Running on Real Food
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Hi! I’m Deryn. I live in Vancouver, BC and I do all the writing, recipe development and photography here at Running on Real Food.

I started this blog in January of 2013 so I could share my experiences in healthy eating and fitness, and to motivate and inspire a healthy lifestyle in others.

Since then, Running on Real Food has grown. It is now my full-time job and I love what I do more than anything. Every day, I can’t wait to get up and continue sharing all the plant-based recipes and information with you.

What does Running on Real Food mean?

Running on Real Food means fuelling your “engine” with real food. It’s all about using real, whole, plant-based foods to fuel a healthy, balanced lifestyle. My hope for this website is for it to be a complete resource with everything you need to eat a plant-based diet and feel great while doing it.

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About the Blog

Running on Real Food is a vegan food blog that focuses on simple, healthy plant-based recipes anyone will love. You’ll also find a wealth of free workouts and articles on health, wellness and nutrition.

About the Recipes

All the recipes you find on Running on Real Food are plant-based and I try to keep my recipes as simple as I can by using everyday, easy to find ingredients. It’s important to me that healthy eating be realistic and doable for everyone and that anyone who wants to improve their health can find resources at Running on Real Food to support them.

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How I Eat

I eat a plant-based diet but I am not vegan. You can read more about my food philosophy here. To get started with some of my most popular recipes, vegan resources and healthy living posts, check out my Start Here page.

Although I eat plant-based and love eating whole, real food, I also love enjoying life, traveling and just having as much fun as I can while I’m here, so along with all that whole, real food, there’s plenty of chocolate, cookies and mostly whole food plant-based treats.

What I Do For Fitness

I’ve always had a passion for health and fitness. I grew up with competitive swimming and over the years have competed in triathlon, running and CrossFit. Currently, my main form of fitness is CrossFit and it’s a big part of my life.

I train 5-6 days a week, doing a variety of weightlifting, conditioning, gymnastics, running, rowing and more. I compete in CrossFit recreationally and always love the challenge.

I love the competitive aspect of CrossFit as well as the community, variety, intensity and results I’ve seen in my level of fitness, strength and all-around conditioning. I also love walking my dogs, hiking, swimming, yoga and generally moving my body in any way I can.

Did you know I share a new workout on the blog every Sunday? Check out all my workouts here.


I’m a Precision Nutrition Level 1 Coach, CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, I have a Bachelor of Science degree and I’ve taken many courses on nutrition, personal training, sports nutrition and wellness.

To stay up to date on these topics, I love to read and listen to podcasts as often as I can. You can find all my favourite podcasts here and personal development books here. You can also find a list of plant-based diet books and resources here.


I’m the author of two ebooks, Super Simple Plant-Based and Vegan Protein Smoothies.

Get in Touch

Please give me a shout anytime, you can always find me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or feel free to shoot me an email at the address below. I love connecting with you guys more than anything, that’s what it’s all about!

Contact me by email at deryn {at} runningonrealfood  {dot} com, or visit my Contact page for more information.

Deryn Macey Running on Real Food