20 Minute Mac & Cheese…Your Way

I’m glad to see that you are all as excited about my Chocolate-Caramel Apple Cookies as I am! I’m tellin’ ya…it is not easy having these babies in the house. 😯

I have a pretty good workload ahead of me this evening, between school work and house work (it never ends!) so tonight’s post is gonna be a quick one.

I never ended up snapping any photos of breakfast today, but I can tell you that I enjoyed a big ‘ol hunk of my Cranberry Apple Bread, a banana, and a big handful of these goodies.


Speaking of my Cranberry Apple Bread…you guys want in on the recipe??? Be sure to check out Heather’s blog for my Handmade Christmas Kitchen guest post! Sorry I had to hold out on you all, but it’s now up and free for the taking! :)

Today’s lunch was simple but fantastic, thanks to my little combo of Pumpkin Yogurt:


I combined a vanilla flavored Chobani with about 1/3 cup pumpkin, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice. I definitely ended up making a “yogurt mess” out of it by adding in some Quaker Oatmeal Squares too. It was decadent. 😛

I also included a little more of the usual suspects…




After work, I hit up the gym for an awesome workout. I started out by doing 20 minutes of HIIT on the treadmill, using the following intervals:

20 seconds @ 9.0mph

40 seconds @ 4.2mph

It was short (which is what HIIT should be) but intense! I followed up my HIIT with a BodyPump class which definitely has my muscles sore already. Our instructor switched around a few of the tracks today, some of which were tougher than I anticipated. 😯


Done and on the table in 20 minutes…LOVE IT!


I cooked up a box of Annie’s Shells & White Cheddar according to the directions on the box. Once the mac & cheese was prepared, I added in:

  • 1 can solid chunk tuna
  • 1 can Italian-style diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 bag frozen peas, cooked


This was really a killer combo! And really, there’s a ton of possibilities for this dish: just pick a protein and some veggies, and you’re good to go. I’m so excited that I have some leftover for lunch tomorrow. 😀


Alright folks, it’s time to get back to work…and don’t be surprised if a cookie or two gets consumed in the midst of it all.

Have a great night!! 😀


  1. says

    You can’t really go wrong with a snack called “Powerberries.” I love simple yet scrumptious dinners! I really should try one of Annie’s pasta products.

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