Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Heart-healthy Mac & Cheese

OK, it's still high sodium, but you can't have everything.

8 oz Velveeta light
8 oz fat free shredded cheddar
1/4 cup low fat (or fat free if you can find it) parmesan cheese
3/4 cup skim milk
1 pound of your favorite pasta shape

Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain. Add the milk and cheeses. You can melt everything on the stove or put it in a microwave safe dish and nuke it for about 5 minutes. Serves 8 (main dish size servings). My sister says the secret is the Velveeta. She calls it the universal solvent.

Nutrition information:

Using traditional pasta (healthier with whole wheat - and pretty tasty)
336 calories, 50 g carbohydrates, 5 g fat, 23 g protein. Sodium 750 mg - more if you add salt to the water while you're cooking the pasta.

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