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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