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High Protein Mac n Cheese

February 24, 2011

It’s not report card time yet around here yet but the teenagers have promised me that this one’s gonna be good!

My girls are talented for sure.

I know for a fact Alex is a deep and thoughtful up and coming musician because……I don’t understand her music one bit.

Josee on the other hand is a budding athlete who can command her body to go beyond its limits.

This kid is gonna make it to the big time!

When your child is gifted you need to make sure she gets the proper nutrition.   I came up with this recipe a few years ago to sneak some protein in and remove some fat from an otherwise nutritionally void meal.    What kid (or adult for that matter) doesn’t love Mac n cheese?

Shush though….  don’t tell them what’s in it.   They both receive my blogs in their inbox but clearly…they never read them.

They deserve this.

High protein Mac and Cheese

1 large container silken tofu (or 2 small boxes)

1 cup  light feta

1/4 cup grated parmesan (I used dried)

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/4 cup skim milk

1 package high fibre pasta

panko break crumbs

Boil pasta in salted water until al dente (very al dente because pasta will continue to cook in the oven)

Place all ingredients except panko in a food processor and blend until very smooth.

Place pasta and sauce in a pan or casserole dish and sprinkle with panko.  Bake at 350 degrees until panko starts to turn lightly brown.

I highly recommend adding some frozen peas or fresh broccoli before baking but I have a musician in the house that refuses anything green on her plate.

You would never know this wasn’t full of high fat cheddar, cream, butter or even flour like Mac and cheese is famous for.   Light feta has a quarter of the fat and calories of cheddar (or most cheeses).  Silken tofu is loaded with protein, vitamins and no fat.  If your sauce seems too thin just add a bit cornstarch while blending but this came out perfect.

My little prodigy’s have no idea.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Kelly permalink
    February 25, 2011 1:07 am

    OMG I didn’t know Josee could do that lol. I always though she belonged in the circus ;)

    • February 27, 2011 4:46 pm

      Yes she does belong in the circus….her and alex both. You know they both wear a size 11 shoe now?? Their growth spurts are starting to get a little freaky now…

  2. Lisa permalink
    February 27, 2011 2:02 am

    Cute toes and yummy looking mac n’ cheese. Did you ever have Scott’s mac n’ cheese with the truffle oil?

    • February 27, 2011 4:50 pm

      know what? I’m ashamed to say…..I’ve never even tried truffle oil!! is it everything they say it is?

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