WIAW: Loving Lately

Happy WIAW! I swear, this year’s gonna be over before I know it. I can’t believe I’m already almost done with midterms, am about to sign up for classes for next semester and Christmas is almost 2 months away. I’m one of those crazy people who can’t wait for it to be the holiday season so I’m already counting down to Thanksgiving. But can you blame me, I need a break!

Spooky Snacks and Healthy Halloween Treats

Unlike my most recent WIAWs, this one isn’t documenting what I ate on a certain day. I used to like doing that but then I always ended up posting similar items each week. I don’t feel like I eat the same things all the time, but I almost always end up taking pictures of the same things. So this week is all about what I’ve been loving on lately.

Apple nachos. Half a sliced Jazz apple. Peanut flour drizzle. Mini chocolate chips. Raisins. Maple almonds.

Not much to say about these, except you’ve gotta try them. They take apples to a whole new level!

One minute coconut flour carrot cake. Coconut flour. Chopped carrots. Cinnamon. Chopped dates. Ground flax. Almond milk. Peanut flour paste.

This was a microwave cake, but I’m working on a vegan, grain free coconut flour based carrot cake for the oven. Stay tuned!

Coffee roasted squash seeds. Ground coffee. Kabocha seeds. Maple syrup. Coconut oil.

These were even better than the original squash seeds. But then again, anything coffee-flavored is.

Dirty chai waffle. Buckwheat and almond flours. Cinnamon and nutmeg. Ground coffee. Raw cacao powder. Topped with raw pumpkin chocolate protein frosting, mini chocolate chips, fresh figs and maple syrup.

What’s dirty chai? Apparently it’s chai tea mixed with espresso, and this waffle was inspired by that delicious combo. The best part of any waffle is the toppings though!

Roasted kabocha with peanut flour drizzle. Coconut flour microwave cake crumbles. Frozen grapes. Alter Eco dark mint chocolate. Justin’s vanilla almond butter.

This snackplate style lunch was perfect right before class. This week I roasted my first kabocha and I’ve gotta say that now I understand the addiction. The texture is a little weird but it’s so tasty!

Kale topped with nooch.

So simple, so good. Seriously, try this and you will be amazed how good kale can be when topped with plenty of nooch.

My macros. So proud of that 25% protein!

I don’t really talk macros on here much, but I really love tracking mine. Usually my carbs are around 45%, protein at 20% and fat at 35%, it’s just what works for me. But there are a few days that I definitely love my protein and fats more. Who says you can’t get enough protein as a vegan?!

Spicy Italian-style kelp noodles. Sauteed kale. Half a chopped Field Roast Mexican chipotle vegan sausage. Nooch. Olives. Spicy harissa hummus. Kelp noodles. Basil pasta sauce.

Who knew I’d end up loving kelp noodles even more than my beloved quinoa pasta? It’s really just so cool how kelp noodles are pasta-like but are made from a sea veggie instead of grains. I love having them any way, but the Italian way is my fave. Bring on the olives and the nooch!

Whole Foods salad bar box. Crushed homemade tortilla chips (the best!). Curried wild rice. Cold sweet potato salad. Coconut curry tofu. Orange chipotle tofu. Calabasitas (mixed grilled squash).

I wish this weren’t true, but the Whole Foods salad bar at my home WF is so much better than the one at the WF near school. I love the store near school, but the salad bar rarely has many tasty vegan options like the one at home has. As you can probably guess, this particular box was from a weekend trip home.

What foods have you been loving lately? What do your macros look like (if you track them)?

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20 thoughts on “WIAW: Loving Lately

  1. I’ve been absolutely obsessed with apples lately, so those ‘apple nachos’ of yours are looking particularly good πŸ˜‰ I went through a long phase of being burnt out on apples and not wanting to eat them at all, but after having a slice of my mom’s apple pie over the weekend, suddenly it’s pretty much apple everything. And I used to track my macros religiously, but it got to the point where it was pretty much an obsession so I gave it up cold turkey and have no desire to go back. It might work for some, but I like my ignorance πŸ™‚

  2. Oh, that chai waffle sounds good!

    While I’ve been tracking my intake for a while now to make sure I’m not underestimating I find it can be a slippery slope. Generally I’m just looking at my calorie intake not the individual macros. Maybe it’s interesting for you to see the differences in other people’s intakes, though :)?! Okay, so mine for today were about 30 % fat, 14 % protein and 54 % carbs – the remainder is listed as “others”. I need carbs or else I’m grumpy and no fun to be around.

  3. I’ve been obsessed with apples. I seriously can’t get enough of them… plain, in my oatmeal, with pb, in a smoothie, w/ pork chops! I’m thinking I may just turn into one shortly πŸ™‚ haha.

  4. I completely agree that kale and nutritional yeast are a great combination–I have a kale chips recipe on my blog that uses “nooch” as a seasoning:) I have never had kabocha squash, but I definitely want to try some! And that Whole Foods salad looks delicious–the only thing I really want for Christmas is a gift card to Whole Foods so I can eat at their salad bar and splurge on specialty products that I normally can’t afford to buy:)

    • You just gave me the best idea for a Christmas present! A Whole Foods gift card would be amazing so I could finally buy all the expensive products I’ve been drooling over. And the salad bar is always good too πŸ˜€

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