10 Easy Vegan Banana Snacks and Desserts

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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10 Easy Vegan Banana Snack and Dessert Ideas

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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The 800 m Run Intervals Conditioning Workout

The 800 m Run Interval Conditioning Workout #crossfit #crossfitworkouts #fitness

Every once and a while I sleep in and miss my morning CrossFit class, when that happens I go to the gym at lunch and concoct some sort of evil workout to make up for it. I did this one about a month ago and while it’s definitely a good workout, honestly it’s not much…

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Vegan Options to Replace Dairy in Your Diet

Vegan Options to Replace Dairy in your Diet - It's easy, good for you and even quite delicious!

I know. Replace dairy? Are you crazy? Well, worry not. Minimizing or even eliminating dairy in your diet is actually pretty simple. Once you learn the ins and outs of plant-based eating, going without dairy is no big deal. The only tricky part for me is avoiding it while eating out as you’ll find dairy-based…

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Red Curry Rice and Lentil Stew

Red Curry Rice and Lentil Stew - Vegan and Gluten-Free

Red curry…what, oh what would we do without you? Or green curry, or yellow curry. Any curry, really. Thank you for being a thing. I love red curry anything, so when I needed to use up a head of cauliflower and some carrots today, this delicious Red Curry Rice and Lentil Stew was born. This was inspired…

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8 Tips to Help You Reach Your Goals

8 Tips to Help You Reach Your Goals

Like many of you, I have plenty of goals I’d like to achieve this year and in the years to come. In the past I’ve really struggled with staying focused on long range goals, the big, scary ones that night take 5, 10 or even 20 years to acheive. Long-term goals have always been challenging for me,…

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5 Healthy Foods to Eat Every Day

5 Healthy Foods to Eat Every Day - Simple Advice for Everyday Health

One of my goals at Running on Real Food is to help people understand that it’s actually quite simple to eat a healthy, balanced diet. To support that goal I thought I’d start sharing some more basic nutrition posts on the blog. There is just so much conflicting information out there, I know it can be…

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