Mac and Cheese with Broccoli Bites

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Trying to add a few more veggies to your daily diet? This yummy recipe for Mac and Cheese with Broccoli Bites might be the ticket. It’s got all the comfort food qualities of the traditional mac and cheese dish with little bits of nutrient rich goodness mixed in. The nutritional content of broccoli is considerable – not only is it very high in vitamin C, B6, and A; it’s also high in calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, pantothenic acid, potassium, thiamin, riboflavin, and dietary fiber. The broccoli also adds extra texture, colour, and pizzazz. Making a mac and cheese recipe like this one at home is much better for you than buying it frozen, pre-made, or in a box. According to the Environment Working Group (EWG)’s food product analysis, most pre-packaged macaroni and cheese products have nutritional, processing, and ingredients concerns. Your best bet’s to play it safe and prepare your own food at home. With an easy home-made macaroni and cheese recipe like this one, you’ll know your ingredients and will rest easy, knowing you’re serving the most nutritional meal possible to your family.*

Nutrition Facts for: Mac and Cheese with Broccoli Bites From Grandmother's Kitchen
Ingredients: Macaroni, butter, broccoli, eggs, milk, paprika, salt, pepper, mustard, cheddar cheese.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 6 servings * Per Serving:Calories 513, Calories from Fat 238, Total Fat 26.4g 41%, Saturated Fat 15.8g 79%, Cholesterol 127mg 42%, Sodium 783mg 33%, Potassium 310mg 9%, Carbohydrates 46.1g 15%, Dietary Fiber 2.7g 11%, Sugars 3.7g, Protein 22.8g, Vitamin A 20%, Vitamin C 45%, Calcium 41%, Iron 15%

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