Did you ever think you’d get yummy comfort food like this during P90x?! I always thought “healthy mac and cheese” was an oxymoron – but this recipe creates a scrumptious ooey gooey baked mac and cheese that I would eat any day of the week, even without P90x…now I’ll never go back!
- 4 cups cooked whole-wheat pasta (approx. 7 oz. dry)
- 1 1/2 cups (6 oz.) shredded low-fat cheddar cheese
- 2 cups low-fat cottage cheese
- 1 cup (8 oz.) non-fat plain yogurt
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper (additional pepper to taste)
|Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Make pasta according to package directions. In a large bowl, mix ingredients together, then add cooked pasta and mix together. Pour into pan, cover with pepper to taste, then bake uncovered for 25-30 minutes, until it’s starting to brown slightly the edges are bubbling.|
P90x Nutrition Plan Servings:
1/4 of the above recipe is 1 1/2 dairy servings, 1 carb serving, and 1 Single snack serving.
P.S. It would be very easy to add tasty protein servings, too. Chop up 8 slices of cooked turkey bacon and sprinkle over the top for 1 additional protein serving. Or add 12 oz. of cubed turkey ham or cooked chicken!
P.P.S. Almost everyone I’ve ever made this for has asked me if that was feta in the mac and cheese – no one guesses it is cottage cheese. However, if the visible curds will bug you, you can just blend the cottage cheese until smooth in the blender first – then no one will ever know!
P.P.P.S. I’d like to emphasize that this recipe only works if you are KEEPING TRACK OF YOUR PORTIONS! As you can see, it uses carbs, dairy, and a snack serving. This is OK as long as you haven’t used those servings at other times during the day! Plan ahead using my P90x Nutrition Plan food journal or something similar.