Breakfast/ Lunch

Mastering The Art Of The Microwaved Egg

Happy Tuesday!

I have to admit, I was NOT in the greatest of moods this morning. Actually, I was rather Oscar the Grouch (that’s how I described myself to Ryan when we talked on my break around 8:15). But seriously, you would be too if you got BLASTED by the sprinkler system at 3:45 a.m. 🙁 My car was directly in the line of fire and there was no getting around it. I got soaked and my hair was all wet with nasty sewage water when I got to work. Meh.

However, I had the BEST SNACK YET this morning and it kept me going strong at work for a full 5 hours. No empty starving feeling in the pit of my belly while I worked. It was awesome and proved to me that I definitely need a larger snack in the early hours than what I have been eating

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A delicious, hot and gooey egg & cheese bagel half with the other half of a banana from the other day (was on its last leg in the fridge!). For the bagel sammie, I used half of a Pepperidge Farm Fruit & Grain bagel and topped it with a slice of 2% cheddar and two microwaved egg whites. For some reason, I’ve always been very scared of putting eggs in the microwave! I tried one time about a year ago and the egg white totally blew up at me so I’ve stayed clear since. However, I always watch in envy as other bloggers get it perfect (Tina & Gina!) and so this morning I decided to try again. I sprayed a tiny ramekin with pam and then added two egg whites and a pinch of salt. I zapped it for one minute and it turned out perfect!!! Totally light and fully and such a cute little shape. I will definitely be doing this more often because it is soooo fast and you don’t have to get pans messy. Doing the micro-egg-white approach is perfect for my morning snacks because it gives me another fast shot of protein to help me stay satisfied until breakfast.

As for breakfast, I had some overnight muesli-

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1 yogurt + 1/2 cup muesli + 1 spoonful ab and raspberry preserves. Delicious and filling! I just love this combo. A great alternative to oats.

My bad mood lifted throughout the morning and I had fun baking a chocolate and vanilla vegan cake for the wedding cake tasting today!

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I hope she liked them!! =)

I felt even better when I walked in the door and saw that the magical Amy’s fairy had visited me!!!!!

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Yummy meals to sample!! I can’t wait! I think I want one tonight….what should I try first?! I’ve actually never tried any of these before. I’m so anxious to try the new line of southern meals but that Indian entree looks delicious and I loooove me some paneer cheese! Thank you so much, Kimberly…what a great addition to Meatless in March!

For lunch I made a quick wrap using a morningstar farms original grillers burger, a tiny bit of ketchup, a TON of texas pete, lettuce and about a fourth of a delicious ripe avocado….all wrapped tightly in a warm Rudi’s 7 grain and flax wrap!

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+ a delicious treat……STARFRUIT! Makes me so happy =)

Man………I don’t mean to complain to you snow birds up there but it is 80 degrees outside!!! Should I brave it and wear my camel bak for the 3 miles I have planned or do I treadmill it??!! As Caitlin was saying earlier, running in the heat is just something we Floridians have to deal with and it can be tortuous and even dangerous! I don’t think running 3 miles in 80 degree heat is dangerous, but I wouldn’t run if it was over 80. That is usually my cut-off point. In the days to come I might have to run on the treadmill during the week and then have one long run outside in the early early morning on Saturdays. I’m feeling SO optimistic about my shins its not even funny (although I don’t want to jinx it…knock on wood knock on wood!). I’ve been stretching so much, as well as doing a couple shin strengthening exercises daily, and they haven’t been bothering me at all. Last fall I could hardly get out of bed in the morning without excruciating pain, but now I finally feel like I am really advancing in my mileage (3 miles is sort of a big deal to me) and I’m doing it by strengthening my legs and increasing my cardio endurance! Let’s hope I keep on feelin’ good…….

Okay–see you for dinner!

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43 Comments

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    joyful
    March 10, 2009 at 11:42 am

    Ahh! You are SO lucky to have Amy’s products on your door! I vote for the Indian one or the Tofu Rancheros one first! Tell us how they are.

    Good luck running in the heat if you go….

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    Runeatrepeat
    March 10, 2009 at 11:53 am

    My fiance is from Florida and when I go out and visit his family it is soooo hard to run! I don’t know how you ladies do it all the time. I’m from SoCal, so it’s hot here, but that humidity is rough.

    Take the camelback if you go!

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    Jaclyn
    March 10, 2009 at 11:56 am

    I agree–go for the Indian Amy’s. I’ve tried it and it’s really good!

