Guilt-Free Cooking – Macaroni & Cheese
Macaroni & Cheese is one of my favorite foods! It doesn't matter if it's homemade or from a box, it's always good. But it's so bad for you! So when I'm craving Mac & Cheese, I try to stick to this healthier version. Is it as good as the real thing? Probably not. But it keeps me from feeling guilty after devouring all of it!
Here is what you'll need:
- 4 Slices of Turkey Bacon
- Garlic Paste
- 1 3/4 - 2 Cups Plain Greek Yogurt
- 2 oz.Goat Cheese
- 1/2 Reduced Fat Mozzarella Cheese
- Quinoa Macaroni Noodles (these are usually located in the 'Gluten Free' aisle at Schnucks)
In a small pot, bring water to a boil and cook your Quinoa noodles. Slice the turkey bacon into small pieces and cook in medium skillet along with garlic. Once the bacon is cooked, add Greek yogurt and goat cheese to the same skillet. Let mixture cook for a few minutes, until a sauce is formed. Then add the Mozzarella cheese. Stir until cheese is melted completely, and you are left with a cheese sauce. (Tip: if the sauce is too thick, just add a little bit more Greek yogurt.) Then add your strained noodles and stir. Voila!
This is one of my absolute favorite recipes that I found at FitMenCook. I know this doesn't completely replace Macaroni and Cheese. Let's face it, nothing will. But it's a healthy alternative that will keep you right on track for 2015's resolutions.