I just LOVE the American Dietetic Association’s quote of the week:
“Those who think they have no time for healthy eating will sooner or later have to find time for illness.” – Edward Stanley
Could this be any less true? Along the same lines is financially supporting health and disease, putting in a bit more each trip to the grocery store can same hundreds of thousands in medical expenses down the road. That’s all I’ll say, I don’t have time to step on my soap box today!
My morning started off with a delicious smoothie to go, containing whey protein powder and flaxseed oil. As for fruit, I threw in raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, banana, kiwi, grapes, peach, and pineapple. Did I miss a color in there? Definitely started the morning off with a rainbow of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals – yum! A friend at work was asking for my smoothie recipe, so I hooked her up with a mini smoothie, too! P.S. The cup wasn’t as big as it looks…I got a serious close up!
Today was taste test day at work. Some of the employees requested comfort food, so I chose a mac’n cheese recipe…made in the crock pot (but of course!). It was my first time trying this recipe and I will SURELY be making it again…it was amazing! Almost TOO cheesy, I may use 3 cups of cheese next time. It served a bunch of people, though…and all good reviews!
Crock Pot Mac ‘n Cheese
1 c. skim milk 1 can evaporated milk 1 can cheddar cheese soup 4 c. 2% cheddar cheese, shredded 16 oz. box elbow macaroni 3/4 c. egg substitute (i.e. Egg Beaters) 1/2 c. Smart Balance butter 1/2 Tbsp paprika (optional)
Start crock pot. Melt butter in crock pot and pour into separate dish after melted. In a pot, boil macaroni until almost done. In a separate bowl, beat eggs, milk, evaporated milk, soup, and 3 cups of cheese. Pour macaroni into bowl, pour over butter and then wet mixture. Mix slightly.
Allow to cook on low for 3 hours. Pour remaining cup of cheese on top and sprinkle with paprika.
Makes 30 servings (1/2 c. per serving)
Nutrition Facts (per serving): 143 calories, 6 g. fat, 15 g. carbohydrate, 8 g. protein