Recipes

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

Hearty Mediterranean Salmon

For anyone who may be intimidated to cook fish, here is a fearless recipe making it super easy. Not only will you be fixing a delicious, gourmet meal but it’s a dinner that can be on your table in just 20 minutes. As you eat this flavor-filled salmon, you can also enjoy knowing you’re getting…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Dec 27, 2020

Best Veggie Scrambled Eggs with Cheese

Want a delicious brain-healthy breakfast everyone will love? Look no further! Looking for something different besides cold cereal or toast? Here’s a breakfast that has it all – protein, veggies and a side of fruit. This quick, easy, and filling start to your day is a delicious way to nourish your brain. Breakfast can be…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Dec 26, 2020

Best Homemade Chicken Enchilada

Hands-down, this is the very best chicken enchilada you’ll make! If you’re in search of a crowd-pleasing recipe, here it is.  Easy to assemble, using common and convenient ingredients, you’ll make it again and again. Mexican dishes like chicken enchilada are always a favorite. This enchilada recipe is no exception. Creamy with the perfect blend…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Dec 22, 2020

Festive Dark Chocolate Bark with Pistachios and Dried Cherries

Spread Christmas cheer with this festive treat…An addictive delight with every bite! With the holidays almost here, if spending hours baking sweet treats sounds overwhelming, here’s your answer. Opt instead to make this incredibly simple and divine dark chocolate bark with dried fruit and nuts.  Ready in a flash with only four ingredients, you’ll spend…

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

Baked Apples with Honey Oatmeal

Definitely a comfort food, baked apples are a great way to use up apples this Fall. I’ll be honest…I rarely make baked apples (hollowing out the core of the apple takes some skill!) but I’m very glad I made this recipe.  This scrumptious, low-calorie baked apple recipe will satisfy your sweet tooth making hollowing out…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Dec 5, 2020

Tuscan Bean Soup

Soup’s on!  Whip up a batch of this soothing soup and enjoy its yummy flavors and nutrient-rich ingredients in every spoonful.  You know when you find that perfect recipe.  Once you’ve tasted it, it’s the one you are already planning to go back to again and again.  Tuscan Bean Soup is this recipe. Here is…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Oct 21, 2020

Sheet Pan Herbed Roasted Root Vegetables

A gorgeous combination of colors and flavor, throw these healthy root vegetables in the oven with this easy sheet pan recipe Nothing quite says “fall is here” like colorful and nutritious root veggies.  This isn’t the only time of year to try out these underground foods but now is when they really shine.  Maybe not…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Oct 4, 2020