WIAW: Warm Weather Eats.


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Annnnd it’s Wednesday.


This doesn’t even need an introduction, does it? It’s Wednesday, so I’m going to show you all my eats for a day. That’s just how it is in blogland.

It’s not officially summer in these parts yet, but it’s starting to get pretty warm – the last couple of days we’ve been hitting temperatures in the mid-20s (high 70s) with quite a bit of humidity – yesterday it felt like 34/93. It’s feeling pretty summer-ish around here!

Naturally, this changes my eating habits a little bit, especially since we haven’t put in our air conditioner yet. For me, that means lighter meals, more salads, more fruit, BBQ, ciders and fruity drinks, and of course, ice cream. All good stuff

So, the eats from Monday:


Oats Messy bowl of protein oats with a sliced banana, Justin’s Vanilla Almond Butter and Trader Joe’s fig jam. Even in warm weather, I will happily eat oatmeal. I already knew that I loved Justin’s AB, but the fig jam was a new one for me – it’s so good! So much flavour packed into that.


I didn’t end up eating a mid-morning snack, so I was good and hungry by the time I got home from hot yoga. Because apparently, I will still go to hot yoga in hot weather.

Salad The best salads are the ones where you just dump the contents on your fridge onto a bed of greens – I know Arman knows this

So, we’ve got spinach topped with some cold roasted kabocha and sweet potato, leftover salmon, cold roasted green beans, balsamic vinaigrette, and topped off with an egg. It certainly did the trick.


Cherry Coke Just as fantastic as I remember it. Now the challenge is to try and avoid drinking one every day…


Strawberries Strawberries and a rice cake with peanut butter. I got a giant container of strawberries for 50% over the weekend, so I’m basically eating them like it’s my job right now. Not the worst thing ever.



I don’t think stirfries are particularly summer-y, but they’re always delicious. Shrimp, crab, mixed veggies and my homemade sauce on rice noodles.


Hazed & Confused Ohmygod I can’t get over how amazing this stuff is. Like the Justin’s Vanilla AB, I REALLY should have bought more than one! If you haven’t tried the new core flavours from Ben & Jerry’s, you should probably get on that immediately. Eric and I finished off about half the container (AKA: Eric had some and proclaimed it tasty while I shoveled bites in my mouth making inappropriate noises) before I managed to put it away for another time. 

And then Eric told me about the Ben & Jerry’s factory tour he went on when he was a kid during a family trip to Vermont. And now I have something else on my bucket list.

But that’s all for me today, have a good one!

<— Do you still eat oatmeal in the summer/warm weather?

<— What foods do you gravitate towards in warm weather?

<— Do you exercise habits change in hotter weather? I start wanting to spend more time outside, but usually go out either first thing in the morning or later at night.

<— Anyone want to come with me to an ice cream factory?


  1. Can you please do me a favour and eat a stir fry cold…promise it is amazing.

    Guess who’s making a pasta bake this weekend purely with the intention of eating it for work lunches next week over spinach as a salad.
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  2. Oh God – I can’t eat Ice Cream cause it hirts my teeth, but I think I would take that if I could eat this B&J flavor!! It sounds like heaven. I can only imagine you two eating this and you stuffing your face – I am exactly the same, LOL.

    I love oatmeal anytime of the year! I definitely like it better in summer with the addition of fresh berries.
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  3. Your ice cream puts my ice cream to shame… but I can’t do the fancy stuff ’cause of my allergies Which is why I’d probably never be able to go on a factory tour — it’d be torture to see all the amazing flavours and have to say no to all of them. FAIL, body… epic fail.

    But at least I have my oatmeal… even in the summer
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  4. Oatmeal season is all year round for me too .
    Its getting chillier by the day here, so I’m all about the comfort food. I notice that when its warm out I do enjoy eating more raw veg however.
    Ice cream is another year round food right!? I’d settle for getting my hands on any Ben&Jerrys :-p ..but that CORE flavor does sound out-of-this-world good!
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  5. Ok I need to try that Ben and Jerrys stat. I also would love to go on the tour but Vermont is not somewhere I ever think to vacation! I could eat oats everyday hot or cold out! Overnight oats are perfect for the summer!
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  6. Ben and Jerry’s tour?! I bet you get free ice cream. Oh and I am also going to hot yoga while it’s hot so then I am extra how when I walk outside into the humidity. Cuuuute, but I kinda love it.
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    • haha it’s been insanely warm here, so that has been my hot yoga experiences this week thank god for cold showers!
  7. I NEED that ice cream!! Oh I hope it makes its way across the Atlantic soon… Chocolate and hazelnut is one of my favourite combinations… Okay now I’m craving ice cream at 9.30am…

