Quick and Easy Chicken Nuggets and Mac and Cheese

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In less time than you can heat up the oven and bake frozen chicken nuggets from a bag, (and no matter what the commercials say they are NOT good for you) you can make your own chicken nuggets.  Simply chop up raw chicken, roll it in white whole wheat flour and salt (add any other seasonings you like but plan is just as good) and cook it in a little coconut oil.  Coconut oil is a good choice because it’s a healthy oil and doesn’t add any flavor (like olive oil would).

Homemade mac and cheese is just as quick and easy.  It only takes me one minute longer than making the box kind.  Just cook up some whole wheat noodles (my kids like spiral or shells).  Drain and add a couple TBSP of butter and some milk, 1/2 a cup or so, and boil until the butter melts and milk cooks down a bit.  While it’s boiling cut up some small chunks of mozzarella and colby cheese.  OK, here’s where the extra minute comes in- throw the noodles in a bowl, add the cheese, and microwave for one minute.  Stir it up and serve.  Yes, it’s different than the junk from the box and yes my kids complained that it was different.  But the other day they had some friends over and I overheard my youngest telling her friend how this mac and cheese was way better than the stuff from the box.  I didn’t think I would EVER hear her say that!

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