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#32 Body Image with Summer Innanen

ROCK YOUR BODY

Feel uncomfortable in the skin you are in? Are you trapped in a cycle of scales and self-loathing? It’s so hard not to be with the images of stick thin women in the media and endless #fitspiration filling your newsfeed everyday. Have no fear, you do NOT have to live like this! This week we interviewed Summer Innanen, body image coach extraordinaire and you are going to LOVE what she has to say.

Welcome to Today’s Special Guest Summer Innanen

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Summer Innanen is a Certified Nutritional Practitioner and Body Image Coach, specializing in emotional eating.

She helps women all over the world to ditch their diet demons, amp up their confidence, and break free of calorie-counting, deprivation and guilt through her private and group coaching at summerinnanen.com.

She is the creator of the 21 Step Body Image Remix, a life-changing program that helps women embrace their body and unleash the fierce confident woman within, and her flagship Rock Your Body online program gets women off the all or nothing roller coaster by dealing with the underlying issues associated with food. She is also the creator and host of Fearless Rebelle Radio, a podcast dedicated to empowering women to live life on their own terms.

You can grab her free e-book, “10 rules to break to ditch diets and love your body” on her website.

Sign up for Summer’s 21 Step Body Image Remix here!

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Sweet & Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

Thank You Butternut Squash

Hello Winter, am I right?! If you live on the East Coast you have been blessed with a winter that is cold and snowy :) Ok, maybe you don’t like winter as much as I do so you can find me on the slopes…

OR in the kitchen making DELICIOUS soup recipes. This time of year squashes and hearty vegetables are much more abundant and taste absolutely delicious. One of our go-to soup recipes for the winter is a butternut squash soup. I love butternut squash because it can be used either in a savory or sweet manor. I prefer a sweeter butternut squash soup with the help of coconut and cinnamon….who needs dessert when you have something THIS GOOD?!

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Not only is butternut squash tasty, but it also is rich in nutrition. This beautiful veggie is high in vitamins A & C, your minerals potassium and magnesium and BONUS it’s high in fiber….you know what they say…happy gut, happy life?! Or wait is it happy wife, happy life?! Ah, well either way your guts and your wives will be winning with this recipe :)

And to quote the ever entertaining Jimmy Fallon…. “Thank You Butternut Squash for somehow being an appetizing food despite having the words butt, nut and squash in your name.”

Now for the recipe…enjoy!

Sweet & Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

Sweet & Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 large butternut squash, peeled and chopped
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and chopped
  • 1 medium sweet onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, diced
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. salt (more to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 14.5 ounce can full fat coconut milk
  • 1 cup bone broth

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F
  2. On a parchment (or silpat) lined large baking sheet, place butternut squash and sweet potato in one layer
  3. Roast in oven for ~20-30 minutes until edges start to become golden and squash is fork tender
  4. When squash/potato is done, melt coconut oil in a large pot or Dutch Oven over medium heat
  5. Add onion and sauté for ~4 minutes until they start to become translucent
  6. Add garlic and sauté for an additional 2-3 minutes
  7. Add bone broth, coconut milk and spices, stir and simmer for ~5 minutes
  8. Add squash and potatoes and stir to combine
  9. Allow to simmer for ~5 minutes, stirring frequently
  10. Using a hand blender, blend on high until a smooth or desired consistency is reached. (Ok to use a blender or food processor in place of hand blender)
http://teamnutritiongenius.com/2015/03/sweet-creamy-butternut-squash-soup/

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Enjoy!

xoxo

Sassy

Acid Reflux (Q&A #16)

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Acid Reflux

This week’s Q & A podcast is all about acid reflux. Most of us think acid reflux is a way of life and that the only solution is to pop a pill or Tumtumtumtumtummmmmmmmmms. Well Pearl and Sassy are here this week to guide you through some diet and lifestyle changes that may help you overcome acid reflux once and for all.

