Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Ahhh, Mac N Cheese......
Yes, I said it! Mac N Cheese! About the most unhealthy thing you can put in your mouth right?? 

Kids love it for sure! I tried to make a more healthy version of it without sacrificing the taste. I think I did it, you be the judge! My kids LOVED it! Mind you...this is NOT good for you in ANY way, it is Macaroni and Cheese for goodness sake. It is just better for you than the loaded macaroni and cheese we all know and love!

 Better Macaroni and Cheese
4 cups (16oz) uncooked whole wheat elbow noodles
4 cups skim milk
6 T white whole wheat flour
2 t dijon mustard
1/2 t salt
4 cups reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese
3 oz neufchetal low fat cream cheese

Heat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 13x9 inch glass dish with cooking spray. Cook pasta according to directions and put aside. In 3 quart or larger saucepan add flour and one cup of cold milk. Whisk until paste forms and then gradually add the rest of the milk whisking until smooth. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils and thickens. Add mustard, salt and cheeses. Stir until melted. Remove from heat and add pasta, mix well. Spoon into baking dish and bake uncovered for 25 to 30 minutes until bubbly and browned.

Serves 12 (1 cup each)
320 calories
8 grams fat
4 grams fiber

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