Celebrating Amazing Women Everywhere

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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Team SCA Amazing Women Everywhere Photo Mosaic

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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Spicy Peanut Stew with Rice

Spicy Peanut Stew with Rice

Heads up! I’m over on Edible Sound Bites today with this amazing Spicy Peanut Stew with Rice! You’ll want to head over pronto to grab the recipe for this most flavourful, satisfying and nutritious bowl of goodness. This yummy stew is vegan, gluten-free, only requires one pot, freezes great and tastes even better the next day! What’s not…

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30 Minute EMOM Conditioning Workout

30 Minute CrossFit-Style EMOM Conditioning Workout

Running on Real Food workouts are finally returning. I’ve struggled with the decision to start posting workouts again but I’ll give it a go and see what happens. I started Running on Real Food as a food and fitness blog but I really let the food portion of it take precedent lately. Workout posts haven’t really…

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Maple Dijon Roasted Brussels + Creamy Dijon Vegetable Bake

French's Dijon Roasted Brussels Sprouts and a Creamy Dijon Vegetable Bake

This post was brought to you by the makers of French’s Dijon Mustard. I received compensation to write this post through the French’s Easter Program. All opinions expressed are my own. With Easter just around the corner, what better time than to share one my favorite kitchen staples with you: French’s Dijon Mustard! I use…

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Vegan Apple Oat Protein Muffins

Vegan Apple Oat Protein Muffins with Chocolate Chips - Gluten-Free

Crazy times over here, guys! I had a bunch of posts planned for the last two weeks and whaddya know, I didn’t get to any of them! Yikes! But it’s a-ok, the reason I’ve been a little busy lately is my husband and I made the decision to purchase our apartment so we were working…

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Chocolate Chip Chia Seed Granola Bars

Vegan Chocolate Chip Chia Seed Granola Bars - No baking and just a handful of simple ingredients needed!

This was my second try making these bars and I’m glad I re-attempted because I love the addition of chia seeds in this version. They give a nice little crunch and add some extra nutrition. I love chia seeds, they are definitely a kitchen staple at my house. I usually just use them for chia seed…

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Raw Hemp Seed Maca Balls

Raw Hemp Seed Maca Balls - Just a few ingredients, vegan gluten-free. A perfect, energizing, healthy snack!

Have you guys ever used maca before? I’m a big fan and I add it to my diet 4 or 5 times a week for it’s wonderful health benefits. Maca is a root plant native to Peru, sometimes called “Peruvian ginseng.” It’s grown at high altitudes in the mountains of Peru and is most commonly available…

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Garlic Rosemary Roasted Pepitas

Homeade Garlic Rosemary Roasted Pepitas

Homemade roasted pepitas (pumpkin seeds, if you’re unfamiliar) are officially my new favourite thing. I always have raw pepitas in the cupboard and eat them as a snack almost every day. I don’t know why it took me this long to roast them, especially when you only need a smidgen of oil and the flavour variations…

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