Recipes

Rotisserie Chicken and White Bean Soup

There’s nothing like an Italian-inspired hearty and healthy chicken and white bean soup that soothes the soul   Nothing says “comfort food” quite like a hot, steaming bowl of chicken soup. No matter what time of year, but especially when temps take a dip and the North wind blows, chicken soup with a side of…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Sep 24, 2021

Salmon With Pomegranate Salsa

A sensory sensation bursting with zesty sweet and savory flavors everyone will love   There was a time in my life, when eating fish, especially salmon, was a rarity. Growing up on a Kansas farm, it was fields of wheat, oats, and soybeans that dominated alongside pastures of cattle peacefully grazing on big bluestem and…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Sep 3, 2021

Chewy-licious Oatmeal Brownies

Chocolately, chewy and oh so good, this healthified brownie recipe will be a go-to again and again Yes, you will score lots of ‘brownie’ points when you make this pleasing and appealing recipe for your family or friends.  Not only does it meet a ‘healthier’ version of more traditional brownie recipes for being low fat,…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Aug 22, 2021

Summer Peach Galette

Fresh in-season peaches are the star of this fuss-free dessert Who doesn’t love a fresh-from-the-oven homemade pie BUT have you ever tried a galette? A galette is a much beloved type of French pastry and by definition, is a flat, round cake made of pastry dough or bread. Think of a galette sort like a…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Aug 3, 2021

Easy Cilantro Lime Brown Rice

Fluffy brown rice gets an upgrade with a healthy dose of lime, cilantro, and fresh garlic   If you’re wanting to ‘jazz up’ your plain white rice a bit, this is your recipe. Quick and easy, this healthy side dish goes from ordinary to extraordinary with just a few simple changes. This will become your…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Jul 18, 2021

Crispy Cucumber Tomato Salad with Red Wine Vinegar

A summertime classic that’s light and oh-so refreshing   Can you imagine summer without making a cucumber tomato salad at least once? Neither can I and here’s a recipe that’s not only easy but you’ll come back to again and again.  Of course all the ingredients can be bought at your local grocer or farmer’s…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Jul 11, 2021

Caprese Beef

You need just 30 minutes to make this remarkedly easy Mediterranean inspired lean beef recipe  Oh yes, this recipe is excellent eating. This dish marries some of the most notable ingredients in Italian cuisine: mozzarella, basil, olive oil, and tomatoes. Add lean, tender tri-tip beef, and you’ll savor and revel in this delightful meal. Now, some…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | May 13, 2021

Mediterranean Mixed Bean and Citrus Salad

Beautifully fresh and colorful, it’s the perfect side dish   There’s something so satisfying about Mediterranean salads. The nice variety of different tastes, colors, and tons of texture are such a refreshing change of pace. Here’s a beautifully fresh and colorful salad packed with delicious flavors and textures, everything you’d expect from a Mediterranean salad….

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Apr 15, 2021

Smoked Cheddar and Veggie Muffin Tin Quiches

A crustless quiche with plenty of cheesy veggie goodness to go around   Just imagine, waking up to the smell of mild, hickory smoked cheddar wafting through the air waking you up saying, “Good Morning!” When served alongside sweet fresh berries, this quiche will “pop” with the tantalizing essence of savory, smoky, and full-bodied flavors…

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

Apple Gouda Cheese Cookies

Cheese…in a cookie? It gets my seal of approval!   I know and love a good cookie when I eat one. And here’s a cookie my unofficial taste testers gave two thumbs up making me want to share the recipe with YOU! Once you make the recipe and try it out with your own taste…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Mar 10, 2021