I ate a whole box of Mac n Cheese the other night. We all do it. They key, my friends, is to acknowledge and move on. It’s what resilience is all about.
If you’re like me, you made the mac n cheese out of sheer exhaustion, with the intent of eating a normal, single human amount. Then it all went wrong.
I reached out to Amy Gorin, MS, RDN, owner of Amy Gorin Nutrition in the New York City area, to find out what to do if this highly unlikely event ever happens again.
You can find her healthy recipes at amydgorin.com/recipes.
PS: How bad is it to eat an entire box of mac and cheese?
PS: Okay…well, if you did it, what can/should you do to mitigate the mac n cheese effects, if anything?
PS: Any tips on resisting the cheesy temptation the next time?
Additional resources from Amy Gorin R.D. that I think you’ll love:
Cookbooks for Mac n Cheese Lovers
Below are the cookbooks I find helpful when the Mac is calling my name.
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The I Don’t Want to Cook Book by Alyssa Brantley
This book is for those times when you just don’t feel like cooking. For me, that’s most of the time! With recipes clocking in at sub-15 minutes, I feel very understood by this cookbook.
Meal Planning on a Budget: Save Money on Groceries, Master Meal Prep, & Reduce Food Waste to Reach Financial Freedom by Jen Smith
First of all, this book is written by one-half of the superb Frugal Friends podcast, Jen Smith. I’ll just say it. Frugal Friends is my favorite podcast of all time. Listen in. Support Jen and her co-host Jill, and enjoy. Now back to the task at hand. If frugality is one of the reasons you find yourself with Mac n Cheese on hand and you often fall prey to the siren song of ALL THE MAC, this book is for you.
It will help you become more intentional about your meals, namely learning to cook more, eat out less, and make eating at home a habit you actually like. You’ll save money AND be more prepared to eat something balanced the next time you get a major Mac n Cheese craving. It’s an awesome resource to have on hand.
Let’s be honest. Sometimes it’s the dishes. Mac n Cheese takes one pot. You can even eat right from the pot (especially if you’re not paying attention to portions)! Enter The One-Pan College Cookbook. I am well beyond my college years. But I appreciate the special gift of only having one item to wash just as much as the next guy. You will too.
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