Macaroni and cheese, mark one

Even though fat-free cheese and dairy are fewer points on the plan, I’m really not a fan of them. So I’ve decided to keep my 2% milk and regular sharp cheddar cheese (and mozzarella… and parmesan… and colby… and muenster….). I’m just going to plan my meals around them. I fully believe that the taste is worth the points. This may be because I am a super-taster (which is both a blessing and a curse).

I was really craving macaroni and cheese, so I decided to try to make some that was fairly Weight Watchers friendly. In the end, I came up with macaroni and cheese that is 11 SP (~305 calories per serving) for a heaping cup of the stuff. Worth it.

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I paired it with steamed green beans and Al Fresco roasted pepper and asiago chicken sausage. Super delicious.

And if I have any extra points, I could always add another ounce of cheddar melted on the top! I used whole wheat pasta and it’s loaded with vegetables that I sauteed in 1 Tablespoon of bacon grease. Yep, you can use bacon grease while you’re doing Weight Watchers.

I’m sure that once I nail down the recipe I’ll post it here for everyone. I’m just super happy that I figured out how to eat one of my favorite comfort foods while losing weight.

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