Baked Butternut Squash With Apples And Cranberries

If you like recipes that meet your checklist of hearty, healthy, and delicious, this is it.  Featuring seasonal superstar foods, your senses of sight, smell, and taste are in for a pleasing palate sensation. There’s something special about seasonable fall/winter flavors.  For me, it’s similar to the feeling of a cozy, warm blanket wrapped around…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Dec 30, 2021

Lemony Red Bean And Parsley Salad

Ready in mere minutes, a tangy lemon juice and olive oil vinaigrette dresses up this quick side salad of red beans with parsley   Fresh, healthy, and delicious are the trifecta of a winning combination food connoisseurs appreciate. This recipe with a Mediterranean flair, meets all three criteria. It’s packed with plant-protein, antioxidant rich veggies,…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Dec 8, 2021

Simple Maple-Poached Pears

Simple and perfectly delicious, a fiber-rich stewed pear is one of the healthiest desserts you can serve after a meal   Before I talk about this fabulous recipe, let’s talk first about the simple pear itself. Pears are one of the most underrated and overlooked fruits around. Maybe it’s because they lack the eye-catching colors…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Nov 7, 2021

Easy Apple Cinnamon Potato Bread

Packed with cinnamon, fresh apples – and yes, potatoes – this pleasingly moist and rich in complex carbohydrates treat is perfect for cool, fall days   I absolutely love to make breads of all kinds. Yeast or quick breads, both have special appeal I find relaxing, enjoyable, and with much anticipated excitement for the final…

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

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