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Indulge in Delicious and Healthy Mac & Cheese



Mac & Cheese, a classic comfort food that most of us can't resist. While it's usually associated with unhealthy, high-calorie options, it's possible to make a delicious and healthy version of this beloved dish. In this blog post, we'll show you how to enjoy your favorite mac & cheese without feeling guilty.


So let's say goodbye to the guilt of indulging in a comforting bowl of mac & cheese and hello to a healthier version that won't ruin your NOGA Movement workout. This recipe is packed with wholesome ingredients that provide a good balance of carbohydrates, protein, and healthy fats, so you can fuel your body without sacrificing flavor. Enjoy a delicious and healthy serving of Mac & Cheese, and get back to your NOGA Movement routine feeling satisfied and refreshed.


Don't be intimidated by the long list of ingredients in this recipe - they're worth every bit of effort. The combination of spices and seasonings in this healthy Mac & Cheese recipe packs a punch of flavor that you won't find in any boxed variety. So grab your spice rack and embrace the adventure of cooking with a little extra love - your taste buds will thank you!


Ingredients:

-1 lb whole grain macaroni

-1 cup unsweetened almond milk

-2 tbsp all-purpose flour

-2 tbsp nutritional yeast

-1 tsp garlic powder

-1 tsp onion powder

-1/4 tsp mustard powder

-1/4 tsp turmeric powder

-1/4 tsp paprika

-1/2 tsp salt

-1/4 tsp black pepper

-2 cups finely grated cheddar cheese

-1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt

-1 cup steamed broccoli florets (optional)


Instructions:

  1. Cook macaroni according to the package instructions, then drain and set aside.

  2. In a separate saucepan, whisk together the almond milk and flour over medium heat.

  3. Add nutritional yeast, garlic powder, onion powder, mustard powder, turmeric powder, paprika, salt, and pepper, and whisk until combined.

  4. Gradually add in the grated cheese, stirring continuously until melted and smooth.

  5. Remove from heat and stir in Greek yogurt until fully incorporated.

  6. In a large bowl, mix together the cooked macaroni and sauce.

  7. If desired, stir in steamed broccoli florets for an added boost of nutrients.

  8. Serve and enjoy your delicious and healthy Mac & Cheese.

Mac & Cheese doesn't have to be an unhealthy food choice. By using whole grain pasta and healthy ingredients, you can still enjoy this classic comfort food while also nourishing your body. So next time you're craving Mac & Cheese, give this delicious and healthy recipe a try.


Nutritional Information for Healthy Mac & Cheese Recipe (per serving, assuming 6 servings):


-Calories: 335 -Total Fat: 14 g -Saturated Fat: 8 g -Cholesterol: 39 mg -Sodium: 579 mg -Total Carbohydrates: 36 g -Dietary Fiber: 5 g -Sugar: 3 g -Protein: 19 g


Note: This information is an estimate and may vary based on exact ingredients used and serving size. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional nutrition advice.



FAQ for Healthy Mac & Cheese Recipe


Q: Can I use regular pasta instead of whole grain pasta?

A: Yes, you can use regular pasta if desired, but keep in mind that whole grain pasta provides more fiber and nutrients.


Q: Can I use a different type of milk?

A: Yes, you can use any type of milk you prefer, such as cow's milk, soy milk, or oat milk. Just keep in mind that the flavor and consistency of the sauce may change depending on the type of milk you use.


Q: Can I use a different type of cheese?

A: Yes, you can use any type of cheese you prefer. Just keep in mind that the flavor and calorie count may vary depending on the type of cheese you use.


Q: Can I add more spices to the sauce?

A: Yes, feel free to add any additional spices or herbs to the sauce to suit your taste preferences.


Q: Can I use frozen broccoli instead of fresh?

A: Yes, you can use frozen broccoli if desired. Just be sure to thaw it and drain any excess water before adding it to the recipe.


Q: Can I make this recipe vegan?

A: Yes, you can make this recipe vegan by using plant-based milk and cheese, and omitting the Greek yogurt. You may need to adjust the recipe slightly to achieve the desired consistency.

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