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Put a spin on the childrens’ favorite meal with Live Well Alabama’s Power Mac and Cheese. This twist on a classic family favorite will feed the whole family and provide a healthy comfort food when the weather drops.
2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
4 tablespoons flour
2 cups milk,
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
2 cups broccoli, cooked and chopped in small pieces,
Cook macaroni, following instructions on the package.
Drain cooked macaroni and return to pan.
While macaroni is still warm, sprinkle in flour and stir thoroughly.
Over medium heat, slowly stir milk into macaroni.
Stir over medium heat until milk and cheese thicken into a creamy sauce, approximately seven to 10 minutes.
Stir in broccoli; heat thoroughly.
Cut up any leftover broccoli for a grab-and-go snack.
“Cooking at home on a regular basis is a key ingredient to overall health, and it doesn’t have to be difficult or break the bank,” said Katie Funderburk, Alabama Extension’s SNAP-Ed coordinator. “Our recipes are inexpensive, easy to prepare and don’t require fancy kitchen equipment.”
Eating healthy doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Live Well Alabama provides numerous recipes that are simple and budget-friendly.
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LIVE WELL ALABAMA
Live Well Alabama is a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) initiative developed by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Auburn University. This initiative reaches residents across the state with research-based education.
ABOUT ALABAMA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SYSTEM
Alabama Extension is the primary outreach organization for the land grant mission of Alabama A&M and Auburn Universities. Its educational programs grow from these two land grant university campuses to serve the people of Alabama. Science-based educational programs are delivered that enable people to improve their quality of life and economic well-being.