A healthy vegan version of the classic mac + cheese. This will satisfy your cheesy cravings for sure! This recipe is healthy, oil-free + salt-free.
Last week I was craaaaving mac + cheese, and although normally I make my vegan cheese sauce with vegetables, I wanted to try out a cashew nut base for a change. Needless to say it came out amazing and it definitely hit the spot! The sauce was so creamy + with little prep, it only took 15 minutes to make! I have to admit, I’d already demolished half of this recipe in a few minutes after I’d made it… I just can’t resist a healthy mac + cheese recipe.
Cashews aren’t normally on my shopping list because nuts can be quite expensive for small amounts. But I wanted to make an effort to sneak more nuts into my meals because of the health benefits. Cashews are packed full of vitamins + minerals, including iron + omega 3 fats. Not to mention, nuts are classed as an “anti-cancer” food.
Not to mention, this recipe includes 3 tbsp of nutritional yeast, so if you ate a 1/3 of this recipe, you’re getting double the recommended amount of B12 you need in a day. B12 is super important to live a healthy vegan life, so if you’re not a big fan of nutritional yeast, try getting your B12 in other ways like Marmite or supplements!