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My kids just went back to school on August 30th, and we’re back, busy as ever in full swing. Both of my son’s are attending preschool. My older son is attending a Pre-K program, and will be at school for lunch. While my younger son will be coming home to eat lunch with me.
My plan is to send healthy lunches to school with my older son, and to have healthy lunches ready in the fridge for my younger son.
My younger son is small for his age. ( 5th percentile), and is also a picky eater. It is important to me to have food around that he will eat, and that has as much nutrition as possible.
Any type of Mac and Cheese is always his favorite thing to eat. I have started to make his Mac and Cheese with a cauliflower cheese sauce, and so far he loves it!
I have also been adding these Go & Grow by Similac® Mix-Ins™ for some extra nutrition. My little guy needs as much nutrition as he can get.
Go & Grow by Similac® Mix-Ins™ are meant to be mixed in with your toddler’s favorite foods for some extra nutrition and vitamins and is not meant to be mixed in with liquid. Each packet is meant to be mixed in with about 1/2 cup of food, and your kiddos will not notice a difference in texture.
I actually mixed this in with the Mac and Cauliflower Cheese on my toddler’s plate, but didn’t mix it when I had this for lunch as well.
Go & Grow by Similac® Mix-Ins™ are not meant for children under the age of 1, but are supposed to help toddlers achieve extra nutrition that helps support growth and development in toddlers.
Right now, you can earn up to $3.00 with the Ibotta App when you purchase any size of Go & Grow by Similac® Mix-Ins™. Find the offer here.
You can find Go & Grow by Similac® Mix-Ins™ in the formula aisle at Walmart. You can also buy Go & Grow by Similac® Milk-Based Powder to be mixed with water. Find out more about the Go & Grow by Similac® Mix-Ins™ Walmart carries.
This Cauliflower Cheese Sauce is really simple to make- and it only takes about 15 minutes and a few ingredients.
Mac and Cauliflower Cheese
1 medium head of cauliflower- chopped
2 cups of whole milk
1-2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 cup of cheese- I used White American Cheese
8 ounces of macaroni noodles
salt to taste
Optional: 1 packet of Go & Grow by Similac® Mix-Ins™ per serving or ½ cup of food
Method: In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, sautee the chopped cauliflower in the olive oil. Add milk and let boil for about 10 minutes- or until cauliflower is completely soft. remove from heat and blend the milk and the cauliflower into a sauce. Return sauce back into the pan. Add cheese and salt and mix in. Boil your Macaroni noodles until they are al dente. Drizzle the cauliflower cheese sauce over the noodles and sprinkle some additional cheese on top if you like.
I used one Go & Grow by Similac® Mix-Ins™ for one serving (or ½ cup of food) of my son’s lunch and mixed it in right before he ate. I stored the rest of this Mac and Cauliflower Cheese in the fridge for another day.