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    Healthy Macaroni Salad

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    Baby Chevelle's Note:

    This is a recipe I have been making for about 24 years. I can't remember the lady's name who published the book I got it from, but she was a real stickler about what you feed your kids. I started making this when my boys were preschool age. I would always make sure a had a big batch when they had a sitter, so she didn't fill them up with junk, and they would be on a sugar high when I got home at night. I am still making this today and I enjoy it as a healthy meal or snack anytime. I must say I usually triple this when I make it, as there was 5 of us.It keeps well in frig for a few days, and the boys would eat it for snacks a lot. It made me feel better that they were eating healthy. I used American cheese and I must say on my bowl I would add salt. I love this dish.

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    1. 1
      Cook macaroni according to directions on package.
    2. 2
      Drain and chill, adding lemon juice to macaroni.
    3. 3
      When chilled add rest of ingredients and refrigerate till serving time.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 24, 2012


      I wasn't sure about this recipe because it was so simple, but it does have plenty of flavor. I used brown rice macaroni, and doubled it, though I forgot to double everything else. Still, it came out great with those proportions. I used about half the cheese, in shreds, because that's what I had. And I used lite miracle whip instead of mayo because I love miracle whip! I minced the celery and carrots in the food processor for the sake of easiness, and it created a great texture. This is a great recipe that will be perfect for keeping cold macaroni salad in the fridge during those hot summer days I don't want to heat up the kitchen. This kind of salad costs $7 per pound at my grocery store, so it's a bargain to make, too. :)

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    • on June 30, 2011

      Excellent tasting pasta salad and very simple to make. I was a little skeptical about it as it is so easy to put together but it did not disappoint.

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    • on June 29, 2011

      I love it & so does my family. It is light and still gives you what you crave. I feel good about feeding it to my 2 year old. Thanks for sharing. Tt is a regular in our house, esp over the summer.

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    Nutritional Facts for Healthy Macaroni Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (246 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 311.9
    Calories from Fat 147
    Total Fat 16.4 g
    Saturated Fat 4.5 g
    Cholesterol 109.9 mg
    Sodium 406.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 31.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.6 g
    Sugars 4.5 g
    Protein 10.0 g

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