Want some healthy and tasty ideas for your little one? Check out this great recipe from Mika Shino, author of Smart Bites for Baby.
This is a brainfood version of the classic mac’n’cheese because it contains vegetables and whole grains, as well as flaxseeds and wheat germs.
It is very simple to make and very similar in flavor to the classic mac’n’cheese, but it features the added benefits of protein, added vitamins and DHA Omega 3 fatty acid.
Ingredients (makes 4 servings)
- 4 cups buckwheat or whole wheat elbow macaroni
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup shredded Pecorino Romani cheese
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 cup cream
- 1 tablespoon ground flaxseeds
- 1 tablespoon ground wheat germ
In a large pot with salt, cook the macaroni following the instructions on the package.
Meanwhile, heat a pan with oil and add the cheeses, cream, flaxseeds and wheat germ.
When the macaroni is cooked, drain and add to the cheese mixture and toss well.