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    Becca A
    March 10, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    I love that muesli mix.

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    brandi
    March 10, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    I’ve never tried the microwave for eggs, either, but I guess I should. It’s so much faster!

    Enjoy your run today – I would take the camelback. Better to have it if you need it!

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    FoodsThatFit
    March 10, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    I’m nervous about the run there next month with the heat and humidity! I am definitely not used to it!

    The Amy’s meals look great. I have tried the Tofu Rancheros bowl and it was really good and filling. Didn’t look like the pic on the box though!

    I would have been super annoyed with the sprinklers this morning too! It seems like whenever I actually get ready or do my hair something like that happens or it rains, blah!

    Your cakes look like they will be tasty! I think your job looks so cool! I bet the people who eat your baked goods just love them!

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    Kelly
    March 10, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    Amys and 80 degree weather? I am so jealous! Its 30 degrees up here in Maine today!! Please let us know your thoughts on the Rolled oats…

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    Serena
    March 10, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    I wish I had a blog so I could get free Amy’s – they keep raising their prices in the grocery store – I remember when they were $3.99 and now they can be $5 in whole foods! That’s the only downside, because I do love them (but I buy them less b/c of the price – maybe they should know that). I just bought the Southern one b/c it was on sale and I really want to try it. I think the lasagne also tastes so good – almost homemade!

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    Jenny
    March 10, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    Yummy Amy’s meals! I know it’s not one of the options, but I love love love their cheese enchilada – and it’s meatless too!

    I hear ya on the heat. I’m from Houston and it gets crazy hot and humid here. I totally remember “back in the day” having cross country practice at 3:30 in August – ugh! Drink lots of water and don’t cut back on salt – your body needs the sodium.

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    Bec
    March 10, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    I have been way too scared to try microwaving my eggs but I think maybe ill try it soon!

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    Shelby
    March 10, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    Love the overnight breakfast! It sounds so creamy and flavorful!

    I would say Indian!!!

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    caitlin
    March 10, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    i say… GO RUN. it’s only going to get hotter!! 🙂

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    Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    March 10, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    Oooh what a yummy wrap! And how cool about the wedding cake! Good luck with being outside…this weather can get rough for working out!

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    Danielle
    March 10, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    Great snack for the morning! I love mircowaving eggs!
    I had the Amy’s vegetable lasanga and thought it was okay, that’s the only I’ve tried out of those, it got really soupy though.

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    megan
    March 10, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    Eat the Indian meal tonight. I just had that one the other day- garbanzo beans, cheese cubes, rice, peas in curry & tomato sauce- it is SO good. You will not be let down!!! The lasagna is a good choice too 🙂
    I hope you have a fabulous afternoon, Jenna!
    P.S.- I know what you mean about the sprinkler—I have gotten attacked by it one too many times! Definitely not fun!

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    LadyLara
    March 10, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    Living in Florida for 26 years, I could run in the middle of the day in the middle of the summer and be fine. Now after nearly 3 years in Chicago, my heat training is totally gone. So sad!

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    K
    March 10, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    Microwaving eggs is so quick and easy! Glad you’ve mastered it 🙂

    I vote for Tofu Rancheros because I haven’t seen that one in stores!

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    Kailey (SnackFace)
    March 10, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    This post made me so happy! I love the excitement behind all the delicious foods, the Amy’s package and the optimistic running! I’d want that southern Amy’s- cornbread is calling me! Haha, have a great afternoon in the 80s!

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    Sarah (Tales of Expansion)
    March 10, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    ack!! sorry about the sprinkler drama!! your cute egg certainly makes up for it though 🙂

    and omg, i want the amy’s fairy to come visit me!! all that food looks delicious!

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    Sarah (lovINmytummy)
    March 10, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    I always make microwave eggs for the family like that. I like to add a little cottage cheese before microwaving it too, it gets super fluffy and creamy. YUM!

    I feel just a tiny bit sorry for you with the 80 degrees weather 😉

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    Shannon
    March 10, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    I have the hardest time making a wrap. I take the time to put all the yummy stuff I want in it and then I can never get it to stay closed and it is basically just like eating a salad and the wrap separate. Can you do a demo on how to wrap a wrap? Looks sooo yummy. 🙂

    P.S. I would totally be a grouch too if what happened to you at 3:45 am happend to me. Grrr. Poor girl!

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    Moran
    March 10, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    I am so jealous at all of the Amy’s dinners!!!
    Sorry about the sprinklers – I would have been so mad as well!!

