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

Amazing Blueberry Lemon Cake

My second favorite season is here (summer is my favorite) and what better recipe to bake than this moist, tender, and delicious cake made with fresh blueberries. Not only is this cake amazingly good but it requires only one bowl to prepare in and is an oh-so-festive dessert to serve up to family and friends. …

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

Herbed Roasted Potatoes

Wouldn’t you agree, it’s hard to beat the savory and satisfyingly good flavor of roasted potatoes, especially when seasoned with fresh or dried herbs?  Here’s a recipe sure to delight even the most finicky eater and besides, who really dislikes potatoes? Best of all, this recipe is extremely easy and can be made in a…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Mar 30, 2020

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