Monday, May 2, 2011

Funkadelic Chili Mac

Per Serving (1/4th of recipe, about 1 3/4 cups): 8 Points+ -
297 calories, 2g fat, 637mg sodium, 55.5g carbs, 9.75g fiber, 11.5g sugars, 19g protein

The recipe: "Hungry Girl 300 Under 300", page 184

Since chili mac is one of my favorite unhealthy dishes, I thought it was a good idea to try a healthier version to satisfy my cravings.  Before going on Weight Watchers, I could easily eat an entire box of mac-n-cheese with an entire can of chili added to it.  An easy dinner to make, but not so easy on the hips!

This chili mac definitely tasted healthy, which is not necessarily a bad thing.  It had lots of veggies in it, and the veggie crumbles made me feel like it had actual meat in it.  The portion size was nice and big - something you usually don't get when pasta is involved. 

My husband was not a fan of this recipe.  He said it was too bland and he ended up making something else for dinner.  He usually doesn't like something if there are too many veggies in it, so that was probably the problem.  If it tastes healthy, he thinks of it as diet food.  I do have to agree that it was a little bit bland.  I think it needed a little bit of salt and pepper to bring out the flavors a little more, but once I added that, it was fine to me.  Granted, it wasn't the enormous bowl of gooey, cheesy, chili mac I used to eat, but it was a good meal overall.

1 comment:

  1. I just found your blog.. And I can totally agree about chili mac.. LOVE IT! I haven't tired this recipe yet, but may I suggest maybe adding a lil cayanne powder or chili powder or mix to spice it up a lil? May make it more tolerable? Also, I'd prob add just a lil tsp of fat free or low fat sour cream to give it a little bit of a creamy texture? Just a suggestion! =) Love the blog!