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

First-rate foods protecting liver health

One of the most fascinating organs in your body is your liver. But do you know how healthy it is? That’s a tough question to answer yet all of us would be wise to protect and preserve this vital organ. Next to your skin, the liver is the second largest organ in your body. Weighing…

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

Heart Healthy Mixed Greens Salad

Happy Valentine’s Day!  Look around – hearts are everywhere this time of year reminding you to take extra special care of your non-stop, hard-working ticker. February is also American Heart Month, raising awareness about heart health urging you and others to take steps to prevent heart disease. In honor of this special time of year,…

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

Prioritizing the 3 pillars of wellness

Look up the definition of ‘wellness’ and there’s plenty to choose from.  “Making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life;” “Necessary to live a higher quality of life;” or “The quality or state of being healthy in body and mind, especially as the result of deliberate effort,” are all good examples depicting the essence of…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Feb 3, 2020

This is what the inside of a health-promoting refrigerator looks like

Before reading any further, get up, open your refrigerator and take a look inside. What did you see? A peek inside your refrigerator can be a revealing look at how well your health goals are being met. Is it clean, well-organized and stocked with plenty of healthy foods? Or is it more of a disarray…

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

Honey Sweetened Dark Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Anyone have a sweet tooth, especially for chocolate?  Then you know the struggle trying to tame that urge sometimes, right? I’ve been there myself.  Chocolate is one of my all-time favorite flavors and on most days, I do have a little bit…usually about one ounce of 70% cacao content or higher dark chocolate. At my…

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

Hydration still important during cold weather

Just because cold temperatures have arrived doesn’t mean keeping hydrated should be an afterthought. In fact, hydration is just as important in cold winter months as it is during hot, humid summer days. Likely you’re not breaking out in a noticeable sweat on a frosty winter day, but drinking a sufficient amount of water still…

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

Chipotle Chili-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Have you ever tried a recipe you know is going to be a ‘keeper?’ Of course you have and here’s one to add to your list.  Hearty without being overly filling and brimming with nutritious ingredients to boot, it’ll be your go-to meal the whole family will enjoy. I can’t say enough good things about…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Dec 16, 2019