*This mac and cheese blog post has been compensated by Borden® Cheese. All opinions are mine alone. #BordenCheeseLove #CollectiveBias #Ad
So here we are, a few short weeks into 2017.
But not going to lie, 2016 went out with a bang of unhealthy habits, eating included.
Therefore, I am trying to find ways to make more time to meal plan for my family to curb our unhealthier habits now.
But even though it is New Year, I still have to worry about a picky eater here.
See, my youngest at 6 years old is still the pickiest of eaters.
So, I still have to make sure that whatever new food recipes I try out keep this in mind.
Also, I can tell you one meal that my littlest picky eater loves, which is mac & cheese. But not only does she enjoy it and I can see why. Because it is purely comfort food.
So during a recent visit to Uncle Giuseppe’s, I found a few different varieties of Borden® Cheese. You can check the store locator to see where to purchase Borden® Cheese near you. Well, I purchased Borden® Cheese Extra Sharp Cheddar Shreds and Borden® Cheese Mozzarella Shreds.
Plus I couldn’t have been more happy as meals are just made better With Borden® Cheese. See I truly feel for my picky eater, as well as for my whole family Borden® Cheese is the essential ingredient that adds just the right amount of love from me to my family.
Now, without further ado, our Baked Mac & Cheese Bites Recipe…
What will you do in the New Year to help create a New You?
Also, do you love Borden® Cheese as much as we do?
Plus, will you try our Baked Mac & Cheese Bites for your family?
Seana Turner says
My oldest was a crazy picky eater, and she definitely would have eaten these. When you have a little one who won’t eat much, just getting calories becomes important. By the way, she is now 23 and eats a wider variety of foods than I do, so go figure!
Seana, you seriously just gave me hope for my picky eater when she is a bit older. So thank you for that and more always!! 🙂
OMG!! I’m making this tonight! I literally had this on my menu for tonight. hehe. That and some baked tofu on the side (eating more vegetarian these days).
That looks yummy! Even we adults can’t get enough of mac n cheese. Hehe.
Sending you hugs and I hope you have a wonderful week, sweet friend! xo
Aw, yay and so glad you are able to make this tonight with your veggies, too. And I agree even adults can totally get in on this one. Hugs right back and you and have wonderful week ahead now, too!! xoxo
Our picky eater loves Mac & Cheese, too. I’ll often ‘hide’ nutritious ingredients in it, like pureed squash or sweet potato. Love the idea of making little bites like this. I bet they freeze perfectly, too!
Leslie, I refrigerated a bunch for leftovers and worked fine. So, think the freezer wouldn’t be a bad idea either 😉
AnnMarie John says
Madison would LOVE these! She’s the picky eater in my household but she loves mac and cheese and we love Borden cheese. I’ll be trying this!
Madison and my youngest would be fast friends on this and so much more. Hope you can try the soon for her now, too 🙂
I love Mac and Cheese! If I make this at home I don’t think I’d be willing to share! Hahaha I hope this is available in the imported section at the supermarket. Can be hard to find some US brands here. 🙁
I hope you can find too and I know what you mean though these were most definitely hard to share! 😉
I concur on the whole unhealthy eating habits of 2016, my family was guilty as well! Wow, this looks so good, and something my little people would totally dig! Yum. Thanks for sharing your recipe.
Happy to share and hope your while family can dig in and enjoy this one, too Jen!! 🙂
Those look yummy – I’m going to try this!
Yay and so glad you are going to try this one, Emily!! 🙂
William Holland says
I was raised on mac n cheese, and I’ll die on mac n cheese. LOL This is one bad eating habit Bev can’t take away from me. 🙂 Happy Monday, Janine!
Aw, this one habit I am pretty sure no one could take from me either. So, we most definitely have this in common, too my friend. Happy Monday once again!! 🙂
These look dangerous. Bite sized morsels of mac and cheese goodness. I try to avoid cheese and pasta while watching my weight, but these look a little too good to pass up. I wasn’t a picky eater. I was the kind of kid that was willing to eat anything, so I can only imagine the struggle you might be going through. I’m sure she didn’t have a problem devouring these backed mac and cheese bites 🙂
She sure didn’t have a problem, Mary. But sadly she does take after me as I was a picky eater as a kid, too though 😉
Carrie Groneman says
Oh Janine, these look fabulous! Mini bites of amazing scrumptiousness and baked too! Thank you for this terrific recipe and how to find all the ingredients; that helps a lot! Keep bringing us these awesome ways to get more healthy and still have the TASTE, you’re always so good at these things. THANK YOU 🙂
Thank you so much, Carrie for your kind words and truly hope you get to try these Mac and Cheese Bites soon for your grandkids now 🙂
Delicious! Cassidy made mac and cheese bites for a birthday party, but they were fried and on a stick. I like the baked idea and I can see doing that for the kids tonight!
Of course, we use Borden cheese!
Aw, we are so twins with Borden Cheese and more! I hope you, the kids and Cassidy too enjoy these tonight 🙂
Kelly L McKenzie says
These are genius! I never thought to bake it in a muffin tin. Would have been perfect on those nights we raced from skating to swimming.
I love the muffin tin idea and I also have used it for taco bowls reverse style. Seriously muffin tins definitely can so be used in more ways that one might even imagine 🙂
Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom says
I have to admit it… I’m a cheese fiend! These look soooooo delicious Janine! I would be worried that I would gobble them all up in no time! lol
Pinning because I can’t resist – have got to make these!
Thanks for sharing!
Thank you for pinning and sharing, too! Oh and I am totally a cheese fiend, too xoxo 🙂
Allie G smith says
Oh momma! I’m m reading on an empty stomach. Yum!
Thanks Allie and I think this totally can hit the spot on that empty stomach right about now!! 🙂
There is nothing better than homemade mac and cheese, and these bites sound perfect! #client
Thanks Michelle and I couldn’t agree more with you 😉
Sheila Qualls says
Forget the picky eater! I love these little guys. LOL!
Aw, I do too Sheila!! 😉
This looks really good, I can’t wait to try!! Honestly you had me at mac and cheese. so good.
Aw, thanks also for sharing, too and hope you totally enjoy now. 🙂
You can never go wrong with mac and cheese! Pinning these for my own picky eater.
Agree and thank you for pinning, too 🙂
kristin mccarthy says
I can not believe that I have never made these- I have to put this on my list of things to do.
Yay and hope you can make soon now!! 🙂
I just made homemade mac and cheese last night – it’s always a favorite at my house. Love the idea of bites – how fun! These would be a great Super Bowl snack too.
Dana, I am going to make them for the Super Bowl as per my gangs request now 😉
Aunt Gloria says
Looks yummy! I may try them! Thanks for sharing the recipe. xxoo
Thanks Aunt Gloria and hope you can try soon!! xoxo
Hi Janine, nevermind these for picky eaters, they would go down well in this house with salad for a light lunch. A spring version of a winter comfort food.
So happy to hear that, Debbie and thanks for stopping by, too 🙂
Katherines Corner says
I’ll be making these for our grandchildren. Pinned xo
catherine gacad says
i favorited this recipe! franco loves mac & cheese and this is easy to take on the go!
Thanks for favoriting and hope you can try for Franco soon now!! 🙂