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

Creamy Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

I love homemade soups, especially on chilly fall and winter days, and this one is truly special. If you want to make a huge impression on family and friends of your “incredible” cooking skills, make this soup. Bursting with fall flavor, even my “picky-eater” husband raved about it…and that’s saying something! Blending mellow butternut squash…

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

Pumpkin Oatmeal Muffins

If you aren’t quite in the mood for fall just yet, this healthy pumpkin oatmeal muffin recipe is guaranteed to get you there quick. Here in Kansas, there’s definitively been a hint of fall in the air and that means time for all things pumpkin. Including recipes using this well-known and popular fruit (yes, botanically…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Sep 20, 2020

Sauteed Beef with Vegetables over Spaghetti Squash

Have you ever wanted a hearty yet healthy homemade meal full of flavor and gusto? Of course you have and so have I. You know the kind of meal I’m talking about.  A meal meeting your craving for juicy lean beef and satisfying pasta but without overloading on carbohydrates? Then this is your recipe.  I…

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

Raspberry-Thyme Granita

Summer will soon be coming to an end but that doesn’t mean making frozen treats has to end with it. Especially when it’s the Italian frozen dessert called granita. Similar to creamy sorbets, granita is a frozen fruit dessert made from blended fresh fruit and then frozen until icy, flaked with a fork again and…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Aug 10, 2020

Protein-rich Chickpea Pizza

For those of you who want to try an amazingly tasty and delicious protein-rich vegan pizza, here it is!  I can’t say enough about how remarkably flavorful this quick and easy meal will delight your taste buds.  I’ll be the first to admit, I love my pizza normally with some type of meat, such as…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Jul 7, 2020

Greek Yogurt Pancakes with Yogurt and Honey Topping

A breakfast with pancakes is always a good start to your day.  It’s even better when the recipe is a Mediterranean inspired heart healthy batter your entire family will enjoy. Do you know of anyone who doesn’t like pancakes? Neither do I. If you’re a pancake enthusiast, get ready to make a delicious stack-of-cakes providing…

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

Roasted Savory Spiced Chickpeas

Do you ever get that ‘hangry’ type of hunger where you want something crunchy/chewy without resorting to overly salty packaged snacks like chips or crackers? You know what I mean.  You’re looking for a flavorful bite from a snack you can sink your teeth. A snack that satisfyingly calms those pre-meal nibbles without adding lots…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | May 25, 2020

Blackberry Buttermilk Scones

Beginning your day with a breakfast of scones is always a good morning. This deliciously and delectable treat will get your day going right from the start. Fresh blackberries, buttermilk, and a touch of lemon zest, will fill your senses with a wonderfully tangy and sweet richness all at the same time. Just imagine that!…

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

Spring Chopped Salad

If you like fresh, colorful and crunchy, then this salad is for you. Loaded with favorite vegetables and tossed in a bright and tangy white wine vinegar dressing, it’s a perfect alternative and refreshing change of pace from a tossed or chef salad.  The reason for the using the word “chopped” in the name is…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Apr 6, 2020