When ranking the best things life has to offer, mac ‘n cheese falls somewhere between puppies and cuddling. Unfortunately, all that pasta and cheese adds up to a ton of calories and fat, and very few beneficial nutrients. These recipes give mac ‘n cheese a makeover by subtracting some of the high-calorie, high-fat ingredients and/or adding some healthful components.
1. Greek yogurt mac ‘n cheese
Not only is this recipe from Cooking Ala Mel incredibly easy to make, but it’s also got the probiotics from Greek yogurt and vitamins from spinach. You’ll need whole-wheat elbow pasta, cheddar cheese, Greek yogurt, fresh spinach, onion powder and garlic powder.
2. Skinny baked broccoli mac and cheese
Think you’d win the lottery before coming across a mac ‘n cheese meal with less than 350 calories per serving? Think again. Skinnytaste did the impossible with this delicious baked broccoli mac ‘n cheese recipe that even uses breadcrumbs to achieve a super yummy crispy topping.
3. Squash ‘n macaroni ‘n cheese
Mac ‘n cheese just got all fall-ified. This recipe from The Healthy Foodie adds broccoli (or spinach), buttercup squash and walnuts in this twist on the traditional comfort food. It also uses Greek yogurt for a healthier way to attain that creamy goodness that’s so essential to this dish.
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