Twas The Week Before Christmas…

by jenna on December 14, 2009

Is Christmas seriously next week? Seriously?!

This is the first Christmas that I’m not going home….instead, my parents are coming here for a California Christmas 🙂

This morning, had some grapefruit—


I love grapefruit and prepare it the way my mom always did for me—letting it sit overnight with a squeeze of honey on top for sweetness.

A cup of greek yogurt with a cup of Kashi Go Lean, pom seeds, raspberries and a drizzle of agave!



I’m letting my cereal digest a bit then I’m going to hit the gym then back home to write all day. Determined to be productive!

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Jessica @ How Sweet It Is December 14, 2009 at 7:38 am

I can’t believe Christmas is so close, either.


Evan Thomas December 14, 2009 at 7:39 am

That bowl looks fresh and delicious
I can’t believe how fast this month is going by! I’m losing my head in finals


Rosey Rebecca December 14, 2009 at 7:41 am

I can’t believe Christmas is next week either. My boyfriend and I don’t have any decorations in our apartment because we’re going to our families’ houses for the holidays. The only time I feel like it’s about to be Christmas is when I go to the mall.

You’ve inspired me to let a grapefruit sit overnight and add honey to it. I’ve been trying to like them! This may work!


Caroline December 14, 2009 at 7:43 am

Wow, I definitely didn’t realize Christmas was only a week away. It never really feels like Christmastime until I come home from school.


MelissaNibbles December 14, 2009 at 7:43 am

I love your fruity breakfast. YUM!


skinnyrunner December 14, 2009 at 7:45 am

ive never heard of sitting grapefruit out with a sweetner but it sounds like a perfect idea!
glad to hear your fam is going to be celebrating christmas califonia-style!


Janna December 14, 2009 at 7:45 am

I had a very similar breakfast! Was totally craving fruit and yogurt.
Same here, can’t believe it! How is 2009 almost over!? Wha? 🙂


Mary (Food Fit and Fun) December 14, 2009 at 7:47 am

That’s great that your family is going to California for Christmas!! I bet you are so excited to see them. I am also in shock that it’s already next week! I am still in school until Thursday…definitely not enough time off before Christmas!! I need time to relax, bake & eat cookies, and shop ! hahaha


Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) December 14, 2009 at 7:49 am

On Saturday I went to a recipe demo and dessert tasting at the French Culinary Institute and everything on the menu contained grapefruit and chocolate. It was amazing! I have new found love for the ruby red fruit 🙂 I’ve heard that broiling it with a bit of sugar is delicious.


Jenna December 14, 2009 at 7:53 am

that breaky looks great! have a very productive day!


Suzanne de Cornelia December 14, 2009 at 7:54 am

Christmas is a week away?!


Naomi (onefitfoodie) December 14, 2009 at 7:55 am

ohh great idea with the grapefruit, I bet overnight the honey really gets into all teh crevices and nooks and crannys and makes it so delicious!

enjoy your day!


VeggieGirl December 14, 2009 at 7:58 am

Um, definitely just used that same bowl today for my cereal – same color and everything 🙂

Writing all day for me too!! Good luck, my dear.


Liz December 14, 2009 at 7:59 am

Christmas is next week?! News to me…:-p. Hope you’re productive today, I hate when there is pressure to be productive!


Carolyn December 14, 2009 at 8:00 am

I just got some grapefruits from the church youth group. I’ll have to try the overnight thing, maybe with some agave nectar?


Matt December 14, 2009 at 8:07 am

That is awesome your parents are coming for Christmas 🙂


Heather @ The Joyful Kitchen December 14, 2009 at 8:13 am

These pictures are GORGEOUS! Also, I really enjoy my grapefruit with a light sprinkling of raw sugar on top…I like the crunch it makes! 🙂


christie, honoring health December 14, 2009 at 8:15 am

I know, it is totally crazy to me that Christmas is next week. This year has totally flown by!


Diana @ frontyardfoodie December 14, 2009 at 8:16 am

I’m in love with grapefruits this time of year. Since I’ve been eating them each winter for a bit they now make my nostalgic for Christmas.


Shannon (The Daily Balance) December 14, 2009 at 8:17 am

Here’s to a productive day!!!


Ashley December 14, 2009 at 8:28 am

Hmm, maybe I would actually like grapefruit that way? For some reason I have never been able to really get into it. I am in SHOCK that xmas is NEXT week…Since moving out to Colorado time has FLOWN by. Have a great week!


Whit December 14, 2009 at 8:30 am

Is grapefruit not the best stuff ever or what? I am currently in love with it again. Ah, my yearly love affair with citrus.


Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) December 14, 2009 at 8:38 am

I can’t believe it’s almost Christmas either!!! It doesn’t feel like it with this 80* weather!

So glad your parents are comin’ out to visit for Christmas. What a fun way to spend Christmas. Can’t wait to read all about it =)

Wishing you a very productive day, J!


theemptynutjar December 14, 2009 at 8:40 am

That sounds nice for you Jenna 🙂


Karla December 14, 2009 at 8:40 am

Christmas is coming up soon! I can’t wait!
Hope you have a productive day! I’m sure you will!


