Winter squash adds creaminess, not fat, to macaroni and cheese

Winter squash adds creaminess, not fat, to macaroni and cheese

Winter squash adds creaminess, not fat, to macaroni and cheese

When cold weather sets in motion the urge for comfort food, it’s time to nurture and care – and to remember that comfort food does not have to be unhealthy.

In fact, today’s recipe for macaroni and cheese with winter squash provides good nutrition. The creamy texture and remaining full-longer effect make it one of my favorite meals.

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Using wholemeal pasta increases the fiber content of the dish. Fiber keeps you full longer, and this is important for maintaining healthy gut bacteria and moving food through your digestive system. In addition, we have cut down on the cheese and added pureed winter squash. I am amazed at how much this adds to the creamy cream of the dish without affecting the overall taste. Best of all, winter squash is packed with vitamin A, which is important for strengthening eyesight and the immune system. It is also a good source of fiber and vitamin C.

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