Recipes

Cozy Peppermint Hot Cocoa

Get cozy on the couch as you warm up with this indulgent hot cocoa that’s pepped with smooth peppermint and vanilla extract. If you love chocolate and peppermint, this will become your favorite hot cocoa beverage. Melting dark chocolate chip morsels of at least 72% cacao content and using nonfat or low-fat milk, creates a…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Nov 26, 2018

3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Cookies

Do you like peanut butter?  Do you like bananas? Do you like oatmeal?  If you answered “yes” to all three, why not combine them into a fabulous breakfast cookie?  No more excuses for skipping breakfast. Easy to make and so easy to enjoy, these 3-ingredient breakfast cookies will become your go-to breakfast time and time…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Nov 19, 2018

Caramelized Brussel Sprouts with Cranberries

Looking for a perfect comfort food companion?  Why not Brussel Sprouts?  Every main dish needs a companion and Caramelized Brussel Sprouts with Cranberries will do trick.  Whether paired with a cozy winter meal or as a satisfying side dish for Thanksgiving dinner, this recipe is one you’ll use again and again. This recipe won me…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Nov 12, 2018

Cheesy Pumpkin Cauliflower Soup

Here’s a healthy way to get your pumpkin fix this autumn!  And…for cauliflower lovers (or even if you’re not) this soup is for you.  I have found I really like making soups and this one I especially enjoyed putting together. The taste was not only rich, aromatic, and delicious but neither flavors from the pumpkin…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Oct 22, 2018

Whole Wheat Avo-licious Fudgy Brownies

Anyone for brownies?  If so, you’ve come to the right place as it’s a good day to be a choco-holic.  These oh-so-delicious chocolatey fudgy beauties are just the perfect brownie to sink your teeth into. Imagine a rich, almost velvety chocolate flavor and guess what?  No surprise from me but this recipe includes healthier items…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Oct 15, 2018

Oven Roasted Parmesan Acorn Squash

Nothing quite says ‘Autumn is here’ like winter squash.  Whether its butternut, spaghetti, pumpkin, acorn or many other varieties of these versatile vegetables, each one has its own unique characteristics and flavors they offer. Typically, the norm is to sweeten up squash’s rather bland and banal flavor. Who of us has not added in brown…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Oct 10, 2018

Pumpkin Spice Apple Smoothie

This time of year, I’m a sucker for anything involving pumpkins and apples. So, why not put them together in a smoothie for a perfect fall treat?  Better yet, how about making this for breakfast? I decided to give this recipe a whirl and see what I thought.  Let’s just say this is an incredibly…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Sep 19, 2018

Cheesy Chicken Skillet

Having a go-to tasty dinner meal is always a good plan.  Here’s a recipe that fits the bill – quickly prepared, loaded with powerful nutrients benefitting your health, and tastes delicious. It’s exactly what you’re looking for.  Cheesy chicken skillet dinner is a perfect meal for pleasing everyone at the table. First it has cheese,…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Sep 17, 2018

Veggie Black Bean Mac and Cheese

Childhood favorites are hard to beat but how ‘bout we take it up a notch?  Here’s a mac and cheese you can really sink your teeth into that’s packed with vegetables and black beans for a hearty, protein-packed meal. Every now and then I get a hankering to make mac and cheese.  It’s always been…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Sep 12, 2018

Walnut Crusted Rosemary Salmon

I have a confession to make – There were many, many years when I did not like fish.  I grew up on a Kansas farm eating primarily beef and chicken. With the exception tuna fish sandwiches, which I still like to this day, fish was a rarity. But, our taste buds change and in time,…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Aug 27, 2018