Oct 30

Sexy Food + WIAW

Food is sexy.


Food porn is a real thing.

But what about food costumes?  Forget the “traditional” sexy cat.  This article brought to light a new concept: sexy food Halloween costumes.

sexy sriracha costume

With costumes like this, sriracha has no need to invest in advertising!

Then we have bacon.  Whats sexier than a salty piece of meat?

sexy bacon costume


Sure, they’re good for a laugh… but would you really wear one of these costumes?  I guess a lot of people would.  If they didn’t make money, no one would sell them!

GiGi clearly thinks salad qualifies as sexy. (← hilarious video!)


This WIAW I am 10 days from my next figure competition!  My food may not be sexy in the traditional sense of the word, but it tasted pretty good! :)


Read on for my eats, and then check out Jenn’s blog for everyone else delicious creations!



As usual, I started the day I with my Aminos and ACV morning cocktail I swear it’s more energizing than coffee.

My breakfast was a new effort to have a quick hot meal in the morning.  I normally make my oats the old-fashioned way in a pot, but I decided to try a (partial) overnight protein-right creation.  Overnight oats, microwaved in the morning with egg whites.  

It worked really well!  Even better was the almost-empty Nuttzo jar I transferred it to.  Easy to eat in the car and even more decadently delicious when I reached the hot, creamy, nutty butter at the bottom.  Food porn at its best!

Peanut Coffee Overnight Oats

Peanut-Coffee Oats in a Jar

  • 1/4 C rolled oats
  • 1/2 C coffee (I used peanut butter mocha flavor)
  • 1 T peanut flour*
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • Stevia or other sweetener, to taste
  • 1/2 C egg whites
  • Almost-empty nut butter jar (optional, but highly recommended)


In a small bowl mix oatmeal and spices.  Cover and refrigerate overnight.

In the morning, add egg whites and microwave to cook.  I cooked mine in 3 30 second intervals, removing to stir each time so eggs blended in rather than scrambled

Pour into a jar, if using, and top as desired.  I used strawberries.

 *Peanut flour from iHerb. Use discount code USO924 for $5-10 off your order!


Mid-Morning Snack:

I have a serious addiction to my Chocolate Beet Protein Shake.  Perfect post workout cool down, topped with rice cakes.

Protein shakes are great to make in advance and freeze to take to-go during the week.  I pop it in the microwave on defrost of about a minute and a half and it’s the perfect spoon-eating consistency.

chocolate beet protein shake



I’ve been craving red meat lately, so I bought super lean ground beef and mixed it with pico de gallo to make burgers.

Eaten atop an arugula and cucumber salad with a side of cassava (yuca) chips.  ZooPals ears make for the perfect sexy chip holders. 

burger and yuca chips


Mid-Afternoon Snack:

I tried another new fish from the farmer’s market this week: perch.  It’s pretty commonly found (I think), but I’ve never chosen it before.  I love its richness, but perch is a small fish so there were quite a few teeny bones.  At least I didn’t have to floss…

The veggies were a pre-roasted mix of carrots, purple sweet potato, asparagus, zucchini, and garlic.  Eating the rainbow is sexy, no?

perch and veggies



Dinner was a quick saute of white asparagus, turban squashsugar peas, and sage in lemon juice, coconut oil, and paprika, along with baked chicken (made during Sunday food prep) and some unpictured almonds.

chicken and veggies



No more diary before my competition means no more Greek yogurt bowl desserts.  And no more peanut butter (goodbye, Nuttzo).

This isn’t going to stop me from having dessert though!  I made a Banana-Peanut Butter Mugcake using peanut flour and banana.  I topped it with cocoa powder sauce.  What’s sexier than a peanut butter, banana, and chocolate ménage à trois?

Banana Peanut Butter Mugcake

Banana Peanut Butter Mugcake

  • 2 T peanut flour (or peanut butter)
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp no sodium baking powder
  • 1/2 small banana, mashed (~50g)
  • 1 T unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 3 T egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • ~4-5 drops NuNaturals vanilla liquid stevia
  • Optional: cocoa powder sauce


Place dry ingredients in a small bowl and stir to combine.  Add banana and wet ingredients and mix until smooth.

