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

Amazing Blueberry Lemon Cake

My second favorite season is here (summer is my favorite) and what better recipe to bake than this moist, tender, and delicious cake made with fresh blueberries. Not only is this cake amazingly good but it requires only one bowl to prepare in and is an oh-so-festive dessert to serve up to family and friends. …

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

Herbed Roasted Potatoes

Wouldn’t you agree, it’s hard to beat the savory and satisfyingly good flavor of roasted potatoes, especially when seasoned with fresh or dried herbs?  Here’s a recipe sure to delight even the most finicky eater and besides, who really dislikes potatoes? Best of all, this recipe is extremely easy and can be made in a…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Mar 30, 2020

What to know about food safety and COVID-19

News on COVID-19 has overtaken our lives like no other worldwide event in many, many years. From vigilant hand washing to practicing social distancing, no one has been spared the magnitude this unseen virus has unleashed. Many are questioning, what about food safety? Can COVID-19 be transmitted through eating and what can we do protecting…

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

Sautéed Mushrooms with Veggies

Spring is almost here and that means one thing: time for spring veggies!  And if you’re looking for delicious ways to mix in some spring (like asparagus) veggies right now, here is the perfect dinner side dish to do so.  This is a simple and fast recipe to bring together mushrooms with veggies; just add…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Mar 15, 2020

Beat back COVID-19 with foods boosting immune health

As Coronovirus (COVID-19) continues to crisscross the globe, each of us should do our part to help stop the spread of this potentially deadly virus. Aside from vigilant hand washing, covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, avoiding touching your mouth, nose, and eyes, and staying home when sick, a strong immune system is…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Mar 9, 2020

Small weight loss leads to big health gains

Rates of obesity in the U.S. show little sign of slowing down.  In 2017 and 2018, more than four in 10 American adults, or 42.4% had obesity and over 9% had severe obesity according to a report from the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics. In 10 years, a 2019 study in the New England…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Mar 2, 2020