Thursday, April 11, 2013
Cheeseburger Macaroni Salad
I posted a while ago about how we often eat boxed dinners and what I do to add some nutritional value. As much as I'd prefer to make a healthier meal, sometimes a quick-and-easy boxed dinner is just too tempting. Well, today I was inspired to spruce up my Velveeta Cheesy Skillet-Cheeseburger Macaroni...
into a Cheeseburger Macaroni Salad!
First, I prepared the boxed dinner as instructed on the back of the box.
What's usually on top of a cheeseburger? Lettuce, tomato, and onion! I thought these would be great additions to my meal, as well as add in some nutritional value!
After the cheeseburger macaroni was ready, I filled my plate with mixed baby greens.
Then, I spooned enough cheeseburger macaroni to cover the greens.
Afterward, I topped the pasta with tomatoes and onions.
Last, I mixed everything together and enjoyed my dinner (in front of the TV).
I must say, this was a great idea! The veggies added a really nice fresh taste. Plus, I ate less of the macaroni to make room for my add-ins. Now, let's see if I can get the husband to eat it this way next time...
Question for you: How do you add nutritional value to a usually less-than-healthy meal?