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Saturday, July 7, 2012

For Kids Health: Mac 'N Cheese

If you have kids, been around kids or know anything at all about kids - this much we all know. They love Macaroni and Cheese.
Not the most healthy dish but certainly a favorite of kids and parents. Kids love the taste and parents love the quick and ease of mixing up a box of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese.
But, for those parents looking to please their children and keep them healthy too, here's an easy recipe for parents and grandparents for their little ones.
(This recipe will satisfy the kid in all of us!)

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Mac 'N Cheese
1/2 TB butter
2 TB all-purpose flour
1 Cup 1 % low-fat milk
1 1/2 Cups reduced-fat extra sharp Cheddar cheese
1/4 Cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
4 Cups cooked whole wheat macaroni or penne
1/4 Cup bread crumbs

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Melt butter in large saucepan and add flour, cooking and stirring until fully incorporated and lightly golden. Add milk slowly, whisking constantly to work out lumps that may form. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes, until mixture slightly thickens. Stir in both cheeses until fully melted. Toss with pasta and place in large baking dish, top with bread crumbs. Bake for 30 minutes, until nicely toasted.
Enjoy! VA

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