How to Save Money on Healthy Foods: Price Comparison

Most of us have a budget, particularly for groceries. I find in order to stay anywhere close to budget, I have to shop around. There may be a small percentage of you that enjoys that, but if you’re anything like me, you just don’t have that kind of time. When my baby was born last year I knew I had to trim some expenses and research How to Save Money on Healthy Foods.  I did a shop comparison, and I figured I would share my findings with YOU since you need to know where to find the deals too!  Continue reading “How to Save Money on Healthy Foods: Price Comparison”

Goji Berry Brownie Ball Recipe

Snacks have always been a challenge for me. Especially this week when we were moving and I was short on both time and creativity.  One of my favorite healthy gal pals posted this healthy goji berry brownie ball recipe on Instagram and was also kind enough to share it.  It’s the perfect recipe for on the go, filling, it contains chocolate and is super easy to make!  Continue reading “Goji Berry Brownie Ball Recipe”

The Hidden Dangers of Mascara (and what to do about it!)

I love mascara. In truth, I rarely leave my house without it and a bit of tinted moisturizer with SPF, concealer (thanks baby;) and a quick brow pencil.  I’ve written about cleaning up my beauty products after becoming pregnant, but was shocked to learn about the hidden dangers of mascaraContinue reading “The Hidden Dangers of Mascara (and what to do about it!)”

45+ Best Healthy Smoothie Recipes

I am on a smoothie kick, especially after bringing you my Top 10 Health Boosting Smoothie Add Ins last week, BUT…..truth be told I get pretty bored with my smoothies.  I tend to fall in a rut and make the same combos over and over…and over. I’ve been thinking, if I need some #smoothieinspo, chances are you do too.  Fun fact: Bloggers are the nicest people in the world. So I reach out to some of my favorite blogger friends and asked for their favorite recipes.  I was honestly overwhelmed at their kindness and support when I asked. Without delay, and in no particular order, here is a MEGA dose of #smoothieinspo with 45+ Best Healthy Smoothie Recipes Continue reading “45+ Best Healthy Smoothie Recipes”

Top Ten Health Boosting Smoothie Add Ins

Superfoods seem to be all the rage.  They seem to be in every recipe on Pinterest  (are we friend over there? Let’s be!) It seems like there’s a new superfood product on the shelf every time I shop. But, what exactly are superfoods? There is no scientific definition of a superfood but the term usually refers to foods containing high levels of vitamins and minerals that offer many health benefits such as boosting your immune system and natural weight-loss. By consuming these superfoods on a regular basis, you are feeding your body large doses of antioxidants, polyphenols, fiber, probiotics, and high levels of omega 3 fatty acids. Superfoods also contain few calories, are low in sugar and have lots of soluble fiber and health-boosting phyto-chemicals. It can be hard to sort out which may be the best to incorporate. Here are my Top Ten Health Boosting Smoothie Add Ins… Continue reading “Top Ten Health Boosting Smoothie Add Ins”

How to Get Rid of Dark Circles Naturally

If you’ve been following along with #RNL for awhile, you know that this year brought some serious change with baby #1. This change included some serious come to Jesus moments with regard to my skin, which led to really stepping up my natural skincare routine and learning how to get rid of dark circles. Continue reading “How to Get Rid of Dark Circles Naturally”

Spaghetti Squash Hash Browns Recipe

I love my readers. This week one of my favorite readers said she was looking for new spaghetti squash recipes. Let’s admit it, they can get a little boring! Read on for my family’s favorite variation~ Spaghetti Squash Hash Browns. Continue reading “Spaghetti Squash Hash Browns Recipe”

5 Secrets I Learned as a Dental Hygienist

In honor of National Dental Health Month, I’m going to let you in on some things you probably don’t know about me. I was a dental hygienist in my former life…Ok, well maybe in this life, but it feels like ages ago. Confession time: I still keep my licenses and the geek in me thoroughly enjoys a day in the clinic from time to time. That said, I’ve got some sneaky secrets to share.  Continue reading “5 Secrets I Learned as a Dental Hygienist”

The Pro’s and Con’s of Paleo

According to an online study by professor Hamilton M. Stapell, “Based on the limited data available, we estimate the current size of the ancestral health movement within the United States to be between one and three million people.” That is quite a few people jumping on the ancestral diet trend, and for good reason. Keep reading for the pro’s and con’s of Paleo Continue reading “The Pro’s and Con’s of Paleo”

How I got Pregnant the First Time I Tried (at age 36!)

Chances are you’re reading this, rolling your eyes and maybe even thinking “great someone else is pregnant.” My goal in writing this piece is not about bragging or making anyone feel bad about their personal journey to motherhood, but to share the things that worked for me and helped me get pregnant right away. It’s my hope that it will help you too. That said I hope you’ll keep reading and learn how I got pregnant the first time I tried. Continue reading “How I got Pregnant the First Time I Tried (at age 36!)”