Recipes

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

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