Dessert/ Dinner/ Exercise/ Fitness

Seasonal Eating

Hi guys!

Thank you all SO very much for all the wonderful comments regarding the big 1 year! I can’t wait for many many more!! 🙂

Around 4:30 I headed over to the gym for some cardio. I did my usual circuit—15 minutes running on the treadmill (5.5), 15 minutes cycling and 10 minutes on the elliptical. It felt great to get sweaty after a long (sick) weekend of no exercise!  And I blasted about 380 calories. Woop woop!

When I got home I was craving eggs so I made an omelet for dinner. But it wasn’t just ANY omelet….it was a delicious 1 egg + 1 egg white spinach and garlic omelet with laughing cow. Here’s what you do—

Spray a small nonstick pan with pan spray and set the heat on medium. Saute a minced garlic clove for about 30 seconds and then add two huge bunches of spinach:

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When the spinach starts to wilt, crank the heat to high and add your beaten egg + egg white (with a little salt and pepper):

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Let cook for about a minute (and douse with hot sauce if you are like me) and then fold the omelet inwards and smoosh the laughing cow in between:

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Let cook for another minute to let the cheese melt in the middle and then serve!

I served mine with two slices of Ezekiel cinnamon raisin bread, toasted and smeared with butter and sprinkled with “gingerbread sugar” (a combo of sugar, cinnamon, ground cloves and ground nutmeg):

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Now that’s a comforting winter meal!

I cleaned up and read for awhile before going back for dessert. I made another cookie plate with my Williams- Sonoma gingerbread cookies and added a special chocolate seashell that Betty brought me home from their cruise! I sipped on sugar cookie tea with agave, of course.

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Its like a little Christmas dessert feast! I love it!

Back to my book and bed! Have a great night, folks!

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30 Comments

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    BethT
    December 9, 2008 at 7:11 pm

    Do you think the sugar cookie tea tastes like butter? I was expecting it to be more vanilla-y. I can’t decide if I like it – it literally tastes like melted butter to me!

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    VeggieGirl
    December 9, 2008 at 7:13 pm

    You BETTER keep blogging for more than a year, girl!! You’re a wonderful member of the blogging world 🙂

    Hooray for a comforting, festive dinner & dessert!!

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    Courtney
    December 9, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    Yum…I love eggs for dinner. That gingerbread sugar sounds divine!

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    Becca A
    December 9, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    The shell is almost too pretty to want to eat…almost 😉

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    ashley (sweet & natural)
    December 9, 2008 at 7:29 pm

    Haha, I just had a spinach and Laughing Cow omelette for dinner too!

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    Jenny
    December 9, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    Yum! I love omelettes, and that is the exact combo I always use! Your Christmas cookies are so adorabe 🙂

    Enjoy your book and bed!

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    Mara
    December 9, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    I’m so addicted to that sugar cookie tea!

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    Shelby
    December 9, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    Oh yum, that omelette sounds amazing! I need to try that combination! And the cookies are so adorable =)

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    Alyssa
    December 9, 2008 at 7:40 pm

    spinach omelets are the BEST. And congrats on the 1 year!

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    Lindsay
    December 9, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    CONGRATS ON THE 1 YEAR MARK!

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    Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter)
    December 9, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    Breakfast for dinner – can’t beat that!

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    Megan
    December 9, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    Now that is a yummy omelet! Love your dessert plate!

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    molls
    December 9, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    your omelet and dessert tray look absolutely fabulous! perfect night

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    K
    December 9, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    Ah – I just love those mini cookies! Thanks for the omelette how to 🙂

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    elise
    December 9, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    I HAVE THE SAME CHRISTMAS TREE MUG. i have the matching plates and such too! Ahh! So exciting. Your blog inspires me. Love your cookies!!

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    Marissa
    December 9, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    I am currently drinking the sugar cookie tea. It is so delicious!

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    Katie
    December 9, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    What cute little cookies!

    I’m glad you started the blog. You’ve been inspiring so many women (and I’m sure there are a lot of men who are silently following you as well!) for the past year. Great job, Jenna!

