Book Review: Everyday Grain Free Baking

Book Review Everyday Grain Free Baking | Real Food RN

Okay so I grew up baking in the kitchen with the women in my family. So many awesome memories, and so many delicious recipes! Then we went grain free….which eliminated almost every tried and true recipe that we had made over the years. I do not want my kids missing out on the enjoyment of baking together, so I have been on the hunt for grain free baking recipes. I came across “Everyday Grain Free Baking” and had to grab a copy. [Read more…]

Healing Homemade Lip Balm

Healing Homemade Lip Balm | Real Food RN

I love to make my own personal care products not only to save money, but because when I make my own I know exactly what goes into them. Homemade lip balm was something that had always intimidated me a bit because it seemed difficult. Boy was I wrong! Making it is super easy and I tweaked the recipe a bit so it also functions as a healing salve. Keep a tube of this in your purse for a variety of uses. [Read more…]

Hollandaise Deviled Eggs

Hollandaise Deviled Eggs | Real Food RN

Hi, my name is Kate and I am addicted to Hollandaise sauce. I could seriously drink it! I came up with an easy way to make it in the blender too! One day while making a quick snack of deviled eggs, I decided to try to make a hollandaise variation for the filling. Enter: hollandaise deviled eggs. The rest is history…

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Paleo Eats Cookbook Giveaway

Paleo Eats Cookbook Giveaway | Real Food RN

One of the cookbooks that I could not wait to get my hands on is Kelly Bejelly’s Paleo Eats! She sent me an early copy, before it’s release in January, and I could not put it down. I actually spent Christmas morning reading it on the couch while my kids played with their new gifts from Santa. Her book was my new toy! [Read more…]

How to Make Greek Coconut Milk Yogurt

How to Make Greek Coconut Milk Yogurt | Real Food RN

I have been making my own yogurt for years and love it so much that the store brands taste watery and bland compared to my own! Plus, it saves me a lot of money and is much more health promoting! But, when I decided to do a Whole 30 I had to give up dairy. Not my yogurt! So, I decided to learn how make coconut milk yogurt instead. I have to admit, it is pretty amazing…and loaded with healthy fat and probiotics! I even got my recipe to achieve the creamy thickness of greek yogurt! [Read more…]

Chocolate Peppermint Lip Balm

Chocolate Peppermint Lip Balm | Real Food RN

I grew up loving Lip Smackers. If you were a child of the 80’s or 90’s I know you know what I’m talking about. They were so delicious that I wanted to eat them! Guava was my favorite, with Chocolate Peppermint a close second. I had about 20 different flavors, I celebrated the entire collection. Well, one day I realized that those intensely flavored chap-sticks were filled with some not so great ingredients (see image below) [Read more…]

Healthy Pregnancy and Postpartum

Healthy Pregnancy and Postpartum -- Real Food RN

I am a firm believer that the most important time to pay attention to your health is when you are pregnant. I think everyone should have a healthy pregnancy and postpartum. So many people share the belief that when you are pregnant you “are eating for two” and should throw caution to the wind and eat everything in sight. [Read more…]

Sweet Dreams Cream

Sweet Dreams Cream -- Real Food RN

I’ve dreamt of a magical sleep potion that not only gets my kids to sleep on time, but also helps them wake up refreshed and NOT crabby. Well, after experimenting with my essential oils, I have not come up with a magical potion….but a cream! I apply it to my kiddos feet at night and it seriously helps them fall asleep faster, and it also appears to give them a deeper sleep because they are way less argumentative with each other at the breakfast table! Mom wins this round!!! I call my creation “Sweet Dream Cream” [Read more…]

FREE Welcome Kit, Get Healthy in 2015!

Free Welcome Kit | Real Food RN

Every since I joined Young Living Essential Oils, I have been obsessed with trying oils in every area of my life! From personal care, to recipes, to keeping my children healthy! I’m personally loving them so much that I wanted to do something special for all of my wonderful fellow lovers of everything essential oils! I want to give you a Free Welcome Kit with some great tools to help get you started incorporating essential oils into your daily routine. In celebration of 2015, I wanted to give away an oil that has been known to help with weight management. Keep everyone on track with their new years resolutions!  [Read more…]

What I Eat Postpartum (plus a video)

What I Eat Postpartum -- Real Food RN

Since the birth of my first child I have been super passionate about finding the perfect pregnancy and postpartum diet. Through lots of research and trial and error I have come up with a diet routine that fits my busy schedule and nourishes my body so I can properly nourish my baby. I am currently 5 weeks postpartum as I write this. With two toddlers and a baby, I seem to have less and less time to prepare meals for myself these days! The methods and recipes that I have listed here fit a busy schedule, while being very nutrient dense. In a perfect world I would create 3 square meals every day and have time to sit and eat them mindfully and with gratitude. Well, these days I am happy to get a shower and a hot meal! So, here is what works for this busy working Mom…. [Read more…]