Mac & Cheese Muffins


    • 2 cups brown rice elbow pasta
    • 3/4 cup greek yogurt
    • 3/4 cup pureed cauliflower
    • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons ground chia seeds
    • 1 red pepper, diced
    • 1 zucchini, grated
    • 2 tablespoons almond milk
    • 1/2 cup aged white cheddar cheese, finely grated


    Pre-heat oven to 375°F. Boil water and cook pasta as directed.

    Once pasta is cooked and drained, put back in pot, then add Greek yogurt and extra virgin olive oil. Mix well.

    Add gound chia and milk.

    Mix well and stir in cauliflower puree, grated zucchini, red pepper and chedder cheese (reserving a little cheese for topping).

    Grease muffin tin with coconut oil and spoon in mixture. Sprinkle top with shredded cheddar cheese and bake for 20 minutes.

    Remove from oven and let cool. Remove from muffin tins and enjoy!

    Peggy Kotsopoulos is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Health Educator, and Culinary Consultant focused on teaching REAL health through lifestyle and dietary choices that are easy and delicious. She whips up healthy and delicious meals on her own TV show Peggy K’s Kitchen Cures on Z Living. Originally working in investments in Toronto, Canada, Peggy found her true passion for nutrition and healthy eating by bringing her own guilt-free goodies to corporate meetings as an alternative to bagels and danishes. As colleagues and clients became intrigued, Peggy started leading seminars and founded a company-wide corporate wellness program. Seven years later, Peggy followed her passion to the United States where she became certified as a Health Educator, and graduated from Living Light Culinary Arts Institute in California. She is the founder of beVibrant consulting in Toronto, where she develops wellness programs for large corporate clients, schools, and food establishments. Peggy is the resident nutritionist for CBC’s Steven and Chris show, and has been featured in major publications including Fitness Magazine, Shape and Yahoo! Shine.