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Friday, September 21, 2018

Vegan MoFo Day 21 - Upton's Ch'eesy Bacon Mac

Vegan MoFo Day 21 - Upton's Ch'eesy Bacon Mac

Today's post is more of a review. In March I met my friend Cherry in Chicago for a long weekend trip to see Pink. Chicago has many wonderful vegan options and we ate our way through many! One of our faves was Upton's Breakroom. Upton's makes things like yummy seitan bacon and packaged jackfruit dishes. The Breakroom is a small cafe at the factory. We ate there for brunch and then for dinner. 
Upton's chocolate chip waffles
Upton's seitan bacon

The cheesy bacon mac at the Breakroom
While walking around town we went into a natural foods store and saw some Upton's packaged items I hadn't seen before. One of them being a cheesy bacon mac. I vowed to someday try this tempting dish! 
Yes, I took at pic.
Yesterday was that day! The mac comes basically prepared and you just have to add the two pouches together and heat it up. It took me about 4 minutes. 

One thing that I really like is that it has the same number of calories as it has sodium. A good rule of thumb for not overdoing sodium is to have it match or be less than the calories in a dish. So this passes that test! 

While I didn't find it amazing, it was easy and tasty. I would take it camping for sure as it was so quick cooking. This won't be a regular part of my rotation, but this kind of thing isn't anyway. 

Have you tried it? Or any of Upton's other items? 

Similar to the cafe's version
Holding hands in Chicago


  1. Huh, I've never heard the trick about checking if the calories and sodium match -- very interesting! I've tried the mac and enjoyed it, and the BBQ jackfruit, too!

    1. The RDA for most people is 2000mg and that's what calorie count is used for nutrition labels also. So matching these numbers up on a label keeps you from getting too much sodium which is easy to do. It's such an easy trick and seems to really help people.