Sassy Summer Salsa


Summer Salsa

Well now that summer is in FULL swing it’s time we start celebrating with some real food, what do you say? I am a huge fan of Mexican style food and salsa is one of my favorite things ūüôā While there are many salsa options out there that have relatively clean ingredients there is NOTHING like a fresh tomato salsa in the middle of summer. This recipe is very easy to make and tastes delicious. I just found these amazing corn chips from Jackson’s Honest Chips and they pair well with this salsa. Not into corn chips or are you watching your waistline? Use fresh vegetables to scoop up this deliciousness, things like cucumbers, zucchini, celery, you name it. I have also topped my salads, eggs and hamburgers with this and it’s a win every time. Happy Summer! Continue reading “Sassy Summer Salsa”

Friday Shout Outs #4



Happy Friday, y’all and welcome back to week #4 of Friday Shout Outs! This weekend I am heading out to the Adirondacks to crush out a few of the high peaks and take in more views like this one. Anyone else going to be there? If you are, consider checking out our podcast on Real Food Traveling before you go so you know exactly how you can stick to your real food goals while on the road. You should also check out one of these books for your night time reading under the stars…

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What’s The Deal WithPrimal Eating and the Paleo Diet?–¬†If you’re super confused about paleo/primal diets and want to learn more you should check out this book by Kelly Schmidt, RD, LDN. Kelly’s book covers all the things from grains, to sugars, to dairy, to eating on a budget, and lifestlye. Not to mention the fact that Nutrition Genius Radio is referenced in the resources section!

Paleo Takeout: Restaurant Favorites Without the Junk– I don’t know about you but one of the things I miss the most now that I’m eating a real food diet is Chinese takeout. The good news is, thanks to Russ Crandall of The Domestic Man we don’t have to miss it anymore! This cookbook is packed full of amazing recipes AND cooking tips and tricks. Stay tuned because Russ will be making an appearance on an upcoming episode of Nutrition Genius Radio!

deep nutritionDeep Nutrition¬†by Dr. Cate Shanahan will always have a soft spot in mine and Sassy’s hearts. This book was one of the catalysts for both of us to continue on our real food journey and an inspiration to break out of the traditional RD mold and teach our clients about whole, real foods cooked in traditional ways. Dr. Shanahan breaks down the science of why a real food diet is better and how sugar is killing you.


“My weaknesses have always been food and men- in that order.” -Dolly Parton

“The scale can only give you a numerical reflection of your relationship with gravity. That’s it. It cannot measure beauty, talent, purpose, life force, possibility, strength or love. Don’t give the scale more power than it has earned. Take note of that number, then get off the scale and live your life. You are beautiful!” -Steve Maraboli

“When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.” -William Arthur Ward


@grassfedgirl- Catlin Weeks, author of the Mediterranean Paleo Cooking, has an instagram that looks a lot like ours- food, fitness, and quotes. Check out her website for #pearlandsassyapproved recipes, and essential oil and lifestyle information.

@thespunkycoconut– Holy food porn! Not only is Kelly V. Brozyna killing it with drool worthy food pictures she is also a food blogger at The Spunky Coconut where she posts gluten-free, dairy-free, and paleo recipes. Bonus points because she is also a quote fan.

@plaidandpaleo– Miss Vanessa Jay describes herself as a paleo blogger, hippie in training, exercise dabbles, and essential oil junkie. I’m not quite sure why we haven’t become best friends yet but I’ve been hard core crushing on her instagram food pics for awhile now and I think you should too.

We want to hear from you!

Who deserves a shout out this week?

What is your favorite thing about Friday?!


xo pearl

Everything But The…Egg Frittata



EGG-STATIC for Breakfast

You¬†might be asking why am I posting ANOTHER egg frittata recipe. Well the first one was such a hit AND it’s a staple in our house so why not give you more ideas and deliciousness all wrapped up in a simple recipe that you can tailor for yourself. Eggs are one of the most nutrient dense foods out there (as long as you focus on the QUALITY) and they are relatively inexpensive and FILLING, which in our house is super important. JJ and I are on the go most days from when we wake up until we hit the hay so we need something that is easy to make and easy to eat, enter eggs. Continue reading “Everything But The…Egg Frittata”

#44 Gestational Diabetes with Guest Lily Nichols, RDN, CDE, CLT

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Real Food for Gestational Diabetes

Today we are so excited to bring Lily Nichols back to talk about Gestational Diabetes! If you are getting ready for a fetus, think you will be in a couple years, or just know someone who will harbor a fetus eventually this (and our first podcast with Lily) is for you!

