Taco Mac N Cheese

I’ve been counting my macros and trying to stay as close as possible to the nutrients I need and wouldn’t you know it- I can see even more definition in my stomach than ever before! As skeptical as I was about adding back in all the foods I’ve tried to avoid, I’ve been eating more than ever and weigh less. Major WIN! With that said- I’ve had a hard time finding easy macro friendly recipes, so I decided to make some.

Today was a double whammy taco recipe day.  I made the boyfriend taco pizzas, inspired by food network and I made myself some healthier Taco Mac N Cheese. Instructions and macro info below…

 

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Ingredients:

1 Box of Whole Grain Barilla Medium Shells

1 Package 99% Lean Ground Turkey

3/4 Cup Low Fat Shredded Cheddar Cheese

1 Cup Fat Free Greek Yogurt

Low Sodium Taco Seasoning Mix

1/2 Cup Sugar Free Tomato Sauce

Cumin

Garlic Powder

Salt & Pepper

Fresh Cilantro (optional)

Instructions: Boil and cook pasta until perfectly al dente. Meanwhile, heat a cooking pan with a little olive oil, since the meat is so lean, it needs a little fat to cook without becoming dry. Add in half the package of low sodium taco seasoning and season generously with cumin, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Add in sauce and mix together.  One turkey is cooked all the way through add in the cooked and strained pasta. Mix in cheese and greek yogurt while still hot and turn off stove. Top individual bowls with more cheese and fresh cilantro (optional)

 

Servings: 6

Macros Per Serving: Calories: 315, Fat 5G, Protein 31.3G, Carbs 37G

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