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How NOT to Get Seasonal Allergies

It’s that time of the year…..allergy time. (Boo!!) Would you love to fight your seasonal allergies with food?? Read on and learn how…. Read more

Rejuvenate Your Health with Green Superfoods this Spring

Spring has finally sprung!! And it always makes me think of green and spring cleaning. That said I’ve compiled a list of my favorite green superfoods that will help clean up the body and rejuvenate your health this spring. Read more

Green Dragon Rolls

It’s that time of the year again for us at RNL, Bikini Body by Summer and these are a big slimming favorite (also great for when you’re feeling a bit low energy or sluggish.) Read more

The Best Dips for Your March Madness Party






Happy Tuesday sweet friends! Did you know I was born in the Midwest? Yup, that means I was born with a basketball in my hand and certainly not when a NCAA game was on TV! March Madness in the Midwest is almost as important as the Superbowl (seriously!) I want to take it back to my roots today and help keep my Midwest friends healthy this March Madness season with a couple of my family’s favorite party recipes.  Read more

The Best Restaurant for Your Waistline (and Wallet) + Bonus Recipe

With this week containing two very green and important days, St. Patrick’s Day and the first day of spring, celebration is in order. With that said, we here at RNL want to celebrate with you and we’re thinking the food kind. We’re going to take you to our favorite hometown hangout, but if you’re not local, don’t stop reading. We have the most delicious recipe perfect for this week of celebration, so stay with us. Read more

Feel Like You Need a Weekend Makeover??

Most of us spend the entire week looking forward to the weekend (#TGIF) but much of the time we actually end up not making the best of those precious 48 hours. I say it’s time we take a stand and say we will take no more of these counterproductive weekends. Are you ready to reclaim your weekends?  Read more

Spring Cleaning 101

Spring is upon us (I swear!) So it’s time to start thinking about spring cleaning!! Unfortunately, home cleaning products now include several dangerous weapons, loaded with strong, artificial colors, fragrances, and harsh cleansing agents like bleach, ammonia and acids. These chemicals can produce indoor pollution by off-gassing toxic fumes that can irritate eyes and lungs. (Children and pets are most at risk.) Read more

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 secrets. Shhh!!  Read more

Chocolate Beauty to Brighten Your Winter Mood

“We simply shouldn’t treat ourselves or our skin as an afterthought, after all the skin is our largest organ that protects us from everyday stressors and so it should be loved profoundly.” – Birgit Biehl  Read more

A Giveaway You’ll Love for Valentine’s Day

February 14, a day for proposals—usually of the marriage and living-happily-ever-after, romantic kind. But I have a proposal of a different sort: that we recast Valentine’s Day as a food holiday celebrating community and friendship so that everyone, whether single or in a relationship, can join in.

With that said, you can’t have Valentine’s Day without chocolate. I love chocolate. Who doesn’t? But do you ever find that little voice in your head filling you with guilt and trying to talk you out of that heavenly chocolate indulgence?  Read more


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