Lily Nichols is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist (RDN), Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE), Certified LEAP Therapist (CLT), and Certified Pilates Instructor whose approach to nutrition embraces real food, integrative medicine, and mindful eating. Her fascination with the dietary practices of traditional cultures combined with an abnormal love for medical research, especially regarding prenatal nutrition, has led her to become one of the country‚Äôs most sought after ‚Äėreal food for pregnancy‚Äô experts. Lily has a book called Real Food for Gestational Diabetes which can be found at at Continue reading “#44 Gestational Diabetes with Guest Lily Nichols, RDN, CDE, CLT”

#41 Fruit


100% Fruit

Fruit is healthy, or is it? It seems each week we are changing our minds. Check out our episode this week to find out what fruit is, why it is beneficial, and why it gets a bad reputation. Remember at the end of the day to JUST EAT REAL FOOD (or in this case FRUIT). Continue reading “#41 Fruit”

Pearl’s Pomegranate Margarita


It’s no secret Pearl loves her a good cocktail. Especially when it includes tequila. What she doesn’t love are those cocktails containing artificial colors, sweeteners, and chemicals #aintnobodygottimeforthat.¬†This little concoction is colorful, tasty, and contains all real food ingredients but it is still alcohol so don’t¬†over do it! Check out Nutrition Genius Radio Episode #25 Blame it on the ALCOHOL¬†for more information on alcohol and how much you can safely have

Enjoy!. Continue reading “Pearl’s Pomegranate Margarita”

Good Morning Sunshine Muffins

 Good Morning Sunshine!

Many of you know that I cannot tolerate gluten, it does unpleasant and weird things to both my brain and my digestive track (the so-called second brain). So I have been off “the gluten” (that’s what Pearl and I title it) ¬†for a few years now and am always on the look out for some new and delicious options for baked goods. While I do not endorse eating muffins on the regular, every now and then I get a hankering for them and my hard and fast rule is NO gluten….it sets me back and just is not worth it for me. My mom found this awesome sweet potato flour and sent it my way to try out some new recipes, so of course I said GAME ON! Continue reading “Good Morning Sunshine Muffins”

#39 Major Minerals


¬†Major Minerals from food…and a GIVEAWAY!

Ever feel like you are running on empty? Well that might mean you need more energy and guess what vitamins can help with that! Find out this week how you can get your vitamins in REAL FOOD form and start being as energetic as Sassy & Pearl! Continue reading “#39 Major Minerals”

To Salt or Not? (Q&A #20)


Do you Salt?

Have you heard Sassy & Pearl talk about “salting your food” yet the media tells you to avoid it like the plague?¬†Find out if you should salt or not and how to do so with a real food approach.¬†¬†Check out how to salt your¬†real food on this short and sweet (but not too sweet) episode of Nutrition Genius Radio.

Check out our NEW and SHORT Q&A podcast on iTunes and Stitcher

If you want your questions answered,¬†send them our way! Continue reading “To Salt or Not? (Q&A #20)”

#38 Water Soluble Vitamins


Vitamin water or water-soluble vitamins?!

Ever feel like you are running on empty? Well that might mean you need more energy and guess what vitamins can help with that! Find out this week how you can get your vitamins in REAL FOOD form and start being as energetic as Sassy & Pearl!

In order to make sure you geniuses are ALL caught up, we decided to back track and give you all a quick lesson in vitamins & minerals. Today we are discussing water soluble vitamins while last week we talked fat soluble vitamins. Stay tuned in the next coming weeks to learn all about minerals!

Let us know how you like these episodes and feel free to leave suggestions for future episodes in the comments!

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Thank You Jilly Bean Pins & L.M.1123 for this week’s 5 star reviews!

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