Healthy Mac and Cheese Recipe GREEN! Delicious vegetarian kid friendly recipe using kale and broccoli!
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Healthy Mac and Cheese Recipe

This healthy mac and cheese is full of delicious cheese, but also nutritious kale and broccoli! Adults and kids all love it!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 325kcal
Author: Courtney

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 cup kale
  • 1 cup broccoli
  • 2 tablespoons grassfed butter
  • 2 tablespoons organic whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 1/2 cup grassfed organic milk
  • 1/2 cup organic shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups cooked macaroni

Instructions

  • In a large frying pan melt the coconut oil and saute the kale and broccoli.
  • In another pan melt the butter and whisk with flour.
  • Add in the salt and (1 1/2 cup) milk while whisking on low heat.
  • Sprinkle in the cheeses, melt in and remove from heat.
  • In a high speed blender puree the kale and broccoli with (1/2 cup) milk.
  • Pour the veggie mixture into the cheese sauce and whisk on low heat.
  • Dump in the macaroni and stir to combine.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 790mg | Potassium: 373mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 2310IU | Vitamin C: 40.4mg | Calcium: 284mg | Iron: 1mg