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!)

creamy carrot ginger soup

By | April 4th, 2016|Health, Recipes, Soups, Salads, Sides|

I think there's time for one last soup for the season.... And this one is my favorite yet, It's so good I couldn't wait until winter rolled around again to share it with you guys. Nor could I wait till winter to make it in our own house two weeks in a row.Something about the [...]

bread, and oats, and rice… oh my!

By | March 30th, 2016|CrossFit, Health, Nutrition|

If you've been following me on Instagram (@radical.roots), Facebook, or Snapchat (laura.bruner), you've probably seen a surprising number of posts with some sort of bread, oat, or rice featured in one of my sometimes beautiful, sometimes haphazard photos. And for the most part, my followers seem to dig these pictures, often referred to as droolworthy [...]

nut buffer protein muffins

By | March 16th, 2016|A Little Sweet Tooth, Breakfast, Grab and Go, Health, Recipes|

Earlier this week, after a grueling CrossFit workout, I had a serious hankering for muffins after a friend mentioned making some for her kiddo. I am big believer in listening to cravings. And I knew that I needed some extra protein to refuel and to prep for the busy day ahead. After a quick perusal of [...]

for the love of lasagna

By | February 26th, 2016|Health, Pastured Meat, Recipes|

This recipe has a significant amount of sentimental value to me. It's made up of 1 part inspirational blogger/farmer/lifestyle role model and 1 part best friend/kick ass/new mama role model. The final product is as odd a matchup as the inspiration behind it, but I can tell you this much: each of these ladies plays [...]

chocolate chip chewies

By | February 22nd, 2016|A Little Sweet Tooth, Recipes|

Hi! It's been a while, and I am sorry. I still love all of you, and I hope you love me. In case you've gotten a little perturbed by my recent scantness of postings, I decided to bring to you the simplest, and perhaps most uniquely delicious, cookie recipe ever to win back your hearts. [...]

super easy squash and kale soup

By | February 7th, 2016|Autoimmune Paleo, Recipes, Soups, Salads, Sides|

I frequently discuss the importance of real/whole food as the source for all of the nutrients we need to heal, perform, and thrive. But one of the issues many people seem to face when it comes to getting all the needed nutrients is that it can be daunting to eat a giant bowl of greens or [...]

beef and bacon chunky pumpkin chili

By | January 28th, 2016|Pastured Meat, Recipes, Soups, Salads, Sides|

The joys of preparing food go deeper than a hobby or the taste testing. This recipe is a perfect example of that. Making a meal at home for yourself and/or the ones you love goes beyond saving money or eating clean; it allows the opportunity to nourish on a deeper level, no matter how fancy [...]

healing benefits of liver

By | January 25th, 2016|Health, Nutrition|

This past year was by far the most life changing of any of my 20 something before it, which is why it is so fitting that in the final months of 2015, a health struggle I've been battling for the past 6 years finally came to a close. And believe it or not, I have [...]

coco-butter tea… modern day take on a Tibetan tradition

By | January 19th, 2016|Health, Nutrition, Recipes, To Drink|

While I absolutely LOVE my locally roasted organic coffee, I also think that there is something to be said for keeping things varied, and for not loading the body with tons of caffeine every morning. Variety is the spice of life, you know. Plus, studies have shown that consuming high amounts of caffeine can negatively impact cortisol.  Caffeine acts [...]

chocolate chunk almond cookies

By | January 12th, 2016|A Little Sweet Tooth, Recipes|

The chocolate chip cookie. A favorite of kiddo and adult alike. The cookie that when baked from scratch can solve most any problem. From the baking to the eating, the experience is like none other. Which is why I've come up with this super simple chocolate chip cookie recipe. Gluten is simply off the table [...]