Healthy Macaroni Salad
20 mins (prep 20)
9 ingredients
4-6 servings
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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Serving Size (356.88 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 339.5 Calories from Fat 263.34
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29.26g 180.07%
Saturated Fat 5.06g 101.15%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 2.96mg 3.94%
Sodium 421.75mg 70.29%
Total Carbohydrate 16.75g 22.33%
Dietary Fiber 1.96 g 31.29%
Sugars 2.68 g %
Protein 3.48g 27.84%
Vitamin A 4238.76IU% Vitamin C 2.16mg%
Calcium 57.15mg% Iron 1.13mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
elbow macaroni, hard-boiled eggs