Sunday, February 21, 2010

Healthified Mac and Cheese

I'm trying to "healthify" a lot of our favorite recipes. This is your standard homemade mac and cheese recipe, using whole wheat pasta and the addition of carrot puree for nutrition.

    1 box whole wheat pasta
    3 T butter
    3 T flour
    2 cups nonfat milk
    2 cups shredded lowfat cheddar cheese
    1 cup carrot puree
    salt, pepper to taste

Cook pasta according to package directions. With remaining ingredients, except carrot puree, make a cheese sauce. Pour sauce and carrot puree over pasta, stir to combine. 8 servings

Number of Servings: 8
Per serving: 290 calories, 6.5 g fat, 44 g carbohydrates, 14 g protein


Trish said...

sounds good! :)

Brittney said...

I will feel so much better about my kids eating this than the boxed alternative *shudder/wince*