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Registered dietitians you need to follow on Instagram

These RD's and runners are great Instagram follows for healthy and fun recipes to fuel your miles

Good nutrition advice is hard to come by, but a registered dietitian is a good place to start. Making an appointment is the best way to get personalized advice, but if you’re merely looking for some nutrition inspiration, their social media pages are a good place to start.

Below are dietitians who are also runners and their blogs and Insta feeds are filled with recipe ideas to get you through the winter.

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Megan Kuikman – @megankuikmanrd

Kuikman is a registered dietician who’s passionate about running. She’s currently in the middle of a masters program with a research focus on RED-S and is an avid runner herself who boasts a 2:47 marathon PB.


On her Instagram and blog you’ll find nutrition advice, recipe ideas and research reviews on the latest in nutritional science.

Tristaca Curley – @fuelingwithfoodnutrition

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I have volunteered to be the food coordinator for my son’s class at school this year. It means I get to help organize all the food for their parties. This is so up my alley! Since the teacher knows I’m a dietitian, I should probably make sure there are some nutrient-rich options to go along with all the other tasty treats. So, this is what I made for their Halloween party… chocolate covered California strawberry ghosts. The boys loved making them with me; they were super quick and easy. It doesn’t hurt that California strawberries are great to #SnackOn8, packed with vitamin C and fibre and taste delicious this time of year. Here’s what you need… 25 California strawberries 200 g white baking chocolate 1 tsp coconut oil Small tube of blue icing Microwave the chocolate and coconut oil until melted and smooth. Dip strawberries in and place on baking sheet. Let harden in freezer for about 5 min. Then decorate with the icing tube. Voila! Happy Halloween! #CaliforniaStrawberries #ad #happyhalloween #healthysnacks #healthysnacking #healthyeats #schooltreats #halloweentreats #healthyhalloween #healthyhalloweentreats #healthyschooltreats #healthykids #foodonthego #eatonthego #strawberries #nutrition #healthyliving #california #berries #inseasonnow #wholefood #realfood #strawberry #getsnacking #schoolsafe #okanagannutrition #kelownadietitian #dietitianmom #kelownanutritionist

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As a dietitian, academic and mom, Curley has nutrition advice for every kind of person. She knows how to encourage kids to eat well and she’s also got a background in sports nutrition for the elites among us.

Follow Curley or check out her blog for recipes and nutrition advice for every runner.

Ashley Leone – @gazellenutrition

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Cruising into the @letourdefrance rest day after an exciting first week🚵‍♂️ . . Stage 10 saw the peloton averaging speeds of 43.7 km/h with a max speed of 96.5 km/h 5 k from the finish of this 217.5 km leg. How do riders fuel for this gruelling race that requires both steady state and sprint work?🚵‍♂️ . . Not surprisingly, eating is a task unto itself for this group. While riders do take in classic sports foods like gels and sports drink, they also enjoy sandwiches and pastries. How much do they need to eat? 🚵‍♂️ . . Reportedly, Tour de France cyclists burn a whopping 6071 Calories a day. See above for a sampling of what a cyclist might consume over the course of a race day…🚵‍♂️ 📸: @tylerbowditch Props: @the.props.ca Styling: @littlemirandapiggy #tourdefrance #letourdefrance #letourdefrance2019 #tourdefrance2019 #LeTour #cycling #cyclingfood #cyclists #cyclinglife #endurancenutrition #foodforfuel #sportsfood #sportsdietitian

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Leone loves professional sport and her interests and nutrition advice seem to skew that way. Not only does she provides great recipe ideas and tales from her own running adventures, but she also does cool stuff like illustrate how much a Tour de France rider eats in a day (to fulfill their over 6,000 calorie output).

Erin M’Larkey – @kitchenwitchrd

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Without fail, if we are home on a Saturday morning we will cook up a pot of oatmeal. I find it so comforting, likely due to the fact it’s also what my parents usually make on Saturday’s. My dad’s speciality? Adding apples to the oats. . . 🌿 For most, the word oatmeal conjures up a tasteless gruel served at summer camps or in your grandparents kitchen. I promise you it can be so much more than that. . . 🌿 Oatmeal is packed full of nutrients that will support your health including soluble fibre, protein, thiamin, magnesium and iron. Add fruits or nuts for an even more powerful breakfast. . . 🌿 Here is how to make a no-fail, satisfying, nourishing and delicious oatmeal for two. Cook 1 cup of rolled oats according to package. Split between two bowls and top each with: • 1/4 cup of your fruit of choice • 1/4 cup of something creamy (kefir, yogurt, oat milk, coconut yogurt) • 1/4 cup of something nutty (walnuts, almonds, hemp hearts, pumpkin seeds) • 1/4 tsp warming spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, all spice or a combination). . . 🌿 Voila !

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M’Larkey is a former track runner who promotes a healthy relationship with food and encourages people to eat food she considers to be both good for the body and good for the soul. On her blog you’ll find burgers and doughnuts alongside hearty soups and stews.

Krista DuChene – @kristaduchene

DuChene is a Boston Marathon third place finisher, a Berlin Marathon masters champion and known as Canada’s marathon mom. On top of all this, she’s a registered dietician who loves food.

Her Instagram is filled with not only running inspiration but also food and recipe ideas. She’s also got a big family so if you’re a runner who struggles to come up with fun meal ideas for all of your people, look no further.