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    "Real Food"

    We Deserve Better: Tell Kraft To Stop Using Dangerous Artificial Colors in Our Mac & Cheese - 100 Days of Real Food

    Thought some people around here might find this humorous or something...the idea that Kraft Macaroni and Cheese is real food no matter how you tweak it!
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    ha ha that is pretty funny

    i have to admit - i used to eat the hell out of that gd boxed mac n cheese. It was truly a comfort food for me. Sad!

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    Another just danged good luck thing for me. My mom made the best mac and cheese. The roux, milk, and cheese. Boil pasta. Mix together. Top with a little more cheddar, some butter, some breadcrumbs and bake. (I said good, not primal.) The first time I had the stuff at the school cafeteria, I dumped it. The first time I tasted Kraft, I was like, wtf?

    If you're going to do s*** food, boil the pasta. Pour over it some con queso from a jar. It's still crap, but it's easier than Kraft, and you can eat the rest of the queso with a spoon at midnight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoanieL View Post
    Another just danged good luck thing for me. My mom made the best mac and cheese. The roux, milk, and cheese. Boil pasta. Mix together. Top with a little more cheddar, some butter, some breadcrumbs and bake. (I said good, not primal.) The first time I had the stuff at the school cafeteria, I dumped it. The first time I tasted Kraft, I was like, wtf?

    If you're going to do s*** food, boil the pasta. Pour over it some con queso from a jar. It's still crap, but it's easier than Kraft, and you can eat the rest of the queso with a spoon at midnight.
    Continuing with the mac and cheese stories....when my kids were little, they loved the boxed crap too. They did NOT love my homemade mac and cheese which got served a lot because it was something my very fussy stepfather WOULD eat when invited for dinner. So we had "kids' mac and cheese" which was the boxed crap, and "grown-up mac and cheese" which was homemade. One day they decided to try the dreaded "grown up" stuff and really liked it. Smothered in ketchup. They're grown up now, but still love it, still smother it in ketchup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoanieL View Post
    Another just danged good luck thing for me. My mom made the best mac and cheese. The roux, milk, and cheese. Boil pasta. Mix together. Top with a little more cheddar, some butter, some breadcrumbs and bake. (I said good, not primal.) The first time I had the stuff at the school cafeteria, I dumped it. The first time I tasted Kraft, I was like, wtf?
    My mommy, too. Mac and cheese was a real treat at my house growing up - Mom made it the real slow way, from scratch, and it sounds like the exact same recipe, bread crumbs on top and all. And I had the exact same reaction to box m&c, too.
    I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC

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    When my daughter was small, I used to make box macaroni and cheese by substituting sour cream for the margarine and milk called for on the label. Later I found a recipe that called for making a sauce of milk, eggs, and lots of mild shredded cheddar cheese. I would make that again, but substituting rice macaroni for the wheat. But my boyfriend doesn't like macaroni and cheese anyway, or he just thinks he doesn't. I'm sure he would enjoy the real thing.

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    LMAO.
    If your goal is to eliminate processed foods, I don't really think you can possibly do anything to make Kraft Macaroni and Cheese fit that mold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magnolia1973 View Post
    LMAO.
    If your goal is to eliminate processed foods, I don't really think you can possibly do anything to make Kraft Macaroni and Cheese fit that mold.
    +1
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    Well you guys might drum me right out of here, but Kraft Mac and Cheese is one of my cheat weaknesses. I love the stuff. I ate it as a kid and it's an ingrained comfort food for me. I *know* it's not primal in any sense of the word. But once every couple of months...I just gotta. LOL. That said, I didn't know that it had food dyes in it that were known carcinogens. Stupid me to assume that the FDA wouldn't allow a *known* carcinogen to be present in our food, especially one that is a CW staple for many children.
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    It can be a valuable step for some people. When I decided I was not going to do artificial colors and flavors, mostly because of my kids' behavioral reactions, it was a much bigger deal for me than going from there to paleo/primal has been. I'd say, let them take their step--it might lead to bigger things, and at the very least, it can reduce violence in our schools and neighborhoods.

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