Mac and Cheese With Diced Chicken + Veggies Toddler Recipe

Little Vik digging into his lunch! Also I’ve linked BabyBjorn Bib and this simple IKEA Highchair in case you’re interested, we love them both!


My kids love mac and cheese and it’s a favorite in our household for sure. I especially love it because it’s a great way to hide in veggies and protein for those picky toddlers!


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I came up with this super simple, “recipe”. I wouldn’t even call it a recipe, but I don’t have another word for it. It’s mac and cheese with diced chicken. Whoa, right? But it makes my kids actually eat their protein. I sometimes like to add some veggies right into the pasta or keep it on the side and to top it off, a little turmeric powder on top.

I love to make homemade meals and will always try to make mac and cheese myself. But let’s be honest, sometimes we don’t make that scheduled run to the grocery store or we don’t find the time to make something from scratch. It’s life and I’ll let you in on a secret…sometimes it’s totally okay to serve the boxed stuff!

And this is when Annie comes in! Annie’s Mac and Cheese is a great option when you haven’t prepared a homemade meal, or you need something made quickly. It’s organic, NON-GMO and made without any artificial flavors, synthetic colors or preservatives. Better yet, it’s delicious!

Doesn’t that sound like THE mac and cheese to serve your kids?


You’ll need:


Annie’s Mac and Cheese

1 package Organic Chicken thighs or tenders

1 cup veggies, like broccoli, peas or corn

1 cup water or broth

Tsp coconut oil, refined

Salt, pepper to taste

Garlic powder

Turmeric powder




  1. Prepare the mac and cheese as directed on the box.
  2. On a medium skillet, heat a teaspoon of coconut oil and sauté chicken. Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder; to taste. Dice chicken and set aside.
  3. In a small pot, heat a cup of water or broth until boiling and add a pinch of salt.
  4. To the boiling water add diced broccoli, peas or corn. Boil until soft and drain.
  5. Mix in the cooked veggies and diced chicken into the mac and cheese. Sprinkle with a little bit of turmeric and you’re done!


Using Annie’s Mac and Cheese makes this meal not only a breeze, but healthy and so yummy! And please share! 🙂


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