What to Eat Wednesday: Down Home Mac and Cheese


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Your kids can still have their favorite meals while managing their diabetesGetting your kids to eat healthfully is often a challenge, but when you have a child living with diabetes, it can be even more difficult—but it is also that much more important.

When planning meals for your diabetic child, it’s important to incorporate some of their old favorites, making them in ways that accommodate their new dietary needs. Need some help getting started? Try this Down Home Macaroni and Cheese, courtesy of Kraft Diabetic Choices.

Down Home Macaroni and Cheese
Serves 6


  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups fat free milk
  • 1/4 pound Velveeta Light (reduced fat pasteurized prepared cheese product), cut up
  • 1 8-ounce package Kraft Free Shredded Non-Fat Cheddar Cheese
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
  • 2 tablespoons seasoned dry bread crumbs


  1. Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in a large saucepan on low heat. Blend in flour and salt; cook and stir 1 minute. Gradually add the milk; cook, stirring constantly, until thickened. Add prepared cheese product and 1 1/2 cups of the shredded cheese. Stir until melted. Stir in macaroni.
  2. Pour into a 1 1/2-quart casserole. Melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter; toss with the bread crumbs. Sprinkle casserole with remaining 1/2 cup of the shredded cheese and crumb mixture.
  3. Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

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