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    LaughingLindsay
    December 9, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    I love that you gave yourself a “woop woop” after your 380 calorie burn. Sometimes I compare myself to other blogers who burn through like 500 calories or more during their workout and I feel badly and think I’m not working out enough. Jenna, you seem to have this relaxed way of being satisfied with doing the best you can in any situation. I love learning from you.
    You’re the best. WOOP WOOP to you Jenna!! Go Girl.

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    Julie
    December 9, 2008 at 10:43 pm

    Hi I’m a new reader…love your blog…theres some great recipes..how do you make the Fitnessista breakfast cookie…I would love to try it. Also where do you buy Pom seeds? Thanks!

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    Moran
    December 9, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    The omelet looks great! I am always going for the simple version (just eggs) but maybe I will try adding some things too!

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    Julia (Santa Barbara Dreaming)
    December 10, 2008 at 12:14 am

    yay for getting better and getting to the gym to get sweaty! nothing like a good workout to make you feel alive again!
    I love spinach and eggs! yummmm
    Desserts look lovely.

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    Liz
    December 10, 2008 at 12:29 am

    I think eggs are underestimated. If you had to pick, what would be your favorite way to eat them? I’m going to have to say sunny side up…omelets are a close runner…mainly cause you can stuff them with goodies!

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    MizFit
    December 10, 2008 at 7:15 am

    happy belated!!
    Im a few months behind you and it feels like a day and a life time all at once huh?

    almost cant remember before mizfit 🙂

    almost.

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    arielle
    December 10, 2008 at 8:10 am

    I have to get my hands on this tea. I don’t really like tea but if it tastes like butter I think I could get into that. Happy anniversary!

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    mh
    December 10, 2008 at 9:06 am

    I love omlettes!! I eat them at least twice a week b/c they are so cheap and easy (I just had one for breakie!)
    Laughing Lindsey- I work out about 4- 5 days a week doing cardio for only 20-30 mins and some weights so don’t feel like everyone does hours of exercise and cardio!! I have weighed the same for a few years (125) and I eat pretty healthy (dessert is a must) and try to just do everything in moderation! If you are working out AT ALL you are on the right track I think!!
    Jenna- thanks for being such a great role model and not pushing yourself to workout when you are sick. You are incredible
    Mel

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    Jenna 2
    December 10, 2008 at 10:23 am

    what brand is your sugar cookie tea?? i’ve been looking for it and can’t seem to find it. Congrats on one year 🙂

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    Fitness Surfer
    December 10, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    I forgot I was going to try and make a spinach omelet. (I ran out of spinach). I would have totally messed it up. I was just going to chop it up finely and toss it in the skillet with some tomatoes. Thanks for the tip and reminder.

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    Allison K.
    December 10, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    My parents have wine glasses with the same picture your mug has on it. I think they used to have dessert plates too..or maybe I made that up. 🙂

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    Teddy
    December 10, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    Those cookies are fantastically decorated! That’s what i should have had while it was snowing here last night

    Teddy

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    jenna
    December 10, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    Julie,

    Check out Gina’s blog to learn more about the b-fast cookie. The website is: http://www.fitnessista.com . I don’t buy pom seeds—I buy the entire fruit and seed it myself! I’ve never seen just plain pom seeds at the store (although I’m sure they exist) but buying the fruit and doing it yourself is much cheaper.

    Liz,

    I’ve gotta say poached because I love and MISS my egg poacher! Its been packed away while I’ve been on my externship!!!

    Jenna 2,

    It’s Celestial Seasonings. I love it!

    mh and laughing lindsay,

    Thank you both for you comments! If you are not a super-athlete, you really only need up to 45 minutes of exercise per day. Anything over 45 minutes (especially of cardio) will lead to weight loss, fatigue (if you aren’t fueling correctly) and just isn’t necessary unless you are training for 2012….. I’m not trying to lose weight at all and really probably don’t even NEED to work out since my job is so active! The only reason I do is because its such a release for me!

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