No need for butter to make this mac n cheese creamy and delicious! Swap in some good fats by adding avocado. Pump up the protein by adding canned tuna or grilled chicken.

Recipe created by Christine Pittman in partnership with Produce for Kids.

Avocado Mac n Cheese

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    Servings 6 Prep Time 15minutes
    Servings 6 Prep Time 15minutes
    No need for butter to make this mac n cheese creamy and delicious! Swap in some good fats by adding avocado. Pump up the protein by adding canned tuna or grilled chicken.Recipe created by Christine Pittman in partnership with Produce for Kids.

    Katie's Tip

    Katie's Tip

    Katie's Tip

    Katie's Tip

    Katie's Tip

    Avocados are one of the few fruits that provide "good" or "healthy" fats, called monounsaturated fats.
    Katie is the Official Registered Dietitian of Produce for Kids, mom of three and author of MomtoMomNutrition.com
    Avocados are one of the few fruits that provide "good" or "healthy" fats, called monounsaturated fats.
    Katie is the Official Registered Dietitian of Produce for Kids, mom of three and author of MomtoMomNutrition.com
    Ingredients
    • 1 pound whole wheat elbow macaroni, cooked according to package directions
    • 1 1/2 cups 1% milk
    • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
    • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
    • 2 ripe Avocados From Mexico, halved, pitted
    • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
    • 1 tablespoon ((plus ½ tablespoon) lemon juice, divided
    • 2 tablespoons chopped chives, (optional)
    Directions
    1. Combine milk, garlic, chili powder, salt and pepper in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH in 1 minute intervals until hot.
    2. Place 1½ of avocados and 1 Tbsp. lemon juice into blender and pulse. Add cheese and hot milk, and blend until smooth. Chop remaining ½ avocado and toss with the remaining ½ Tbsp. lemon juice.
    3. Mix avocado sauce with pasta. Serve topped with chopped avocado and chives, if using.
    Nutritional Value
    Calories 515 Fat 19g Protein 24g Carbohydrates 65g Fiber 9g Sodium 469mg Cholesterol 40mg Sugars 3mg Calcium 389mg Iron 3mg
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      Servings 6 Prep Time 15minutes
      Servings 6 Prep Time 15minutes
      No need for butter to make this mac n cheese creamy and delicious! Swap in some good fats by adding avocado. Pump up the protein by adding canned tuna or grilled chicken.Recipe created by Christine Pittman in partnership with Produce for Kids.

      Katie's Tip

      Katie's Tip

      Katie's Tip

      Katie's Tip

      Katie's Tip

      Avocados are one of the few fruits that provide "good" or "healthy" fats, called monounsaturated fats.
      Katie is the Official Registered Dietitian of Produce for Kids, mom of three and author of MomtoMomNutrition.com
      Avocados are one of the few fruits that provide "good" or "healthy" fats, called monounsaturated fats.
      Katie is the Official Registered Dietitian of Produce for Kids, mom of three and author of MomtoMomNutrition.com
      Ingredients
      • 1 pound whole wheat elbow macaroni, cooked according to package directions
      • 1 1/2 cups 1% milk
      • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
      • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
      • 1/2 teaspoon salt
      • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
      • 2 ripe Avocados From Mexico, halved, pitted
      • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
      • 1 tablespoon ((plus ½ tablespoon) lemon juice, divided
      • 2 tablespoons chopped chives, (optional)
      Directions
      1. Combine milk, garlic, chili powder, salt and pepper in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH in 1 minute intervals until hot.
      2. Place 1½ of avocados and 1 Tbsp. lemon juice into blender and pulse. Add cheese and hot milk, and blend until smooth. Chop remaining ½ avocado and toss with the remaining ½ Tbsp. lemon juice.
      3. Mix avocado sauce with pasta. Serve topped with chopped avocado and chives, if using.
      Nutritional Value
      Calories 515 Fat 19g Protein 24g Carbohydrates 65g Fiber 9g Sodium 469mg Cholesterol 40mg Sugars 3mg Calcium 389mg Iron 3mg

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