Today is an extra special WIAW because I am featuring a FULL day of eats!

When I first started doing WIAW  (<—gaaah so embarrassing to look back on old posts!!) I followed the trend of posting one full day of food instead of compilation of eats. But as time went on I realized it was setting up a trap of comparison and sometimes was a source of negativity in the blog world. So I began just posting a bunch of foodie pics from the week and realized I sort of liked having one major food centric post each week! It was less pressure to have my camera strapped to my side all day and it allowed me to just highlight the meals and snacks that were especially photogenic, unusual, or DELICIOUS!

But this past Saturday I was on a roll with capturing my food, so I decided to just, well…ROLL WITH IT!

So here ya go! A full day of eats from your Healthy Helper!


Breakfastbreakfastwiaw .jpgpumpkin pie smoothie with coconut flour, corn puffs, ezekiel cereal, oats, dried fruit and cinnamon//kefir with cottage cheese, cocoa, and chocolate peppermint amazing grass

Morning Snack

IMG_4275apple walnut fiber bar//go raw live granola bar


lunchwiaw.jpgturkey veggie saute salad//millet bread//protein corn bun with feta and tomato paste//pureed lentil veggie soup

Afternoon Snack 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAsliced pear, crunchy mixed fruit, whey crunchies, cinnamon, almond milk//sweet potato with peanut butter


kelp noodle mac and cheese//sweet potato with peanut butter//roasted broccoli and parsnips (<–my latest veggie obsession!)

Night Snack IMG_4265

Banana Caramel Simply Protein Crunch//rice cakes with peanut butter, apple butter, and carrots//yogurt with cottage cheese, chocolate amazing grass, and instant coffee//homemade scuffin//sliced apple

This was a pretty typical day of eats for me! I always have 3 big meals and 3 big snacks! Bars are usually my morning snack as I am usually in class or just getting back from the gym, but my afternoon and night snacks leave some room for some creativity! Lunch is always a salad, sandwich-y type thing, and soup. Dinner is a free for all and when I do experimenting with new meal ideas!

Let me know if you have any questions about my diet!

Of course, it wouldn’t be a true Healthy Helper WIAW without a round-up of some of my other eats from the past week! So here are the random things I’ve been munching on lately….

IMG_4300cheesy pumpkin shrimp scramble//roasted veggies//toast and corn bun with humus and cucumber

IMG_4289overnight oats with strawberry banana softserve//kamut puffs, ezekiel cereal, oats, dried fruit, shredded coconut, and cocoa powder

IMG_4285carrots with walnut-date-blueberry nut butter

IMG_4284cauliflower crust pizza

IMG_4282crackers with banana and pb//crunchies roasted veggies and freeze dried edamame

IMG_4278experimenting with red velvet cupcakes and homemade buttercream for my sister’s upcoming wedding shower!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAcabbage and turkey salad//plantain bread pita with laughing cow, apple butter, and cinnamon

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAcabbage and bean salad//corn tortillas with feta

IMG_4259sweet potato//thai peanut dip//cucumber//cherry cocoa mocha muffins

IMG_4252homemade scuffins 

IMG_4250pumpkin pie ALT bar

IMG_4247brown bag microwave popcorn//yogurt with cottage cheese, cocoa amazing grass, and cocoa powder//edamame and garbanzo beans//dried figs and prunes with pb//sliced apple

IMG_4244homemade salmon sushi//roasted kabocha//roasted veggies

IMG_4242homemade scuffins//sliced pear//laughing cow

IMG_4214rice cakes with pb and carrots//sliced apple//cherry cocoa mocha muffins//yogurt with chocolate peppermint amazing grass

IMG_4212tvp-feta kale chips//roasted broccoli//roasted kabocha

Before I go, I wanted to thank you all so much for voting for my picture in the Fiber Love Show Us Your Love contest! I ended up coming in second and will be receiving 100 dollars! I plan on donating the money to a local charity but I just haven’t decided on which one yet! Once I figure it out I will be sure to let you all know where the money is going! Couldn’t have done it without you!

PS: Did you know it’s International Random Acts of Kindness week?! Extra incentive to get out there and do some #healthyhelp!


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Todays’s Healthy Help: Copied my notes for my ‘team mates’ in my team based learning class!

Never too late  to start Lending a {Healthy} Hand for this week’s round-up! Tell me what you’ve done to help someone else lately!

