Gluten Free Chicken Strips

Gluten Free Chicken Strips | Real Food RN

When I was a kid it was always a treat to go out to eat! Every time I would order the same thing: chicken strips and fries. I can still smell the greasy deliciousness. Now if I were to order that, oh boy would my stomach ache! All that GMO oil and gluten-filled breading. Now my kids are getting older and wise to these kinds of treats. I am not one to deprive them of some good old fashioned kid favorites so I came up with a healthy recipe of my own that does not have gluten and is made with healthy fats. My kids love them, and so does my husband. Now, gluten free chicken strips have become part of our regular meal rotation! [Read more...]

How To Relieve Psoriasis With Essential Oils

How To Relieve Psoriasis With Essential Oils | Real Food RN

Disclaimer: None of these health benefits have been evaluated or approved by the FDA. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

I have been using essential oils in my home and for my family for many years now. I am happy to say that my kids have never been on antibiotics and have rarely even been sick. I attribute that to a healthy diet, strong immune systems, and using essential oils! We only use therapeutic grade essential oils because purity counts when using them on and inside of your body! Here is what we use to relieve itchy, dry skin and conditions similar to psoriasis. This is the typical protocol followed by Young Living users as well to relieve psoriasis.  [Read more...]

Paleo Coconut Macaroons

Paleo Coconut Macaroons | Real Food RN

My Grandma had a sweet tooth and she gave it to me! Her favorite treat was a coconut macaroon and a cup of coffee. I remember thinking she was crazy for liking cookies made from coconut! Not any more. We use so much coconut our house that I just had to try making them. I did not want to add sugar and junk though, so I made my own recipe: Paleo coconut macaroons. This recipe is a much healthier variation because they contain immune boosting raw honey, healthy fat in the coconut, and quality protein with the pastured eggs. Not to say these are a balanced meal in one little cookie, but they are a much healthier option if you are going to have a sweet treat! [Read more...]

How Chilies Can Be Used to Treat Pain

How Chilies Can Be Used to Treat Pain | Real Food RN

{This article is shared today with permission from Dr. Mercola. The information shared will be helpful to many people, especially if they are just starting out on their real food journey. I hope you enjoy! ~Kate}… 

Chili peppers are a staple part of the cuisine in Central America, Asia, and India, while in the US you can find countless varieties of hot sauce, often with the words “inferno,” “insanity,” or “fire” on the labels.

It’s this heat, of course, that draws so many to add chili peppers to their meals, and it’s also the reason for their many medicinal properties, including pain relief.

Chili peppers’ heat comes from capsaicin, a compound produced to protect the peppers from fungal attack.1 Capsaicin is colorless and odorless, but when you eat it, capsaicin tricks your brain into perceiving heat where it touches your body.2

Birds, interestingly, are not affected by capsaicin, and this allows them to widely disperse chili seeds for the plants’ survival. Virtually every other mammal, however, is – although humans are believed to be the only animal that chooses to willingly eat them.

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3-Ingredient Homemade Fudge

3-Ingredient Homemade Fudge | Real Food RN

I love fudge. I will say it again, I LOVE fudge. However, some of the ingredients in the tradidional fudge recipes that I have used in the past have some not so wonderful ingredients. GMO beet sugar, sweetened condensed milk, hersheys milk chocolate. You get the idea. I also love easy recipes. So, in a hurry to head out the door to teach an essential oils class I whipped this one up. It was an experiment that turned out amazing and kept my attendees quite happy throughout my class! The essential oil is optional, and you can also try different flavors: lavender, lemon, tangerine. But, seriously c’mon, it’s 3-ingredient homemade fudge, how can you go wrong with this one! [Read more...]

Miracle Oil To Prevent Stretch Marks

Miracle Oil To Prevent Stretch Marks | Real Food RN

When I became pregnant with my first child I decided that I needed to get every chemical off of my skin and out of my body. I had already been in thr process of doing this, but when I found out that these skin care products could potentially harm my growing baby, everything had to go! My loving hippie Mom whipped up some awesome miracle oil to prevent stretch marks. Let me tell you, not only did I not get one stretch mark so far with my three pregnancies, but this stuff is also amazing for your skin in general! So silky and moisturizing….and it smells like chocolate! Who wouldn’t want to run their belly with chocolate every night before bed?! [Read more...]

Top 10 Uses For Valor Essential Oil

Top 10 Uses For Valor Essential Oil | Real Food RN

I am doing a series that tells all about the eleven Everyday Essential Oils that come included with the Premium Starter Kit. Definitely the BEST way to get started with essential oils in your home or as a business. The kit includes 12 oils, a home diffuser, and tons of samples and information.  Click HERE to learn more about ordering this amazing starter kit! In this post I want to talk about Valor Essential Oil and how I use it personally in my home and for my health. [Read more...]

15 Healthiest Foods to Stock in Your Kitchen Year-Round

15 Healthiest Foods to Stock in Your Kitchen Year-Round | Real Food RN

{This article is shared today with permission from Dr. Mercola. The information shared will be helpful to many people, especially if they are just starting out on their real food journey. I hope you enjoy! ~Kate}… 

If optimal health is your goal, there’s no getting around your diet. Your physical health is a direct reflection of what you put into your body, and how you live your life in general.

Pre-packaged processed foods may be convenient, but cooking from scratch using fresh unprocessed ingredients is a must if you want to improve your health. [Read more...]

DIY Icy Hot Pain Relieving Salve

DIY Icy Hot Pain Relieving Salve | Real Food RN

My husband is a very active guy, both in sports and at the gym. While I am very happy that he cares about regular physical activity, I am sick and tired of listening to him groan in pain when he has sore muscles and joints from all of his adventures. Being the loving compassionate wife and nurse that I am, I decided to come up with a DIY Icy Hot so he will stop his complaining! The Icy Hot you buy at the store is full of junk that we do not need to be applying to our skin. Want to know what’s in that chemical cream? Sure you do! [Read more...]