Microwave Mac & Cheese in a Mug + More Healthy Comfort Food Recipes

Apr 30 2020
Lisa here… The quickie meals continue! Here’s a speedy and low-calorie version of a comfort-food favorite: macaroni & cheese! In this recipe for one, I combine real pasta with pre-shredded veggies and the cheddar cheese powder I'm obsessed with. It's like a healthier version of blue-box mac & cheese! HG tip: That cheddar powder sells out FAST on Amazon, so order before it’s gone… 

Hungry Girl's Healthy EZ Mac & Cheese in a Mug Recipe

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Entire recipe: 157 calories, 2.5g total fat (1g sat fat), 314mg sodium, 28g carbs, 4.5g fiber, 5g sugars, 7.5g protein

Green Plan SmartPoints® value 4*
Blue Plan (Freestyle) SmartPoints® value 4*

Purple Plan SmartPoints® value 1*

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Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes or less

Ingredients:

1 cup bagged broccoli cole slaw mix

1 tbsp. cheddar cheese powder (like Anthony’s!)


1/2 cup cooked pasta (we like Banza)


Optional seasonings: garlic powder and salt

Directions:

Place slaw in a microwave-safe mug or bowl. Add 1 tbsp. water. Cover and microwave for 1 1/2 minutes, or until soft.

In a small bowl, mix cheese powder with 1 tbsp. hot water. Add cheese mixture to the slaw, along with the cooked pasta. Mix thoroughly, and reheat if needed.

MAKES 1 SERVING

HG Alternative: Anthony’s Cheddar Cheese Powder is our hands-down favorite! If it’s currently unavailable, sign up for an email alert from Amazon for when it’s back in stock. Or try this version by Hoosier Hill Farm! If those are BOTH out of stock, click here to shop best-selling cheese powders on Amazon.

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Chew on this:

It's April 30th a.k.a. National Oatmeal Cookie Day, National Raisin Day, and National How Have These Holidays Not Been Merged Into One Yet Day. These cookies are healthy enough to eat for breakfast...

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