About Laura Bruner

I am a Certified Nutrition Consultant and a Certified CrossFit Trainer. I have a passion for educating, and I absolutely love teaching others about nutrition, functional movement, and the power each has to set the foundation for health, wellness, and true quality of life. I LOVE to eat and fuel my body to live life to the utmost, and I wholeheartedly believe that sustainably sourced, nutrient dense foods can be the greatest form of medicine as well as the ingredients to create the most delicious, palate pleasing meals (it’s a win-win!)

super crispy potato bits

By | 2017-08-15T07:25:09+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Health, Recipes, Soups, Salads, Sides|

Since having a baby, I've consistently been looking for no fuss food shortcuts that DON'T sacrifice flavor or nutrition. Unfortunately, the easiest to grab, quickest to eat foods are usually pretty full of crap (read: freezer meals). Knowing what I do about nutrition and how what I eat directly impacts my little one through breastmilk, [...]

Episode #10 & #11 of the Modern Mamas Podcast – PP Mindset

By | 2017-08-16T09:10:45+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Health, Podcast|

"Postpartum Mindset" In this episode of The Modern Mamas Podcast we are talking about Postpartum Mindset. Download in iTunes HERE & Stitcher HERE! Updates: Hold the Space Wellness launched and beautiful! CrossFit Level 1 Course Laura updates on BIRTHFIT and mastitis struggles Links and Such: Ep#4: Guest Interview: Megan Blacksmith (all about hormones) Ep#6: Guest Interview: Dr. Erica [...]

smoked salmon avocado toast

By | 2017-08-11T07:23:29+00:00 August 11th, 2017|Breakfast, Health, Nutrition, Recipes|

A few weeks ago, we met my cousin and his family for brunch at this adorable kiddo friendly farm to table restaurant in Los Altos. In fact, the woman who started the restaurant is Mary from Five Mary's Farm. If you haven't checked her and her amazing family out, you should. She's one of my [...]

no cook carrot cake protein balls

By | 2017-08-06T12:24:11+00:00 August 6th, 2017|A Little Sweet Tooth, Breakfast, Grab and Go, Health, Recipes|

If having a newborn has taught me anything (it's taught me a lot actually), it's that having easy to grab, nutrient and energy dense, balanced foods on hand is IMPERATIVE. I've had a few wonderful friends bring me date balls of varying sorts that I can store in the fridge and grab as needed. Those [...]

grilled watermelon salad

By | 2017-08-03T09:36:17+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Health, Nutrition, Recipes, Soups, Salads, Sides|

Last weekend my wonderful mother-in-law came to visit and brought us a gorgeous watermelon grown old world style by an 80-year-old man in Paso Robles, California where she lives. I knew I had to do something special with it, so I put this mama brain to use brainstorming ideas. Then, as I was scrolling through [...]

Episode #8 & #9 of the Modern Mamas Podcast – Liz Wolfe, NTP

By | 2017-08-02T07:32:28+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Health, Podcast|

"Guest Interview - Liz Wolfe, NTP" www.visionairestudios.com In this episode of The Modern Mamas Podcast we are talking all about Aware Parenting and so much more. Also, scroll down for details on the first Modern Mamas Podcast GIVEAWAY! Download in iTunes HERE & on Stitcher HERE! Liz is a health & wellness writer and Nutritional [...]

Episode #7 of the Modern Mamas Podcast – Finding Your Tribe

By | 2017-08-16T15:34:20+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Podcast|

"Finding Your Tribe" In this episode of The Modern Mamas Podcast, we talk all about finding your tribe and what that means, both in asking for support and for space. Also, scroll down for details on the first Modern Mamas Podcast GIVEAWAY! Download on iTunes HERE & on Stitcher HERE! Updates: Make sure you check out Jess' new site Hold the Space [...]

Episode #6 of the Modern Mamas Podcast – Dr. Erica Boland

By | 2017-07-19T07:18:33+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Podcast|

"Guest Interview - Dr. Erica Boland"  In this episode of The Modern Mamas Podcast we are talking all about core health and so much more. Also, scroll down for details on the first Modern Mamas Podcast GIVEAWAY! Download in iTunes HERE & on Stitcher HERE! Erica Boland, DC works as a Chiropractor alongside her husband, Kyle, in [...]

Episode #5 of the Modern Mamas Podcast – Laura’s Birth Story

By | 2017-08-16T15:19:37+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Podcast|

"Laura's Birth Story" In this episode of The Modern Mamas Podcast, Laura shares the Birth Story that brought Evie Wilder earth side. Also, scroll down for details on the first Modern Mamas Podcast GIVEAWAY! Download on iTunes HERE & on Stitcher HERE! Updates: Make sure you check out Jess' new site Hold the Space Wellness! Laura [...]

Episode #4 of the Modern Mamas Podcast – Megan Blacksmith

By | 2017-07-07T18:11:54+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Podcast|

"Guest Interview - Megan Blacksmith of Zesty Ginger "  In this episode of The Modern Mamas Podcast we are talking all about balancing hormones and gut health and the immense impact each has on pregnancy, labor, and postpartum.  It's a GREAT one. Download in iTunes HERE & on Stitcher HERE! Megan Blacksmith is a Certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® practitioner and [...]