About Alina Zavatsky - Vegan Runner Eats

Alina first made a switch to a vegan diet in 2013 to optimize her athletic performance as a marathon runner. Being vegan eventually opened her eyes on the issues of animal welfare, environmental protection, human rights and feminism. Alina hopes that her blog will help its readers on their path to making this world a better place.

7 Vegan Baby Food Recipes That Baby J Loves (Baby-Led Weaning Approved!)

Vegan baby-led weaning foods to try at home

Since I went vegan in 2013, I knew that I wanted to raise my future children vegan as well. Every now and then I read articles about raising vegan kids, browsed through vegan parenting blogs and Instagram accounts, trying to map out my future approach to various challenges that vegan kids and parents face. Of course, the number one challenge is, “What the heck do I feed my kid every … Read the rest of the post

New Review and Giveaway: Munk Pack Protein Cookies and Oatmeal Squeeze Pouches

Review of vegan protein cookies and oatmeal packs by Munk Pack

As you know, I’m always on a lookout for great vegan-friendly products. When I find something I really like, I always want to spread the word about it. Recently I received a box of samples from Munk Pack – a company that makes plant-based protein cookies and portable oatmeal snack pouches. I didn’t know what to expect when I opened the package, but after tasting the cookies and the oatmeal … Read the rest of the post

How to Travel with a 9 Month-old Baby without Losing Your Mind: Road Trip Edition

Tips for traveling with a baby without losing your mind

Traveling with a baby may sound like a daunting experience, but during our recent two-day trip to Portland, OR we did everything we could to make things more comfortable – and thus, more enjoyable – both for us and for baby J. Of course we had to adjust our expectations for what this trip was going to look like, and to be ready to switch things up if needed. The … Read the rest of the post

Our Trip to Portland: Two Days, Four Epic Vegan Meals and One Happy 9 Month-Old Baby

Vegan restaurants in Portland OR

It’s been a while since our little family went out of town for a few days, let alone taken a full-length vacation. Before baby J joined us nine months ago, we used to go on little trips pretty often, but now that she’s with us, traveling with her can be a challenge. Recently we decided that we really needed a change of scenery, even if for a couple days, and … Read the rest of the post

Body Positive Motherhood: How My Views On Body Positivity Have Changed After I Became a Mother

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about my relationship with my body image over the years. I’ve written about all the ups and downs I’ve had with it before, but I feel like I need to post an update, especially since things have evolved since I became a mother almost 9 months ago. In today’s post I explore why body positive motherhood is important to me. I’ve been following a … Read the rest of the post

Easy Vegan Buffalo Tofu Sandwich Recipe

Vegan buffalo tofu sandwich with vegan bleu cheese sauce

Every now and then I try out a new recipe, and it becomes an instant hit in our house. For that to happen, two things need to come together: great flavor + an easy preparation method. Today’s easy vegan Buffalo Tofu sandwich meets both of those criteria – in fact, it’s so easy to make that I considered it a “non-recipe” and didn’t even think of sharing it here on … Read the rest of the post

My Nutty Mylk Review + a $50 Gift Card Giveaway from BlueMountainOrganics.com!

My Nutty Mylk by Blue Mountain Organics - review and giveaway

Believe it or not, this month marks 5 years since I went vegan! Back in May of 2013, I was both excited and scared to make my big switch. The thought of giving up some of my favorite foods was a bit overwhelming, but I knew that overall I was making a good decision for my health, the wellbeing of animals and the environment. Little did I know that I … Read the rest of the post

Veggie-Loaded Balsamic Pasta – an Easy Vegan Pasta Recipe

Easy vegan recipe - Balsamic Pasta with vegetables and vegan sausage

I’ve been wanting to share more recipes here on the blog, but lately I’ve been struggling to find time (and often inspiration) for developing new recipes. When you’ve got an active 7 month-old baby on your hands, you often resort to quick, tried-and-true recipes when making dinner. I was recently making one of my favorite easy vegan pasta recipes – today’s vegan Balsamic Pasta – and I wondered why I … Read the rest of the post

How to Get Motivated to Exercise: The Key is Looking for Inspiration

Group fitness classes

Whatever your preferred form of exercise, there comes a point where just showing up gets increasingly difficult and you start avoiding the gym, the track, or the pool. The stress of the daily grind, hectic schedules and less than stellar eating habits may lead to low energy levels, thus preventing you from lacing up. But even if you are on top of your schedule and are eating well, another reason … Read the rest of the post

First 6 Months of Parenthood: The Wildest Ride of My Life

Someday farm vegan bed and breakfast

Earlier this month baby J turned 6 months old. While on one hand I’m amazed that she’s been a part of our lives for half a year already (time flies!), on the other hand, I can’t believe it’s been ONLY six months because it surely has felt like eternity at times. I am going to be totally honest here. When I first got pregnant, I was very excited that my … Read the rest of the post