Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Yes, we can...make healthy mac & cheese

My friend Hilary has this amazing single subject blog that's all about macaroni and cheese: http://www.weheartmacandcheese.com/
She posted a review of a healthy mac and cheese recipe, and since she subscribes to macaroni and cheese orthodoxy, it was not glowing with praise. Okay, she's not really that orthodox; the recipe just wasn't very good.
So for those who want their mac and cheese and don't want the calories too, I provide here my friend Felecia's mother's Healthy Macaroni and Cheese recipe. Parthenia Aldrich is a retired dietitian. She did a good job with this recipe. I tweaked it a tiny bit.

Parthenia Aldrich's Macaroni and Cheese
1 T mustard
1 cup low fat plain yogurt
2 T reduced fat cream cheese (American Neufchatel)
1.5 cups shredded, fat reduced cheddar cheese
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese plus 2 Tbsps
1.5 cups whole wheat elbow macaroni (cooked seven minutes)

Stir all ingredients, except 2 Tbsps parmesan, into hot cooked macaroni
Pour in casserole and sprinkle with 2 T parmesan
Bake uncovered in 375 degree oven for 20 minutes or until lightly browned
Makes 4 to 6 servings

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