Sunday, May 10, 2009

Follower Sunday: “Thank You Readership!” Guest-Chef Penn State Instructor, RoseAnn Rust Explains Proper Nutrition

by Anthony J. Sepe

Each Sunday, I thank my readership for their loyalty and dedication to my blog, by providing a healthy recipe.  To those that know, this is a healthy repeat, but for those that are unaware and are new to the blog, this is my way of “giving back.”  It is also a way to “Pay it Forward.”  Each Sunday, not only will you have a healthy recipe, but you will have an expert in the field of dietetics, food and nutrition, provide the healthy recipe to you.  It is my pleasure to introduce this week, colleague Roseann Rust with her  Low-Fat Chocolate Cookies.


Roseann Rust, MS, RD, LDN

Rosanne Rust is a registered dietitian with over twenty years of experience helping people learn how to understand how what they eat affects their health. She is a freelance writer and a nutrition instructor for Penn State's World Campus. She is a licensed provider for Real Living Nutrition Services® providing innovative online nutrition programs for those seeking better health. For more information about her online weight loss programs, go to or visit her website at


Recipe reprinted with permission from by Roseann Rust.




* 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

* 1/3 cup canola oil

* 1/4 cup plus 2 TB egg substitute

* 3/4 cup sugar

* 3/4 cup packed brown sugar

* 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

* 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour

* 1/2 cup baking cocoa

* 1 teaspoon baking soda

* 1/2 teaspoon salt

* 1/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips


1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the applesauce, oil and egg substitute. Beat in sugars and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; gradually add to applesauce mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until slightly firm.

2. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto baking sheets coated with nonstick cooking spray. Sprinkle with chocolate chips. Bake at 350 degrees F for 8-10 minutes or until set.

Nutritional Analysis: One cookie equals 78 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), trace cholesterol, 63 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.

Rosanne Rust, MS, RD, LDN

Registered  Dietitian and Nutrition Consultant

Licensed Provider for Real Living Nutrition Services® []

(814) 573-4340

FAX: 413-521-4340

PSU World Campus Instructor


  1. hi Anthony I gave you an award but just realized it says queen of all things awesome, anyways I thought I would pass it along as you deserve an award, have a great sunday


  2. Hi Rebecca,
    Thank you so much for the award and for your kindness, which meant so mcuh--it's your thought process that matters most. You are a very kind person. You have a great Sunday, too. Again, thank you for thinking of me.
    Best regards,