Recipes

Sautéed Mushrooms with Veggies

Spring is almost here and that means one thing: time for spring veggies!  And if you’re looking for delicious ways to mix in some spring (like asparagus) veggies right now, here is the perfect dinner side dish to do so.  This is a simple and fast recipe to bring together mushrooms with veggies; just add…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Mar 15, 2020

Heart Healthy Mixed Greens Salad

Happy Valentine’s Day!  Look around – hearts are everywhere this time of year reminding you to take extra special care of your non-stop, hard-working ticker. February is also American Heart Month, raising awareness about heart health urging you and others to take steps to prevent heart disease. In honor of this special time of year,…

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

Honey Sweetened Dark Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Anyone have a sweet tooth, especially for chocolate?  Then you know the struggle trying to tame that urge sometimes, right? I’ve been there myself.  Chocolate is one of my all-time favorite flavors and on most days, I do have a little bit…usually about one ounce of 70% cacao content or higher dark chocolate. At my…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Jan 13, 2020

Chipotle Chili-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Have you ever tried a recipe you know is going to be a ‘keeper?’ Of course you have and here’s one to add to your list.  Hearty without being overly filling and brimming with nutritious ingredients to boot, it’ll be your go-to meal the whole family will enjoy. I can’t say enough good things about…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Dec 16, 2019

Leftover Turkey and Wild Rice Soup

It’s the day after Thanksgiving…time to find new use for holiday leftovers, especially leftover turkey.  While I love Thanksgiving Day turkey, I think the “day after” turkey is even better.  Why not transform your leftover turkey giving it new life in a new way by making a quick and flavorful meal? Leftover turkey and wild…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Nov 23, 2019
cranberry orange pudding cake

Cranberry Orange Pudding Cake

While I do love turkey, stuffing and the numerous side dishes, a favorite part for me at a Thanksgiving meal is what’s for dessert. I’ll admit I have a sweet tooth.  I look forward to the end of the meal for that “icing on the cake” type of dessert. Of course, traditional pumpkin and apple…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Nov 12, 2019

Pumpkin Spice Latte Cookies

Have you had your Starbucks PSL (pumpkin spice latte) drink yet? If so, now here’s your chance to take your favorite fall beverage and turn it into a cookie.  I’ve been seeing recipes for this intriguing little cookie all over the internet and decided I needed to try them out. I tweaked them by using…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Oct 18, 2019

Creamy Vanilla Berry Cheesecake

October 14 is National Dessert Day so let’s celebrate by having a luxurious cheesecake BUT using a healthier version of this classic dessert! It’s good to know that for anyone watching their carbohydrate or fat intake, this cheesecake won’t bust your budget.  Traditionally, cheesecake is a very rich and filling dessert loaded with lots of…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Oct 13, 2019

Triple Bean Pumpkin Turkey Chili

Let me guess, you’re thinking, “Uhmm, turkey and pumpkin? What does THAT taste like?”  I’ll tell you by spelling it out…d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s!  If you like soups (especially chili) and fall weather, this recipe has your name on it.  That’s why on chilly autumn days when the leaves are swirling and the temperature has taken a nose…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Oct 8, 2019

Sweet Potato Fries with Avocado Dipping Sauce

Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, these sweet potato fries won’t last long! Especially with an amazingly out-of-this-world dipping sauce bringing out the best they have to offer. I love sweet potatoes but for whatever reason, I haven’t made them into fries since….well, let’s just say it’s been awhile. So, here is an…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Sep 24, 2019