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HG's Creamy Dreamy Macaroni Salad
HG's Creamy Dreamy Macaroni Salad

Mac Daddy
If you're anything like us, you probably avoid macaroni salad -- not out of dislike, but out of fear, due to its reputation for being excessively fattening. What is in that dressing? Various oils? Mayo? Sugar? Egg yolks? AHHHHH! Our new Creamy Dreamy Macaroni Salad is breaking all the fatty rules... Check it out!


For Salad
6 oz. (about 1 1/2 cups) uncooked elbow macaroni with at least 2g fiber per 2-oz. serving (like Barilla ProteinPLUS)
2 cups dry broccoli cole slaw
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped onion
2 tbsp. sweet pickle relish
6 large hard-boiled egg whites, chopped

For Dressing
1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp. fat-free mayonnaise
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
1 1/2 tbsp. white vinegar
1/8 tsp. black pepper, or more to taste
1/8 tsp. salt, or more to taste
1 no-calorie sweetener packet (like Splenda)   

Prepare macaroni according to package instructions. Drain well and transfer to a large bowl. Allow to cool completely.

Combine all ingredients for dressing in a medium bowl and mix until blended. Set aside.

Add all remaining salad ingredients to the bowl with the cooked macaroni. Add dressing and toss to coat. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, until completely chilled. Enjoy!


Serving Size: 1 heaping cup
Calories: 126
Fat: 1g
Sodium: 393mg
Carbs: 23g
Fiber: 2g
Sugars: 3.5g
Protein: 6g

PointsPlus® value 3*

Macaroni Salad, Average
Macaroni Salad, Average

Noodle This...
As calorie-conscious citizens, we (you know, the COLLECTIVE "we") have been told to avoid so many foods out there. But here at the Hungry Girl headquarters, we're all about giving guilt-free makeovers to "no-no" foods. We don't have to cut French fries out of our lives; we can make 'em ourselves out of butternut squash! We don't have to shun foods in crispy coatings; we can faux-fry them! And we don't need to run screaming every time we spy a bowlful of creamy macaroni salad heading our way; we can whip up our very own creation! Our brand-new scoopy pasta salad has fat-free mayo mixed with flavorful stuff like Dijon mustard to make it taste, well, not fat-free. And there's a TON of veggies mixed in with that mac. So when your neighbors invite you to a summer block party, make a batch of HG's creamy noodle salad... and let the chewing begin!

Serving Size: 1 cup
Calories: 464
Fat: 29g
Sodium: 963mg
Carbs: 45g
Fiber: 2g
Sugars: 13g
Protein: 6g

PointsPlus® value 13*

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