Transfer to a large, greased (I use PAM) coffee mug and microwave for ~1 min.

Tip the cake out onto a plate and top as desired.  My cake was topped with cocoa powder sauce (cocoa + cinnamon + stevia + water), cacao nibs, and unsweetened coconut flakes.

Makes 1 cake.


Don’t forget to enter the thinkThin protein bar giveaway – contest ends at midnight!

What are you dressing up as for Halloween?

Do you prep breakfast in advance?  What is your favorite?



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  1. Debbie @ Live from La Quinta

    I don’t know about sexy food costumes, but I know I love Gigi’s funny video! Oats in a jar sounds yummy, sans egg whites of course.

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    2. Laura

      I tasted it before the egg- it was till delish. :)

  2. Christine @ Love, Life, Surf

    Those costumes are pretty amusing. I don’t think that I’ve dressed up for Halloween in a long time! Holy cow only 10 days out from competition! So excited for you!

  3. GiGi Eats Celebrities

    Wait wait wait, You’re telling me you WOULDN’T dress up like a sexy Cookies and Cream QUEST BAR?! ! I would most certainly dress up like a crispy salmon skin roll, but the thing is.. I wouldn’t dress up on Halloween, no no, I like to do things OUT OF THE NORM. I would dress up on November 2nd… That’s actually my favorite day of the YEAR! :D

    Oh and I love mixing my MEAT with some SAUCE… ;) Salsa or Tapenade… OHHH YAAAA!! Now that’s sexual. Okay yes, my comment went there, like it typically does!

    **PS: SALADS ARE THE SEXIEST FOOD on the PLANET! If there are no sexy salads walking around this Halloween, I will be utterly disappointed! ;)

    1. Laura

      I think you should dress up as a sexy salad. For Thanksgiving.

  4. Khushboo

    Haha OMG at that bacon costume- I’m not sure I could ever get myself to pull that one off! I don’t know Laura- red meat is pretty sexy to me…your lunch included :)

  5. Arman @ thebigmansworld

    I’d hit on any of your meals they are damn sexy!

    Halloween is ignored here fail. I do prep breakfast in advance due to some library dates, and often its eggs or pancakes but recently, its been pizza. Thinking of making it a staple ;)

  6. lucie@swissfitchick

    No Halloween here unfortunately, but I think I would go as a kabocha squash. I mean that IS sexy LOL
    I love mugcakes!! I need to make them more, I always forget.

  7. Angela @ Happy Fit Mama

    I’m dying over the bacon dress but really I’m thinking of Lady Gaga wearing real meat a few years ago. She wore it much better! ;)

    Love mugcakes but they always turn out to be fails for me. But I still keep trying!

    1. Laura

      I forgot about Gaga’s dress!!! That was… interesting… ;)

      Have you tried my mug cake? I swear the chocolate is perfection – I have it nearly every night!

  8. Sue

    Your dessert looks really great!
    I always prepare my breakfast the night before during the week, but it’s mostly sandwiches.
    I probably won’t dress up for Halloween this year, instead I have a movie date with a friend to watch Thor 2.

    1. Laura

      You’re so good! I’m trying to do better with my breakfast prep.

  9. Court Star @ StarSystemz

    I have been dreaming of HALLOWEEN and since there are not many costume shops out here I haven’t really thought of being anything and I should because I LOVE dressing up! I can not wait to see your fitness photos, thank you for sharing your journey it makes me so excited as I am for sure competing!!! Love all of your mugcakes they always look SO delicious <3 C

    1. Laura

      I hope you did get to dress up a little! Thank you so much for your support… it means a lot. xo

  10. Miz

    you KNOW I totally own a REECES PEANUT BUTTER CUP DRESS (amazon, baby ;-))

    1. Laura

      Seriously!?! If I saw you right now, I’d try to take a bite.

  11. Alex @ therunwithin

    that bacon costume… oh my. I don’t even know what to say to that one.

