Light Mac and Cheese

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I don’t think I have ever met a person who doesn’t like macaroni and cheese. Mac n cheese is certainly one of my favorite comfort foods, but 1) I’m not a fan of the box kind and 2) I wanted to be able to eat it more often and not get huge ;). So I set out to make an easy homemade recipe that I could enjoy on the reg. It’s also included in meal plan #2!

Lightened Mac & Cheese



  • 1 box whole wheat elbow macaroni
  • 3 tbsp unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 and 1/2 cups skim milk
  • 4 tbsp light cream cheese
  • 2 cups reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese

Cook pasta, drain, and set aside. While the pasta cooks add flour and salt to saucepan and mix, then add milk and whisk together. Turn on heat to medium-high and add cream cheese, stir constantly until it comes to a boil. Reduce heat and allow to simmer for 1-2 minutes, until thick. Remove from heat, add cheddar cheese, and stir. Add into pasta and toss well. Enjoy!

Macros (8 servings, about 1 cup): 310 calories, 8g fat, 28g carbs, 16g protein, 3g fiber

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6 thoughts on “Light Mac and Cheese

  1. Aimee
    I see that, I was more so asking if a serving is a half cup, 1 cup, 2 cups? Rather than separating the entire Mac by 8. Thanks anyways though!
    1. Post author
      Oh true, haha. I'm not sure. I track my macros so I weigh the entire serving and divide to get the amount in grams.

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