Collagen, Gelatin, and Vital Proteins

Collagen, Gelatin, and Vital Proteins | Real Food RN

No doubt you know collagen is good for your skin. In fact, you may even have lotion with added collagen sitting on your bedside table. But did you know that collagen works wonders for your body in so many other ways? It is a protein made up of over 1,500 short-chain amino acids that our bodies make and use. [Read more…]

Grain-free Homemade Graham Crackers

Grain-free Homemade Graham Crackers | Real Food RN

I grew up camping in the summer. Some of my most favorite childhood memories. Of course, one of the best parts was that at the end of the night we would always get a good fire going and make some s’mores! I had the marshmallow roasting down to a science, mine were always golden brown. They melted the chocolate just right and were soft enough to smush between graham crackers. Yum!  [Read more…]

Fermented Watermelon Rind Pickles

Fermented Watermelon Rind Pickles | Real Food RN

So I have this issue with throwing away food. I always want to find a way to use up my scraps, either in another recipe or in my compost bin. This summer my husband and kids decided to go on a watermelon binge and I had rinds coming out of my ears. I had heard of watermelon rind pickles, but never actually tasted one. Fermenting foods is one of my favorite “cooking” methods, so I decided to give these a go. [Read more…]

Chocolate Superfood Cookies

Chocolate Superfood Cookies | Real Food RN

My kids love to help in the kitchen, and they especially love to make cookies! As much as I loved the basic chocolate chip cookie dough that I grew up making with my Mom and Grandma, I don’t enjoy the ingredients that we used. We don’t eat white flour or sugar anymore. I had to come up with a healthy cookie recipe that did not contain those ingredients. I wanted to make this a cookie that everyone could enjoy! [Read more…]

Lactation Cookie Dough Bites

Lactation Cookie Dough Bites | Real Food RN

I have breastfed three babies, and let me tell you, it’s been one of the most beautiful experiences of my life. There is something so calming about nuzzling your babe as they have a snack — except when your milk supply takes a dip. That can cause lots of anxiety! It happens to everyone and can be related to diet (not getting enough of the right kinds of food), dehydration, stress, and other factors. [Read more…]

Asian Tuna Salad (LifeCafe Copycat Recipe)

Asian Tuna Salad Recipe | Real Food RN

The gym that my family goes to has a cafe in it that has some pretty awesome food. It’s so hard not to stop in there on the way out and eat it all after a hard workout. The reason I resist is because I could spend a small fortune on all of the goodies in there. One of their items, however, draws me in there frequently: their asian tuna salad. It has the most amazing flavor!!! [Read more…]

The Health Benefits of Reishi Mushrooms

The Health Benefits of Reishi Mushrooms | Real Food RN

You may not want to toss your next salad with some reishi mushrooms (yeah, they are really bitter), but when you hear what all this little ‘shroom can do, you may decide to add it to your supplement regiment! The reishi mushroom, also known as gandoderma and lingzhi mushroom, has been a staple in Eastern medicine since, well, forever, but as is often the case, the West was slower in recognizing its healing properties. [Read more…]

Homemade Mascara Recipe

Homemade Mascara Recipe | Real Food RN

I have read recently that lavender may complement some of your favorite shampoos, lotions, or skin care products. I am attempting to make all of my self-care products and cosmetics so making my own all natural mascara was the natural next step for me. [Read more…]