It’s time for another edition of #FanGirlFriday! Today’s total boss babe is the wonderful Deanna Mutzel of Real Food Lab! If you’re not following this beauty on Insta- get on it because she creates the most mouthwatering nutrient dense recipes out there! I “met” Deanna over Instagram a few years ago when we started messaging back and forth about fitness, nutrition, and mom life and she is a total sweetheart! She’s all about women supporting women (which you know is BOMB) and she is a successful entrepreneur! Deanna is a mom of one, a wife to Mike Mutzel (another amazing, knowledgeable human!) and the owner of Real Food Lab products.
There’s Real Food Lab cookies, crackers, and breads and they are all AMAZING, low carb, low sugar, and “microbiome friendly!” Because we all know gut-health is life. Her zucchini bread has to be my all-time FAVE- smother it in coconut butter and you’ve got a cinnamon roll treat! My kids even love RFL cookies and it’s a snack that I actually feel good about them eating.
I wanted to catch up with Deanna to chat about her business, nutrition advice, mom-hood, and everything in between. It’s a fun “rapid fire” interview that gets straight to the point! So sit back and enjoy! 🙂
Let’s talk Real Food Lab- how did it begin?
How do you balance it all? Being a wife, mom, getting to the gym, running a biz?
It’s not always easy. My biggest priority is being present with my 5 year old. So I plan my days the night before to make sure that I’m efficient with my time to the minute. It’ll always include time at the gym and “self love time ” — time for me, because as selfish as it sounds, is important. I’m a social introvert— meaning I love people but I recharge on my own.
What’s your advice for mamas out there with picky eaters?
Get to know what your kid enjoys and work with it. For example, my daughter likes to hold things in her hands when she eats (popsickles/ hotdogs for example) rather than eating out of a bowl or on a plate with utensils. So knowing this, I create healthy foods that she can handle that aren’t too messy! Raw breads, veggies and dips, healthy pizza, etc!
What’s your morning routine?
How do you de-stress?
Advice for people just beginning a healthy lifestyle?
Where do you see Real Food Lab a few years from now?
Advice for starting a business?
I hope you all enjoyed this quick little interview with Deanna! If you’re not already, go follow her and get your hands on some Real Food Lab products! 🙂
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