How to Make Mac & Cheese Healthier (Page 4)

2. Replace whole milk with low-fat milk to cut down on fat and calories.

2. Replace Whole Milk with Low-Fat Milk to Cut Down on Fat and Calories.

While traditional recipes often call for whole milk—which delivers 150 calories and 8 grams fat (5 grams saturated) per cup—our lightened-up version uses low-fat (1%) milk, which clocks in at only 100 calories and 2.5 grams of fat per cup.

And you won’t miss out on milk’s nutritional benefits when you opt for low-fat or nonfat milk: per cup, both varieties deliver about one-third of the recommended daily value for calcium and at least 20 percent of the daily value for riboflavin, phosphorus and vitamin D.

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