I was looking for a classic dish to make, and decided on macaroni and cheese. This meal is usually very high in fat, so I replaced the high fat ingredients for ones that had less calories and less carbs. By substituting these items, my dinner was a little less cheesy, but it still tasted great and I didn’t feel guilty after eating a bunch of it! I ended up adding salt and pepper for a little more taste, and it finished off the recipe perfectly!
What the recipe calls for:
- 2 packages of 0 calories Miracle Noodle Rigatoni Pasta
- 1 tbsp light butter
- 1/8 cup fat free skim milk
- 1/4 cup cheese powder
- Salt and pepper for taste
Drain and Rinse your noodles very well. Pat noodles as dry as possible with paper towels. It’ super important to get the noodles as try as you can! Microwave your noodles for about 2 minutes on high. Transfer noodles to a medium sized sauce pan and turn on medium heat. Add butter and stir until melted. Add in cheese powder and milk, and stir until cheese has fully dissolved. Serve warm.
Calories: 270 • Fat: 2 g • Protein: 11 g • Carb: 52 g • Fiber: 2 g
Steals & Deals:
I found the Miracle Noodles at Trader Joe’s Market on the “must sale” rack for only $2.25 for a small package. They’re usually $8-$12 each, so I was very lucky! I bought a 1lb tub of light margarine $3.15, along with cheese powder for $1.70. I already had slim milk, so altogether this meal cost $7.65! It lasted for three nights, and was very yummy!