Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Works For Me Wednesday - Eating Well Edition






In keeping with all our goals for this year for making better choices in our lives and eating healthier, Shannon is hosting an "Eating Well" Edition of WFMW. That's "eating well" as in "getting healthy", not "eating well" as in "covered with alfredo sauce", as Shannon said.



So Shannon, how about a Healthy Creamy Mac & Cheese.


16 oz. pasta shells, rotini, or your fave pasta
2 cups fat free sharp cheese, cut into small pieces
1/4 cup fat- free shredded Cheddar cheese
1 (12 oz.) can evaporated skim milk
1/2 teaspoon lite salt
sprinkle cayenne pepper (optional)

Cook pasta according to directions. Drain well.

Combine pasta, cheeses, and evaporated milk in a saucepan over medium heat.

Cook, until cheese is melted and all is heated through.

Add salt and cayenne if desired.


Head over to Shannon's for a book's worth of great healthy eating ideas and recipes. And leave one of your own in the link.







23 comments:

Chris said...

My kids love Mac N Cheese. I will have to try this. It sounds good and looks easy! Which is my favorite part.

Kelly said...

Mac and cheese is a favorite of my kids, so this is great!

gail said...

This looks SO good! I want to try it but I have the hardest time finding fat free cheeses....do you find them at a specialty store?

Christina said...

I have got to check this out. Thanks.

{Karla} said...

this sounds easy - and my kids love mac n cheese!

Blessings,
Karla

Air Force Family said...

Sounds easy and de-lish! I don't like anything fat free, so, I'll have to modify the recipe. I prefer to eat less than take away flavor. lol
Have a great day!

Rona's Home Page said...

I just love Mac N Cheese! It's one of those things that I thought I wouldn't be able to eat often when we started following our low fat diet. But there are many yummy mac n cheese recipes out there. Thanks for sharing yours.

Susanne said...

Eden, to tell you the truth, so do I. But it was a healthy edition so I obliged. I would go with a low fat version cheese rather than no fat. I find with a lot of things no fat you have to be careful because they use other things to give it the flavor it is missing. Example is yogurts. The pump if full of sugar or aspartame to make up for the missing fat.

Susanne said...

Gail: you can usually get no fat and low fat varieties in the deli department of major grocery chains. If not there then specialty cheese shops do carry them.

Barbie said...

wow, this sounds so easy, almost as easy as the box:) I will have to try it out, so much healthier;)

Jen said...

Sounds really good...Miller loves mac and cheese....

Sandra said...

My kids are going to love you forever Susanne LOL

This sounds SO good, definitely trying it :)

momrn2 said...

This is perfect for my picky son who WILL at least eat mac and cheese! Thanks!

Heather Smith said...

Sounds yummy! I'll have to try it!

www.tracyhurst.com said...

I am going to try this!! Yummy! Now I am going to think about mac and cheese all day!

gail said...

Thanks Susanne....I might check on getting a low fat or reduced fat kind.

PastorMac's Ann said...

Yummy. The majority of us love mac&cheese. We'll have to take this one out for a spin.

Terri said...

This sounds so good right now. I will have to check this out. Yum!
Thanks for sharing!

Jen said...

Yum we love pasta

Tammy said...

Oohh, this would be great to try! Most of us love mac and cheese! :D

(And I'm so behind on everyone's posts, I hadn't heard about the healthy eating topic, but a great idea! I'm definately wanting to cut back on the calories now!)

Melanie said...

SOunds yummy. I like cayenne in my mac and cheese, too. Or a little ground mustard. Gives it a kick.

Kate said...

YOu always have the BEST recipes! I am getting so many wonderful ones from you - THANK YOU!

Kim said...

Thanks for the healthy version of mac and cheese! Sounds WONDERFUL!

Kim