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2 HEALTHY CHEESY DISHES

MAC + CHEESE AND CHICKEN + RICE CASSEROLE 

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Article by Cate Marian

Photography by Cate Marian

Registered dietitian Shanna Hutcheson of @wellnessforthewin doesn’t shy away from cheesy dishes. She just makes some small changes to boost the health benefits so she continues to feel good about what she’s putting in her body. Here are two recipes that are in line with her intuitive eating philosophy.

A Healthy Take on Mac + Cheese

Mac and cheese, especially the Kraft shells out of the box, is a guilty pleasure. It’s not exactly known for being a nutritious dish, but there are plenty of ways to make a bit healthier. Whole wheat pasta and flour, adding in veggies and using real cheese are just some suggestions. Try this recipe and see for yourself. 

Skinny Cheesy Chicken + Rice Casserole with Mixed Veggies

When you think of traditional chicken and rice casserole, ‘cream of’ is often involved. While this makes for a particularly decadent dish, there are tons of tweaks to make it lighter—without skimping on flavor.  Here’s how. 

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