VIDEO - MAC 'N CHEESE WITH HIDDEN VEGGIES

Makes 1 serving 

 

The secret to this totally diet-friendly version of mac and cheese? The blend and cauliflower florets add volume—so you get to eat more—and I use super flavorful cheeses Result: A decadent meal that has three times less calories than standard mac and cheese.

¾ cup cooked whole grain or gluten free pasta

1/3 cup Carrot-Sweet Potato Blend (simple recipe here)

1 egg white

1/8 teaspoon mustard powder

½ ounce goat cheese

1 tablespoon low-fat milk

1 heaping tablespoon sharp cheddar cheese

½ cup chopped cauliflower florets 

Pinch of sea salt and freshly ground pepper

1 tablespoon freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl, mix all of the ingredients except the Parmesan together. Pour into an oven-proof bowl, sprinkle the Parmesan over the top and bake for 20 minutes, until the top is browned and bubbly.

Nutrition facts (per serving): 302 calories; 7 g fat; 287 mg sodium; 41 g carbs; 6 g fiber; 6 g sugar; 20 g protein