Jessica Beacom and Stacie Hassing, both registered dietitian nutritionists, met at a conference and joined forces to create the blog Real Food Dietitians. The blog is full of beautifully photographed recipes, all gluten-free, to make healthy eating enjoyable. As they say, they’ve “combined their love of nutrition, health, and real food with the concepts of ease and convenience to bring you recipes that are big on flavor but short on ingredients.”
Jess lives in the mountains with her family and always has something fermenting away on her counter. She’s a real food evangelist who loves the outdoor life of Colorado.
Stacie is a MN girl and she loves being outdoors, especially with her furry family. She struggled with hypothalamic amenorrhea but has found healing through food and taking care of herself.
Despite the miles between them, the two dietitians have become fast friends working on the passion-project of the blog.
Both women believe that no one diet fits everyone, and that what works for each person to feel their best will vary from person to person. That’s why they’ll never dis a diet on their blog, but instead support everyone to create a healthy lifestyle. After years of experience as dietitians, however, they know that food choices have to start with real, whole, unprocessed foods.
The recipes on the blog are all deliciously gluten-free. As they’ve done Whole30 resets before, many of their recipes are also Whole30 compliant, paleo, and dairy-free. Recipes like creamy chicken spaghetti squash with bacon and asparagus show that comfort food can in fact be good for you. Snickerdoodle cashew coffee is another twist on the high fat coffee trend, one that makes both vegans and Whole30ers happy with its creamy goodness that tastes like a liquid version of Grandma’s cookies – with an energy kick. And then there are treats, like mint chocolate chip shake, aka shamrock shake, that is chock full of real food goodness instead of ingredients you can’t even read.
Jess and Stacie are on a mission to inspire as many as they can to live a healthier and happier life from the inside out. They want you to escape calorie counting, gimmicky promises, and crushing restrictions and instead help you find your love for delicious real food.