18 Miles + Veggie Grill Giveaway

Hey party people! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend watching the Superbowl with friends and family! Since I have absolutely no interest in football, I will be writing about running once again. But don’t fret! The second half of this post will be about amazing food and a giveaway!

On Saturday I ran 18 miles for the second time. It was one of the most amazing runs I’ve ever had. I am starting to believe that I can actually run this entire marathon. I may have had a few doubts along the way, but this run reconfirmed that the training is paying off. Sure, there were a few bumps in the road which included blisters, a shin splint, and now a sore heel, but it’s all been worth it for that feeling after a successful long run!


The ocean view didn’t hurt matters either!

After the run, Team Nutribullet provided us with yoga to stretch out our sore muscles and Nutribullet blasts to replenish our bodies. A few hours later, I was still hungry. I am always hungry these days, so my friend Gaby and I went to Veggie Grill, my new favorite vegan restaurant.


As most of you already know, I have experimented with a vegan diet. I consider myself a “sometimes” vegan, so when VeggieGrill contacted me to check out their new Mindful Living Menu I was all over it!  When I found out that all Veggie Grill menu items are free of animal fat, dairy, eggs, cholesterol, hormones, antibiotics, trans fats, and high-fructose corn syrup, I was practically doing back-flips!


The agave glazed walnuts were a perfect addition to the All Hail Kale Salad.


Since my stomach was basically eating itself after the long 18 miles earlier that morning, I almost ordered the entire menu. With the help from the manager, Gaby and I narrowed it down to the Quinoa Power Salad, All Hail Kale Salad, Buffalo and Mexi Mini Wraps, Chickin’ Tacos, and 2 giant cookies! <– All of this food only rang up to be $40! Not bad for a vegan restaurant!


Both Gaby and I were impressed with the variety in each dish. The Quinoa Power Salad was one of my favorite combinations. Alex, the manager, convinced us to add vegan sausage to the salad which turned out to be the star of the show. We both had to remind ourselves that we were eating vegan food because it tasted just like the real sausage!


We washed down our feast with organic ginger hibicious tea and fresh lemonade. Both were aaaamazing!

I may have saved my cookie for a little RICE session later in the day. image

Lucky for you, Veggie Grill wanted to share the good eats with a giveaway. Enter below to win 3 free entrée coupons to any of the Veggie Grill locations (California, Oregon, Washington). The winner will be announced next Monday!

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Question: What is your favorite healthy restaurant? 

10 thoughts on “18 Miles + Veggie Grill Giveaway

  1. Man, I wish they had Veggie Grill in Texas – it looks delicious! More importantly, you are SUCH an inspiration – you’re ROCKING your training, and your efforts to recover well and cross-train are obviously paying off. I am SOOO excited for your marathon!!!!
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