Hello there! My name is Amanda, M.Ed, RDN, LDN and I am a competitive runner, vegan, and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. 😊 I started running when I was 14 years old and I do not plan on ever stopping! I am a former DI cross country runner who graduated in spring 2014 with a BA in Biology, a Master’s in Education in spring 2016, a post-baccalaureate certificate in Nutrition in spring 2020, and I graduated from my dietetic internship with Be Well Solutions in June 2021. I officially become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in December 2022!


Currently: I am a practicing Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and owner of Amanda Wagner Nutrition LLC. I am living the city life with my husband + cat Bria (we adopted her in April 2020). My husband and I are high school sweethearts. We got engaged at the Chicago Marathon in October 2016 (he ran and I spectated).


Then, we got married in July 2017 at a beautiful garden venue. I am learning how to navigate life while making my marriage, health, happiness, and hobbies a priority.


Some of my passions include running, fitness, veganism, healthy food, and healthy living. I also like coffee, matcha lattes, tea, dark chocolate, concerts, reading, cooking, baking, crafts, and Netflix. Life is all about balance. 🙂


I am vegan. I went vegetarian in September 2013 and then vegan in May 2018. My love of veggie foods and running/exercise inspired me to make this website!  I hope, through this website, to share some of my passions and nutritional knowledge! Then, in the process inspire others to live healthier lives! 🙂


Photo Credit and Disclaimer:

The wedding and engagement photos were taken by Melissa Smith of MAK photography. The rest were taken by myself, my husband, friends, or family. You cannot use or edit photos anywhere on this website without first contacting me.

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  1. I wish I liked running but it doesn’t agree with me, my hips, shins or breasts.as I feel like I have to hold them in place. I am more of a yoga person. Hot yoga in particular. Best of luck with your blog. I as m also a lover of black bean burgers.

    • Awesome! Running is tiring, but definitely one of my favorite activities! I miss it right now. 🙁 I’ve been injured for the past three months, but my physical therapist is letting me slowly go back to running in the next few weeks! 🙂

      • Me too! Reading about experiences of other runners is so helpful and inspiring. I actually have a semester left of student teaching (I got to do it 3 times… elementary, middle and high school), but I just taught summer school in a school district near me. It was amazing!

      • Exactly! I love reading other runners blogs. 🙂 Wow that’s crazy you have to student teach three times! What grade were you with your summer school? Also are you getting a master of education degree or just finishing up your undergrad degree? I student teach just once (for high school) and I will be doing that next March!

      • I’m getting a BA right now. I’m doing a foreign language, so that’s why I have to do it 3 times. I was with elementary students (1st-5th). What college are you at (if you feel comfortable sharing)?

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