Low Calorie High Protein Mac and Cheese

Low Calorie Protein Mac and Cheese

This Low Calorie High Protein Mac and Cheese has 42.9g of protein per serving!. Best of all, this low calorie protein Mac and cheese is also just 367 calories per serving. Both high in protein and low in calories, the perfect combination.

Low Calorie Protein Mac and Cheese

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 8 oz. Banza Protein Elbow Macaroni
  • 1 cup non fat cottage cheese
  • ½ cup 0% Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 4 tablespoons Unsweetened and Unflavored Collagen Powder
  • 1.5 teaspoons garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup low fat sharp cheddar cheese shredded

Low Calorie High Protein Mac and Cheese

Low Calorie Protein Mac and Cheese

Healthy High Protein Mac and Cheese Meal Prep and Storage

Meal Prep: I love to meal prep this healthy recipe! I make it ahead of time (often for dinner- then store the leftovers as meal prep dinners) and move to either individual meal prep containers, or family sized containers.
Storage: Will hold for 5 days in the fridge or 1 month in the freezer.
Reheating: Reheat in the microwave for 1-2 minutes.

Low Calorie Protein Mac and Cheese

Low Calorie High Protein Mac and Cheese

Low Calorie Protein Mac and Cheese

Low Calorie High Protein Mac and Cheese

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This Low Calorie Protein Mac and Cheese has 42.0g of protein, and is just 367 calories!
You can boost the protein even more by adding in some cooked and shredded chicken.
Special Tip: When you cook protein pasta, make sure to gently mix it. Both during boiling and while folding in the sauce. Protein pasta can fall apart if you are rough with it. It will still be yummy, but not as pretty.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 367 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

  • Cook the pasta according to the directions on the package.
  • Meanwhile, add the cottage cheese, greek yogurt, broth, dijon mustard, collagen powder, garlic powder, paprika, salt and pepper to food processor or high speed blender. Blend until smooth.
  • Add the drained pasta, sauce and cheese to a large pot (I use the same one that I made the pasta in) and gently mix together.
  • Heat over medium-low for 5 minutes, until the sauce is hot and the cheese is melted.
  • Serve hot.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupCalories: 367kcalCarbohydrates: 34.9gProtein: 42.9gFat: 9.6gSaturated Fat: 3.9gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 999mgPotassium: 55mgFiber: 8.1gSugar: 7.5gCalcium: 344mgIron: 6mg
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