    What is your homemade sauce? It looks delicious! Love stir fries.
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    • I did a post on it a good year and a half ago…I might have to redo that recipe because I use it all the time!
  8. I have yet to try those new Ben and Jerry’s flavors but I’m dying to! I feel like I’ll be in heaven. I’ve been all about the strawberries lately too. They’re so good especially in the summer. I definitely crave more fruits and vegetables and less heavy food when the weather gets warmer. Definitely not a bad thing to enjoy those fresh foods…. And ice cream. Always
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  9. An ice cream factory tour?! Yes, please. But just if appt amounts of samples are included. I’ve only ever been to a chocolate museum before were the highly promoted huge chocolate fountain was shieled by employees who handed out waffles dipped into it. Pah, I can do better chocolate fondues at home…
    Refreshing food – read: ice cream, frozen fruit and banana softserve – is the name of the game for me. Or would be if the weather gods deciced to actually let us enjoy more than a day or two of actually summery weather amidst the pouring rain. Until then I definitely don’t see my hot oats going anywhere. A little bit of ice cream thrown in for good measure in anyway – not on top of oats, though ;).
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  10. Ahh.. Coke Zero! It is definitely one of my weaknesses! I love me some Zevia, but there is nothing better than a Diet Coke or a Coke Zero
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  11. I eat a lot more fruit in the summer… and veggies because they’re plentiful at the farmer’s market. I tend to stay away from hot food unless it is a dinner food that we make at night.
  12. I eat cold oatmeal in summer! Some days my apartment feels like I’m doing hot yoga just by moving. Our A/C has been funky…don’t worry, management is well aware of my woes lol
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  13. I’m thinking I must have got a bad jar of Justins vanilla AB because the one I tried tasted like play doh. Or maybe I just had a stroke. Who knows??

    I will gladly join you on a trip to the ice cream factory. That’s my dream. During the warmer months, I like plenty of cooling, raw foods: salads, fruit (especially grapes & berries!), sangria, margaritas, ice cream, etc.

    Oh, how I love summer!!

    • haha I feel like that’s a weird stroke symptom. But probably better than smelling burnt toast or something (or was that seizures? I don’t remember…)
  14. All of these look beyond delicious! I actually just dug into quinoa flakes (my version of oatmeal – I can’t eat oats) and it was scrumptious despite the 80 degree weather!
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  15. Omgomg I want that Ben and jerrys
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  16. Want a roommate for your ice cream factory trip? I’m your girl…even more so if it’s Ben & Jerry’s! After ages, I made a bowl of hot oats for breakfast yesterday because it was freezing. I won’t lie though- it doesn’t light a candle to cold overnight oats, which is exactly what I will be eating over the summer. I find my cravings for cereal, cold milk & lots of fruit also increase as the weather warms up!
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  17. I eat oatmeal year round regardless of the weather. I mean, I keep the air conditioning on so even if it’s hot outside, it’s still cold in the house so why not eat warm oats? Although, sometimes I do eat them cold (which is just delicious)..I would love to go to the Ben and Jerry’s factory. I keep wanting to try the new core flavors!
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  18. I definitely still eat oatmeal when it gets warmer out just not warm- usually either as overnight oats or I’ll throw some in my smoothie. And I totally second throwing all of fridge contents over greens and calling it a salad
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  19. Funny we did the same summer theme in our WIAW posts today! Guess we were on the same wavelength. All of your eats look so yummy! I’ve seen that Ben & Jerry’s CORE ice cream around … I totally need to get on some of that stuff. It sounds incredible!
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  20. That ice cream tour sounds so fun! I totally want to come! I haven’t even gotten to try the new Ben and Jerry’s line, but I have had my eye on the greek yogurt ice cream for awhile
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  21. I love still eating oatmeal in the summer, but it must be in the form of overnight oats so it’s nice and chilly in the mornin’! I need to try that Core flavor, I only tried the PB core one, but hey…with Ben & Jerry you can never go wrong!
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  22. I eat oatmeal year round!
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  23. I’m just in awe that you didn’t polish off that pint! I went on an ice cream tour once (Bluebell – SO delicious!) it was super disappointing at the end though because they gave out tiny samples of VANILLA! Lame
  24. I don’t think my oatmeal will be going anywhere. I love it way too much.
    B&Js ice cream is AMAZING.
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  25. I still eat oatmeal all summer long too. Although I tend to gravitate towards overnight oatmeal or yogurt with cereal on the seriously hot mornings.

    My exercise habits definitely change too. Lately I cannot seem to drag my butt to the gym in the nice weather, so I’ve been walking outdoors even more than usual and biking now that it’s warm enough to not feel like I’m getting slapped in the face with wind haha.
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  26. Definitely still eating oatmeal… only cold as overnight oats. And I still do hot yoga in the summer – it’s the best because you get the sweatiest!!
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