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National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

EDR symbolThis week is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week! Okay so there is nothing exciting about eating disorders BUT there are plenty of reasons why awareness is important, mainly the fact that eating disorders are one of the deadliest mental illnesses. So here you go, a little ED Awareness from my experience working with individuals with eating disorders over the last year.

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#31 Nutrition in the News

Nutrition in the News

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Word O the Day:

Show Notes:

Where Pearl went ice climbing

Visit Ithaca Key West

The Mail Must Go Through

 Essential Oils podcast with Dr. Sarah Lobisco

Upcoming Guests:

Kao Jai Coffee

Aglaee Jacobs, MS, RD

Summer Innanen Rock Your Body

Life’s a party, rock your body! -Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

Five Star Review of the Week:

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Word O the Day: Smarmy

(adjective) revealing or marked by a smug, ingratiating, or false earnestness.

Ex: Pearl & Sassy do not like smarmy, SAD foods like McDonalds and Taco Bell.

Articles Reviewed:

1. The U.S. Goverment is poised to withdraw longstanding warnings about cholesterol

2. Knowing what is in your supplements (multiple articles):

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/02/12/107141/?_r=0  

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/02/03/gnc-target-wal-mart-walgreens-accused-of-selling-fake-herbals/  

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/02/03/new-york-attorney-general-targets-supplements-at-major-retailers/?_r=0

 3. How Dieting Makes The Lean Fatter

Relentless Roger and the Caveman Doctor cover health at every size- Podcast #76.

4. Possible breakthrough in curing peanut allergies

5. FairLife Milk (multiple articles)

http://blog.fooducate.com/2014/11/29/fairlife-milk-by-coca-cola-8-things-to-know/

http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/nutrition-experts-slam-coca-cola-new-milk-fairlife-article-1.2111077

Quote Sassy & Pearl screwed up this week- “The food you eat can either be the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.”

 Takeaways:

Marie- Just eat real food! Stop dieting, don’t restrict your food because you’ll most likely regain it, stress your brain, and could potentially develop an eating disorder.

Laura- Just eat the yolk! Cholesterol is good for you!

Nutrition Genius, OUT!

Chili Lime Cilantro Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Cauliflower

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Sorry about that obnoxious title but I am so excited about ALL THE THINGS in this recipe! And holy guacamole I am on a Brussels sprouts KICK these days! Yesterday I whipped up some black bean sliders and topped them with my famous guacamole recipe (found in the fall eBook) so obviously I needed some spicy vegetables to go with it. Well, that and I also needed to come up with a way to use more cilantro. Seriously, what are grocery stores thinking? How the heck does anyone use that entire bunch before it goes bad? I wish I didn’t keep killing the cilantro plant in my herb garden #firstworldproblems.

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Protein Powders, Smoothies and Shakes (Q&A #15)

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Protein Powders Revisited

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Bacon Mashed Parsnips (Dairy-Free)

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Bacon Mashed Parsnips?!

IMG_3634This week I was shopping at Whole Foods in Albany, New York with my hubby just to grab a few items and I saw the parsnips out the corner and my eye and I had the urge to snag them up and make my DELICIOUS mashed parsnips. Now I posted a recipe for this back on my old blog as The Sassy Dietitian but this recipe has evolved and become a staple in our household. (more…)

#30 Inflammation…What Is It Good For?

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What is Inflammation?

Ever wonder what Pearl & Sassy are talking about when they say the word Inflammation?!! Have no fear today Team Nutrition Genius back tracks and explains inflammation once and for all. Today we will teach you about inflammation, what it is good for and why we need to get rid of MOST of it!  We will give you the science (Pearl-style) and break it down to human terms (Sassy-style) to help you reach your inflammation happy medium. Find out what foods we recommend you increase and what foods to kick to the curb. Remember to JUST EAT REAL FOOD :)

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Orthorexia (Q&A #14)

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Orthorexia, Is This A Thing?

 

Do you love your real food lifestyle but worry it’s turning into orthorexia? Tune in this week to learn what Orthorexia is and if you should be concerned.

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