Want some comfort food but need a boost of nutrients. This Mac & Chpeas recipe is the perfect fit. All the cheesy goodness of your favorite childhood Mac and cheese craving with a nutritious twist.
1. Boil 4 cups of water.
2. Add pasta to boiling water.
3. Cook for 5 minutes, then add peas cook for another 3 minutes. Pasta and peas should be soft now. Remove from heat and drain.
4. Add cheese to pasta and cheese mix. Mix well.
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NutriPledge Food Rating and Therapeutic Health Benefits:
This recipe comes with the following healthy qualities.
- Great balance of carbohydrates, protein, fat and sodium
- Excellent source of B vitamins, iron, zinc and potassium per serving
However, our Food Coach rates it as a red dot food due to being low in fiber for its calorie level per serving.
Dietitian Nutritionist Recommendations:
This classic mac and cheese recipe is a healthier and simpler twist to the original. All three ingredients in this recipe are protein-rich sources. However, this recipe is rated as a red dot due to being slightly low in dietary fiber for its calorie level and serving size. Thus, it can be further paired with steamed broccoli on a side for extra fiber and vegetable serving.
Disclaimer: Please note that this page is not medical advice. This can only be used as general guidance to a healthy and balanced diet for your health and wellness. This food does not ensure an adequate or inadequate and safe level of intake for a single person. Please consult your health care provider and check out our Medical Nutrition Therapy services for the diet plan that is right for you!
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*This recipe page was reviewed and edited by Shraddha Chaubey, MS, RDN, LDN/CDN
Written by: Mackenzie Merriman Nutrition Student & Intern