Frugal Foodie Mama: 10 Secretly Healthy Mac & Cheese Recipes

Friday, January 15, 2016

10 Secretly Healthy Mac & Cheese Recipes

Easily sneak in more whole grains & veggies into your family's diet with these 10 Secretly Healthy Mac & Cheese Recipes...
Easily sneak in more whole grains & veggies into your family's diet with these 10 Secretly Healthy Mac & Cheese Recipes.

It's that time of the year when we find ourselves making resolutions & goals to try to eat better, healthier in the new year. I know most of us (myself included) start out with really good intentions for the first few weeks of a brand new year, and then we get sidetracked. Most often than not, it is my family that is my #1 distraction from healthier eating. And while I am the primary cook in the home, if my family refuses to eat what I make then it goes to waste. My almost 4 year old is pretty good about trying new foods & eating her veggies, but my husband and teenage son are a whole other beast. My husband turns up his nose at just about anything green other than iceberg lettuce in a bowl covered with shredded cheese & croutons and drowning in Ranch dressing. And my teenager can detect even the slightest bit of whole grains in a recipe & instantly becomes repulsed. I cannot even begin to tell you why that is (I LOVE whole grain pasta myself!), but instead of wasting my breath & time trying to convince my son & husband why they should be eating healthier I have decided to just be sneaky with it. What they don't know can't hurt them, right? ;) In fact, it can only do the opposite- help them!

Hidden veggies and sneaking in whole grains has become my regular thing when cooking for my family. Whether ground in, pureed and mixed in, and or super finely chopped & shredded, I squeeze in the good stuff whenever & wherever I can. And it usually goes more or less undetected. One of my family's favorite dishes is macaroni and cheese. I mean, who doesn't like a creamy, cheesy mac & cheese? So I went on a quest to search some of my favorite food blogs for the best secretly healthy mac & recipes I could find. :) From fun edible cups made from macaroni cheese to creamy mac & cheese dishes packed with veggies (some hidden, some not), you are sure to find a homemade macaroni & cheese recipe in this collection that your entire family will love...

(My latest recipe for Kroger's Inspired Gathering site)

from The Lean Green Bean

Which of these 10 Secretly Healthy Mac & Cheese Recipes will you be trying first with your family?
What are your best tips for getting your whole family on board with healthier eating?

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