This is a quick and delicious way to enjoy an affordable organic meal that the whole family will love! The base of this meal comes from 2 boxes of Earth Fare’s Organic Shells and White Cheddar Cheese. Add spinach and chicken, and you’ve got a complete meal!

I love how fast this whole dinner comes together! I also really like that it makes a bit more than the 4 of us can eat, so I put the leftovers in individual glass lunch portions that we can reheat later in the week. This meal serves 6 and is less than $2.50 a serving.

Green Mac and Cheese
Serves 6


  • 1 rotisserie chicken ($5 on Mondays)
  • 2 boxes of Earth Fare Organic Shells & White Cheddar Cheese ($1.79 each)
  • 4 ounces organic cream cheese ($1.35)
  • 12 ounces Earth Fare organic frozen spinach ($2.99)
  • 1 ½ cups organic milk, divided ($0.99)
  • 4 tablespoons organic butter ($0.49)
  • ½ teaspoon organic garlic powder ($0.15)
  • ½ teaspoon organic onion powder ($0.15)
  • 1 teaspoon organic Dijon mustard ($ $0.03 )
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Make macaroni and cheese as directed on box.
  2. Debone chicken and cut meat into small cubes. It should yield about 4 cups.
  3. Bring spinach to room temperature, and squeeze out as much liquid as you can, using a dishtowel. Put spinach, cream cheese, ½ cup milk, garlic powder, onion powder and Dijon mustard in a food processor and blend until it becomes a paste-like consistency. You really want to break down the spinach so there are no visible leaves.
  4. Stir the chicken and spinach mixture into the mac and cheese and heat over the stove on medium low heat. Add more milk to get the creamy consistency you prefer.
  5. Serve and enjoy!
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Claudia Laffin

Claudia Laffin is a food photographer and owner of The Traveling Spoon Personal Chef, serving clients in and around Asheville, North Carolina. She has been a health food advocate and natural lifestyle follower for over 20 years. During that time she enjoyed working in numerous stores in the health food industry, including Earth Fare! Claudia’s desire to bring health food to more people motivated her to start her personal chef business. She loves cooking healthy, organic, non processed and delicious food for busy families in their own homes and helping them find a path to a healthier life. Follow her on Facebook and Instagram to see what new things she’s cooking up!