Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Easy Macaroni & Cheese (for Diabetics)

This one is for you, mom.

Easy Macaroni & Cheese

1 box (7 ounces) elbow macaroni
1/4 cup fat-free half-and-half
10 ounces light process cheese loaf, cubed
(such as Velveeta Light)
1 1/2 teaspoons butter-flavor sprinkles
(such as Butter Buds)
1/8 teaspoon pepper

Fill a two-quart pan two-thirds full of water. Bring to a boil, add macaroni, stir, and cook until tender (about 6 to 8 minutes). Drain well. Add half-and-half, cubed processed cheese, butter-flavor sprinkles, and pepper to the macaroni. Place over low heat and cook until cheese is melted; gently stir periodically.

Preparation time: 25 minutes

Yield: 5 cups
Serving size: 1/2 cup

Per Serving:
Calories: 135
Carbohydrate: 19 g
Protein: 8 g
Fat: 3 g
Saturated fat: 2 g
Sodium: 445 mg
Fiber: 1 g
Exchanges per serving: 1 starch, 1/2 low-fat milk
Carbohydrate choices: 1 1/2


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