Hi friends! My name is Abigail Harris, a 22-year-old senior in college, with a health & wellness blog as my side hustle. When I’m not in the kitchen, you can catch me out for a run, curled up on the couch with a book, or spending time with family and friends.
I have such a huge passion for health & wellness and wanted to share that same passion with the world, so one day my high school self made the brave decision to create a blog, which I then later created an Instagram account to utilize as another creative outlet. When I started The Running Carrot, I would have never imagined that it would grow into what it is today. Not only has cultivated my brand expanded my knowledge of health and wellness, but it has allowed me to connect with so many beautiful humans who share the same passion as I do—not to mention the constant inspiration and encouragement they bring me on a daily basis.
Over the past 6 years, my blog is evolved from sharing recipes, to now encompassing, an array of recipes that include paleo, gluten free, dairy free, grain free, Low FODMAP, etc. options, as well as my personal experiences dealing with anxiety, eating disorders, SIBO & IBS. What originally started out as mainly a food blog, The Running Carrot now includes many other aspects of wellness because health is so much more than just eating the “right” foods! Personally, I believe that health looks and feels different for everyone and I strive to encourage others to look inward and search within, instead of adhering to the lifestyle of others.
My favorite meal would have to be anything with sweet potatoes! A fun way to change up your toast game is to use sliced sweet potatoes instead of toast, which makes for a great paleo or whole30 option as well.
Sweet Potato Toast:
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees and grease baking sheet.
- Slice sweet potato in ½ inch slices and spray with oil + season with salt and other desired spices (for savory I recommend adding pepper, onion powder, oregano, and parsley. For sweet, I recommend adding cinnamon).
- Roast slices for 35 minutes or until golden brown.
- Top with your favorite toppings and enjoy! (for savory, I recommend avocado with a fried egg or salmon. For sweet, I recommend a nut butter with granola, fruit or dried fruit!).
My top 3 products that should be in everybody’s kitchen are Vital Proteins collagen peptides, bone broth (I personally love getting mine local or from Bonafide Provisions), and Birch Benders paleo pancake and waffle mix!
Grocery shopping tips: It will take a bit of trial and error but go to the different stores around you find what has the best prices and know that you don’t have to get everything at one store but hop around! I know that in the middle of the week is when Whole Foods switches its sales, so you can usually find the best deals then. Everything you buy does NOT have to be organic, but try to stick to the dirty dozen rule.
I believe that we are what we eat! If you eat foods that are good for you, you’ll FEEL good!
Thanks for the talk, Abigail! Follow her Instagram for delicious inspiration @therunningcarrot