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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Spring roll delight

This recipe was adapted from Pinterest 🙂 overall it was yummy, however the next time we make it we would add more vegetables and less meat. These spring rolls are easy to make.

Yield: About 10 spring rollsPrep Time: 30 minCook Time: 25 min

Ingredients:
1 Tablespoon minced garlic
2 teaspoons ginger powder
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 Tablespoon olive oil, plus more for brushing on rolls
1 pound ground chicken
1.5 cup finely shredded green cabbage
2 scallions, finely chopped
1 cup sliced shitake mushrooms
4 Tablespoons store-bought hoisin sauce
10 square (7-inch) spring roll wrappers
Sweet chili sauce

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 400ºF.

Sauté garlic & ginger in the oils in large sauté pan set over medium-low heat.

Add the ground chicken to the pan, breaking it apart into small pieces, and sauté until fully cooked.

Add the mushrooms to the pan and sauté until wilted. Remove the pan from the heat and drain out any liquid. Stir in the green cabbage, scallions and hoisin sauce until thoroughly combined. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl and let it cool for 10 minutes.

Arrange the spring roll wrappers on a dry work surface then place 3 to 4 tablespoons of the chicken mixture in the center of each of the spring roll wrappers. Roll the wrappers around the mixture, folding the edges inward.

Arrange the spring rolls in a single layer on a baking sheet lined. Bakethem for 10 to 12 minutes, rotating after 6 minutes, until they’re golden brown and crispy. Remove the spring rolls from the oven and serve them immediately with the sweet chili sauce.

Enjoy

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