Recipes

Sunny Sunflower Seed Muffins

What do you get when you combine fruit, veggies, spices and sunflower seeds in a muffin batter?  A spectacular blend of amazingly aromatic and mouthwatering flavors shouting, “Let’s start your day off right!” Trust me when I say these muffins are not only moist with just enough sweetness without being overwhelming, they’re perfect for getting…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Apr 2, 2019

Southwestern Taco Casserole with Mexican Yogurt Dip

Who doesn’t like taco night?  That’s what I thought – everyone loves taco night! Here is a soon-to-be family favorite you’ll be asked to make again and again. However, this is not your typical, calorie-laden, carb-heavy taco casserole. Think of this casserole as more of a “lighter” but better version of those heavy in unhealthy…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Mar 25, 2019

Mediterranean Greek Salad with Hummus

Looking for more of a “Mediterranean flare” to your meals?  Here’s just the salad to get you started. Say “hello” to delicious meets nutritious.  From the fresh vegetables making your kitchen smell amazing to the pleasing and appetizing flavorful taste, this salad is a winner. Add a glass of red wine and you’ll feel like…

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

White Bean and Spinach French bread Pizza

Like most people, I love pizza.  I also love to make my own pizza on occasion and decided to try out this recipe for a nice change of pace.  Not your traditional pizza by any means because of the crust used, but still a wonderfully delightful way of eating a healthier version.  Think of this…

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

Brain Boosting Wheat Berry Yogurt Parfait

You really can’t go wrong when making a yogurt parfait.  Easy to assemble and are a perfect quick lunch or snack. Yogurt parfaits are sort of like smoothies – you can make them your own by adding in whatever ingredients you choose.  There is no right or wrong way to make a parfait, only YOUR…

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

Sweet Potato Frittata

Frittata – Just the name sounds sort of elegant and exotic.  While it may sound difficult to make, this simple yet substantial recipe is quite easy and packed with healthy ingredients making it a stand-out amongst other egg dishes. And have I said how delicious this frittata was?  I think if I had to choose…

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

Chicken Spaghetti Squash Bake

I really like recipes that you can “cook once” but then “eat twice.”  You know what I mean.  Recipes, you can easily make a double-batch of, serving half of it now and the other half later.   Sort of like a two-for-one meal prepping plan.  That means dinner on the table and a bonus meal for…

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

Barley Risotto with Vegetables

The word ‘risotto’ may sound like a fancy restaurant term but this Italian based dish is a great comfort food and can easily be made at home. Just so you know risotto comes from the Italian word “riso” which means rice. Of course, this recipe is using barley in place of rice but will be…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Jan 10, 2019

Flank Steak with Tomato Avocado Salsa

If you want your family excited to come to the dinner table to eat, you must serve up Flank Steak with Tomato Avocado Salsa.  Talk about good eating. If you’re not familiar with flank steak, let me tell you a little about it. According to Beef It’s What’s for Dinner, flank steak actually goes by…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Jan 4, 2019

Crudité Vegetable Wreath with Creamy Yogurt Dip

Doesn’t this crudité vegetable platter perfectly capture the spirit of the holiday season?  I can just see this being the hit of a Christmas gathering. So festive and merry, it’s almost too pretty to eat. First of all, I know what you’re thinking.  Wow, Cheryl must be a highly creative person to have dreamed up…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Dec 13, 2018