I’ve been craving macaroni and cheese, yes it’s terrible for you, but I had to have it. I decided let’s try and make a healthier, high protein version of this treat. I also wanted to make it easier to portion control so I chose to make them in a mini muffin tin.
[box type="alert" border="full"]Tip: Do not use paper cups like I did, it was a total fail! The macaroni stuck to the cups and made it hard to eat. It’s cute though isn’t it?[/box]
Healthy Baked Macaroni & Cheese Bites
1 boxmacaroni and cheese
1/2 cupcottage cheese low fat
1/4 cupplain greek yogurt
1/4 cupsharp cheddar cheese
1/4 cuptomato chopped (optional)
Preheat broiler and place rack on top slot
Follow directions on the box for cooking macaroni noodles
Add cottage cheese, yogurt, and cheese packet to noodles and mix
Spoon 1 cup of noodles into 6 cups at a time ( you may have some left over or have to do a small second batch)
Sprinkle cheese on top and tomatoes if you wish
Place on top rack and cook for 3-5 minutes or till tops get crispy
Healthy Mom = Healthy Family - That is my life motto and I hope to encourage it to be yours too. January 2011 I made the decision to lose weight and lost 80+ pounds. I saw my boys start getting active with me and I realized I wasn't only changing my life but also my boys.