About Me


Amanda Kintz, the hippie RN with the crunchy lifestyle blog

Hello and welcome to my crunchy hippie blog!

My name is Amanda, aka The Hippie RN. I fully believe that everyone can live a healthy lifestyle, no matter your budget.

After years of sharing my love of “crunchy living” (natural health, frugal wellness, and holistic nutrition) with my friends, I started Crunchy Hippie Life in 2013 to share my best tips and tricks on a larger scale.

My interest in holistic health and wellness became personal in college when I developed stress-induced health issues, including terrible eczema, lactose-intolerance, severe acne for the first time in my life,  and a total weight gain of close to 45 pounds.

Transitioning to a toxin-free lifestyle helped me lose all the weight as well as gain mental clarity, the energy to exercise, healed my skin, and balanced my emotions. I did so all on a very tight budget, and I love sharing everything I learned along the way.

In my spare time, I can usually be found playing with my sons, watching movies with my husband, or blogging…usually with SuperMom coffee or a homemade kombucha in hand. My love of Harry Potter borders on obsessive, and I’ve recently discovered a passion for painting, even though I’m not very good.

I’m excited you’re joining me on this journey! Be sure to download your FREE copy of my ebook, Dirt Cheap Nutrition, with everything you need to know to get started on the path to frugal, healthy eating. Full of sample menus, grocery lists, DIY projects and more, this is sure to give you the encouragement and empowerment to start saving money at the grocery store without sacrificing tasty meals.


  1. Kayla Barbarick

    October 7, 2014 at 10:46 am

    I just recently went process food free, it’s been a struggle! Mainly for food prep as you mentioned! I’m excited to see someone on the other end of the spectrum, something to look forward to! Thanks for the post!

    1. Mrs. Crunchy

      October 9, 2014 at 5:05 pm

      That’s great, Kayla! It’s definitely a process, but it gets easier with practice! Soon processed foods will be foreign to you. 🙂

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