Grown Up Mac & Cheese

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One of the first things I ever learned to make is Macaroni and Cheese because let’s face it, it’s super easy right? Well as I’ve matured grown up cooked more than my fair share of M&C I’ve realized that it’s not exactly the healthiest dish. So my goal was to make the dish last longer (aka more of it) and to make it healthier. I thought basically I need to add protein and vegetables and I need to add lots of them.

Now, I started off as a Kraft girl (cheesiest all the way) but then I was turned onto Annie’s Mac & Cheese! It’s fantastic and as my taste buds have evolved I realize it doesn’t taste like I’m eating plastic.

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Colonel Mac & Cheese

This M&C is so named after Colonel Mackenzie in JAG, she’s a US Marine and wears green all the time so this recipe has lots of green in it!

Add: peas, chopped zucchini, and broccoli. If you’re really in the green mood add sliced avocado on top! Chicken optional

 

Mac & Under the Cheese

This M&C is named after the add ins. Fish and veggies that you can’t see!

Add: tuna and roughly chopped cauliflower

 

Mambo Mac & Italiano Cheese

This M&C is named because the resulting dish is the colors of the Italian Flag and the taste is similar to a caprese salad.

Add: sauteed spinach, slicked cherry tomatoes, make sure your M&C is made with white cheese. Again, chicken optional