but it’s important to incorporate fresh fruits, veggies, and foods packed with nutrients into the meal, too. By adding in other healthy options with Annie's Homegrown Shells and Real Aged Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese, kids can get what they want while still taking steps toward their heir daily recommended nutrients. Round things out with some delicious offerings and recipes from Thrive Market.
Give kids their recommended daily intake of vitamin C with one of these convenient juice boxes. This delicious pear juice is naturally sweet without any artificial sugars or flavorings. Throw one of these into a lunchbox along with an apple and a tupperware full of Annie's Homegrown Shells and Real Aged Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese. Everyone at the school lunch table will want to copy them with a delicious and healthy meal.
Seaweed packs in loads of omega-3’s and minerals that will really help to round out a mac and cheese dinner. The umami flavor of seaweed is something that kids won’t be able to resist, and it’s so much better than traditional potato chips or fries. It’ll also be adding in some green to the meal, making it much more colorful and fun while also encouraging children to always eat a variety of colorful foods. For a quick and easy weekday dinner or a BBQ at the house, put some of these seaweed snacks and Annie's Homegrown Shells and Real Aged Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese on the plate to give them a little salty and savory combo.
Switch things up with regular old macaroni and cheese by adding a homemade twist. Mix in fresh broccoli to add in some greens and give texture to Annie's Homegrown Shells and Real aged Cheddar Macaroni And Cheese. Once that’s done put it in an oven-safe dish and bake for 10-20 minutes, then add some crumbled Late July Classic Rich Crackers on top for a “breadcrumb” topping that will be a little sweet and play with the savory flavors.
After a bowl of Annie's Homegrown Shells and Real Aged Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese, give the kids a not-so-typical sweet treat with some dried mango. Ripe, juicy mangoes are dried to create and intense tropical flavor that is great for appeasing the munchies. These go great when you’ve sat down for dinner and a movie night at home—it’s like getting snacks from the movie theater, but this is the healthy version.
Reviews For Shells and Real Aged Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese
Based on 7 Reviews
Great Mac & Cheese
Real Wisconsin cheese flavor.
Mac and cheese
this is a great substitute in place of commercial store bought products. It's a quick addition as a side dish or meal. And of course, everyone likes Mac and Cheese.
I love the flavor of these shells and they are super creamy.
My kids all enjoy this mac n cheese. It's hard to get the lumps out of it though, that is the only downside. I have found that you definitely need to do the sauce before adding the cooked noodles otherwise you have a clumpy mess on your hands. All-in-all I would purchase again.
Best boxed M&C
If your kids (or college kids, or YOU0 love M&C out of a box, this is real food and has real food flavor. Since its an easy go to meal, we stock up, cant beat the price here, its twice as much in my local health food chain.
These are good, I like that they are organic. They are not real stick to your ribs type although I imagine you could modify the directions to make them that way.
my daughter and I share a box of this for lunch sometimes. We both just loves this brand. I use to only eat Velveeta mac n cheese but after trying this I had to switch. And the price is just great, you'd pay double this at the store.
- Heather Marie
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