WIAW: All The Foods.


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So yesterday I mentioned what some of my strategies are to fix my HA, so why not take today to see some of those in action?


Too things about this WIAW:

1. I don’t implement every strategy every time I eat. For example, I didn’t have any liquid calories on Monday, which is when this WIAW is from. Just means more chocolate milk down the line!

2. I know I’ve mentioned this in WIAW’s before, but it still applies: I don’t photography every single thing I eat. Because really, every time I walk into the kitchen and grab a palmful of nuts or cereal or bite of something would make for a post of a million pictures, and ain’t nobody got time for that. 

So with that, on to the food, shall we?


Oats Breakfast hasn’t changed much – although I started adding a spoonful of chia seeds into my oats again. I forgot how much I love that texture! Plus a big scoop of Cinnamon Raisin Swirl PB and raspberry jam.


Trail Mix Trail mix! This is Archer Farms Chocolate Cranberry Crunch. I went back to pick out more chocolate covered cranberries out of the bag…good stuff.


Sometimes, you just need a snack plate for lunch.

Lunch Roasted kabocha, a big-ass (technical term) sliced banana, cottage cheese with raspberry jam, and an avocado half with salt, pepper and hot sauce. (I feel like I’m channeling Amanda with this lunch…although maybe minus the hot sauce). 

P.S. this is my new second-favourite way to eat avocado (guacamole is always the favourite).


Roasted turkey and cashews.

Turkey and cashews Is this a weird snack? I feel like this a weird snack.


I hadn’t made a home-cooked dinner in a couple of days, so I made it count.

Salmo, potatoes, asparagus Salmon, roasted sweet potatoes (+ketchup) and bacon-wrapped asparagus. It is ridiculous how much asparagus Eric will eat if I wrap it in bacon.


Vanilla ice cream with Cinnamon Raisin Swirl:

Ice cream And I went back for seconds on the ice cream. It’s been forever since I had regular vanilla ice cream, but it really is good stuff.

That’s all for me today – I hope your Wednesday is wonderful!

<— Favourite things in trail mix? Anything chocolate, dried mango or pineapple.

<— Last ‘weird’ snack you had?

<— Snack plates for lunch – yay or nay?


  1. That is an EPIC snack- never call cashews and turkey weird again. And that snack plate lunch- boom. I LOVE hot sauce on avocado.

    Last ‘weird’ snack….okay, well…I was low on zinc so I ate tinned oysters in olive oil.

  2. Looks like you’re adding in calories in all the healthy ways!
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  3. So you know I’m a huge fan of the snack plate, and I’m loving the fact that we both had half an avocado on our last one Clearly we’re soul mates

    As for latest weird snack… it's hard to say? I kind of feel like I've reached a point where nothing feels weird to me anymore… which I'm not sure is a good or bad thing
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  4. Definitely not a weird snack, because cashews are the freakinnnn bomb. I could eat like 4 lbs in one sitting hahaha
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  5. Real ice cream is the BEST ice cream glad you’re making it work for you!
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  6. Chocolate is definitely a favorite add-in, but dried cherries are a close second.
  7. Yeah, cashews and turkey is a little strange, but in the HLB world, I think anything goes.

    One of my fav weird snacks are slices of deli turkey with hummus and a pickle, rolled up. Is that weird? I don’t know.

    Fav things in trail mix – cashews, almonds and of course, chocolate. YES TO SNACK PLATES. I eat them all the time!

  8. Snack plates are the best! You can use up leftovers and incorporate new food to keep it interesting.
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  9. Love all the delicious, nutrient dense eats! It’s so great that you’re implementing your plan and sticking with it with such dedication. Truly inspiring. Plus everything looks great! I am loving that snack plate for lunch. Sometimes you just need a mix of everything that you’re craving at the time!
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  10. Your lunch has me excited! Cottage cheese hasnt been on sale for far too long. I’m thinking I’m just going to have to blow the wallet because it is probably my favorite dairy. What brand do u use? That snack is more then fantastic. Being someone who cares for salt over sugar I would be pleased with that snack any day!
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  11. I definitely need to start adding some sriracha to my avocado! That sounds like a fantastic combination.
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  12. Snack plates for any meal of the day: YAY! So Walmart makes this trail mix called indulgent trail mix and it has cashews, almonds, choco chips, white choc chips, butterscotch chips, craisins and golden raisins. UM. I had to stop buying it because I would go through it way too fast, but lately I’ve been thinking I’d start making my own indulgent trail mix w/o the white choc chips cause I don’t like those anyway.
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    • I was going to head to that area of town on Friday, but now I’m definitely making a Wal Mart stop and hunting that down. That sounds insane.
  13. Oh yes, I love snack plates! Sometimes I think they’re even better than just having a regular lunch.

