Obesity and Eating Disorder Treatment Recipe: Macaroni and Cheese

In my experience, clients that are in treatment for bulimia, binge eating disorder, anorexia or bulimarexia are typically faced with an increased risk of inadequate nutrition. To this end, I try to provide my clients and readers nutritious and delicious recipes to enjoy both during and after their recovery journey at ‘The Norton Center for Eating Disorders & Obesity’.

Eating healthy can be quick and easy once you get the hang of it. The key is in the planning. When you get into the habit of having the right ingredients on hand, meal preparation is a breeze, not a source of agony.

We recently started offering cooking classes in Cincinnati to patients that are in treatment for obesity, and eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, bulimarexia, and binge eating disorder. During the classes, participants pick up basic cooking tips for preparing “clean” luscious tasting dishes, dressing, marinades, desserts and soups.

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Clean Eating Macaroni and Cheese

Macaroni and Cheese


1/2 pound Jovial Foods elbow macaroni – or an Italian Non-GMO macaroni

3 tablespoons grass-fed butter

3 tablespoons Jovial foods flour

1 tablespoon mustard

2 1/2 cups Traders Point or Snowville full fat milk

1/2 cup Kalona Sour cream

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1 large egg

12 ounces sharp raw cheddar, shredded

1 teaspoon organic sea salt

black pepper


  1. Cook macaroni according to directions – set aside
  2. Mix flour and butter together to make a paste
  3. On top of stove cook on low heat milk, mustard, sour cream and paprika
  4. Add paste to thicken – stirring continuously
  5. In a bowl, beat egg lightly
  6. In baking dish gently blend liquid, macaroni, cheese, egg and spices
  7. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes
  8. Add crumb topping (directions below) and brown under broiler for 5 minutes
  9. Let sit for 5 minutes and serve

Crumb Topping:

1 cup organic hemp florets

1/2 cup herbed goat cheese

1/4 cup warm grass-fed butter

garlic pepper& garlic salt to taste


  1. Toss together
  2. Put on top of baked macaroni for last 5 minutes and turn on broiler

Serves 6.

Nutrition (per serving) – 900 calories, 65 g fat, 40 g protein, 7 g fiber

Dr. J. Renae Norton is a clinical psychologist, specializing in the outpatient treatment of obesity and eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, bulimarexia, and binge eating disorder (BED) and the Director of The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is the Director of The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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