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Sometimes, cozy fall nights call for a bowl of piping-hot mac and cheese. But, ugh, do we really want to sabotage an entire week of healthy eating on one gluttonous meal? The inner conflict ends now: Here are ten healthy-ish mac-and-cheese recipes that will satisfy your craving without ruining your diet.

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Mac and Cheese Stuffed Peppers

A colorful way to convince kids to eat their veggies.

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Butternut Squash Baked Mac and Cheese

This comfort-food recipe was made for fall.

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Jalapeño-Avocado Mac and Cheese

Healthy fats for the win.

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Broccoli Chicken Mac and Cheese

A perfectly balanced meal in one cheesy bowl.

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Spinach-Artichoke Mac and Cheese

These are a few of our favorite things.

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Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

Is there anything cauliflower can’t do? (No. The answer is no.)

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Roasted Vegetable Mac and Cheese

This is basically a salad, right?

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Sun-Dried Tomato, Kale and Quinoa Mac and Cheese

We were never completely sold on quinoa…and then we made this recipe.

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Twice-Baked Spaghetti Squash and Cheese

Bowls? Where we’re going, we don’t need bowls.

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Zoodle Mac and Cheese

Lose the carbs, not the taste.

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