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Simple Recipes for Idiots: High-Protein Mac and Cheese

While one of the main points in my book is that you can eat anything and still lose weight (even McDonald’s), being able to cook at home is a better, more nutritious, and more wallet-friendly option than eating out. If you’re like me, though, finding recipes is like reading old chemistry textbooks. I understand some of the words, but that shit is just not happening.

So, I’d like to share some of the recipes I’ve discovered that are cheap, delicious, filling, relatively low in calories, and most importantly of all, basically idiot-proof. Today I’ll be presenting…

High Protein Mac n’ Cheese

Ingredients (2 Servings)

Whole Wheat Macaroni Noodles - 4 oz (or about 1.5 cups dry)

Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese - 1/2 cup

Shredded Parmesan Cheese - 1/4 cup

Whole or Low Fat Plain Greek Yogurt - 1 cup

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Cooking Instructions

Bring water to boil. Add macaroni noodles. Cook for about 8 minutes, or until desired tenderness. Drain water. Add both cheeses and Greek yogurt. Mix well. Divide into two servings. Simple.

Macros

Each serving of this recipe comes out to about 435 calories, with 45 grams of Carbs, 16.8 grams of Fat, and 32.5 grams of Protein.

Final Note

Obviously, this recipe is incredibly simple, so feel free to adjust it as you please. Too much Greek Yogurt for your taste? Fine, add less. Want smaller portions? Do so. The point is, it’s incredibly easy to make a quick meal and to track the calories you are consuming. Whatever you do, make sure you know how many calories are in what you are eating. That is the quickest way to lose weight.

For more about the truth behind weight loss, check out Your Diet is Bullshit: A Simple Guide to Losing Weight.