This WIAW showcases my eats from the first week of the elimination I’ve been doing for health reasons. With no grains, dairy, soy, or alcohol, and limited sugars, it looks a little different than my typical eats. No Greek yogurt, ice cream, or gluten free oats. But it’s still been delicious!
Breakfast on Tuesday was a Baked Quinoa Flax Cake made with coconut milk and yogurt instead of regular yogurt, with some dark chocolate Enjoy Life chips and a dollop (okay, five dollops) of sunflower butter, alongside a mug of apple spice tea.
For lunch, I had an odd assortment of food. On Sunday night, we were snacking on sweet potato chips, carrots, hummus, fruit, and other assorted goodies. I took a bag each of carrots and sweet potato chips and the rest of the hummus to work, and that paired with some turkey slices became my midday meal. Which I polished off far too early, resulting in a run to a market near my office for some quinoa salad, veggie chips, and a peach, as you may have seen on Instagram.
Snacktime later on (really, this was just a continuous snacking day) meant a Peanut Butter Cookie Larabar. I haven’t eaten many Larabars before, although I know many other bloggers are fans, because I’m allergic to most of the flavors since they contain tree nuts. I saw a few of these in the lounge at work though and figured I’d give one a try. The only ingredients in this flavor are dates, peanuts, dark chocolate, and sea salt. It was tasty, not like a regular peanut butter cookie but definitely good for a bar, although a bit high in sugar for an afternoon fix. I’m thinking these could make great marathon fuel though!
Breakfast for dinner came in a bowl of eggs, peas and carrots, and wild mushroom chicken sausage. I typically only eat these breakfast foods when it’s closer to lunch or dinnertime during the week, since breakfast on weekdays is before 9am and for some reason my body always wants the sweeter stuff to go with my morning tea or decaf coffee. This is something that might change as I learn to curb my sugar cravings, but for now, it makes as good a meal at 6pm as it would nine hours earlier.
For dessert, some chocolate chip coconut milk ice cream by So Delicious, with a few spoonfuls of sunflower butter on top and an apple to follow. Sweet, delicious, and the perfect allergy free way to end the day. I’m really glad this elimination does not involve doing away with coconut!
Have you ever done an elimination eating plan?
Do you crave sweet or savory at different times of day?
Are you a breakfast for dinner person?
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