WIAW # 33

It’s Wednesday, and that means it’s WIAW. Even though tomorrow’s Turkey Day dishes are sure to be more exciting, I figured I’d share anyway. It’s become such a habit! So, diving right in to Tuesday’s eats – for breakfast, I tried Arman’s Microwave Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Scone. Even though it didn’t look at all like a scone, it was indeed delicious, and I chalk up the lumpier facade to the fact that I am just not a pro at the pretty food thing like he is. I made it entirely grain free and tree nut free by using quinoa flour in place of the recommended almond meal, and dairy free by using coconut milk.




Lunch was also doughy and sweet, in the form of an Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cake that I baked the night before and brought to work, topped with peanut butter from the handy squeeze packets I keep in my office. I paired it with a Siggi’s plain yogurt. Basically, this meal contained the entirety of grains and dairy that I’m supposed to consume in one day, but it was well worth it. And as a side note, I’ve noticed Siggi’s doesn’t bother my digestive system at all, maybe because Skyr has no added sugar or is more strained than regular Greek yogurt – I’m not sure.


Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cake

Siggis Skyr



For an afternoon snack, I had a piece of Michele’s cassava flour banana bread that I baked over the weekend. Hearty, delicious, and totally Paleo and grain free. It’ll make it easier to do a total grain and dairy elimination for awhile if that’s the route I decide to go, that’s for sure! 



Cassava Flour Banana Bread Slice



Dinner was a piece of wild sockeye salmon, a baked sweet potato, and some roasted asparagus with garlic and olive oil. Basically what I’ll be eating all the time if I embark on the aforementioned plan. I love eating this type of meal, so it shouldn’t be an issue…



Salmon, asparagus and sweet potato



…but what I foresee being difficult is curbing my sweet tooth. Which is the other reason, in addition to trying to settle my stomach once and for all, that I’d do it. I always have dessert, even if I’m not really hungry, and instead of eating more of the main dish if I am hungry I always decide to have something sweet. Not that dessert is bad, but I love sweet flavors at all times of day so much so that I find myself eating way too much sugar and always having to end a meal with a sweet. Even if it’s just fruit, it’s still sugar and it’s still an inability to eat a savory main and let that be that. Everything has its place, like yesterday evening’s dish of coconut milk ice cream. It’s just that having the ice cream, and then following it up with kettle corn, and then having fruit and a few pieces of dark chocolate, is a little much.



So Delicious Coconut Milk Cookie Dough Ice Cream




I’ve enjoyed reading about others’ experiences with this kind of elimination, like Brittany’s and Laura’s. I also agree with some of Brittany’s reasons why something as restrictive as the official Whole30 is not right for me. So after Thanksgiving, I’ll be starting with what I described – no grains, dairy, or added sugars – and go from there. If it doesn’t make my stomach feel better after a month or so, it’ll be time to reevaluate. And legumes stay in. A girl can only go so far, and this girl draws the line at her peanut butter.






Have you ever tried an elimination eating plan for health reasons?


Do you find yourself fighting to curb a sweet tooth?


What’s on the menu for your Thanksgiving?









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12 thoughts on “WIAW # 33

  1. I’m totally with you regarding the sweet tooth. I have been on a no sweets at all-diet before, and it was amazing… but hard to sustain in the long-run.
    If you figure out a few tips on your elimination diet, keep them coming – I would highly appreciate. πŸ™‚


  2. Yup, LOVE my sweet tooth. Sometimes I wish I didn’t love sweets so much, but they make me happy, so … as long as I am healthy I don’t mind. And sometimes I do sub candy with fruit so that’s a win, right? Good luck with your upcoming diet – look forward to hearing about thte process! Thanks for sharing your WIAW eats. Love this day and seeing what everyone’s eating and sharing my own!


  3. I went vegan for 6 months to try to lower my cholesterol (but unfortunately, my cholesterol is thanks to genetics, not diet, so it didn’t do much.) My husband and I also recently did a 30 day sugar detox where we didn’t eat any added sugars. We mostly did it just to understand how much sugar we consume! It was pretty interesting!


  4. Thanks for trying it out the recipe! πŸ˜€ I shared it back when I was in Australia and didn’t realise the Australian/British definition of a scone is SO different to the American one…let’s just say getting a tea with a scone at Starbucks was a silly idea!

    I tried Whole30 last year but called it WholeArman so I could eat cheese lol. I found while helpful, it kind of made me realise that processed carbs do good for me! Interested to see how it all goes for you! πŸ™‚


  5. I loved how I felt after eliminating sugars last January, but I haven’t been doing that in a while and now my sweet tooth is on an uncontrollable rampage! I’m excited to get it in check again in January because I feel so much better without added sugar!


  6. I love that ice cream! It actually had a lot of cookie dough pieces and I was surprised! Not too coconuty either which can happen with coconut products. This Thanksgiving I am headed to my boss’ house so I’m not sure what she’ll have but I bet it’ll be great. I am then off to my parent’s house for dessert and am making a sweet potato-cream cheese frosting pie. Yes, I did make that up so I hope it turns out good =P
    Happy Thanksgiving!


  7. i’m right there with the snack after dinner. they’re good snacks, but 1 or 2 too many sometimes, and it can leave an uneasy tummy.
    and i love siggis! i fiind mixing it with cinnamon & ginger is delish. then depending on how you feel, you can add soymilk, orange zest, maca root (try this!!), cocoa powder, etc…


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