Healthy mac and cheese

What’s for dinner? Today I decided to make a healthy Mac and cheese. Even on the best diet one wants some comfort food! This recipe was adapted from cooking light magazine.

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 garlic clove, minced
2 cups 1% low-fat milk
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
6 slices of cheese (cut in halves)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 box of ziti
Cooking spray
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat add milk, flour dijon mustard and garlic; cook until thick, stirring constantly. Add cheese, and salt; stir until cheeses melt.
2. Preheat oven to 375°.
3. Cook pasta in boiling water 5 minutes or until almost tender, omitting salt and fat; drain well. Add pasta to cheese mixture, stirring well. Place in a baking dish that was coated with cooking spray.
4. Bake at 375° for 20 minutes or until heated.

To pair with the Mac and cheese I made baked chicken and substituted the bread crumbs with panko crumbs.

Enjoy

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Baked tilapia

Today’s dinner is baked tilapia that I paired with veggies (corn on the cob)

What you will need:

Dijon mustard
1 cup seasoned Panko crumbs
4 Tilapia
1 tbs butter

What you need to do:

Melt butter and add 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard. Mix well. Brush both sides of the room temperature tilapia with the butter mixture. Then dip the tilapia in the panko crumbs covering it on both sides.

Then bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees F. For 25 mins. Set oven to broil for 5 additional minutes

Serve! Enjoy

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