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"Healthy" Mac n cheese. Porcelain 1 child; New Jersey 2088 posts
18th Oct '12

Recipes? I'm going to be using skim milk and low fat cheeses, just want a good recipe. :) Preferably one that doesnt taste "healthy".

Fat-and-Happy TTC since Mar 2008; 1 child; Texas 13915 posts
18th Oct '12

I use gluten free rice pasta and then I take cream and butter and heat it on the stove and then when it gets hot enough you add cheddar. I don't measure I just eyeball it. It is a recipe I got from my nutrition doctor. It's more about whole foods, not low fat.



You could try your milk with some butter (or I can't believe it's not butter lol) and then add your low fat cheese.

Moses. Due October 27; 3 kids; Texas 16003 posts
18th Oct '12
Quoting Fat-and-Happy:" I use gluten free rice pasta and then I take cream and butter and heat it on the stove and then when ... [snip!] ... low fat. You could try your milk with some butter (or I can't believe it's not butter lol) and then add your low fat cheese."


This, whole foods. I wouldn't use skim or low fat cheeses. They go through the most processing to get to that point. It depends on what your "healthy" means. To me, healthy means whole, unprocessed foods balanced together.

Hodor Due October 30 (boy); 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Saint-janvier, QC, Canada 18195 posts
18th Oct '12

I make a bechamel sauce ( flour, butter and milk) then add my cheese.
Cook pasta
Poor sauce over
Put in the oven and add more cheese.



You can add chicken and brocoli to make it very yummy haha

Porcelain 1 child; New Jersey 2088 posts
18th Oct '12
Quoting Fat-and-Happy:" I use gluten free rice pasta and then I take cream and butter and heat it on the stove and then when ... [snip!] ... low fat. You could try your milk with some butter (or I can't believe it's not butter lol) and then add your low fat cheese."


How much butter do you usually use? I'm limited on butter today, can I substitute with anything?

Porcelain 1 child; New Jersey 2088 posts
18th Oct '12
Quoting Kayla [:)]♥:" 1 cup shredded cheese, half cup milk and a bit of garlic powder. lol pretty simple :) It's a "to taste" type of thing, so feel free to experiment."


I'm going to roast some fresh garlic for it :D

Porcelain 1 child; New Jersey 2088 posts
18th Oct '12
Quoting Moses.:" This, whole foods. I wouldn't use skim or low fat cheeses. They go through the most processing to get ... [snip!] ... get to that point. It depends on what your "healthy" means. To me, healthy means whole, unprocessed foods balanced together. "


I'm not a huge fan of it either. I buy skim because it's all SO drinks. I just started buying lowfat cheeses because they dont taste much different to me, figured I would try it out.

Porcelain 1 child; New Jersey 2088 posts
18th Oct '12
Quoting Hodor(8 weeks):" I make a bechamel sauce ( flour, butter and milk) then add my cheese. Cook pasta Poor sauce over Put in the oven and add more cheese. You can add chicken and brocoli to make it very yummy haha"


Mmmm, I'm thinking broccoli and roasted tomatoes. :D

Fat-and-Happy TTC since Mar 2008; 1 child; Texas 13915 posts
18th Oct '12
Quoting Poяcelain:" How much butter do you usually use? I'm limited on butter today, can I substitute with anything?"


I use 3-4 Tbsp... about half a stick give or take. I don't know if you could use olive oil or something like that maybe? It would add a distinctive flavor if you did and some people might not like that.... but if you are using garlic too it might be pretty good...

Hodor Due October 30 (boy); 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Saint-janvier, QC, Canada 18195 posts
18th Oct '12
Quoting Poяcelain:" Mmmm, I'm thinking broccoli and roasted tomatoes. :D"


I am also thinking ham and asparagus would be stellar.



Or it coud be the pregnancy talking lol

Porcelain 1 child; New Jersey 2088 posts
18th Oct '12
Quoting Fat-and-Happy:" I use 3-4 Tbsp... about half a stick give or take. I don't know if you could use olive oil or something ... [snip!] ... flavor if you did and some people might not like that.... but if you are using garlic too it might be pretty good..."


I'm wondering if veggie oil might be a little less pungent? Like just use a splash.

Porcelain 1 child; New Jersey 2088 posts
18th Oct '12
Quoting Kayla [:)]♥:" Yum yum yum. I usually add brocolli to it, and some onions since they are my sons favourite."


Wait... your kid eats onions? Lol I didnt know those kind of children existed.

Porcelain 1 child; New Jersey 2088 posts
18th Oct '12
Quoting Hodor(8 weeks):" I am also thinking ham and asparagus would be stellar. Or it coud be the pregnancy talking lol"


That sounds pretty damn good to me! We are having a ham steak with the mac tonight :) I wish I had some asparagus :(

Fat-and-Happy TTC since Mar 2008; 1 child; Texas 13915 posts
18th Oct '12
Quoting Poяcelain:" Wait... your kid eats onions? Lol I didnt know those kind of children existed."


My son won't eat cooked onions but he loves to munch on the raw... He'll sneak pieces of it when I'm cutting them up lol

Porcelain 1 child; New Jersey 2088 posts
18th Oct '12
Quoting Fat-and-Happy:" My son won't eat cooked onions but he loves to munch on the raw... He'll sneak pieces of it when I'm cutting them up lol"


Seriously? I wish my family liked onions, I love them in and on anything!