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.
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching again! This is a special time in the vegan blogosphere because every food blogger aims to release a special vegan Valentine’s Day recipe for the world to try. However, most of the time these recipes tend to be for desserts. Nothing wrong with a good dessert, of course 🙂 , but what about those of us trying to put together a whole Valentine’s Day dinner? … Read the rest of the post →
What does raising vegan children look like in today’s society? I started asking this question long before I became pregnant. As someone who’d been vegan for over four years by the time baby J was born, I knew that I wanted to raise her vegan. In today’s world, especially here in the Pacific Northwestern part of the US where we live, leading a vegan lifestyle has gotten easier. Lots of … Read the rest of the post →
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by adidas. All opinions are my own. I recently saw a quote on Instagram that went something like, “If one’s idea of health doesn’t include the mental health aspect, then that idea of health is not complete”. This resonated with me a lot because I used to talk so much about achieving the best health through eating a plant-based diet, exercising, etc. (just look at … Read the rest of the post →
You know those people who say they aren’t big fans of chocolate? Well, you wouldn’t catch me dead in their camp 🙂 I’ve been a fan of everything double-triple-quadruple chocolate ever since I was a kid. Luckily, when I went vegan five and a half years ago, I didn’t have to give up this favorite treat of mine. One thing I’m not a fan of is when a delicious chocolate … Read the rest of the post →
Thanksgiving is one holiday that can be puzzling both for vegans (“What the heck are we going to eat?!”) and non-vegans (“What the heck are we going to serve our vegan guests?!”). The search for vegan Thanksgiving dishes and recipes heats up on the internet in the weeks leading to the biggest meal of the year. Luckily, the vegan blogosphere has plenty of ideas for every part of a good … Read the rest of the post →
It’s hard for me to believe that it’s been a year since baby J entered my life! It may sound like a cliché, but her birth has changed my life in ways I never could have imagined. Today I’d like to share what working out after having a baby has been like for me in this past year. Come for the not-always-so-pretty truth, stay for the pictures of baby J … Read the rest of the post →
It’s hard for me to believe that baby J is about to turn one in just a few days! This past year has been life-changing in too many ways to describe. I laughed, I cried, I felt all-encompassing love, I lost hope, I found hope, then I cried some more. While I can’t call myself a big-time parenting expert, I surely know more about babies now than I’ve ever known … Read the rest of the post →
Today’s vegan tofu banh mi sandwich recipe is brought to you courtesy of my passion to simplify things every chance I get 🙂 Because of that, I’ll admit that this is not THE MOST authentic banh mi you’ll ever try, but it’s definitely one of the most delicious and easy vegan banh mi-style sandwiches you’ll ever make at home! I’ve made this vegan tofu banh mi recipe more times than … Read the rest of the post →
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 →
Welcome to Vegan Runner Eats! My name is Alina, and my goal is to show you that leading a vegan lifestyle can be easy, healthy and enjoyable. I share delicious plant-based recipes, cooking tips, insights on vegan parenting, traveling, and staying fit as a mom. See the most popular posts from the blog over here.