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268356 tn?1236002604

Any healthy alternatives

I am having a mad craving for Macaroni and Cheese. Anyone know of a recipe to make this more healthy or think of a substitute that might work? I have already eaten two easy mac bowls today at 220 calories a piece.

Thanks, Nikko
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Okay my husband eats macaroni like there's no tomorrow! First, use whole wheat pasta with lots of fiber. Boil the pasta to desired tenderness. Melt desired cheeses in microwave (I'm not sure which are the healthiest, but low-moisture mozzarella is one but tastes icky by itself... so mix cheeses!). Add about 1/4 cup of milk and melted cheese to the noodles.

You can also add cooked broccoli or spinach to the mac-n-cheese (you won't taste it unless you add a TON) so you get some greens too.
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268356 tn?1236002604
Thanks JoyRenee. This is my biggest craving right now. Will definitely try this out.
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304970 tn?1331425994
That sounds delicious! I am now officially craving mac and cheese..

Of course, I am eating about 24-7 now, so whatev!! =)

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357635 tn?1306110809
mac and cheese is one of my favorite meals just by you mentioning it has got me going i need to get some mac and cheese now lol
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342988 tn?1299782356
i agree with Joy, all i use now is whole grain pasta for everything.  but even rachael ray has a recipe that she adds chciken and spinach to make it very healthy cause you get lots of vitamins and protein in it:)  Cheese is good cause the calcium.  Yum now i want to make home made mac and cheese
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419158 tn?1316571604
Im not even a big fan of mac and cheese but now I really want some, LOL.. Sounds really good!!
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358455 tn?1277433619
joy my husband enjoys mac n cheese also! and so do i and the girls. like Joy said by the whole grain elbows, then i dont know if this is any healthier but heres how i make it:

melt butter in a pan, then add about a tablespoon flour, mix it really well till its very pasty (like you are making gravy) then add about a cup and a half of milk and mix until fairly thick then add shredded chedder cheese (about 2 cups) then stir until cheese is completly melted. add more cheese if you want it cheesier, add pepper. poor over cooked pasta, top with more shredded cheese and parmesan if you like it then bake for about 15 minutes. really good! sorry so long i just really like recipes!
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383382 tn?1323487391
That's almost exactly how i make mine the parmesan cheese really gives it a yummy kick!!.  Well it's how my DF makes it  LOL he is the chef...The only difference is that  i spread toasted crushed townhouse crackers over the top.... hmmm sounds really good

tomorrow there will be a post.  How many of us Made mac and cheese for dinner
LOL


Kazwel
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358455 tn?1277433619
oh yeah that does sound good with the crackers! im going to make it like that too
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