How to Make Mac & Cheese Healthier (Page 3)

Add spinach to increase nutrients

1. Add Spinach to Increase Nutrients.

Though delicious, traditional macaroni and cheese doesn’t offer much nutritionally. Adding a layer of spinach to the middle of your creamy casserole gives you 37% of your daily value of folate, as well as some beta carotene and vitamins E and C. And sneaking it in between layers of noodles and cheese might get even the pickiest eaters to enjoy their vegetables.

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