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…

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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

Vegetarian Vegetable Pasta Primavera

Oohh la la! This absolutely delicious and nutritious meal is the best. Perfect for a light lunch or dinner, this meal hits the hunger spot.   I recommend whole grain pasta (spaghetti, rotini, or bowtie) for an extra dose of protein, fiber, phosphorus, magnesium, and folate. This recipe is from my book, The Nourished Brain, The Latest…

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

Sheet-Pan Roasted Honey Mustard Chicken and Vegetable Dinner

  Here’s your dinner winner for busy weeknights or relaxing weekends   Don’t you just love one-pan dinners? What can I say except they’re convenient, easy-to-assemble, making it a snap for getting a healthy meal on the table in under an hour. Best of all, no side dishes required and no major cleanup involved –…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Jan 20, 2021

Chia Seed Blueberry Banana Muffins

Moist, not too sweet, a nice blend of two fruits, and an interesting “crunch” courtesy of the chia seeds, this muffin has it all. Better yet, it provides several brain-boosting nutrients making this muffin a nutrient dense addition to any meal or snack. This is only one of the 17 brain-healthy recipes in my book,…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Dec 29, 2020

Tasty Walnut Crusted Chicken Breast Tenders

Who would guess that chicken and walnuts is quite the nutrition-powered combo. Poultry provides high-quality protein as well as iron, zinc, and vitamin B12 essential for brain health. Walnuts are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, giving both a brain and heart boost. The walnut- based coating adds richness to this light breading keeping the chicken…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Dec 28, 2020