Funky Monday

by jenna on December 1, 2008

Happy Monday!

I don’t know about you, but I’ve had a serious case of the Mondays here….its hard to go back to work after a fun holiday weekend! Waking up at 5:30 doesn’t help either! Once I finally rolled myself out of bed this morning I made some oatmeal using 1/2 cup multigrain cereal, 1/2 cup vanilla hemp milk (yummy!), 1/2 cup water, half a scoop of chocolate protein powder, 1 tbsp almond butter and half a banana.

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The hemp milk made this bowl extra creamy! I just wish it weren’t so darn expensive!!

Around 9:30, I snacked on a Think Organic bar

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I had never tried this flavor but ended up loving it. The apricot gives the bar a little tartness and a really good chewy texture.

Since I didn’t have time or energy to pack a cool lunch for work today, I just brought a can of soup and an apple. I tried this new split pea soup that I found at Greenwise for a change and LOVED it. It was SUPER thick, just the way I like my split pea soup. I guess that’s the “country style” in it!

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You really can’t beat split pea soup. It’s chock full of protein (18 grams here!) and is so thick and wonderful that it keeps you full for hours on end. Of course I would rather make my own but sometimes life gets in the way and it’s great to know wonderful canned versions are out there!

After work I snacked on half of a homemade bagel (made by Adam on Saturday) with almond butter and raspberry preserves.

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It could be my favorite snack ever.

Today at work was a lot slower than last week, obviously, and we spent the whole day catching up on stuff we had run out of. I baked tons of cookies—

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Made buttermilk biscuits for the guys to top their chicken pot pies with

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Made bread pudding with bananas and chocolate chips :) Unbaked—

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And did a ton more stuff like make the usual rolls, punched out cheddar wafers for 3 hours and made more pie dough. All in all it was a productive day, even though I felt quite sleepy and monday-ish the whole time. One of the sous chefs brought me a white tea Fuze because he knows how much I love Fuze (I usually drink one a day at work) so that was nice and thoughtful of him!

In about half an hour I’m headed to the gym for BodyPump. I’m not as pumped up (haha) about it as I usually am but I’m hoping it will get me out of the funky monday mood I’m in!

See you tonight!

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Oh She Glows December 1, 2008 at 3:12 pm

Great job at work today Jenna :D

mmmm buttermilk biscuits sound heavenly right about now…!

Have fun at Bodypump!

Angela
http://www.ohsheglows.com

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joanne December 1, 2008 at 3:27 pm

I love breadpudding. Over Thanksgiving, an English gentleman and I were chatting about how we loved it but it really isn’t that popular over here in the US. In the UK it is SO common in every household. Can’t imagine why people aren’t too enthusiastic. Maybe because we have so many other great sweet treats. Have fun at body pump!

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Carly C December 1, 2008 at 3:51 pm

Hi Jenna, I looove that new Greenwise in Tampa. Did you ever find out if the Grass Root is closed for good? I have been wanting to try it out. Also I was wondering how you felt about the amount of sodium that is usually in all those canned soups. I can never seem to find any that are truly low in sodium! Any recommendations?

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ashley (sweet & natural) December 1, 2008 at 4:02 pm

Total Mondays over here too! And it didn’t help that I forgot my work ID that gets me to and from the bathroom AND my laptop was taken by security over the weekend b/c it wasn’t locked to my desk. :-/

You’ll feel better after a good workout!

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Shelby December 1, 2008 at 4:06 pm

Your monkey oats always look so tempting! I want some now for dinner =)

Yay for bodypump!

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Emily December 1, 2008 at 4:42 pm

Ahh Mondays are pretty lame, but at least you’ll feel better after sweating it all out, haha! Your brekkie looks delicious, what type of chocolate protein powder do you use?

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Kristina December 1, 2008 at 5:12 pm

Oh wow.. that bagel looks fantastic and is making me hungry for sure. Your food always looks so delicious. I keep trying to motivate myself to try the bodypump class at my gym, but I am oh so scared!

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VeggieGirl December 1, 2008 at 5:29 pm

Hang in there with it being Monday – it’s almost Tuesday!!

BREAD PUDDING!!!!! I want.

I just got home from ZUMBA!!!!! Enjoy BodyPump!! :-D

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BethT December 1, 2008 at 5:37 pm

Jenna, when you add protein powder to your oats, when do you stir it in? Before cooking, during, after? My hubby tried it one time and it was quite gritty…but I think he stirred it in after he cooked the oats.

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emily December 1, 2008 at 5:55 pm

oooh, I love Fuze too, so good! I had it for the first time on a high school trip to St. Martin so it always reminds me off that.

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Fancy December 1, 2008 at 5:55 pm

I HATE Mondays….soooooo glad today is almost over!

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Mel December 1, 2008 at 6:20 pm

I really dislike Mondays too. Plus it doesn’t help that we got a ton on snow up here too!

Your biscuits look awesome! Makes me want some right now.

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jenna December 1, 2008 at 7:40 pm

Carly,

Yikes, you caught me! I know I should, but I rarely check sodium levels. I just buy what looks good! Bad Jenna. I honestly have never been too concerned with it though….it’s not as if you eat a canned soup twice a day, every day. In moderation, it’s fine. There’s just so much nutrition stuff to be “worried” about daily, it gets hard to keep yourself caught up with it all!
And about Grass Roots, I CANT FIND ANY INFO ON IT! I really really really hope its not closed for good…..if you get any news on it, let me know!

Emily,

Usually I use Designer Whey Chocolate in my oats!

Beth T,

Ewww I tried to add it while the oats were cooking one time and it turned out nasty like bad scrambled eggs. I add it right before I add the peanut butter, after I cook it. It all comes together that way.

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Amanda December 2, 2008 at 8:15 am

Ok so I’ve considred buying Almond butter but I wasn’t sure if it was worth the extray money… after seeing your posts I’m thinking it is!

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GirlonRaw December 1, 2009 at 9:55 am

I know this an old post, but I am in love with Bodypump!! So nice to hear you like it too :)

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