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Famous, Fluffy Banana-Raisin Oatmeal

*Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on February 11, 2013. You are reading an updated version that more accurately reflects Hungry Runner standards. However, the recipe has not been altered in any way. Enjoy your oatmeal, Hungry Readers! 

Here it is. The moment you’ve all been waiting for.

OK, I’m exaggerating a little. Not all of you have been waiting. Or at least you just didn’t know that you were waiting for this.

But if you’ve been following me on Instagram, you know that this has been a highly requested recipe, and it’s been a long time coming.

When I first started blogging, almost every morning I would post a photo of my breakfast on Instagram. Almost every morning it consisted of a big, gratuitously-topped bowl or jar of oatmeal. Almost every morning, at least one follower would leave a comment asking me for the recipe. Read More

Eat Whatever You Want

[image via Someecards]

Before I get into the real gist of today’s post, I want to start out by saying that this is an updated version of a previous post that I wrote a very long time ago. When I first created Hungry Runner, it was more like a “personal diary” type of blog. I was not certified as a personal trainer at the time and aside from what I had learned from surfing through Tumblr and following a few online fitness personalities, I knew very little about nutrition. Everything I wrote was with good intention, but looking back now, some of my thoughts were a little skewed and not the most well-informed. Which is why over the next few months (in addition to fresh, new content!), I’ll be re-adressing some of my older posts. I’ll be looking back on and re-writing entries that include content I feel mis-represents the main message that Hungry Runner has grown to embody, which is to find fun in fitness, eat well, and be happy. With that being said, now let’s have a little chat about food and healthy eating habits.

– Eat Whatever You Want –

Eat whatever you want and still lose weight!” This is the catch phrase and slogan of so many unreliable fad diets and every time I hear it, it makes me think, could someone really “eat whatever they want” and still achieve their goals? My initial reaction to this notion was absolutely not. When I thought about it, it seemed completely ridiculous. I thought “It’s an extremely misleading and completely unhelpful idea for people who want to make healthy changes to their lifestyle but don’t know how do so effectively.”

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Instagram Recipe Roundup: A Week of Healthy Eats!

Each Tuesday I’ll share with you a roundup of my favorite meals and recipes from the previous week, according to the food photos found on my Instagram.

Since there’s simply not enough time for me to make separate posts for each and every single meal that I make, this will be a much easier way for me to share all of my healthy meal ideas with you here on a regular basis. Plus, most of my meals are simple enough that they really don’t need much explaining or instruction. So, hopefully this will help inspire more meal ideas for all of you and save  you some time in the kitchen too!

Here’s a look at what I whipped up between last Monday and yesterday!

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Flu-fighting Super-food Salad

So, you wanna prevent the flu.

Sure, you could get a flu shot, but if you’re like me and would rather opt for more natural and holistic preventative measures, then why not simply give your immune system a boost the old fashion way?

Don’t worry, I’m not talking about some crazy, weird concoction that your grandma used to swear by.

I’m talking about you’re diet. I’m talking about eating foods that are high in antioxidants, which help your body fight off free radicals and unwelcome bugs and viruses… Like the flu!

I’m talking about adding a dish like this Flu-fighting Super-food Salad to your daily diet. I whipped this up a few weeks ago when I felt myself starting to come down with a pretty nasty cold. Whenever I feel myself starting to get sick, my first reaction is to up my antioxidants. I brew lots of green tea, I add lemon (which is high in vitamin C) to my water, and make sure that all of my meals are filled with nutrient-dense “super-foods” like avocados, tomatoes, spinach, and berries.

Actually, who am I kidding? All of that is typically part of my daily routine. But whenever I feel like a cold is coming on, I become much more adamant about it. I’m more like:

[original image via KYM and Hyperbole and a Half]

And so, super-food-filled salads like this one frequently end up on my plate and like magic, I start to feel better! Only it’s not magic, it’s food. In my mind though, the two are comparable. In fact, it might be safe to say that food is actually better than magic. Anyone else agree?

If you want to be just like me, top this salad with my Homemade Greek Yogurt, Honey Mustard Dressing. But since most of the ingredients here are pretty neutral, I imagine it will taste good with any dressing that your little heart pleases. Also, I’m not the boss of you. So feel free to throw in anything else you think might make this dish even more super!

Now share with me: What’s the first preventative measure you take when you start to feel like you might be getting sick?


1 cup baby spinach leaves

1/2 tomato, cubed,

1 hard boiled egg, peeled and chopped

1/3 cup chick peas, drained and rinsed

1/4 of an avocado, chopped

1 thick slice of a red onion, chopped into long slivers (I only like a small amount of onion in my salads. Feel free to add more to your liking.)

Crumbled goat cheese


1.Toss all ingredients except goat cheese until well mixed.

2. Sprinkle with goat cheese then top with dressing of your choice.

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Whole Wheat, Personal Pan Pizza

Dilemma: You’re on the hunt for a quick and easy lunch or dinner and you’re dying for a slice of pizza, but also trying really hard to stick to your clean eating diet.

Solution: This homemade, ready in about 30 minutes, whole wheat, personal-pan-sized pizza.

Yes, it’s true. All of this can be yours in about 30 minutes or less.

Okay, sorry. Not “all of this.” If you’ve got your heart set on some sweet potato fries, you’ll have to give it a little more time. (However, they are highly recommended.)

But the pizza. The dough for this pizza comes together quicker than you can imagine. And once you flatten it out and roll out the crust, all that’s left to do is plop on all of your favorite toppings and stick it in the oven for about 20-25 minutes.

I try my best to eat completely clean during the week, but I have to admit, pizza is my biggest weakness. It takes a lot of will power to deny all of the New York City pizza shops that I walk by on a daily basis. Especially when so many of them offer slices for just a dollar. One dollar! Oh, the temptation.

Now, don’t get me wrong. When I want a real slice of pizza, I go for that real slice of pizza. But during the week, I like to keep my diet as clean as possible. I always feel at the top of my game and more energized when I do. Which is why I love that when I’m really in the mood for a slice, but want to stay dedicated to keeping my diet clean, I can come home, mix up a quick batch of dough, top it off with some sauce, light cheese, and veggies, and not overload on cheese and oil.

P.S. This recipe is a variation of my previous Whole Wheat, Yeast-free Pizza recipe. It’s essentially the same thing, as this dough also requires no yeast. I simply reduced the ingredient proportions to yield a smaller-sized pie for the times when you’re feeding just you!

What one food that isn’t necessarily considered “healthy” is your biggest weakness?


3/4 cup whole wheat flour

1/4 tsp. salt

1/2 tablespoon baking powder

a few dashes oregano

a few dashes basil

1 + 1/2 tablespoon olive oil (Works best with regular olive oil, although virgin or extra virgin works too if it’s what you have on hand.)

1/2 cup water


1. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking powder, oregano, and basil.

2. Add the olive oil.

3. Gradually add the water, stirring as you go. Continue to stir until a dough-like texture begins to from. (You may or may not need more water depending on the consistency and texture of the dough. If 1/2 cup is not enough to absorb all of the flour, continue to add more in very small increments until all of it is absorbed and you have 1 large ball of dough. Also, the dough may be slightly sticky, in which case you can simply sprinkle it with a bit more flour for coating.)

4. Using your hands roll the dough into a ball. Lightly flour a flat surface and use your hands to flatten the dough into a small “personal-pan” sized pizza crust. Roll the edges of the dough for a thick crust.

5. Add your toppings! (For this particular pizza I used Classico’s Tomato & Basil jarred tomato sauce, steamed broccoli, chopped tomato chunks, and goat cheese.)

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