    Trail mix is so good! I love M&Ms, banana chips, craisins or dried pineapple in mine.
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  14. All these snack plates floating around in the blogger world really make me want one. They’re just a little inconveient to pack, but I’d say I just have one for dinner, cause, why not?? So jealous of kabocha.
    I think this is a great snack!! The weirder the better!
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  15. Not a weird snack. In fact I’ve eaten both already today (at 10:00 AM….)!
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  16. I see a snack plate in my future. It’s one thing with Amanda’s enticing elements of flavors…and now your beauty right here, YUM!
    That is a weird snack…weirdly good I’m sure.
    I’ve never thought of adding nut butter to my vanilla ice-cream!..I always go the sponge cake/muffin route..but Cinnamon Raisin swirl must be fantastic in there Oh and it is strange that I am one of a handful of humans to not be a fan of trail mix – maybe that’s only because I don’t ever remember having it!
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    • actually, the Cinnamon Raisin Swirl didn’t work as well because the raisins got all hard and tough to chew! But some dark chocolate dreams in there would be pretty fabulous…
  17. The problem I run into whenever I have trail mix is I tend to pick out the good parts and leave the ehhh parts… if there’s unsalted almonds in there that gets left in there. Whatever chocolate and fruit exists is usually the first to go.

    I’ve also never had nuts and any kind of meat together… certainly an interesting combination. How did it taste?
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    • so, the chocolate covered cranberries are almost gone from the mix…and it was pretty good! Weird craving, but I went with it.
  18. Trail mix may just be my favorite thing ever. It is such a lifesaver on the go when you need to get some extra calories in. I’m loving the snack plate, a similar one may just have to happen in my kitchen soon…
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  19. Snack plates = my best friend! It’s like an adventure in eating
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  20. Does 95% dark chocolate and sundried tomatoes count as a weird snack?…
  21. Ps trail mix without toasted coconut flakes and goji berries makes me sad
  22. Thanks for sharing your high-calorie strategies! I’ve been trying to do the same thing, but have had some tummy troubles due to the larger portions. I’ve recently added more liquid calories (juice!) and that seems to be helping a bit… chocolate milk sounds like a great idea! Snacks are also oh so important! Oh and ice cream too

    But I can’t do a snack plate for lunch. It just feels like a snack. I end up eating a sandwich or something afterwards to make it feel more like a “meal.”
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  23. Looks like a great day of eats! I feel like I’m always “snacking” because my days are usually pretty long and I bring a bunch of food with me and eat it when I can! Nothing wrong with that though!
  24. Oh my, such nice eats! I love a good bowl of warm oatmeal in the morning. I haven’t tried them cold, so I guess I need to look into that sometime soon. A snack plate is all I can think of for lunch. I find it such an awkward meal for food sometimes.
    I would go back for more ice cream.
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  25. Loooove trail mix! My favourite add ins are banana chips, chocolate chips, almonds (bonus if they’re chocolate covered), dried mango/pineapple/papaya, and sesame sticks.

    I’m a big fan of snack plate lunches too! Although I don’t have them often because they’re not convenient for work lunches and I’m rarely home on weekends now

  26. Lol I will eat anything bacon wrapped.
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  27. Absolutely nothing weird with a snack of Turkey and cashews – in fact it is the prefect combo of healthy fats and protein with also being delish! Win win!

    Cold turkey/ chicken is also good with a dollop of almond butter! Yum!
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  28. Plates of snack? Yes! I see that many became obsessed with them in the world of blogs after Amanda showed them. And I completely share this passion Though I also don’t eat a plate of snack every day, several times a week I do them.
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  29. Hahaha! Love the chicken and cashews snack! Or should I say, I love that you called it out as a “weird snack”…totally makes me giggle because I think that at least once every couple of days. Is this weird?…I think this is weird…I think? Lol

    That snack plate lunch is a thing of beauty, my friend! BEAUTY!
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