DAIRY FREE MAC AND CHEESE

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This lighter dairy free mac and cheese is super creamy but still healthy. This sneaks carrots in place
of cheese to make this dairy free, Vegan, gluten free, peanut free, tree nut free and
soy free.

Macaroni and cheese is just one of those comfort foods that always sounds good. Especially for kids. I grew up
eating this almost every other day from a very familiar blue box. Even in college, this was an
easy (and super cheap) go to meal. A dairy free mac and cheese is a great way for people allergic to dairy to once again
enjoy their favorite comfort food.
After I had Sir, I found an organic boxed version which was a little bit healthier as far as
pre-packaged foods go. Of course, he loved it and I enjoyed it too. And like so many of our
other easy foods, we had to give it up when Mr. Naughty was diagnosed with his food allergies.
More specifically after he had a scary reaction after eating it.

I never told you guys about the time when Mr. Naughty woke up with a swollen eye. This
must be close to one year ago, so maybe I wasn’t here yet. Anyways, lunch one day consisted
of a boxed gluten free macaroni and cheese. He’d eaten it before and didn’t have any problems.
This particular day, I decided to add some frozen spinach, chicken, basil oil, and olive oil.
He woke up from his nap crying and scratching at his very swollen eye. My immediate thought
was to administer an epi-pen. My husband and I quickly looked over the rest of his body and
didn’t find any signs of hives or other symptoms. Instead of giving him the epi-pen, we gave him
some benadryl. Within 10 minutes his swelling went down and he seemed less irritable. We
watched him like hawks for the next few hours with no follow up problems.
So.
I still don’t know what actually caused it.
He can have dairy in small amounts. (we’re all lactose intolerant)
He’s had spinach before.
He’s had olive oil before.
He’s had basil before.

DAIRY FREE MAC AND CHEESE
DAIRY FREE MAC AND CHEESE

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 box favorite gluten free macaroni pasta
  • 1½ cups unsweetened dairy free milk of choice
  • 16 oz bag of fresh carrots
  • 3 Tbsp oil
  • 3 Tbsp white rice flour
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp smoked paprika
  • ¾ tsp salt or to taste
  • pepper optional

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Prepare boxed gluten free pasta using directions from the box. Drain and rinse, running under cold water to stop cooking. Set aside.
  2. Boil carrots until fork tender. Blend with a hand stick or food processor until smooth consistency. Set aside.
  3. In a sauce pan, heat oil under medium-low heat and whisk in gluten free flour. Cook for about 2 minutes.

You can find complete recipes of this DAIRY FREE MAC AND CHEESE in petiteallergytreats.com

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