Estela @ Weekly Bite December 14, 2009 at 8:43 am

I can’t believe next week is Christmas! Time is flying by at light speed!


Hillary @ Nutrition Nut on the Run December 14, 2009 at 8:47 am

I can’t believe Christmas is nearly here too! Pretty, RED breakfast.


Susan December 14, 2009 at 8:50 am

I can’t believe Christmas is next week too! It kind of makes me a little sad.
I have to try that with the grapefruit – it looks major yumbo!


Marisa (Loser for Life) December 14, 2009 at 8:53 am

Christmas? So. not. ready. Any votes to push it off until January 25??? Anyone?? 🙂


Mackenzie December 14, 2009 at 8:58 am

Your breakfast looks so refreshing! Definitely unlike the Florid weather right now 🙁 You’re not missing too much weather-wise right now! Hahaha.


Vanessa (Last Night's Leftovers) December 14, 2009 at 9:13 am

Oh damn, Christmas IS next week. =|


Katy @ These Beautiful Feet December 14, 2009 at 9:30 am

I am not a grapefruit fan but that sounds interesting. Do you let the honey soak in overnight or add that in that in the morning? Grapefruit is how oats are(were) to me. I wanted to like them because it’s super healthy but I can’t! Well, tomatoes and oats are starting to really grow on me. I will have to try this overnight honey grapefruit thing. 🙂


Kristen @ Change of Pace December 14, 2009 at 9:35 am

Ahh don’t remind me! I can’t believe the year is almost over. Where in the world did it go?


katelyn December 14, 2009 at 9:36 am

hi jenna!

i just wanted to let you know that i love your blog! it’s one of my faves and i read it everyday. your approach to food and exercise is so balanced and refreshing, and i really like your positive outlook on everything.

good luck being productive today! i’m trying for the same thing…we’ll see 🙂



Marissa December 14, 2009 at 9:49 am

I bet honey and grapefruit taste great together. I will have to try it!


Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope December 14, 2009 at 10:11 am

OMG, that breakfast looks fabulous! I just tried grapefruit for the first time recently and didn’t really like the taste, but I should try it with your honey method.


Chelsea December 14, 2009 at 10:28 am

Hopefully we’ll have good weather for them!


Britt - Runnerbelle December 14, 2009 at 10:31 am

Crap, I seriously just had to look at the calendar…… it really truly is only a week away! Um I need to start shopping, I don’t want to be stuck in all the traffic and craziness. I must shop online tonight and hit up my downtown, gotta keep some of it local. 😉


Julia December 14, 2009 at 10:35 am

Thanks for the honey&grapefruit advice, will try that. The grapefruits here are even less sweet than those in Florida, so it’s a great idea:)

xxx Julia (Taste of Living)


Jolene ( December 14, 2009 at 10:41 am

I swear Christmas came faster than usual this year!! I am not ready yet!!!


sassy molassy December 14, 2009 at 11:20 am

When I read your post title, I mentally said “It is NOT the week before Christmas.” Then I promptly looked to my wall calendar and thought, “holy crap, it is!” Thank goodness I did a majority of my xmas shopping this weekend!


Megan (BitesoftheApple) December 14, 2009 at 11:32 am

I LOVE LOVE LOVE grapefruit and have been seriously craving one lately!! I wanted citrus so bad yesterday I was afraid I had scurvy 😀

I satisfied my craving w/ an orange, but I def want to try the honey trick…usually I just eat it plain!

Reply December 14, 2009 at 11:37 am

What a beautiful and festive looking breakfast! I love colorful meals!


Light Delight with TouTou December 14, 2009 at 11:54 am

that’s a very fulfilling and energetic breakfast!! love this combination ;-D I just wish my stomach won’t protest for cold food in the morning :p


Lauren @ louisianagrown December 14, 2009 at 12:53 pm

Are yall having warm-ish weather right now? Very summery looking breakfast!


Megan (BitesoftheApple) December 14, 2009 at 12:55 pm

Haha i just read that and was like, oh silly Jenna, Christmas is not next week. BUT IT IS. INSANE.


Leah December 14, 2009 at 3:10 pm

That breakfast looks so good! I love raspberries!


Jil December 14, 2009 at 3:17 pm

I know I cannot believe Christmas is so close! Ahh. That is such a good idea, letting the grapefruit sit out with honey. I just might have to try it! The yogurt looks so good too!!


Julie December 14, 2009 at 9:58 pm

Watch out! Your cereal has a notorious reputation for room clearing gas that lasts for hours and hours. Many a blog post has been made on this topic. And many people have written to Kellogs/Kashi looking for answers (it’s specific to Kashi Go Lean Crunch). So if you tooted during a down dog this afternoon, you know the culprit. I hope you’re one of the lucky few immune to Kashi GoToot Crunch.


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