Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Special Mac and Cheese

This is an informal and weekly lunch routine in our house. It's a great way to use up small leftover amounts of broccoli and ham. It's also a good way to work some veggies into lunch (and some extra protein).

1 box mac and cheese (your choice--don't get the easy-mac already prepared sauce kinds)
chopped cooked broccoli (peas could work, too)
chopped hot dogs or leftover ham (chicken or turkey could probably work, too!)**

Prepare mac and cheese according to package directions, making it a touch more saucy (add extra milk). Then, stir in broccoli and meat. Enjoy!

**this can be a very high sodium lunch, so it shouldn't be daily fare. I've noticed that generic mac and cheeses are sometimes lower in sodium than national brands, so check the labels. Another way to reduce sodium is to use leftover cooked beans--rinse and drain them. Black beans and pinto beans work well.

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