Recipes

Tasty Zucchini Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips

Now here’s a healthy twist on zucchini bread you can really sink your teeth into. Moist, not too sweet, with a healthy fruit, veggie and even chocolate, what more could you want?  Certainly taste is a huge factor and this quick bread does deliver. Of course, with this recipe I’ve pared down on the amount…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | May 7, 2019

Peanut Butter Yogurt Fruit Dip

Being a mom, I have made plenty of peanut butter dips over the years.  In fact, one of them was so popular, that the entire elementary school requested it for a school fundraising event as part of their snacks for the kids. But here’s a peanut butter dip I think is even better. Only 3…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Apr 22, 2019

Honey Glazed Roasted Carrots

I absolutely love roasted vegetables.  From Brussel sprouts to asparagus to broccoli, roasting veggies brings out their best.  But roasted carrots are special.  You know how raw carrots can sometimes taste slightly bitter? And if you’re not totally sold on them to begin with, you may be avoiding them altogether. But roasting vegetables mellows the…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Apr 17, 2019

Spring Pea Salad with Strawberries

Have you ever wanted the perfect salad that will “WOW” everyone over? You’ve finally found it. Spring Pea Salad with Strawberries practically shouts, “Welcome Spring” and with a stellar dressing, it’s THE best salad of the season. Stunningly beautiful to look at, packed with nutrients, and just as delicious, this salad will go splendidly with…

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

Creamy Broccoli Cheese Soup

This is the only cheesy and creamy broccoli soup recipe you’ll ever need.  Yes, it is that good!  In just 30 minutes, you can be sitting down to a delightfully tasteful and nourishing bowl of fresh broccoli, sharp cheddar cheese, and a handful of pantry ingredients. No matter what time of year it is, broccoli…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Apr 9, 2019

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