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How to Make a Plant-Based Meal (Savory)

How to Make a Plant-Based Meal (Savory)

Here is a general framework I use to make a simple, balanced and delicious savory whole food plant-based meal:  1. Choose Non-Starchy Vegetables Examples include: broccoli, cabbage (cruciferous veggies) bell pepper, zucchini, spinach (green leafy veggies).These...

Peachtree Road Race: Recap, Training and Travel Tips

Peachtree Road Race: Recap, Training and Travel Tips

With about 60,000 runners, the Peachtree Road Race is now one of the largest 10K races in the world. Organized by the Atlanta Track Club and held on U.S. Independence Day each year, the first race in 1970 included only 110 runners and was won by former Florida Track...

Non-Diet Approach to Plant Based Eating: All Foods Fit

Non-Diet Approach to Plant Based Eating: All Foods Fit

The intentions behind plant-based eating can include reasons beyond the priority of health, such as personal ethics and values towards the effects of food choices on animal welfare and environment, which allows for all food needs and preferences and differentiates it from “diets”.
Omega 3 Fatty Acids: Plant Based Alternatives To Fish

Omega 3 Fatty Acids: Plant Based Alternatives To Fish

Fishing is suggested to be unsustainable and environmentally damaging and along with other reasons that some people have for not consuming seafood or other animal-based sources, alternatives need to be addressed. Plant-based omega 3 fat sources are a solution, but are they as efficient in supplying what we need?
Becoming a Dietitian (and a Florida Gator)

Becoming a Dietitian (and a Florida Gator)

ORANGE! BLUE! My affinity for the University of Florida goes back more than 10 years ago as a fan while growing up in South Florida. It started when my sister attended for her undergrad and carried on through the times of Tim Tebow and Joakim Noah, college football...

2018 Philadelphia Half Marathon Race Recap

2018 Philadelphia Half Marathon Race Recap

This post includes a race recap I wrote for an article in the Florida Track Club December 2018 newsletter plus some extras added in.My choice to run the Philadelphia Half Marathon through a Steven Detweiler Scholarship was influenced by what got me into running a few...

Plant-Based Snack Bars When On The Run

Plant-Based Snack Bars When On The Run

We are encouraged to make our own meals and snacks at home, but let's face the truth: sometimes we get really busy. In a pinch, snack bars are a quick way to satisfy hunger between meals or as part of a meal.
2018 Florida Track Club Twilight Meet Recap

2018 Florida Track Club Twilight Meet Recap

Since joining Team Florida Track Club and running my first ever organized track workouts, the track has become my second home. Not that I started living there, but the track workouts became something I now enjoy and look forward to each week. I ran in the 2018...

2018 Apryle Showers 10K Race Recap

2018 Apryle Showers 10K Race Recap

The 10K is one of my favorite race distances, because I find that it is a good mix of speed and distance. It is not as short as a 5K where the pace feels uncomfortably fast early on and not as long as a half marathon where fueling and hydration are a must. I also have...

2018 Matanzas 5000 Race Recap

2018 Matanzas 5000 Race Recap

I trained for my first 5k race since 2016 and ran my first ever sub 19 5k! Towards the end of December 2017, I joined Team Florida Track Club in Gainesville, FL for a great running community and coach customized training plan, which includes track workouts and weekend...