Meatless Monday: Gluten, Dairy + Soy Free Fit Foodie Finds

Happy Meatless Monday! Before I get started on all my meatless finds, I’d like to shoutout to all my fabulous guest posters from last week! Thanks again to Athletic Avocado for the Falafel Stuffed Potatoes Recipe, Erica Finds for the Top 3 Pilates Moves for Runners post and Diary of an Ex Sloth for the drool worthy Chocolate Walnut Granola Recipe.  You guys ROCK! 

I am actually still making my way back home from my trip so no new recipe today but I do want to quickly share with you some of my meatless foodie finds from Blogfest/IDEA World! 

Meatless, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Gluten Free Foodie Finds from IDEA World + Blogfest

As some of you might know, my adventure to LA began with a drive down to NYC so I could make the trip to Blogfest with Ms. Fitful Focus

While in NYC, I had the opportunity to stop by the Monday Campaign Headquarters and hang out with Vanessa from the Meatless Monday campaign and learn more about what they do, how they work and how the meatless monday mission came about. 

Meatless Monday HQ

I had a blast hanging out at their office and even briefly considered moving to NYC just so I could work with them in person…they are that cool, super fun and full of brilliant ideas! 

Anyway, since I’ve been on-the-go since last Monday (this past week went by way too fast), I didn’t have time to create a new recipe to share.  Instead, I’m just going to share with you all the fabulous, yummy, meatless and gluten/dairy/soy free foods that I discovered at IDEA World! 

Actually, that is a lie.  The first delicious find I came across was actually at the JFK airport. 

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Vigilant Eats, Gluten Free, Soy Free, Dairy Free

Vigilant Eats is an “add water/milk” superfood oatmeal and is absolutely DELICIOUS.  The best part? You can add either hot or cold liquid to it, no need to heat! Oh and it comes with a spoon…I only discovered that after bothering the flight attendant for one several times. #Oops.

These other foodie finds are all from the IDEA World Expo.  Pretty sure I stopped by each of these booths for a sample twice- working out multiple times a day makes one very hangry! 😉


Daiya Foods, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Soy Free

First up, Daiya Foods! Dairy free and soy free cheese?! YES PLEASE! I only recently tried Daiya in the last few months (stores up in my neck of the woods don’t typically carry it) and honestly, it is the best dairy free cheese I’ve ever tried. 

At the booth they had both dairy free and gluten free tortillas to samples plus these meatless Beyond Meat Beast Burgers made with non-GMO pea protein topped with some Daiya cheese melted on top….oh. my. yum.  SO GOOD! 


Beyond Meat Beast Burger


Health Warrior Protein Bars

I also got to check out some new products from Health Warrior including their new protein bars.  You literally have no idea how excited I was to discover that Health Warrior not makes protein bars.  I have been on the search for a real food protein bar that is gluten, dairy and soy free for some time now that is also low in sugar. 

Thankfully, Health Warrior created a bar that was free from everything I needed it to be while remaining delicious and easy to take on-the-go. 

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I sampled one of each flavor (obviously) but my favorite for sure was the Dark Chocolate Coconut Sea Salt.  If you get a chance to check them out, do it. I promise you won’t be disappointed! 




Last but certainly not least, Pro Alpha Nutrition which was developed by two doctors looking to provide intelligently designed nutrition both in superfood and protein form. 

Their Pro Alpha Greens is chock full of 20+ servings of fruits and veggies, probiotics, digestive enzymes to help with inflammation and it really is absolutely delicious. 

They also make a Pro Alpha Protein in both Chocolate and Vanilla which is a blend of pea and brown rice protein isolate.  The most impressive part about the protein is that it’s super smooth- not chalky or chunky.  

Pro Alpha Nutrition, IDEA World Expo

The guys who created it are pretty cool too so I obviously made friends with them.  Be on the lookout for more information in an upcoming post :) 

Don’t forget to linkup below if you have a meatless meal to share! 

