Mac and cheese is a classic meal that is easy to make and just simply delicious. If it weren’t so unhealthy, we’d probably be eating it more often.
According to a list compiled by editors of Eat This, Not That!, the following mac and cheese options are ranked from healthiest to unhealthiest.
11. Banza Plant-Based Mac with Chickpea Pasta
Banza offers a plant-based mac & cheese made from… you guessed it, chickpea pasta. And, because it’s made from chickpeas, it’s a healthier alternative to traditional mac & cheese in many ways.
Before you do your happy dance, you need to know that this pasta dish isn’t as healthy as you think it is. Unfortunately, it’s very high in sodium and carbs. There are a whopping 660 milligrams of sodium and 35 grams of carbs per serving, which, by the way, is 1 cup. Still, it is a great healthier option for the times you are craving mac and cheese.