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Nutrition By The Numbers

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Learn how you can make your meals even more nutritious by using foods with higher NuVal® scores. Take this classic, simple Four Cheese Mac & Cheese Recipe from AllRecipes.com and see how easy it is to Trade Up with the NuVal® Nutritional Scoring System.

 

Classic Four Cheese Mac  & Cheese

                                                                                

                                                                                 

Original Recipe

 

 

1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil 

 

25

 

Trade Up With NuVal® Version

 

 

1 Tablespoon Canola Oil

 

32

 

1 Package of Prince Elbow Macaroni

 

65

 

1 Package DaVinci Whole Wheat Penne

 

91

 

9 Tablespoons of Butter (salted sticks)

 

2

 

9 Tablespoons Naturals Cholestesterol Free Spread

 

24

 

1/2 Cup Bistro Classics Muenster Cheese

 

23

 

1/2 Cup Boar's Head Muenster Cheese

 

24

 

1/2 Cup Kraft Natural Cheddar Cheese Shredded  

 

25

 

1/2 Cup Lisanatti Soy Sation Cheddar Cheese

 

24

 

1/2 Cup Kraft Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese

 

24

 

1/2 Cup Sargento Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese

 

27

 

1 1/2 Cup Cabot Monterey Jack Shredded Cheese 

 

24

 

1/2 Cup Weight Watchers Monterey Jack Cheese

 

45

 

1 1/2 Cups Land O Lakes Regular Half and Half

 

27

 

1/ 1/2 Cups Land O Lakes Fat Free Half and Half

 

31

 

2 Regular Eggs, Beaten

 

56

 

Egg Beaters Original Liquid Egg Product

 

59

 

1/4 Teaspoon Salt

1/8th Teaspoon Pepper

No Score

1/4 Teaspoon Salt

1/8th Teaspoon Pepper

No Score

 

 

Directions:

 

1. Bring a large saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil, drizzle in oil. Place macaroni in the saucepan and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente; drain.


2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease an 8x8 inch baking dish.
3. Spread the cheddar cheese over the bottom of the baking dish. Top with a thin layer of macaroni. Top macaroni with all cheese. Pour the egg over all, followed by the half and half.


4. Bake in the preheated oven 20 minutes, or until bubbly and golden brown. Add pepper to taste.

 

 

By switching to soy based cheese, whole wheat pasta, and reduced fat spread, you're trading up to a healthier meal!


 
                      For more recipes using NuVal® Scores, check out some of our blogger's favorites:

 

 

Mama Melissa’s Meatballs

 

The Incredible Vegetable Sandwich

 

 

German Style Beef Roast