Sheet-Pan Roasted Honey Mustard Chicken and Vegetable Dinner

  Here’s your dinner winner for busy weeknights or relaxing weekends   Don’t you just love one-pan dinners? What can I say except they’re convenient, easy-to-assemble, making it a snap for getting a healthy meal on the table in under an hour. Best of all, no side dishes required and no major cleanup involved –…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Jan 20, 2021

A Guide to Meal-Planning Your Way to a Healthier Brain

This article is a sample chapter from The Nourished Brain. Click this link to purchase the book on Amazon.com or read for free on Kindle Unlimited. Following a brain-healthy diet is not hard to do. All you need to do is decide what foods go on your plate, and when you have chosen well, the…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Jan 4, 2021

Bite by Bite, Benefits of Healthy Eating Add Up Over Time

  Make every bite count…towards your health. I can’t begin to count how many times I’ve used this mantra in articles over the years. While very few (if any) of us have perfected this statement, the foods and beverages you consume profoundly impact your health over time. Science has proven this time and again that…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Jan 1, 2021

Chia Seed Blueberry Banana Muffins

Moist, not too sweet, a nice blend of two fruits, and an interesting “crunch” courtesy of the chia seeds, this muffin has it all. Better yet, it provides several brain-boosting nutrients making this muffin a nutrient dense addition to any meal or snack. This is only one of the 17 brain-healthy recipes in my book,…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Dec 29, 2020

Tasty Walnut Crusted Chicken Breast Tenders

Who would guess that chicken and walnuts is quite the nutrition-powered combo. Poultry provides high-quality protein as well as iron, zinc, and vitamin B12 essential for brain health. Walnuts are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, giving both a brain and heart boost. The walnut- based coating adds richness to this light breading keeping the chicken…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Dec 28, 2020

Hearty Mediterranean Salmon

For anyone who may be intimidated to cook fish, here is a fearless recipe making it super easy. Not only will you be fixing a delicious, gourmet meal but it’s a dinner that can be on your table in just 20 minutes. As you eat this flavor-filled salmon, you can also enjoy knowing you’re getting…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Dec 27, 2020

Best Veggie Scrambled Eggs with Cheese

Want a delicious brain-healthy breakfast everyone will love? Look no further! Looking for something different besides cold cereal or toast? Here’s a breakfast that has it all – protein, veggies and a side of fruit. This quick, easy, and filling start to your day is a delicious way to nourish your brain. Breakfast can be…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Dec 26, 2020

Best Homemade Chicken Enchilada

Hands-down, this is the very best chicken enchilada you’ll make! If you’re in search of a crowd-pleasing recipe, here it is.  Easy to assemble, using common and convenient ingredients, you’ll make it again and again. Mexican dishes like chicken enchilada are always a favorite. This enchilada recipe is no exception. Creamy with the perfect blend…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Dec 22, 2020

Festive Dark Chocolate Bark with Pistachios and Dried Cherries

Spread Christmas cheer with this festive treat…An addictive delight with every bite! With the holidays almost here, if spending hours baking sweet treats sounds overwhelming, here’s your answer. Opt instead to make this incredibly simple and divine dark chocolate bark with dried fruit and nuts.  Ready in a flash with only four ingredients, you’ll spend…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Dec 17, 2020

Baked Apples with Honey Oatmeal

Definitely a comfort food, baked apples are a great way to use up apples this Fall. I’ll be honest…I rarely make baked apples (hollowing out the core of the apple takes some skill!) but I’m very glad I made this recipe.  This scrumptious, low-calorie baked apple recipe will satisfy your sweet tooth making hollowing out…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Dec 5, 2020