FOX4: FAME: Holiday Appetizer - Goat Cheese and Cranberry Truffles

December 28, 2018

Food as Medicine Everyday (FAME) is a 12-week program offering nutrition education classes on a variety of topics to help improve diet and lifestyle. You’ll learn simple techniques to cook tasty, nutritious meals. Saint Luke’s Muriel I. Kauffman Women’s Heart Center is a founding member of the Food as Medicine Institute Alliance.

Lucas Schubert, Nutritional Coordinator with Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute and the Food As Medicine Everyday (FAME) program, shares an easy, heart-healthy holiday appetizer with FOX4 morning show

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. goat cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup cranberries, chopped
  • 1 tsp. finely chopped thyme
  • 1 tsp. finely chopped rosemary
  • 2 tsp. finely chopped chives
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup pistachios, finely chopped

Directions:

  1. Mix cheese, cranberries, herbs, salt and pepper in a bowl.

  2. Using your hands, roll mixture into 1" balls.

  3. Roll in pistachios and place on parchment paper-lined baking sheet.

  4. Chill 20 minutes before serving.

Recipe tips:

  • Use unflavored goat cheese to avoid unnecessary additives.
  • Be sure to read the ingredients list when choosing cranberries. Many cranberry brands have sugar added to them, an ingredient many of us do not need more of.
  • Experiment with different herbs and spices for a change in flavor.

Watch the interview below to see how to make tasty goat cheese and cranberry truffles. 

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