Try this great tasting low calorie Crunchy Crust “Mac and Cheese” and reduce your belly fat! Have your heard of MUFA? It is an acronym for monounsaturated fatty acids that has recently been studied, and has been shown to reduce belly fat when you incorporate small portions of MUFA into every meal. This is a tasty low calorie recipe that includes monounsaturated fatty acids, refer to a MUFA, that you can include in your diet and reduce belly fat! get more information on MUFAs
Crunchy Crust Mac and Cheese Recipe
- 4 ounces multi-grain macaroni
- 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 3 tablespoons Panko bread crumbs
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 cups fat-free milk
- 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Coat an 8-inch x 8-inch baking dish with vegetable spray.
Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook the macaroni according to package directions. Drain, rinse with cold water and drain again. Set aside. Combine the bread crumbs and 2 teaspoons oil in a small bowl. Stir with a fork to evenly coat the crumbs with oil.
Add the remaining 3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon oil to a large saucepan. Set over medium-high heat. Whisk in the flour, paprika, salt and pepper until smooth. Add the milk, whisking constantly. Cook, whisking, for about 5 minutes, or until thickened. Remove from the heat. Stir in the cheese until it melts. Stir in the macaroni. Pour into the baking dish. Top evenly with the crumbs.
Bake for 15 minutes, or until bubbling and golden. Allow to sit for 10 minutes before serving.
Recipe is 328 calories per serving – recipe makes 4 servings
Let us know what you think of this recipe it has gotten so pretty good reviews. Please rate this recipe! Get more tips and tools on the belly fat diet! Lose more weight and tone up with belly fat reducing exercises!