Clean Eating Magazine Mac N Cheese

I stop by Cathy’s blog www.noblepig.com just about every day.  Her pictures are amazing and even if I’ve just eaten, my mouth begins to water when I see her food.   Today she had peanut butter and jelly chicken wings for goodness sakes!  But the reason I mention her, is because of her site I discovered Cream Puffs in Venice!  She has a regular feature called Magazine Mondays.  She, apparently like me, is a cooking magazine whore and decided that every Monday she would make a recipe from one of her magazines.  Brilliant!   So tonight I am going to send her my link for Magazine Monday.

But first, look at my produce loot!

Definitely going to make roasted red pepper soup and pasta sauce - each package was only $1!

Definitely going to make roasted red pepper soup and pasta sauce - each package was only $1!

 So tonight Hannah and I decided to make the Clean Eating Mac n Cheese out of this months issue.

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Here is the photo in the magazine

Here is the photo in the magazine

I actually was able to find this flour!  At the same store no less where they had the $11.49 quinoa, this package of flour was only $2.39.

I actually was able to find this flour! At the same store no less where they had the $11.49 quinoa, this package of flour was only $2.39.

This makes the dish - only 60 calories and 1 gram of fat per ounce and it is still very flavorful!

This makes the dish - only 60 calories and 1 gram of fat per ounce and it is still very flavorful!

While the original recipe called for swiss cheese, Hannah's not a huge fan so I substituted 4 ounces of part skim mozzarella and reduced the Cabot cheese to 4 ounces

While the original recipe called for swiss cheese, Hannah's not a huge fan so I substituted 4 ounces of part skim mozzarella and reduced the Cabot cheese to 4 ounces

This is the whole grain elbow noodles we used - very good!  Sometimes I  think whole wheat noodles taste weird, but this was more like the real deal

This is the whole grain elbow noodles we used - very good! Sometimes I think whole wheat noodles taste weird, but this was more like the real deal

I removed the noodles when they were very aldante, because it cooks an additional 20 minutes at 375

I removed the noodles when they were very aldante, because it cooks an additional 20 minutes at 375

I nuked some broccoli to add - which isn't in the original recipe

I nuked some broccoli to add - which isn't in the original recipe

the original recipe calls for 2 tablespoons of whole wheat panko bread crumbs, and 2 tablespoons of parmesan for the topping.  I used 2 tablespoons regular panko and reduced the parm to 1 tablespoon since it wasn't low fat

the original recipe calls for 2 tablespoons of whole wheat panko bread crumbs, and 2 tablespoons of parmesan for the topping. I used 2 tablespoons regular panko and reduced the parm to 1 tablespoon since it wasn't low fat

But look how good the stats are on this!  I ended up eating 1 1/2 cups

But look how good the stats are on this! I ended up eating 1 1/2 cups

While it was pretty creamy before going in the oven, it dried up a bit in the oven, which Hannah loved because she doesn’t like an overly cheesey sauce (what?) so with the remainder, I stirred in 1/2 cup lowfat buttermilk to cream it up.  I plan on bringing some to my friend Renee who is the best taste tester! 

Off to start my soup and pasta sauce.  Oh, and before I forget, we have a relatively new blogger hosting this weeks BSI – Avocado!  She won last weeks BSI eggs – she actually made a big egg white into a wrap and stuffed it – very clever!!  She’s Ruth over at Plentiful Plants – check out her win!

And as always, thanks for your continued support and concern for Tony!  See you tomorrow!

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27 thoughts on “Clean Eating Magazine Mac N Cheese

  1. I just read Clean Eating and thought that dish look yum, glad it was a winner!
    And avocados?? Oh my! I better get my butt over there and check it out!

  2. oooh that looks awesome 🙂

  3. Oh that mac and cheese sounds really yummy! I am definitely adding that one to my list!

    That is an awesome deal on produce. I’m totally jealous because red peppers up here are over $4 a pound! Where did you find them??

    • My local ethnic grocery store has a $1 rack for produce that’s REALLY ripe. Sunday was a great day to go because it was really full! I also got 20 potatoes for $2!

  4. I am sooooooooo making that Mac and Cheese! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. That man n’ cheese looks like it would be a hit with me. I’m with your daughter, I don’t like my mac n’ cheese overly “cheesy” either! : )

  6. That recipe is on my must make list. I am glad that you girls liked it! Continued thoughts for Tony!

  7. I so have to pick up the new Clean Eating this week. That looks like some good mac & cheese 🙂

  8. your mac & cheese looks great!

  9. Just stumbled onto your page. What a delight!! I will be back often.

  10. I saw that dish in the magazine and have been wanting to try it – now I just might have to! Love the idea of having broccoli with it. Thanks for posting!!

  11. Oh wow, that sounds like some seriously good comfort food! I love Clean Eating!

  12. I’d never relate mac cheese with clean eating! but so good to know, your plate looks delicious! 😀

  13. Mmmm delicious! I like the add-in of broccoli.

    My sister and I decided we should become mac and cheese connoisseurs, so I will have to keep this recipe in mind for the future 😀

  14. i love Clean Eating! I’m so jealous you found all those red peppers for so cheap!

  15. Hey your brown rice flour was cheap. They want over 5 bucks here. What a rip off. Love this magazine monday thing. I would need a monday everyday to get through all of my to-try recipes!!

  16. That looks DIVINE! I will be making that SOON! 😉

    p.s. I’m new to your blog and wanted to say hi!

    I recebtly started a blog of my own — hope you check it out 😉

  17. I like a creamier mac and cheese too! Usually I just increase the milk by 1/2 cup or 3/4 cup and even though it looks really soupy going in, it turns out very creamy!

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