Posts Tagged ‘Nutrition’

GoBites Snack Pack Giveaway!

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It’s no secret that I love snacks. If you follow my Instagram feed, you’ll find this fact is quite apparent.

Right now, some of my favorites snacks include, red pepper slices dipped in Trader Joe’s Greek yogurt spinach and kale dip, homemade pumpkin muffins, trail mix (like salted cashews with raisins), and air popped popcorn with coconut oil and cinnamon. Oh and for an alternative to the classic peanut butter and banana combo, I’ve recently been spreading cookie butter (also from Trader Joe’s) on my bananas. It’s superbly sweet and tastes like cake, but it’s a lot better for you. (Well the banana is at least.)

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Knowing When to Say No

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By now most of you know that last month I started a new job as an editor at TheActiveTimes.com. But unless you did some serious snooping, you probably don’t know that The Active Times’ sister site is TheDailyMeal.com. In other words I work in the same office space as The Daily Meal, a site dedicated to all things good food. (I know, it couldn’t be more perfect.)

So, The Daily Meal has this exquisite test kitchen (also located in our office) where the staff is always cooking up recipes and hosting taste tests. It’s amazing. I love it. TDM recently published “The 101 Best Pizzas in America,” and as a staff, the entire media group celebrated the article’s success with afternoon pizza and drinks last Friday (which also happened to be the same day as my birthday). Basically, my new job has sort of come along with many a perks in the form of food.

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3 Ways to Maximize Your Health and a #FitSocial Prize Pack Giveaway!

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I’m back!

If you kept  up with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter over the weekend, you know I had a crazy good time in Colorado at the #FitSocial Fitness and Health Social Media Conference. While I was there I learned a lot about blogging, ate a lot of good food, and best of all, made some truly lovely new fit-blogging friends. Keep on reading to hear about all of the fun I had and keep your eyes peeled for the top three healthy lifestyle tips I learned while at the conference and my #FitSocial Prize Pack Giveaway at the end of the post.

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Eat Whatever You Want

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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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Food Finds Friday: My Top 3 Tips for Finding Healthy Bread at the Grocery Store

Another Friday, another food find! I found a really great bread variety at Trader Joe’s this week. So good, I’ve deemed it worthy of sharing on today’s Food Find’s Friday video.

Check out this week’s video to find out which bread from Trader Joe’s I’m totally digging this week and to learn my top three tips for finding the healthiest bread at the grocery store. You know, I don’t just pick a loaf because I think it will taste good. (Although that definitely is a factor that needs to be weighed in ;))

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Favorite Food Finds Friday: My New Favorite Healthy Pasta Sauce + a Giveaway!

Once again it is Friday (YAY!), and once again I have a new favorite food to share with you!

This week’s favorite food find comes from Mia’s Kitchen. Mia is an actual person and I met her a few weeks ago at Food Fete. She let me sample several of her all-natural, homemade tomato sauces and then listened to me rant and rave about each of the different flavors and how I just couldn’t wait to include them as toppings on my weekly Friday homemade pizzas.

Mia was thrilled with how abnormally excited I was about her sauce (and just food in general), and to make a long story short, we pretty much became BFF’s after bonding over our love of food, especially that of the Italian variety!

Watch this weeks Food Finds video (above) to learn more about her authentic, flavorful sauces and to find how you can enter to win a jar of your own!

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