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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Bacon Mashed Parsnips (Dairy-Free)

Hi friends! Are you ready for some…

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. Continue reading “Bacon Mashed Parsnips (Dairy-Free)”

Be Mine Minty Brownies

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Alright so a Hallmark holiday is fast approaching and over here at Team Nutrition Genius we wanted to give you something sweet (but not too sweet) to give to your sweetheart (or just make for yourself…we won’t judge!) We love chocolate and chocolatey goodness but we are not fans of BOXED mixes, EW! so here is a simple recipe of minty brownies that we hope you enjoy! Continue reading “Be Mine Minty Brownies”

Savory Oatmeal with Veggies & Cheese

savory oats 2So recently I (Pearl) have gotten myself into the trap of not eating enough carbs. Typically this isn’t a problem and we are usually encouraging you to eat less carbs but I realized recently I have been eating less than 50 g per day which isn’t right for me and doesn’t make me feel best. Remember, everyone’s body is different so you have to figure out what works for you. Wondering how to do that? Check out episode 3 of Nutrition Genius Radio (when we were just podcast babies!) All The Carbs. If you’re finding yourself needing to increase your carb intake or are looking for a post-workout higher carb meal this Savory Oatmeal may be for you!I

Don’t forget about what we discussed on the Chocolate Almond No Bake Cookie post. While oats are gluten free they are typically processed in a place which also processes wheat-containing foods and may be cross contaminated. It is important for those suffering from Celiac Disease to purchase oats which are certified gluten free. Still, oats may not be safe as a protein in them, avenin, can be a cross-reactor of gluten. Use caution!

Savory Oatmeal

Savory Oatmeal


  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 1/2 tsp + 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 T + 1/2 T grass-fed butter
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 white mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 medium tomato, seeded and diced
  • 1 1/2 cups greens, roughly chopped
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Himalayan salt
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup raw cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 eggs
  • Hot sauce (optional)


  1. Cook oats according to package direction with 1/2 tsp salt.
  2. While oats are cooking, saute onion and garlic in butter over medium heat until almost soft.
  3. Add mushrooms, tomatoes, and greens to onion and garlic, saute until mushrooms and onions are soft and greens are wilted, about 3 minutes.
  4. Remove vegetables from heat and add pepper, salt, thyme, and garlic powder, mix well.
  5. When oats are cooked through add cheese and oats to vegetables and mix.
  6. While waiting for cheese to melt, in a separate pan, fry eggs in butter over high heat.
  7. Divide oats into 1 cup servings and top with fried egg and hot sauce (optional).
  8. Devour.

Sweet Potato Chips & Dip


Any football fans out there?! What about Superbowl commercial fans ?! Well for those of you who are paying even the slightest bit of attention to the sports world you know that this Sunday happens to be Superbowl Sunday and since we as Americans love ANY excuse to have a party and drink we have made quite the event out of it. Not to mention most of the commercials revolve around food, beer and more food…but not REAL food…where are the vegetable ads?! Is that too much for a dietitian to ask? Probably 🙁 Continue reading “Sweet Potato Chips & Dip”

Vegetable Fish Stew

IMG_3267Most people tell me that they are not a fan of fish…I normally say “you’re doing it wrong!” This fish stew is simple, tasty and perfect for a cold winter day! I can tell you…this is doing fish right!

Two winters ago after I moved to Albany, JJ was saying how much he could go for a fish type soup/stew. I was dreaming of a cream of crab soup from Maryland but since I have limited my dairy intake and feel significantly better (see my take here and Pearl’s take here) and since JJ is extremely lactose intolerant, that was not going to happen. A quick google (in Pearl’s words “I gave it a google”) I found soups and stews that were nothing like what I wanted…until I landed on this gem called “Paleo Fish Stew”, a Brazilian inspired Moqueca (i.e. Fish Stew). Continue reading “Vegetable Fish Stew”

Applesauce and Cheddar Stuffed Pork Chops


I love pork. If I had to pick only one meat to eat for the rest of my life it would without a doubt be pork. Those of you who have subscribed to our email list got the Apple & Onion Pork Chops recipe in our Fall eBook and if you loved that you’ll certainly love this. This was one of those meals where I was trying to finish the last of some of the things in my refrigerator (applesauce and cheddar cheese) and what better way to finish it off than stuffing it in pork?! I paired it with sautéed greens for a tasty and colorful meal. Hope you enjoy! Continue reading “Applesauce and Cheddar Stuffed Pork Chops”

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


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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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Roasted Garlic Broccoli

Roasted Garlic Broccoli

When I was a kid I was convinced that I HATED broccoli. Now I am not a fan of that H word but I think that it was EXACTLY how I felt. I used to ask my parents for a dog so that it would eat the broccoli under the table without my mom knowing 🙂 Funny story, we got a dog when I was 12 and she also HATED broccoli…so I had to suck it up and eat it…either that or my mom would make peas…and that my friends was worse.

Princess Amber…14-1/2 years young 🙂 My Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier!

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White Chicken Chili

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I promised you a follow up to my Perfect Tailgating Chili with a different twist so here it is… a White Chicken Chili recipe! I have a friend who doesn’t like regular chili (weirdo) but loves chicken so I made a twist on the original to try to sucker him into liking chili with this recipe. When I was in college I used to frequently visit a restaurant that had the most delicious and thick White Chicken Chili so I wanted to create something similar. In order to re-create the consistency without flour I used potato starch to thicken. If you aren’t into thick soups you can always omit the potato starch for a delicious warm you up on a cold winter day bowl of deliciousness.

In order to truly get a bang for your nutrition buck with this recipe I recommend you roast the chicken yourself ahead of time. This will give you the quality and nutrient density of a free-range chicken and the moisture and flavor of a fresh roasted chicken. Twice as healthy, twice as delicious as store bought (and not so healthy) boneless skinless chicken breast #winning.

Make sure when you make this recipe you use the hashtags #adventuresofsassyandpearl and #pearlandsassyapproved

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