Café Almond Butter Oat Bars with Lavazza

It’s time for more Lavazza goodness! Coffee + summer escapes + almond butter oat bars = pure joy! Wouldn’t you say? Italy’s favourite coffee was featured on the blog a few days ago with the Mocha Protein Oats recipe that fuelled my recent summer music festival adventures. So, what else do I like to get up…

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Vegan Cafe Almond Butter Oat Bars

Mocha Protein Oats and Summer Escapes with Lavazza

Mocha Protein Oats with Lavazza Coffee

Coffee. My one true love. Okay, my husband is alright too but if I could marry coffee…just sayin’. When I was recently contacted by Lavazza to join their Canadian Lavazza Passionista Network, it didn’t take me long to say, HECK YES! At the heart of Lavazza’s story is a single family’s passion for coffee. Beginning with…

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No-Bake Trail Mix Vegan Granola Bars

No-Bake Trail Mix Vegan Granola Bars

Woohoo! I’m so lucky to have Jennifer from Edible Sound Bites here again on Running on Real Food! Jennifer last stopped by with these incredible No-Bake Vegan Pumpkin Pie Tarts and she’s done it again with some awesome No-Bake Trail Mix Vegan Granola Bars. I can’t thank her enough for contributing these wonderful recipes to Running…

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Burt’s Bees 28 Day Face Cleanse Challenge Wrap up

Burt's Bees 28 Day Face Cleanse Challenge

I recently finished up my #28DayFaceCleanse challenge with Burt’s Bees and I’d have to say I think I found a skin care routine I’ll actually stick to from here on out! For the last 28 days I used the Burt’s Bees new line of Renewal Face Care products. This included the Renewal Refining Cleanser, Renewal…

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Almond Gingerbread Hemp Protein Balls with Renova Paper

Almond Gingerbread Hemp Protein Balls - Vegan, Gluten-Free

Pretty paper and hemp protein balls! A match made in heaven, am I right? I recently teamed up with Renova to try out their gorgeous paper products such as coloured napkins, paper towels and tissue and I’d have to say they made a beautiful addition to my photos, don’t you think? I love that pop of…

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10 Easy Vegan Banana Snacks and Desserts

10 Easy Vegan Banana Snack and Dessert Ideas

As you guys might have heard, I’m one of the 2015 Dole Get Up and Grow Ambassadors joining an amazing team of bloggers like Eating Bird Food, Rabbit Food for My Bunny Teeth, The Jolly Tomato, Farmgirl Gourmet, My Life As a Mrs., Healthy Happy Life and more! It’s a serious dream team and I’m so honoured…

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Vegan Coconut Mocha Protein Balls

Coconut Mocha Protein Balls - Vegan, Only 4 Ingredients, Low in Fat

So, you guys know I love my no-bake bites around here at Running on Real Food but with some new nutrition goals I’ve had to adjust my recipes a little to help me along my way. Last week I made Peanut Butter Coconut Balls, that as you might guess from the name, were very high…

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Vegan IIFYM: Tips and Meal Plans from Week Two

Vegan IIFYM: What I Learned After Week Two - Sample Meal Plans Included

Today marks just about 2 1/2 weeks in to eating for macros on a plant-based diet. If you missed my first post, have a read here to catch up the on the why and how of what I’m doing. I’ve pretty much got the hang of it now and have been very consistent day-to-day. I’d have…

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The 28 Day Face Cleanse Challenge with Burt’s Bees

Burt's Bees 28 Day Face Cleanse Challenge

Hey, guys! So, I recently teamed up with Burt’s Bees to take their 28-Day Face Cleanse Challenge and share my experience with you. I’m pretty excited about this collaboration because my skin could definitely use some love and attention, especially going into the summer months when it will be seeing a lot more sunshine. With the #28DayFaceCleanse…

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The 2015 Dole Get Up and Grow! Tour

Dole Get Up and Grow Tour! and Spinach-Avocado Hummus Recipe

You may or may not have heard yet but I’m one of the 2015 Dole Get Up and Grow! ambassadors, joining an incredible group of healthy living bloggers to help encourage people to eat more fruits and veggies. Dole Get Up and Grow!™ is a year-long healthy lifestyle initiate designed to create a happier and healthier…

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Barley and Kale Moroccan Salad with Pistachios

Barley and Kale Moroccan Salad with Pistachios - Vegan, Gluten-Free

Oooo, the flavours in this one are like yum, yum, yum. Barley is one of my favourite grains, I just love the chewy texture it has, so I thought why not try it in a fresh and flavourful Moroccan salad! If you’ve never cooked barley before, no worries, it’s just about as easy as can be. Just…

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Chopped Salad with Spicy Peanut Sauce and Crispy Tofu

Chopped Salad with Spicy Peanut Sauce and Crispy Garlic Fried Tofu (Vegan)

Over the last few months, life caught up with me and my love for cooking and creating recipes got lost a little bit. A few busy weekends, general life responsibilities, living at the gym…I just wasn’t feeling motivated to get in the kitchen and try anything new. Well, things have changed my friends! I’m back and I…

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Vegan IIFYM: What I Learned After Week One

Vegan IIFYM: What I Learned After A Week of Flexible Dieting

As I get more and more into CrossFit and Olympic weightlifting, I recently decided to take the next step and show my nutrition the same commitment as I do my training. To help me out I’m working with a nutrition coach to ensure I’m fuelling my body at the correct ratios to help increase strength…

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Celebrating Amazing Women Everywhere

Team SCA Amazing Women Everywhere Photo Mosaic

I love seeing strong, passionate, driven women out there living their lives to the fullest and inspiring others along the way. A great example of this, is the women of Team SCA. Team SCA is the first professional all-female team to compete in the Volvo Ocean Race, an around-the-world sailing competition that covers 39, 373 nautical…

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No-Bake Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars made with Adams 100% Natural Peanut Butter #adamspb #naturalupside

This past weekend I had the pleasure of hanging out with the Adams Peanut Butter team down at the EAT Vancouver Food and Cooking Festival. I did the same back in March for the Vancouver Outdoor Travel and Adventure Show. Both were great events and I had a lot of fun meeting people and chatting…

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