Sassy Summer Salsa

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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 🙂 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”

Everything But The…Egg Frittata

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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’s most sought after ‘real food for pregnancy’ experts. Lily has a book called Real Food for Gestational Diabetes which can be found at at www.realfoodforGD.com. Continue reading “#44 Gestational Diabetes with Guest Lily Nichols, RDN, CDE, CLT”

Pearl’s Pomegranate Margarita

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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

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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

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 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)

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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

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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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Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf Muffins

Easy & Delicious Meatloaf Recipe….and BACON!

IMG_3703A little Throwback Thursday with these bacon wrapped meatloaf muffins! These meatloaf muffins are easy to make and DELICIOUS to eat. Best part? Bacon…ok but really the best part is that you can cut up ALL the veggies and sneak them in there without having to hold your nose 🙂 Well if you are holding your nose while eating veggies then we may need to chat…because veggies are delicious!

I recommend looking for a great source for your beef as well. Grass-fed (and finished) beef is the best kind because not only is it LOADED with nutritients and anti-inflammatory compounds but it also most likely means that the farmer truly cared enough about the animal to make sure it was living a good, happy and health life 🙂 Check out what Diana Rodger’s ( a past podcast guest) has to say about the sustainability of food and meat!

Check out EatWild.org for farms near you OR go to a local farmers market or farm and start talking to your farmer, if they are proud of their product then they will gladly tell you how they raise their cattle!

Alright, time to get cooking, you can make these without bacon and they are just as tasty and feel free to chop and add any other vegetables that happen to be in your kitchen!

Guess what? This recipe was featured in Albany’s Times Union! Enjoy!

Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf Muffins

Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf Muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. grass-fed ground beef
  • 1 small sweet onion, diced
  • 3 baby bella mushrooms, diced
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tsp. oregano
  • 2 tsp. garlic
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 12 strips pastured bacon
  • Coconut oil, to grease muffin tin

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F
  2. Grease muffin tin with coconut oil to prevent sticking
  3. In a medium bowl, mix ground beef, onion, mushroom, egg, tomato paste, oregano, garlic powder, paprika, salt and pepper
  4. Line each muffin cup with 1 slice of bacon
  5. Fill each muffin cup with 1/12 of meat mixture, press down
  6. Bake for 30 minutes or until each muffin reaches and internal temperature of 160°F
http://teamnutritiongenius.com/2015/04/bacon-wrapped-meatloaf-muffins/

xoxo,

Sassy

#36 All About Olive Oil with Tony Kasandrinos & A Giveaway

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 All About Olive Oil & A Giveaway!

Have you heard the latest news that your Olive Oil might not be Olive Oil after all? What about all the claims that Olive Oil is good for your health?! Check in this week with special guest Tony Kasandrinos from Kasandrinos International to learn all about Olive Oil and it’s health benefits.  Plus if you listen long enough you’ll get a special SURPRISE Giveaway at the end 🙂

Kasandrinos International is a family owned business, operated by the brother and sister team, Effi and Tony Kasandrinos. Together they import the same Greek organic extra virgin olive oil they grew up on from their fathers village in Greece. The pair is passionate about health, fitness and truly great food.

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A GIVEAWAY FOR YOU!

Win Kasandrinos Olive Oil & Soap

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