  12. lindsay

    it’s 10 days!!!!?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! holy moly!!! then can you have balls?

    1. Laura

      I already have balls! LOL! I can have YOUR balls after the 16th in Denver with Heather… I still think you should come out. :)

  13. Fran@BCDC

    Great idea to freeze the protein shakes! That would actually be a great idea for one of our road trips. I could freeze them then as they melt, I could eat/drink them. You’re such a smartie!! It’s so exciting that you’re getting so close to the competition. Have a great day, Laura!

    1. Laura

      Exactly! They also make great “ice packs” on road trips. :)

  14. Sam @ Better With Sprinkles

    I think that I would at least attempt to pull off the bacon costume ;-) That’s hilarious!

  15. Lee

    I saw a Buzzfeed article with a sexy Chinese takeout costume. That was my favorite. Who buys these things?!

    1. Laura

      I saw that too… and then wondered if it was offensive to some people.

  16. Kierston @candyfit

    Sriracha costume?!!! That is so awesome! Bringing HOT to a whole new level ;)

    1. Laura

      I think you need to be that next year!

  17. Maureen

    10 days? Awesome! I want to be a sexy cup of soup for Halloween. ;-)

    1. Laura

      I saw a ramen cup outfit!

  18. Nicole @ FruitnFitness

    Oh I want to try this banana peanut butter mug cake!

  19. Heather (Where's the Beach)

    I have never been big into Halloween. It’s been years since I’ve dressed up actually. I might actually be “that” girl who wore the Sriracha costume LOL. So the no dairy – bloating? What about the PB? Just curious is all. I’m nosy like that ;-)

    1. Laura

      The point is really to keep it as clean and non-bloating as possible. Nothing processed or that could stop you up (if you know what I mean ;) ).

  20. Jody - Fit at 55

    Peanut coffee oats!!! OMG!!!! Where do you find all your amazing flavored coffee? Have you found coconut stevia by any chance. :) LOVE the recipes!!!

    2 weeks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOLY CRAP!!!!!!

    1. Laura

      Fresh Market, TJ Maxx, Whole Foods, my mom… LOL! Coffee is everywhere!

      No coconut stevia, but I haven’t looked either. I know most stores have coconut extract.

  21. Kellie @ keeprunninkellie

    I wish I would have known about the Sriacha costume before I made mine…

    1. Laura

      You made a sriracha costume?! I want to see that!

  22. She Rocks Fitness

    No dressing up this year. I haven’t gone out for Halloween in a good few years…I LOVE breakfast. I never want it to end, especially when it usually involves a almost empty Nuttzo jar and oats. It’s seriously the BEST way to start the day. Cannot believe your competition is so close…WOW!

    1. Laura

      Same here… but next year I am committed to going all out!

  23. Randi

    I have been thinking about how to do my overnight oats with eggs and of course you have an answer for it!! can’t wait to try this, thank you for posting! love the idea of adding coffee to it :)

    1. Laura

      Let me know how you like it!!! 1 more week. :)

      1. Randi

        these were PERFECT!! thank you :) again!
        home stretch! good luck this week :D

        1. Laura

          Good! We are soooo close – ready to be THERE!

  24. Claire @ Flake and Cake

    I’m not sure I’d wear one of those Halloween costumes haha! Your mug cake looks so tasty, especially with the topping!

  25. RavieNomNoms

    Haha I love the siracha outfit, seriously considering changing my idea haha

  26. Hannah

    Your food is sexy by virtue of having the good fortune to be eaten by you.

  27. Kaitlin

    Yay for divided plates! I don’t know if I would be a piece of bacon but that costume is funny!

  28. Amanda Fraijo-Tobin (@FraijoManda)

    Oh man, those costumes are awesome. hahahaha. I think a certain someone should go a public banana. Just sayin’.

    I’ve never had yucca! Does it taste similar to anything?

    I’ll be counting down the days to your comp by ingesting all the dairy/peanutty goodness for you at night. I’m so sweet. ;)

    1. Laura

      I completely agree!!! LOL!

