I miss macaroni and cheese so much. I don't eat it now because it's SO high in sodium, and I can get 3 times as much food with a huge salad and turkey than one cup of that for the same calories. Does anyone know any healthy alternatives to macaroni and cheese? I looked up some recipes, but all are still pretty calorie dense. Is there anything that's similar to it but not it?
this might sound abit weird, but you could use rice instead; i'm sure that would lower the calories a tad.
also, you could just have it as a side dish. have some grilled chicken and veggies to go along with abit of mac and cheese.
moderation is key.
Well, if you don't have a problem with frozen entrees, here are some reviews by Hungry-girl.com on some lower cal/fat selections (with highest rank going to the WW Smart Ones):
I just created last week and awesome low cal Mac N Cheese recipe, feel free to try it
-1 package house of shirataki tofu noodles (Fettucine works best)
-3 tbsp ff cream cheese
-1/4 cup FF cheddar shredded
-Sprinkle on top some Molly McButter Cheese microwave and you have cheesy goodness for max of 150 calories and no fat!
I have to agree with Santonacci... WW SmartOnes frozen mac n' cheese is amazing! I also make mac n' cheese myself with wheat pasta and low-fat velveeta (or even fat-free kraft american slices with skim milk...though not as creamy!) Not the best alternative, but better than the full-fat, full cal recipe my husband perfers!