mac + cheese = healthy? In my house, of course.
The creamy bright orange sauce is made from sweet potato, eliminating the need for dairy and instantly upping the vitamins and antioxidants. The texture, taste, and even the sound it makes when you stir it into the pasta is enough to fool your brain into thinking you’re eating out of the blue box.
This healthy comfort food recipe was inspired by Chef Chloe Coscarelli (her vegan Italian cookbook is amazing).
I made it gluten free by using brown rice pasta and tapioca flour as the thickener in the sauce. I of course had to add a little green in the way of broccoli, and added extra sweet potato. I also threw it in the oven to bake it, although you don’t have to, I just love the way baked pasta tastes.
I’ll be whipping this up on the TV show, Better Connecticut, On Friday, February 13th, which airs at 3pm. If you live in Connecticut, be sure to tune in!
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Maria Marlowe is a holistic nutrition and wellness coach who uses real food to help her clients improve their health, weight, and skin. She offers a 28-day healthy eating meal plan that teaches you how to batch cook, as well as one to clear up acne. Her most popular program is EatSLIM, a 10-week online group glass that guides participants to develop healthy eating habits that stick – and lose weight, boost their metabolism, improve their digestion, and quit sugar.
She writes healthy and delicious plant-based recipes for her popular blog. She is also the author of the #1 New Release on Amazon, The Real Food Grocery Guide, the most practical guide to selecting the healthiest foods, without going broke, which has been praised by Dr. Oz and InStyle magazines. You can find her on instagram @mariamarlowe.