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Monday, September 15, 2014

Certified #Organic Pasta And White Cheddar #HorizonMacAndCheese Dinner

**I received 2 packages of Horizon Organic macaroni and cheese as part of BzzAgent. All opinions and photos are original and copyright Momma Told Me Blog 2014.
#HorizonMacAndCheese #Organic White Cheddar Shells with no preservatives or artificial colors! #GotItFree
Momma Told Me: That's for little kids!

There are few foods that can be considered a side dish or an entree for children; macaroni and cheese is one of them. Why? I've always wondered this when taking my nieces and nephews out to eat. Grilled cheese is almost identical, grain and cheese, yet seems much more substantial. Neither of them, as an adult, is a viable meal option for me, however; and I feel even more guilty when reading the labels and realizing I should be more concerned about all the 'extras' put into a dish that should be so simple.
#HorizonMacAndCheese #Organic White Cheddar Shells with no preservatives or artificial colors! #GotItFree
#HorizonMacAndCheese #Organic White Cheddar Shells with no preservatives or artificial colors! #GotItFree
Sabrina, now 11, has been raised on Macaroni and Cheese, it's one of her favorites. In fact, she happily grabs a 'blue box' from the pantry and begins prepping an after-school snack, or lazy weekend lunch. It's a process so simple we've begun trusting her to do it herself, under adult supervision. And as much as she loves building box robots out of the leftover packages from our, very cheap and affordable, blue box cubes; she is smart enough to ask burning questions like "Why is the powder neon?" Something I've taught her to ask when considering a food group's place in nature and the pyramid.
#HorizonMacAndCheese #Organic White Cheddar Shells with no preservatives or artificial colors! #GotItFree
Let's face it, noodles and cheese should be a fun dish for kids; but why do I feel guilty when I sneak a bowl as an adult? Shouldn't the things we feed our children be as healthy, or even more high quality than that which we knowingly consume ourselves? So I recently embraced the opportunity to try a range of Pasta and Cheese shells from well known Organic Milk brand Horizon. The 3organic pasta shells with White Cheddar had Sabrina skeptical, after all, she was used to eating the neon brand.

As a compromise I made one box of the 'blue stuff' and one box of #HorizonMacAndCheese Pasta Shells with White Cheddar. As we added the magical 'flavor' powder into our cooked noodles, with butter and organic milk, Sabrina scrunched her nose. "Color means flavor!" she declared as the noodles turned a faint white. I could have tried to explain that the 'white' noodles have no artificial colors, preservatives, or flavors; but I simply placed the two bowls in front of her and held up my end of the deal. If she did not like the 'new' stuff she would not have to eat it.
#HorizonMacAndCheese #Organic White Cheddar Shells with no preservatives or artificial colors! #GotItFree
In fact, the idea of doing a taste test had Sabrina so excited, she willingly put a spoonful of the Horizon Mac in her mouth without further complaint. Even better, she finished half the bowl before coming up for air. When I asked if she wanted me to finish for her she was quick to tell me she could finish the bowl on her own; and that she preferred the White Cheddar organic over the blue box! Now, if only I can convince her to taste test different types of veggies mixed in with her macaroni and cheese! At least, with Horizon organic pasta boxes we both can feel a little less guilty eating like a kid again!

How do you compromise when it comes to your kids favorite foods to make sure they are more nutritious?

What Daughter Says: Bring fun back to your table without the guilt, choose high quality sides the whole family will love.

14 comments:

  1. I read labels like crazy when it comes to our family. I try to find foods that are not full of ingredients I cannot pronounce.

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  2. We are always looking for good organic foods for the kids. We love the Horizon brand and I did not know they has mac and cheese. YAY!

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  3. I'm glad to know about this brand as on those days I don't make home made this would be a wonderful item to have in the pantry especially on those grand kid visits.

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  4. This is the only brand my son will eat, he loves this stuff

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  5. My kids love this stuff. We lucked out and found it on sale recently for 10 for $10. Awesome!

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  6. I bet you can sneak some zucchini in there without her knowing!

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  7. Truth be told mac and cheese is one of my favorites, too. It's one of my go-to comfort foods! Especially if you throw in some cut up hot dogs or shredded chicken to make it a little more substantial :)

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  8. Dude, I so want kids to try this - they live on mac-n-cheese

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  9. We make some compromises in both directions. It's all a give and take. We love Horizon products.

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  10. Most of the products I buy for my family are certified organic and minimally processed. I haven't tried this yet but we do buy their organic cheese sticks.

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  11. My kids won't eat mac & cheese. Actually, it's probably because that powder is neon colored! I'll have to get some Horizon and see if they'll try it. We love Horizon milk and other dairy products.

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  12. If there Mac and Cheese is half and good as there milk (and I am sure it is) then I'd be all over this!

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  13. Mac and cheese is a staple in our house and the box kind is something I always have on hand for when I don't want to make homemade. We just enjoyed some yesterday with cut up hot dogs and peas tossed in.

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