Easy Cucumber and Feta Salad

Easy Cucumber and Feta Salad

Mr. Real Food loves cucumber salad so this was a special request from him.  Although he liked my previous sweet cucumber salad recipe, he really prefers something a little less sweet. This cucumber salad was quick and easy to make and everyone loved it!  You only need to leave it in the refrigerator for a couple…

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili

Now that some cooler, more winter-like temperatures are here, it’s time for some chili! I’ve had an on-going debate with Mr. Real Food for some time now about whether or not chili should have meat.  He says it does and I disagree.  To me, chili needs to be hearty, filling and warm. This black bean…

Superfood Rainbow Tofu Bowl

Superfood Rainbow Tofu Bowl

I’m super excited to be sharing this guest post from Dylan Cutler of Phruitful Dish with you today.  Like Dylan, I also believe that food and exercise can be used as a form of medicine.  Eating a healthy diet and moving more is a great way to improve your health and even ward off disease….

What Those Food Cravings Mean

Our bodies are really amazing pieces of machinery.  Wouldn’t you agree?  Not only does our heart beat, our organs process everything, and we automatically breathe without having to even think about it, our bodies can alert us to certain vitamin and nutrient deficiencies.  Sometimes food cravings can be psychological or environmental (like stress) but many…

Hidden Sources of Sugar

I was recently reading an article about the dangers of sugar.  Sugar can lead to weight gain, contains no nutrients at all, is bad for our teeth, contributes to insulin resistance, and can even lead to cancer.  Did you know that the average American consumes about 130 pounds of sugar each year?  Look at this…

What’s for Dinner?

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MyNewLeanCuisine #CollectiveBias I’m pretty good about meal planning and knowing what’s for dinner but sometimes I find myself not having anything planned or having something come up when the original plans don’t work out.  Since we try to…

The Company You Keep: Surrounding Yourself with the Right People

As much as running is an individual effort, it’s also a team sport.  Obviously I don’t run as part of a team like a basketball team but I need a team surrounding me to run well and reach my goals.  And I’m not just talking about training partners or coaches or even people that understand…

My Morning “Me” Time

My days start early.  I’m talking realllllly early….as in 4:30 AM each day.  While I’m definitely not  a morning person, mornings are my most productive time of the day.  I can get so much done before heading to the office and my quiet time in the morning really gets me focused on the day.  The…

Friday Faves

Happy Friday!! I’m sure you won’t be surprised when I tell you that I have A LOT of health and fitness equipment and accessories that I LOVE and can’t live without.  So, I thought I would share some of those awesome things with you so you can enjoy them too! Favorite Workout It’s no secret that I love…

What Running Has Taught Me About Life

I started running in July 2006 as I was finishing my graduate degree.  With all the studying I had been doing, I knew I would need some kind of “hobby” to fill my time.  The thought of more education was appealing to me but I needed a break from school.  So I started a couch…

Road Racing Etiquette

I love running races!  Over the years, I’ve run a 50K, 5 marathons, 55 half marathons and countless shorter distance races.  It’s just so much fun to get out and test your training and test your body against other runners.  While I would say that I am a competitive runner, the truth is that I…

Signs of Disordered Eating

We’ve often heard stories about eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia but there is a third category that encompasses a variety of other eating disorders.  This is broadly known as disordered eating and includes chronic dieting, severely restrictive eating, and chaotic eating patterns.  It could be compulsive eating or skipping meals.  When one’s relationship…