EAT THIS NOT THAT: HEALTHY MAC & CHEESE AND SWEET POTATO FRIES

Posted on: August 28, 2016

Time and time again we all crave for the ultimate comfort food…. But we think about all the calories that in all those delicious foods. So we tend to feel guilty about the calories. Well, here are two recipes where you don’t have to feel guilty. Comfort food but ½ the calories and more. So healthy and so good!! Always homemade with love, and always baked never fried! And both recipes still have the same great taste you know and love. Can’t beat that! Let’s get started!

Healthy Mac and Cheese
Boil a pot of water add 2 pinches of salt into the water. Use any kind of Gluten-Free, low fat pasta. ( Elbow, Macaroni, Angel Hair, Fettuccine, etc)… Whatever your heart desires, I used Cavatappi Pasta (Macaroni type ). Add pasta when your water is rapidly boiling, (cooks the pasta fast). Cook until al dente. Drain and keep a ½ a cup of the pasta water. (For the end) Set pasta aside.

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Gluten-Free Bechamel Sauce

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Ingredients:
3 tablespoons of butter
5 tablespoons of Gluten Free Glutinous (Sweet) Rice Flour
2 ½- 3 cups of 2 % milk or dairy free milk of your choice
Salt, pepper
Spices of your choice. We like a little minced roasted garlic mixed in
2 Teaspoons of Black Ground Pepper
2 Teaspoons of Ground Nutmeg
Parmesan or Cheddar cheese-optional (or try Goat cheese for a dairy free option)
Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add some flour over the melted butter, and whisk together until they form bubbles. Ladle in little by little, your milk and whisk quickly. Blend until your sauce is smooth. Continue to whisk, until the sauce has thickened. Continue to whisk, add your black ground pepper and ground nutmeg. Continuously whisking all ingredients, making a nice smooth thick sauce. Finish by adding your cheese of choice. Mix all together. Last step, put in your pasta and mix everything all together, so that your pasta is fully coated. There you have it! Homemade gluten-free Bechemel Sauce.

Healthy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

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2 lb Sweet Potatoes
2 tbsp Olive Oil
1/8 tsp Salt
1/8 tsp Pepper
1/8 tsp Garlic Powder
1/8 tsp Paprika
1/8 tsp of Cayenne Pepper
Preheat your oven to 450 degrees
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut your fries long, like thin steak fries. Coat and toss the fries with Olive oil and sprinkle on your salt, pepper, garlic powder, and your paprika. You can also add 1/8 cayenne pepper to add a little spice and kick your your fries up a notch! Giving them a little punch, but still AMAZINGLY good! Pop them into the oven for about 20 to 25 minutes turn them from time to time. And there you have it, Sweet potato baked fries. Baked never fried, a healthy and delicious snack or meal. Enjoy!

Test these recipes out, tell me what you think. Post your photos and tag me!! I’d love to see what you re-create!! Bon Appetit!

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