Carbohydrates are not your enemy – 5 healthy carbs your body needs

Healthy sources of carbohydrates are a mainstay of your diet – you can’t live without them    If you’re confused over carbohydrates, join the club.  It’s either you’re for carbs or against them with little room for somewhere in the middle.  Some people associate carbohydrates with sugar. Yes, sugar is a carbohydrate but so are…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Jun 23, 2020

Greek Yogurt Pancakes with Yogurt and Honey Topping

A breakfast with pancakes is always a good start to your day.  It’s even better when the recipe is a Mediterranean inspired heart healthy batter your entire family will enjoy. Do you know of anyone who doesn’t like pancakes? Neither do I. If you’re a pancake enthusiast, get ready to make a delicious stack-of-cakes providing…

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

Powerhouse Pantry Staples for Making Meals Easy

9 indispensable items for a well-stocked pantry   Whether coming home from a long day at work or a jam-packed day at home, preparing a nutritious meal can be challenging. But it doesn’t have to be. That’s why a well-stocked pantry is your ultimate dinner solution.  Having pantry-ready essentials on hand makes meal preparation a…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Jun 8, 2020

Roasted Savory Spiced Chickpeas

Do you ever get that ‘hangry’ type of hunger where you want something crunchy/chewy without resorting to overly salty packaged snacks like chips or crackers? You know what I mean.  You’re looking for a flavorful bite from a snack you can sink your teeth. A snack that satisfyingly calms those pre-meal nibbles without adding lots…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | May 25, 2020

The sweet sensation of spring strawberries

Spring strawberries – what’s not to love? There’s more to this ruby-red fruit than meets the eye – they’re the first fruit to ripen in the spring, they are a member of the rose family, and one cup of strawberries is packed with more vitamin C than an orange – 55 milligrams compared to 85…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | May 13, 2020

Top 20 antioxidant-rich foods fighting off free radicals

You know the drill – eat a wide variety of healthy foods, especially fruits and vegetables for good health. But maybe you’re limited on or you may be “picky,” eating only certain types of produce.  Yet to ward off illnesses or disease, if you had to choose the very best supporting good health, which should…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | May 4, 2020

Blackberry Buttermilk Scones

Beginning your day with a breakfast of scones is always a good morning. This deliciously and delectable treat will get your day going right from the start. Fresh blackberries, buttermilk, and a touch of lemon zest, will fill your senses with a wonderfully tangy and sweet richness all at the same time. Just imagine that!…

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

Are you under-consuming these key nutrients?

Let’s start with what many Americans over consume each day – excess sodium, unhealthy fats, and an abundance of overly sugary carbohydrates.  This barrage of overabundance over time can be a major detriment to our health. But what about nutrients we under consume also setting the stage for future health problems?  Scientists with the National…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Apr 21, 2020

Food’s fight in battling chronic inflammation

Inflammation – good or bad – is how your body responds to protect itself. Inflammation can be “good” such as when you body’s fighting off harmful microbes in response to irritation, an injury, or an infection.  For example, you cut your finger. Immediately, your immune system sends white blood cells to the affected area causing…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Apr 7, 2020

Spring Chopped Salad

If you like fresh, colorful and crunchy, then this salad is for you. Loaded with favorite vegetables and tossed in a bright and tangy white wine vinegar dressing, it’s a perfect alternative and refreshing change of pace from a tossed or chef salad.  The reason for the using the word “chopped” in the name is…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Apr 6, 2020