Sunday Shares + Day 5 of TEN DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS



The daily spiel: To celebrate the ONE year anniversary of the Lend a {Healthy} Hand project, I will be hosting TEN DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS from companies who’s business model aligns with the ‘do good’ message behind the project! From now until next Thursday there will be a giveaway everyday on the blog! So get ready for some awesome prizes and do some extra#healthyhelp to get in the spirit! All giveaways in the TEN DAYS series will be open for 2-3 days and all winners will be announced on Friday, January 17th!

Did you miss the other days? Check them out!

Day One-OatWorks Care Package  

Day Two-Out of Print T-Shirt & Headbands of Hope Headband 

Day 3-NuttZo Original Crunchy and a NuttZo Hat 

Day 4-3 Month Subscription to Love with Food 

Today’s AMAZING sponsor is none other than my friend’s over at Amazing Grass!


Y’all know I am obsessed with their products (especially their seasonal flavors right now!). I STOCKED UP, remember? I use them everyday and am so impressed with how delicious and healthy their products are. Not only, does AG make awesome products however, they also do their fair share of giving back too! Here’s a little about their charitable efforts…

In 2013 we partnered nationally with Vitamin Angel giving a percent back during the month of July, AG team working with Coast Keepers picking up 156 pounds of trash from local OC beach (Huntington Beach), we partner with small 501c3’s around the US supporting health and wellness (5k’s, stroller struts, yoga) as well as some educational programs our Natural Partners like WFM & Sprouts support in educating families/parents/kids on eating organic, whole foods.  AG as a company is very supportive of their employee’s community service projects giving silent auction items for raffles, time off for service and during Christmas they gave us all the $100 to pay it forward, you can share some of those amazing stories.

They’ve also generously offered to give one my readers a prize pack FILLED with their Amazing Grass Amazing Meal line of products! Enter below for a chance to win….

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In other news, I wanted to thank you all so much for all the well wishes in regards to my TV appearance! Seriously, you all are so nice and I can’t believe how kind and supportive this community is on a daily basis! 

Today I just have some random things to share with you all…pictures that have been hanging out on my camera, links that have been patiently waiting in my bookmarks tab, and any other randomness that seems fitting for this Sunday!

Scenes from the past week:

At home fitness fun from when the gym was closed during the blizzard…



This Bob Harper’s workout KILLED me! I was so sore for some reason for days after doing it! Love when I work muscles that haven’t gotten used in a while!


Added to my bowl/plate collection….

[scored this gem on clearance at target]

IMG_3612[ate cereal out of my 'cereal' bowl]

Go in some outdoor workouts….FINALLY! IMG_3686[first long run outside in what feels like forever!] IMG_3649

[also took a lovely afternoon walk on one of the sunny days we had post Polar Vortex]

Had a few surprises…

IMG_3621[found these Runner world issues at my gym! Don't worry, I replaced them with a few magazines I was done with!]


[my grocery store has ONE left on the shelf for the first time ALL SEASON! Apparently this tea is quite the hot buy!]

IMG_3689[Got this in the mail! I knew I made the Dean's List but it was so nice to get a little certificate to commemorate it with! Wasn't expecting it!

My current obsessions:

I finally jumped on board the Breaking Bad bandwagon! Thanks to Netflix I am already well into Season 3!! No spoilers please! Also, I am pretty sure I like Jesse more and more as I continue to watch. :)

Also, I am LOVING the Divergent series! I am cheating a bit by listening to the books on audio book....but still! SO good. I cannot wait for the movies to come out later this year! Just as riveting as The Hunger Games in my opinion!

 Links to love: (sorry for the lack of a full on LINK LOVE post this week! These giveaway posts have been a lot more time-consuming to put together than I realized...BUT SO WORTH IT!)

12 People Who Should Cancel their Gym Memberships<---all in good fun and FREAKING HILARIOUS!

5 Reasons Why Amy Poehler Should be Everyone's Role Model<---she's definitely one of mine!

Thigh Gaps, Bikini Bridges, and Other Things you Shouldn't Worry About<---LOVED this! It actually inspired my blog post for tomorrow! Can't wait to share!

15 Things You Have to Forget About to Get Ahead

8 Things to Remember when Everything Goes Wrong<---such good reminders

16 Books to Read this Year Before they Hit Theatres

Hope your weekend is going well!

PS: For those of you wondering about that Q and A post I promised you, don't worry! It's still coming! In fact I will probably break it into two parts this upcoming week! So stay tuned to learn a little bit more about me! And feel free to submit more questions if you have them! I have a new email address especially for the blog now: kaila [at] healthyhelperblog [dot] com !! So email me there!


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Todays’s Healthy Help: Shared my umbrella with someone on my way out of the grocery store!

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