Chef Wendell: Easy,healthy mac and cheese

Studies show making a nutritious lunch the biggest meal of the day over dinner can increase energy, promote weight loss and a higher metabolism. (WISH photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Making macaroni and cheese from scratch can be so easy and significantly healthier than those generic-boxed versions.

Studies show making a nutritious lunch the biggest meal of the day over dinner can increase energy, promote weight loss and a higher metabolism.

Here’s a simple version of a souped-up, highly nutritious American classic lunch.

Easy Mac & Cheese

1/2 cup Daiya cheddar style shreds
1/2 cup Daiya mozzarella style shreds
1 cup chopped green onion
1 Tbsp. ground flax or chia seed
1 lb. Barilla Plus macaroni (Less white flour)
1/2 cup “unsweetened” almond, coconut, hemp or cashew milk
2 tbsp. Grass fed cow butter or EVOO
Himalayan salt and pepper

• Boil macaroni.
• Drain and add all ingredients.
• With a wooden spoon, mix till complete melted.

Suggestions for added goodies

• Cut up “meatless” hot dogs
• Shiitake mushrooms
• Caramelized onions
• Tuna and frozen peas
• Frozen mixed vegetables
• Ground flax or chia seeds
• Blanched broccoli florets

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