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This post is also linked up with Tina Muir and Confessions of a Mother Runner for Meatless Monday. 

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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!


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Reply July 20, 2015

So many cool finds! Looks like BlogFest was a lot of fun and a great experience!
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    Reply July 20, 2015

    I really did! It was a blast :)

Reply July 20, 2015

That superfood cereal looks amazing! Im so envious your visiting LA/NYC, being from England I have always wanted to visit both of these places. Enjoy your trip girl1

    Reply July 20, 2015

    Thank you! It was kind of cool to go from NYC to LA- such different worlds but both awesome places!

Susie @ SuzLyfe
Reply July 20, 2015

LOVE Vigilant eats and Daiya (we know this, hello, cheezecake!)
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    Reply July 20, 2015

    OMG I want to so bad!!! Literally had SUCH a blast with you!!!

Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
Reply July 20, 2015

How fun that you went to the meatless monday HQ. I am in NYC later this year, so I would love to do that.

    Reply July 20, 2015

    You should totally go! They rock!!!!

Reply July 20, 2015

YUM! What awesome finds. From everyone's pics on social media this weekend, it looks like BlogFest was off the hook. I'm definitely coming next year. :)
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    Reply July 21, 2015

    You absolutely have to come next year! :)

Tina muir
Reply July 20, 2015

Oh thats so cool!!!! You got to meet Vanessa, and see what they are all real life! Very jealous! Looks like fun :) Thanks for sharing with us!!!
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    Reply July 21, 2015

    It was SO much fun! You should definitely take a trip to the Monday offices if you ever get the chance.

Reply July 20, 2015

Looks like so much fun! One of these days I will get to make it to one of these great events. I'm actually hoping one of the Expos fits into my families schedule soon.

So many delicious eats! I love Vigilant Superfood Cereal! I first had them in an airport in NY after coming back from Ireland last year and grabbed a few of them! I can't get them here but have to order them. When I find a deal I grab a few. Hoping to find some on our trip to NYC next month.
Beyond Meat was a staple when I was vegan for my family to all have meals together. Now that I have to limit soy we don't buy it nearly as often.
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    Reply July 21, 2015

    The Vigilant Cereal is out of this world- I am thinking of buying a case of it, it was that good! :)

Mary Beth Jackson
Reply July 20, 2015

Looks like great finds! That superfood cereal looks delish!

    Reply July 21, 2015

    Oh my gosh, it was SO GOOD!

Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner
Reply July 20, 2015

love the beyond meat products they taste great. the rest are new to me. Thanks for sharing. Looks like you all had a blast in LA. I've got to out there next year
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    Reply July 21, 2015

    You definitely have to- I was hoping you were going to be able to come. Maybe we can make it to an East Coast conference together?! :)

Reply July 20, 2015

Great finds! That oatmeal looks delish!
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    Reply July 21, 2015

    It really was- I am hoping to be able to find more of it or order some :)

Nicole @ Fitful Focus
Reply July 20, 2015

Let's go back!
Nicole @ Fitful Focus recently posted...Quick & Healthy Meatless EatsMy Profile

    Reply July 21, 2015

    Um, yes please! :)

Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Reply July 20, 2015

You found so many great things!!! I totally want to go next year!
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    Reply July 21, 2015

    You HAVE to go! I would have loved to meet/hangout with you!!!

Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes
Reply July 21, 2015

I have been dying to try the new Health Warrior bars, they look and sound awesome!

    Reply July 22, 2015

    Omg, they are so good!!!

Abby @ BackAtSquareZero
Reply July 22, 2015

Those health warrior bars look yummy!
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    Reply July 22, 2015

    They are seriously delicious! I need to buy them in bulk! :)

Jess @hellotofit
Reply July 23, 2015

Looks like good finds! I want to try the Health Warrior bars :)
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    Reply July 23, 2015

    Omg, they are SO GOOD! Thinking about contacting them so I can get some to share ;)

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