There is no way round it, food often times make us feel a certain way. When wanting to indulge inÂ comfort foods, try swapping ingredients to make the recipe a healthier, more powerful version ofÂ its former self. This white mac & cheese dish is no exception and your body and mood will thankÂ you.
Ingredients for up to 5 servings:
4 slices turkey bacon (nitrate free, uncured)
4.5oz Ancient Harvest Gluten free Quinoa Macaroni pasta (or use whole wheat macaroni)
1 3/4 cup Greek yogurt (2%)
2 oz goat cheese
1/2 cup reduced fat mozzarella
1 tbsp garlic paste
salt & pepper to taste
1 Minute Video Tutorial:
1. Boil quinoa pasta and set aside.
2. Slice bacon into pieces and then cook in a nonstick skillet with garlic paste on medium high
3. Reduce heat to medium and add 1 cup of Greek yogurt, goat cheese, chives and mozzarella.
4. Cook until the sauce is an even consistency.
5. Let the sauce thicken and then remove from heat.
6. Then add macaroni and the rest of Greek yogurt. Mix.
Approximate macros for 1 of 5 servings:
253 calories, 20g protein, 27g carbs, 8g fat
About the Author
Kevin is a fitness enthusiast out of Dallas, TX. When he saw himself in his friendâ€™s Facebook photo he knew it was time to make a change. He was overweight, felt sluggish and had steadily rising blood pressure. So, he did what many people try to do â€“ he started exercising to try to â€śout trainâ€ť a poor diet. He quickly learned through periods of weight cycling that if he was going to accomplish his fitness goals, it would have to be through a steady, healthy diet, complemented by hard work in the gym.
He started studying nutrition and got started cooking! In 2012 Kevin started a small blog to share his meals online in order to build a community around healthy food ideas.
The blog was called Fit Men Cook and it had a simple message and belief system – â€śOur bodies are built in the kitchen, Sculpted in the gym.â€ť
Kevin firmly believes that healthier food options do not have to be boring. Ever. In fact, they are pretty tasty!
Fit (Wo)Men Cook is the â€śfitâ€ť story of all of us. It is taking your individual success stories and things (in nutrition & fitness) that have worked for you, and sharing those ideas with the masses so we can all grow, improve together. Just everyday people – no matter the fitness level or athletic ability – aiming to live the best life possible through fitness and healthy eating. Are you a Fit (Wo)Men Cook?
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