Episode 19: Double Date: Structuring Meals and “Dudeatritians” with Zach and Alyssa Cordell

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April 2019 |

Light some candles, turn on the stove and maybe refill those air fresheners because we have a brand new double date. Our guests this evening (well, episode) are dietitian nutritionist Zach Cordell and his artist wife Alyssa. On this double date, we discuss costume parties, reminisce about McDonalds birthdays in the ‘80s, and suggests ways your own kitchen can accommodate for diabetes.



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Zach Cordell is a nutrition professor at Daytona State College as well as a registered dietitian nutritionist—or Dudeatritian, as he calls himself. His wife Alyssa is a former art teacher and currently a self-described “dope mom of twin girls.” She occasionally sells her own handmade postcards at local galleries and fairs. The couple and their family are based out of Ormond Beach, Florida.

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  • How Optimus Prime and Lil Wayne brought Zach and Alyssa together.
  • Zach and Alyssa’s secret for getting their wedding together so quickly.
  • Their technique for keeping on top of finances and health while married and still going to school.
  • Adventures (and struggles) in gardening!
  • How where you live can influence how you eat and take care of yourself.
  • Structuring meals and meal plans to accommodate for Alyssa’s diabetes.
  • Knowing when to work together in a relationship and when to be independent.
  • Zach and Alyssa test how well they know each other during the Lightning Round.

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Contact Info for Zach Cordell:

The Creation Code

Cordell Nutrition

The Latter-Day Saint Nutritionist Podcast

Zach on Facebook

Zach on Instagram



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Links/References discussed on show:

Newlywed Soup Recipe

1 Medium Red Onion
3 Large Sweet Potatoes
3-4 Sereno Chilies
3-5 Garlic Cloves
1, 15oz can White beans (rinsed)
1, 15oz can Black beans (rinsed)- (to beef up soup, add more.)
2, 15oz cans of low sodium chicken broth (compensate more broth with added beans)
2 tsp ground ginger
2 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder
Toppers to add when soup is done:
Lime juice, salt, cilantro, chili flakes- all to taste
(Add avocado, rotisserie chicken to finished soup, if you like.)
1. Combine spices, chicken broth, beans and chopped sweet potatoes into large pot. (Works in crock-pot too)
Bring to boil and then let simmer. Simmer until potatoes are soft, +- 25mins
2. Finely dice and sauté onions, chilies, and garlic. Add onions last to keep them crunchy.
3. Add sautéd ingredients to soup. Add topper ingredients when ready to serve.
Makes 5-6 servings. Have fun with it, add more of what you like- Enjoy!



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Mandy Enright, MS, RDN, RYT is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and fitness instructor. She is the creator of the blog, Nutrition Nuptials, where she has been helping couples learn how to merge their lifestyles together and served as the inspiration for this podcast. Mandy is dedicated to helping teach people how to fit the foods they love into their lifestyle with an “all foods fit” philosophy. She is joined every episode by her co-host and husband, Taco. Taco and Mandy are active beach bums who live at the Jersey Shore and are always exploring restaurants, breweries, wineries, and perfect sunsets. You can check out their finds on Instagram by following #AdventuresOfTacoAndMandy.

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Nutrition Nuptials is all about helping couples learn how to go from a “ME” to a “WE” when it comes to their household habits, particularly when it comes to nutrition, fitness, and overall well-being. The backbone of the story is the STORIES you will hear, because every couple has their trials and triumphs. Know that you’re not alone! Hear Taco & Mandy discuss stories they have experienced personally in their time together. And join them for their Double Date episodes when other couples join the show to share their experiences.  There’s laughs and learnings for all!

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