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    Melissa
    March 10, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    I love the convienence of microwave eggs, I add a little spinach to mine, top with a sprinkle of cheese and then put between toast. I have found that those square glad (or ziplock maybe?) plastic containers are the PERFECT shape for bread. 🙂

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    sirenjess
    March 10, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    What is your humidity? On runner’s world there was an article on running in the heat. It will tell you what temps and humidity are dangerous. I live in Texas and in the summer it is hotter than…well you can finish that line. 🙂 Make sure you have water with you.

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    Kelly
    March 10, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    What a great surprise. I have to admit I am not as intrigued by paneer as I thought I would be. I had my boyfriend pick some up to throw in an Indian dish I made for v-deh and it was just meh. I actually ate around it which never happens with me and cheese.

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    fitforfree
    March 10, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    those Amy’s meals look divine! I’d go for the southern feast 🙂

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    Sarah M
    March 10, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    The Amy’s lasagna is really yummy and I’m not even a big lasagna fan.

    I hear you on the humidity- here in Bermuda it gets sooo humid. It hasn’t hit us yet but come May I will struggle to run outside for longer than 20 or 30 minutes. There’s a marathon here in January and it’s really the best time of year to run. I ran the 1/2 version of it this year and it was perfect! There’s another one coming up in May but I have heard of people passing out during that one. Yikes.

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    Kristen
    March 10, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    It’s so funny — you’re talking about how it’s too hot outside to run, and I’m debating as to whether or not I should brave running in 40 below!!! (that’s celsius, BTW). We live in very different climates!!

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    VeggieGirl
    March 10, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    LOVE AMY’S MEALS!! 🙂

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    Haleigh
    March 10, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    The Muesli looks delicious!!

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    RunToFinish
    March 10, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    Hey 3 miles to those of us recovering is a lot!! I’m dying to break back in to my big long runs.

    I made some yummy microwave eggs this morning too, super easy once you get used to the timing

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    Natalie
    March 10, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    Yay for all the new amy’s products!
    Have a great run 🙂

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    Dulcie
    March 10, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    I live for Amy’s products!! All the ones I have tried have been delicious!! Try the vegetable lasagna! I’ve had that one before and it’s very good! Yay for Amy’s!!!

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    Leah
    March 10, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    AMAZING Amy’s samples… you lucky girl!!!!

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    Emily
    March 10, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    Your wrap looks really good!
    I like Amy’s Indian Food; it tastes pretty close to the real thing.
    It’s about 75 here in the Midwest, so I’m excited! It does get much harder to run outside when it’s hot, though…stay safe!

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    laci
    March 10, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    AMYs are the ultimate microwave (or oven) instant dinner! Out of those, I would recormend Indian! 😀

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    emily
    March 10, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    I love starfruit too. and I wish the Amy’s fairy would visit me, that looks like a fun package!

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    Adi (oatonomy.com)
    March 10, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Can the Amy fairy fly to Ottawa? 🙂
    Your food looks delicious today! Yummy lookin’ egg bagel.

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    Run Saraaah
    March 10, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    For me, I would be dying at 80 degrees and needing a CamelBak, but i know my relatives in Florida are so accustomed to the heat its no big deal to them. All those Amys look delicious! Let us know which are tasty – I want to pick some up at WF but no idea which are good/worth the money. Starfruit makes me so happy…we rarely see it here so I usually only have it if I am in Florida/on vacation.

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    Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food)
    March 10, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    The egg sandwich looks good!

    I love Amy’s food products! The enchiladas are so good!

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    Caroline
    March 10, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    Ooh! I think the Amy’s fairy may be better than the tooth fairy!

    Avocado is my must-have topping for almost all veggie burgers–isn’t it so delicious and creamy?!

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    lila
    March 11, 2009 at 3:39 am

    jenna,
    id like to lose a few pounds, i do exercise on a daily basis, i do aerobics, elliptical, pilates, yoga 4 times a week for 2 hours each..the lean protein yoy suggested i eat allready, try to. i just dont know what elese to do, im stuck with these few extra pounds!
    anyway. thanks for the answers, and bravo for the yoghurt greek i saw on the photo!
    this multigrain wrap…mmm..yammy..but here the only onew i find are classic wheat tortillas..any ideas?
    please ….if you know any of these exported that would help..
    also,does concentrated green tea drops actually help?
    love from greece..

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    Jess
    March 11, 2009 at 10:27 am

    I love the Amy’s Mattar Paneer.

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