Daily Dish

Guatemala and Belizean Adventures Part 2

Are you ready to hear more about my adventures in Belize and Guatemala?! Don’t know what I’m talking about? Go back and read Part 1.

Ready? Hokay! So I left you off with my exploration of the Mayan ruins of Caracol…

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Well the next day we were supposed to do some cave exploration but sadly it rained so much the day before the cave flooded and was closed! I wasn’t going to let it (literally) rain on my parade so I sat outside a cafe in San Ignacio and enjoyed a coffee and the view.

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Pearlplexed Packing & Belizean Daily Dish Part 1

Confession: I, Pearl, have commitment issues. In pretty much every area of my life. Once, my aunt asked me if I wanted to buy season tickets to the off-Broadway theatre we frequently went to. I started to sweat. Heart palpitations. That meant staying in the Albany area for another year. Never mind the fact that I was still in school and was going to be living there for that. I couldn’t do it. I panicked. Told her I couldn’t do it. I know I’m crazy, you don’t have to tell me twice.

Anywho, my commitment issues cause me to be an extreme over-packer. The clothes are what used to trip me up. How am I supposed to commit to one outfit I will be wearing a week from now? What if the weather is bad? Or my shoes don’t match? I once brought 4 coats for a 4 day weekend home from college. Backpacking has certainly helped this because I’m limited to what I can carry on my back in addition to my toiletries, towel, first aid kit, and necessities like a knife, lighter and my lucky twine. Yes, I have lucky twine. I’ve had it since my junior year in college and I bring it on every trip with me. I have yet to actually need it but because it’s been on so many trips with me I’m terrified to go anywhere without it.

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Daily Dish of a Nutrition Genius Week 10

Guess who’s back, back again, Sassy’s back, tell a friend 🙂 While Marie aka “Pearl” is frolicking around Belize and Guatemala I am currently still in upstate New York where it has been colder than cold this past week…I mean I woke up to my weather app telling me it was -10° out WHAAAAAAAT?!?!!? Next week you will get to hear about Pearl’s travels but until then find out what a simpleton like me ate and did all in a day’s work 🙂

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and yes…those are snowflakes and icicles on my eyelashes because i did not let a little cold weather keep me couped up all day! Yippee!

Read on to find out my Daily Dish and don’t forget to find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram (Sassy & Pearl) AND MORE for updates on our REAL FOOD lifestyle journey. We love to hear from you so HASHTAG away friends! #adventuresofsassyandpearl

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Daily Dish of A Nutrition Genius Week 9 (and a RECIPE)

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Sassy’s Daily Dish & Merry Minty Hot Cocoa

Why hello there! Sassy here! Happy New Year AND TGIF Friends!! Hope you are all having a great start to your year and are kicking butt with your diet and lifestyle habits! Remember if you need extra help check out our packages and send us an email, we’d be glad to help you reach your goals 🙂

Anyone else feeling the post-holiday blues!?! I sure am! I miss my family already but I am so grateful I had 2 full weeks of family, fun and DELICIOUS food…now it’s back to the grind so tune in and you will be rewarded with a quick and DELICIOUS recipe below that happens to be filling my cup above!!

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Daily Dish of a Nutrition Genius Week 8

Welcome back to the Daily Dish of a Nutrition Genius! Rut rohhh. Pearl is not feeling so hot. I have a tickle of soreness in my throat I plan to fend off with good nutrition and lots of sleep before it knocks me down. Obviously the first thing I reached for was 12 oz of bone broth and 12 oz of coffee (at about 8 am).

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The Daily Dish of A Nutrition Genius Week 7

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Merry Christmas!!!

Hi Friends! Sassy Here 🙂 So this week’s dish comes to you from Maryland…that’s right below the Mason-Dixon line! I am home visiting my family and enjoying every bit of it…plus my mom is a fabulous cook and believes in the JUST EAT REAL FOOD philosophy so how could a gal complain?! Read on to see what my day consisted of and you will be rewarded with a RECIPE!!! xoxo

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The Daily Dish of a Nutrition Genius Week 6

_20141217_201253Hello my amigos and welcome back to week #6 of the Daily Dish of a Nutrition Genius!

Today was a fun day! First thing I did was take Kayda for a short 15 minute walk. I like to get her (and myself) out for at least a 30 minute walk but sometimes it gets split into two walks throughout the day. When I got back I had 12 oz of water with 1-1/2 tsp magnesium powder and the juice of 1/4 lemon. Next up it was coffee time. As you know, I feel strongly about #nocoffeenoworkie so I had to mix up my Merry Minty Mocha quickly before Sassy and I jumped on a call. Of course, we ended up talking for hours so I didn’t have the opportunity to eat breakfast but that’s okay because instead I had 3 Merry Minty Mochas, oops. Normally I don’t drink this much coffee and I don’t encourage you to either but it was tasting so delish and warming me up this morning that I chose that over breakfast. Cocoa is from a tree so that counts as a vegetable, right? (more…)

The Daily Dish of a Nutrition Genius Week 5

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Christmas is coming and decorations are UP! These AMAZING Byer’s Choice Carolers are from Mama A over the years and how cute are the snowboarders (aka JJ and i?!). Anyone getting excited for the holidays? Or for skiing/snowboarding?! We sure are!

If you are a nervous nelly check out our post HERE for your healthiest holiday season yet, HERE to prevent colds/flus and HERE to listen(airing this Sunday 12/7) to Pearl and I tell you all about both 🙂

Anyone struggling from a Thanksgiving Food Hangover?!?! I can proudly say I am not…that’s what happens when you eat real food and enjoy it 🙂 #sassypants If you follow along below you will see what a Sassy Dietitian and Nutrition Genius eats on a random day of the week 🙂 Feel free to send us your food pictures so we can root you on in your real life journey!

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A Thanksgiving Daily Dish of 2 Nutrition Geniuses

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Happy day after Thanksgiving TNG Fans! We hope you had a belly-filled day and are enjoying the leftovers on this fine FRIDAY…wait is this day significant?! Oh YEA it’s time for another DAILY DISH…you thought we were going to say some Black Friday reference didn’t you…NOPE…ain’t nobody got time for that!!

What we do have time for is sharing with you the yummy-delicious (real word) food BOTH of us consumed yesterday and we could not be more thankful for our plates 🙂

Let us know what you had on your plate this Thanksgiving and maybe just maybe we will put together a cookbook for next year 😉

xoxo

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The Daily Dish of a Nutrition Genius Week 3

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Brrrrrrrr it sure is getting cold here in Rochester, NY!! Despite the cold I am determined to keep up with my running schedule so on this chilly morning I got my butt out of bed and went for a fasted 6.5 mile run in the snow.

After my run my first priority was re-hydrating so I started with 1 tsp of magnesium powder mixed with 12 oz of water. As you know from Nutrition Genius Radio Episode 12: Post-Workout we like to reserve our highest carbohydrate meal for after workouts to replenish our muscle glycogen and help rebuild our tissues.

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