      Yuca is a root veggie – it’s similar to a potato, but a little sweeter and the texture has more body when cooked.

  29. Megan (The Lyons' Share)

    This food looks pretty darn sexy to me! It all looks delicious – and you’re doing such an amazing job of keeping food interesting so close to competition! Although I’m kind of mad … you’re dogging on my Halloween costume ;).

    1. Laura

      LOL! I want to see that costume.

  30. Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl

    Is that seriously a sriracha sauce costume?? That is awesome!!!

  31. Lauren @ Sweat The Sweet Stuff

    My thoughts exactly on those costumes! Get creative! I’m not dressing up this year but next year I want to get creative and do something cool and/or funny. No more “sexy” halloween costumes. I’m over it!

  32. Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen)

    I think you know my thoughts on sexy food. ;)

    That mug cake sounds perfect! I love my peanut flour! Also, I’m a fan of any treat out of an almost empty jar of nut butter. The guys all leave theirs for me. (and I just realized I left that wide open for a “that’s what she said joke”)

    1. Laura

      You took the words right out of my mouth. ;)

  33. purelytwins

    mug cake – yum! just love the name too – mug cake ;) you just know it will be good.

  34. Annette@FitnessPerks

    I love mug cakes! So easy & delicious –plus protein is always a nice thing :)

    YAY! 10 days?!? You’re SO CLOSE. You’ll rock it.

  35. Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli

    What’s sexier than a peanut butter, banana, and chocolate ménage à trois? A BACON orgy!!! :P

    I’m not dressing up for Halloween…unless you count my festive little scrub top! Yeah, that totally counts because it’s fun and makes me feel cute! :D

    Where in God’s name did you find peanut butter flavored coffee?! Wait, was that your TJ Maxx/Marshall’s score from a few weeks ago? How is it?

    1. Laura

      Would that be a borgy? ;)

      I saw a guy who happened to be a red head dress up as a “ginger” bread man by tying loaves of bread around his neck. Thought of you and your mane, naturally.

      TJ Maxx!!! It’s good, but is more PB on the nose than anything. Tastes like… coffee.

      1. Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli

        Oh my god, I saw that on someone’s blog last week…HILARIOUS! Bummer about the coffee…I had the same thing happen with some chocolate raspberry before…smelled amazing…tasted ordinary! Grr!

  36. Gaby

    10 days!!! Wow, can’t wait to see the photos! I still really want to compete but it’s scary to think about all the hard work that goes into it.
    I always want to get a cute costume but the last few years I’ve been so last minute about it I never come up with anything good. I wanted to convince my bf to go as PB and J last year but we never got around to making the costume. This year I volunteered at a children’s center and again didn’t have anything! I wore some blue jaguar print yoga leggings and bought some cheap cat ears from walgreens. But the kids were adorable!
    Where do you get your nuttzo? I’ve always wanted to try it but it costs $14 a jar here! There’s been a huge trend of flavored nut butters recently and I want to try them all but I go through 3 jars a week (did I just admit that on the internets?? :X) so I can’t stomach the price tag. I’ve started buying regular PB from those self serve machines for $2 a lb then mix it up with stuff at home. This week’s was pumpkin pie PB inspired by chocolate covered katie’s recipe. I highly recommend that as well as birthday cake cashew butter for after your comp!

    1. Laura

      You should do it! It’s not easy, but so much fun to see what you’re capable of.

      Nuttzo is expensive everywhere… sorry, I don’t have a secret. But it’s soooooo worth it! I love the idea to mix your own though. I’m going to borrow that one!

  37. Allie

    I am dying looking at the Srircha costume. That is hilarious! I think your peanut-coffee oats sound SO good. You can’t go wrong with coffee and oats :)

  38. Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets

    Eating the rainbow IS sexy, and there’s something absolutely perfect about the combination of bananas, peanut butter and chocolate.

    I haven’t had bacon in years and I believe you are taunting me with that dress. ;)

    1. Laura

      You know what’s good with bacon? Bananas.

  39. Jess @ JessieBear

    That costume is hilariouuusss

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