Savor the rich, comforting, and gourmet flavors of the Classic Mac & Cheese exclusively at Epicured.com. Designed for the discerning palate, our Classic Mac & Cheese marries tradition with dietary consideration, offering a gluten-free and lactose-free spin on this cherished classic.
Creamy & Luscious: Dive into a symphony of cheeses – Mozzarella, Cheddar, and Parmesan – each bringing their unique flavors and textures to create a cheese sauce that's velvety, rich, and utterly mouthwatering.
Gluten-Free Goodness: No compromises here. Our gluten-free elbow noodles, made from corn and rice flour, hold up beautifully, ensuring each bite is as delightful as the next.
Lactose-Free Luxury: Crafted with lactose-free milk and enriched with Vitamin A palmitate and Vitamin D3, our Mac & Cheese ensures a delectable experience even for those with dietary restrictions.
Seasoned to Perfection: A medley of seasonings, including white pepper, paprika, nutmeg, thyme, and oregano, lends a subtle yet defining touch, elevating this dish beyond the ordinary.
Quick & Wholesome: Enjoy the convenience of a ready-to-eat meal without compromising on taste or quality.
- Lactose-Free Milk (fat-free milk, lactase enzyme, Vitamin A palmitate, Vitamin D3)
- Gluten Free Elbow Noodles (corn flour, rice flour, mono and diglycerides)
- Mozzarella Cheese (pasteurized milk, cheese culture, salt, enzymes)
- Cheddar Cheese (pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes)
- Parmesan Cheese (pasteurized part-skim milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes, powdered cellulose, natamycin)
- Butter (cream, natural flavoring)
- Potato Starch
- Seasonings: Salt, White Pepper, Paprika, Nutmeg, Thyme, Oregano.
The FODMAP diet is an evidence-based approach designed to help manage gastrointestinal symptoms in individuals with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and certain other digestive disorders. "FODMAP" stands for Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides, and Polyols, which are specific types of carbohydrates that some people have difficulty absorbing.
When we consider a low FODMAP version of Classic Mac & Cheese, the benefits include:
Reduced Gastrointestinal Symptoms: For individuals with IBS or sensitivity to FODMAPs, consuming low FODMAP foods can lead to fewer symptoms such as bloating, gas, stomach pain, diarrhea, and constipation.
Greater Dietary Freedom: Those on a strict low FODMAP diet often struggle to find comfort foods that won't trigger their symptoms. Having a low FODMAP version of a favorite dish like Mac & Cheese can offer a sense of normalcy and enjoyment in their dietary routine.
Maintained Nutritional Intake: By modifying ingredients to be low FODMAP while still being delicious and satisfying, individuals can ensure they are getting essential nutrients without causing digestive upset.
Psychological Well-being: Food restrictions can sometimes lead to feelings of deprivation or social isolation. Having options like a low FODMAP Mac & Cheese means individuals can still partake in social meals or indulge in comfort foods without worry.
Inclusive Dining: For families or gatherings where some members are following a low FODMAP diet, dishes like this ensure everyone can eat the same meal, creating a sense of unity and reducing the need for separate meals.
Educational Opportunity: Introducing a low FODMAP version of a classic dish can serve as a conversation starter about dietary needs, IBS, and the science behind the FODMAP diet.
Promotes Gut Health: While the low FODMAP diet is not about promoting gut health per se, by reducing triggering foods, the gut can often have a reprieve from constant irritation, potentially allowing it to heal and function better.
Safe Cheat Days: Everyone craves comfort food now and then. For those on a low FODMAP diet, having safe options like Mac & Cheese means they can satisfy their cravings without risking symptoms.