Can you think of anything more comforting than a nice, warm bowl of mac and cheese? I haven’t met a single person, young or old(er), who doesn’t enjoy this cheesy dish. And I’m no different. But as an adult and a parent, I do tend to limit how much mac and cheese my family eats because truth be told, it’s not the healthiest thing for you. GOODLES, a new brand of mac and cheese, is trying to change that. Keep reading to learn more about this “good(er)” brand.
~ This is a sponsored post on behalf of Moms Meet and GOODLES. As always, opinions are 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand. ~
As a kid, mac and cheese was probably one of the first things I ever learned to make on my own. And it’s the only thing my oldest son knows how to make, on the stove at least. There’s just something about creamy, cheesy pasta that makes you feel good when you eat it. No wonder the dish is so popular.
But as much as we all love mac and cheese, you have to admit it isn’t the healthiest dinner option. That’s where GOODLES comes into the picture.
Noodles, Gooder = GOODLES
GOODLES Mac & Cheese is shaking up the pasta aisle with a healthier option. For everyone out there substituting their regular mac and cheese for a healthier, not-so-tasty alternative, you don’t have to! The brand is all about being “gooder” and making a delicious dish, nutritious. And they’re doing it while keeping that classic mac and cheese taste. Here’s all the gooder things you can look forward to when eating a box of GOODLES.
- 14 grams of protein. That’s the same as 2.5 hard boiled eggs.
- 6 grams of fiber, which is 3X more than regular mac.
- The use of prebiotic flour helps support immunity and gut health.
- 25% fewer calories than the leading mac brand.
- 21 nutrients from organic plants like kale, spinach, and maitake mushrooms.
- The use of only real cheese.
- No GMOs, and no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.
Plus, GOODLES is the first mac and cheese brand ever to receive the Clean Label Purity Award. That’s a pretty big deal!
GOODLES Mac & Cheese Flavors
Let’s not forget the variety of flavors, each with their own unique cheesy pasta experience.
- Cheddy Mac – creamy cheddar macaroni noodles
- Mover & Shaker – cacio e pepe-inspired macaroni noodles
- Shella Good – aged white cheddar shell noodles
- Twist My Parm – asiago and parmesan spiral noodles
It was predictable that my kids first wanted to try the Cheddy Mac flavor. And well…it looks like regular mac, cooks like regular mac, and tastes pretty close to regular mac. Overall, GOODLES is a win in my house.
Here are the results from my little taste-testers:
The 3 y/o asked for more the next day so I think it’s safe to say he’d give a 5 out of 5 stars.
The 6 y/o said the taste was a little different, but still good and close to regular mac, so she gave 5 out of 5 stars.
The 10 y/o, and pickiest eater of the family, said he’d definitely eat it again. But he did think the texture of the noodles was a little softer than regular mac. Honestly, that could be that I cooked the pasta a little too long. He was probably just trying to find a way to bash my cooking because I tasted it and didn’t think the noodles were any different than regular mac. Based on the texture he gave 4 out of 5 stars, but since he’ll “definitely” eat it again, it’s a win in my book.
Ready to be a Do-Gooder and give GOODLES Mac & Cheese a try? Right now, GOODLES is only available online at Goodles.com. A box retails for $3.50, but you know me, I have some savings for you! Use promo code MOMSAREGOODER at checkout and you’ll save 25% off your order. And let me suggest the variety pack, so you can taste them all!
Which flavor of GOODLES Mac & Cheese are you most excited to try?
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