3 Reasons YOU Should Eat More Veggies

I’m guilty of not eating enough veggies and I mostly always have been… WHAT!!! Wait a second…. how is that possible? easy… carbs. I may have been a vegetarian since 12 but I’m pretty good at avoiding vegetables, at least I can be… Anyway here are 3 super important reasons why YOU should eat more …

Essential Foods

AKA these are foods I usually ALWAYS have around Of course fruits and vegetables are seasonal and vary by region so I do my best to keep in season produce on hand at all times. I am also 100% positive that I have left at least a few things out… oops Non-perishables: Canned beans (black, …

Avocados!!!

Time for another installment of my semi frequent Foods For Runners themed posts… Avocados!! OMG Avocados are the best aren’t they? On toast, on sandwiches, as guac, in tacos, in salads, off spoons, in smoothies, on pizza, as a salsa, as ice cream (I’m told this is good) in sauces, in sushi, and on and on …

#HempProteinSmoothie

Note: I consider myself super lucky to be able to participate in the Manitoba Harvest + Sweat Pink #HempProteinSmoothie Campaign! I was provided with the products seen below, I have since purchased a lot more… more on that below. Just keeping it real I LOVE Manitoba Harvest! for so many reasons (being plant based/vegan/natural being the …

10 Plant Based Pre Run Fuel Options

I sometimes  often have trouble eating first thing in the morning, like super early, before I am totally awake and most races (and long runs) seem to start at the crack of dawn so pre race and pre long-ish run fuel hasn’t always been easy for me… I’ve tried not eating (don’t do this) I’ve …

Cherries

Time for another installment of my semi frequent Foods For Runners themed posts… This time? Cherries! Yay Cherries! Last summer I lived on cherries. (I should note that I was pregnant and not running but still… ) Every day I wanted cherries, cherries, cherries and more cherries. Both the ones you can eat and tart cherry …

Beans!

Time for another installment of my semi frequent Foods For Runners themed posts… Next up… BEANS! Black, garbanzo, pinto, green, butter, northern white, baked, cannellini, coffee, kidney, refried, fava, soy, ranchero… BEANS! I won’t go into much detail about coffee or green beans this time around however they are beans and do count towards the awesomeness …

Updated: What Is A Plant Based Diet?

I originally wrote this post back in 2012, Wow! So I figured it was time for a plant based update.  Ever wonder what the heck plant based means? Googled it and found 4 different definitions?  Wonder no more… Simply put: Eating plant based is to eat mostly plants and plant derived foods. Mostly? That’s vague. …

Green Smoothies

If you follow me on Instagram you may have noticed that I am on a green smoothie kick… (if you don’t you should ) maybe green juice is more like it? so i’ll call it a green kick! When I think smoothies I think frozen, thick, creamy, and enough calories for a meal goodness, I guess some …

Pasta!

Time for another installment of my semi frequent Foods For Runners themed posts… This time.. PASTA! Ok so maybe this isn’t news to anyone… pasta has long been a runner’s best friend… like forever right? Do you know why? If you think it may have something to do with the carbo loading easily digestible carbs that …