Sweet Potatoes!

Time for another installment of my (hopefully) semi frequent Foods For Runners themed posts… Sweet Potatoes! I love sweet potatoes, they are super versatile, very tasty and pack a great nutritional punch. They are a good source of vitamin C, potassium, iron, manganese and copper. Manganese and copper are crucial for healthy muscle function so yay for runners! …

Peanut Butter! and Almond too!

I’ve been trying to do a frequent, ok semi frequent Foods For Runners themed posts, so here goes… PEANUT BUTTER! Yay! I’m a big fan of nut butters, Peanut is one of my favorites, I go back and forth with Peanut and Almond being my favorites.  Nut butters are full of protein, fat and fiber which gives …

Chia Seeds Are Amazing

I’ve written about them before, I’ve been a fan since before they were super cool (way way back when they were just starting to be cool) I’ve eaten them just about every way people suggest and some ways they don’t, I’ve tried all the drinks, I’ve made my own drinks, I’ve gotten others hooked and …

Plant Based Foods for Runners

To start… Plant based foods are foods that are plant based, haha funny, what does that actually mean? Basically it means things that gown in the earth, things that do not contain animal products or are highly processed. There are A LOT of plant based foods out there… the below ones are some (not all) …

Huma Gel

I am normally not a fan of gel nutrition for running/working out (probably because they tend to be full of icky ingredients and chemicals, Huma is not! I wrote briefly about Huma gel last year (HERE) and recently had a chance to try 2 of their new-ish flavors (thanks!) Blueberries and Mangos       …

Summer Black Bean and Corn Salad

I love summer foods, especially fresh crisp veggies (like peppers) and corn, yay corn! I love making this quick, easy and tasty salad You will need: 2 cans of rinsed organic black beans 3 or 4 ears of cooked corn cut off the cob 2 chopped organic red peppers 2 minced garlic cloves 1/2 cup of …

Streaking, DVD Workouts and Food

Why do I commit (to my self at least) to Run Streak? It always ends, badly, or strangely and it usually makes my running less productive, fun and of shorter distances. With that said I believe I am on day 10 or 11 of streaking… ill probably end it in a few days and focus …

Honey Stinger!

The first Honey Stinger product that I tried was a waffle, it was a few years ago, before I understood running fuel and before I was an everyday(ish) runner. Upon the first bite I was instantly transported to a foreign dessert land. The taste was like nothing I could remember nor imagine a “protein, nutrition, …

Kale

Kale! Who loves it? hates it? never has tried it? anyone…? Let’s talk about Kale… Afterall I am a plant based runner and this blog is called Plant Based Runner and its been a while so please humor me while I talk about something plant based. If it works, if you all like hearing more about …

Holiday Plan

The holidays, from Thanksgiving Eve until a few days after New Years, can be hectic, stressful and filled with many opportunities and excuses to eat poorly and skip workouts. With a nearly a month left I’ve formulated a plan to keep me on track. #1 – The Runners World Holiday Running Streak (#RWRunStreak) 13 days in and …