FREE Healthy Halloween eBook

Halloween eBook Cover N&L

Oh, Halloween.  The one day a year we’re actually encouraged to go to the sweet side! And the temptation?  It’s everywhere!  That is why my friend Nikki and I created an eBook chock full of Halloween recipes and our own personal tips and tricks we use to stay healthy and Read More

Easy Kale Chips Recipe

Baked kale chips

I think people who are a little weary of eating kale would come around to these kale chips.  What's not to love?  They're crispy and salty, so after making these you should dare one of your friends to have some too, they may just convert (if you're willing to share)!  I like easy Read More

Pumpkin Spice Granola

labeled pumpkin spice granola

We're well into the second week of October, and everywhere I look it's pumpkin spice everything!  Sometimes I'm thinking "overkill!".  Then other times I'm thinking, "oh, yum!".  While I do love some pumpkin-spiced foods, it can be difficult to find ones that aren't loaded with Read More

Why Buying Fair Trade is Awesome

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Dear Leah Renee,  I've heard of the term "fair trade" and seen the occasional logo on some products I purchase, but I'm unsure what significance it has, really!  ~Diana, NM Have you ever played a game with someone who cheated, and won?  "That's not fair!!!!!!", you say, Read More

Are Protein Bars Good or Bad?

Approved Bars ALR

Dear Leah Renee,  What's your take on protein bars?  Love them or hate them?  Are they healthy or not?  ~Alice, CA Oh, protein bars.  They're everywhere.  I remember when it was just a few companies and people only used them for long hikes, long distance runs, or Read More

Fertility Treatments, Post #5

Warning! This material is personal and if you enjoy this blog for health info and recipes, please skip this post! This is update number five on my journey with fertility so I can have a happy, healthy pregnancy. In other words, it may be entirely TMI (too much information) ;) I was contemplating Read More

How I Manage Stress

palm trees.

Dear Leah Renee,  I get stressed (who doesn't?), but I wanted to know if you have some ways you personally deal with and manage stress when it arises?  Thanks. ~ Becky, UT Sometimes I just want to scream.  Sounds like I'm not alone.  I think that's pretty normal--we Read More

Why a Little “Me” Time is Not Selfish

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Dear Leah Renee,  I'm feel like I stretch myself thin between picking the kids up from school and taking them to their after school sports, making dinner, and just everything else that happens every day.  Is there a way to not feel so overwhelmed? ~Alex, NJ We live in a very Read More

Easy Hummus Recipe (Gluten Free & Vegan)

salad with hummus on top.

Hummus is one of those foods that's about as easy to make as it is to pick up at the grocery store.  If you keep chickpeas (garbanzo beans) stocked in the pantry, you're halfway there.  This recipe can take just minutes to whip up and keep in the fridge for the week.  Not only is it Read More