Quick Meal: Easy & Cheezy (Mac) for the Dietary-Conscious

If you’re like me, you love cheese. Especially mac and cheese. If you’re like my sister, you can’t enjoy this comfort food like you used to. Fear not, dietary-conscious eater. There’s a delicious dish for you to enjoy!

Daiya to the rescue! The dairy-free alternative company has three types of cheezy mac: Deluxe Cheddar Style, Deluxe Alfredo Style, and Deluxe White Cheddar Style Veggie. Nikki had the latter. Aside from being dairy-free, it’s also gluten, soy, egg, peanut, tree nut, fish, and shellfish-free. The noodles are made from brown rice and contains no trans fat or cholesterol. This cheezy mac is 300 calories per serving. As a reminder, I do not recommend looking at the carbs. It’ll make you sad.


A picture of a box of Daiya Cheezy Mac.
If you can’t eat dairy or gluten, you should probably try this.


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This dish is perfect for a quick and easy side. For 1-2 people, this could work as a small meal.


-Boil 2 qt./8c of water in medium saucepan

-Stir in pasta noodles

-Cook 7-8 minutes or until tender (Nikki suggests adding 2 minutes); stir occasionally

-Drain pasta thoroughly and then return to saucepan

-Add in cheese!

-Stir until cheese is blended with noodles

That’s it! You’re all done. Told ya it was quick and easy (and cheezy)!



A picture of Daiya's Cheezy Mac
Easy cheezy goodness

Nutrition info:

Serving Size: 1/3 package (100g)

Calories: 300

Total Fat: 9g

Saturated Fat: 3.5g

Trans Fat: 0g

Cholesterol: 0g

Sodium: 590mg

Total Carbs: 48g

Dietary Fiber: 3g

Sugars: 1g

Protein: 6g

Makes about 3 servings.


A picture of a serving of Cheezy Mac.

Let me know if you try this dish & what you think! Have you tried Daiya’s products before? What’s your favorite?

If you’d like other quick and easy meals, check out dietary restriction friendly penne pasta  and dietary restriction friendly tacos.

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28 thoughts on “Quick Meal: Easy & Cheezy (Mac) for the Dietary-Conscious”

    • That’s the issue that we’ve been running into. Last October when we took a road trip, I realized how hard it was for my sister to find anything. I knew that there were so many facing the same struggles and hope this blog can be a resource for travelers with dietary concerns. Even if you’re traveling & cooking from your hotel/AirBnb, it can still be difficult to find options, so I try to post entries like this to help too.

  1. Your sister must be so happy, this sounds just right for her and so quick to make. I don’t know how I’d cope not being able to eat Mac&Cheese. It’s a staple on our weekly menu.

  2. I’m actually trying to make the transition to vegan and I heard Daiya cheese is great. I feel cheese is going to be the hardest thing for me to give up. I make Alfredo a lot and I really need to find a good replacement for that.

    • My sister is a fan of Daiya & also Follow Your Heart (she prefers the latter). She highly recommends Daiya’s cheesecake. We haven’t been able to find a replacement for Alfredo either. That’s my sister’s favorite dish & she misses being able to eat it.

  3. This looks so good! I can’t believe is Dairy-free and overall healthy. It is so hard to find cheesy pasta dishes that fit all of that. I will definitely be giving it a try!

  4. How absolutely wonderful something like this is available. Even people on special diets like to have their favorite comfort food. It can be so hard when the choices are limited.

    • Exactly! I wanted to help people find dishes that they might be able to eat. My sister has been through a lot of trial and error to find food that tastes good, so I want to tell people with dietary restrictions what we’ve found that we like & hope they like it too.

  5. One of my good friends eats gluten-free and I am always looking for new dishes to prepare when she and her family are over for dinner. I will definitely be saving this recipe! Mac and cheese is one of my favorite dishes!

    • I’m really glad to hear that! I’ve also posted recipes for dietary restriction friendly penne pasta, tacos, and how to have a dietary restriction friendly cookout. 🙂


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