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July 22, 2008

A twist on the Blues…

Filed under: cooking,recipes,things I Looove — by heatherdc @ 1:41 am

And by blues, I mean Kraft Macaroni & Cheese of course. (remeberrr?? “I got the blueees”. it’s the best stuff)

We were eager to cook something tonight. After days of eating out I love having a good home-made meal. I scanned the pantry for something easy and fun. My eyes are drawn to the Mac & cheese I bought a few weeks ago. I can’t lie, I Love this stuff. But I only buy the “Spirals”, they just taste better.

To make it seem more like a “home made” meal than a cheap “college meal”, I added a little twist. A twist in the form of two things; steamed broccoli and grilled chicken. I know, it sounds crazy, but don’t knock it til’ ya try it. ( unless of course you don’t like mac & cheese, in which case you will definitely not like it. so don’t try it.)

All you do is….

-Cook the mac & cheese as directed, using the “light prep”. It uses skim/1% milk and less butter-and still tastes the same!! Miracle, I know.
-Steam broccoli.
-Cut a boneless,skinless chicken breast into bit size pieces ( you could do this after you grill it, but if you’re using a skillet it will cook a lot faster this way). If in a skillet-use 1 tbsp Olive Oil and some salt & pepper for taste.
-Combine or eat separately. Whichever you prefer.

Either way you’ve got your lean protein, vegetable, and starch. And even a little dairy. Voila! Mac & cheese made with a little “healthy” twist. Yummm.

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3 Comments »

  1. Tasty – I might have to make this tomorrow night for dinner. I love broccoli in my mac & cheese. I usually add bacon, but I guess I can be healthy and sue grilled chicken instead.

    Comment by megkathleen — July 22, 2008 @ 2:38 pm |Reply

  2. Sue – what am I talking about, I meant USE.

    Comment by megkathleen — July 22, 2008 @ 2:38 pm |Reply

  3. Omg.
    Yum.
    That’s all I have to say about this.

    Comment by Jen — July 23, 2008 @ 10:29 am |Reply


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