Recipes

Soft Pumpkin cookies with chocolate chips

Soft Pumpkin Cookies with Chocolate Chips

Flavorful and pillowy soft, these pumpkin cookies are an irresistible fall treat!   Every household should have a top-notch recipe for soft pumpkin cookies. This recipe will become a family favorite when the leaves change colors and there’s a crisp, autumnal feeling in the air. Serving a plate of these soft pumpkin cookies with chocolate…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Oct 1, 2023
Chicken Veggie Wrap with Hummus

Chicken Veggie Wraps with Hummus

This simple chicken veggie wrap with hummus is so delicious and flavorful! Layered with hummus, chopped chicken, fresh veggies, and feta cheese! They’re perfect for a simple lunch or dinner.   Summer will be here soon, and so will fresh veggies straight from your garden or a farmer’s market. This makes it a perfect time to…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | May 20, 2023
zesty Black Bean Dip 2

Zesty Black Bean Dip

Impress guests with this irresistibly healthy, delicious, and easy-to-make dip by serving it with various fresh veggies or tortilla chips made for scooping.    It’s time to elevate your game day snacks (or for any gathering of friends or family) with this taste-bud tantalizing Zesty Black Bean Dip. If you’re looking for a unique but…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Apr 28, 2023
Spiced walnuts

Sweet and Spicy Heart-Healthy Walnuts

Get the best of both worlds for a delicious, heart-healthy treat   Imagine walking into your home wafting with the aroma of holiday spices. But you don’t have to imagine! Instead, you can make this holiday heart-healthy “candied” walnut recipe and smell the warm richness. And if your taste buds love sweet and spicy blended…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Dec 10, 2022
Chicken Skillet with Olives and Tomatoes

Skillet Chicken with Olives and Tomatoes

A must-make healthy Mediterranean meal that’s budget-friendly too!   Here’s a simple recipe that will be a family favorite, perfect for a weeknight dinner. Ready in less than 30 minutes, you’ll be savoring the taste of the Mediterranean in no time. Even better, everything cooks in one skillet, so fewer dishes to clean means more…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Aug 13, 2022
Easy summer squash corn and edamame salad 2

Festive Summer Squash, Corn, and Edamame Salad

Easy and delicious, this quick, healthy side dish will dress up every meal!   Summer has always been my favorite season. I love the variety and availability of nutrient-rich produce, typically fresher and tastier this time of year. Local grocers and farmer’s markets burst with abundant fresh, whole foods such as fruits and vegetables. Now…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Jun 1, 2022
RECIPE for Dr. Samadi Oven Roasted Lemon Parmesan Asparagus rotated

Oven Roasted Lemon Parmesan Asparagus

Effortless, this side dish bursts with delicious hints of lemon, garlic, and Parmesan when perfectly paired with asparagus.   Nothing quite says “Springtime” as fresh asparagus. Here’s a recipe that brings out the best in this perennial veggie by roasting.  Easy and quick to make and tastes incredibly good, this recipe you’ll use again and…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Apr 7, 2022
2 blackberries with sweet cream

Blackberries with Sweet Almond Cashew Cream

Spooned over fresh berries, simply sublime   Blackberries with cream are a culinary delight. If you’ve never enjoyed the lusciousness of sweet cream covering blackberries, you’re in for a treat. This is one of the best lightly sweetened creams I’ve tasted.  It’s absolutely an amazingly must-make recipe. And if you’re looking for an elegant dessert…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Feb 26, 2022
Baked Oatmeal with cherries 2 rotated

Baked Oatmeal with Tart Cherries

Baked Oatmeal is a hearty and healthy start to your day and a great way to feed a crowd   Here’s an incredibly easy way to make baked oatmeal loaded with luscious, tart cherries. Add in some sweet brown sugar and freshly squeezed orange juice plus zest, for an extra touch of mouth-watering flavor. Yes,…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Feb 2, 2022
Tomato split pea soup

Comforting Tomato Veggie Split Pea Soup

Taking stock of what makes soup so soothing and satisfying   A warm bowl of soup is a classic comfort food.  Just the sight, smell, and feel of holding a cup of steaming soup makes cold winter weather pleasantly cozy. No matter what season, soup is always a good choice. When brimming with nutritious veggies,…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Jan 25, 2022