Exercise/ Fitness/ Lunch

A Summer Salad on Labor Day

Reason number 9999999 why living with your parents rocks:



While I was at yoga, my mom took my leftover hunk of wild Alaskan salmon from the other night and made an AMAZING salmon salad with it for me to eat when I got home!!! She wasn’t there when I arrived, so of course I called her and asked her how she made it because it was sooooo yummy!

She took my leftover salmon piece (probably 5 ounces of cooked salmon) and flaked it with a little diced avocado, a little chopped onion, a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, a squirt of fresh lemon juice, sea salt and pepper. Delicious! I ate it over lettuce with crumbled blue corn chips (last of the bag!) and watermelon. This was seriously the best lunch ever! Thanks mom! 🙂

This morning I took a wonderful hour walk by the bay and it was really, really great. I think I’m going to *try* to make the commitment to walk like that on all my non-running days. It really clears my head and starts my morning on the right foot (no pun intended bahaha). I had some cheese and Mary’s crack for a mid-morning snack before heading to the studio to work a bit before my class.


Why are these mini brie cheeses so good?! Why, why why????? Must go to Costco soon and restock. Apparently other members of my family love them as much as I do 😉

Yoga was actually NOT Bikram this morning, it was a 90 minute hot flow. Think dripping sweat and chatarunga-ing for an hour and a half. Good stuff….I feel like grape jelly right now.

I have a 40% coupon for Borders that expires at the end of the day….I think I might head over there now!

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  • Kat (Kat's Daily Plate)
    September 7, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    Wow, that salmon salad looks out-of-this world- salmon + avocado + lemon is such a great combination. I’ve had salmon salad with canned salmon. but never thought to mashed up a leftover fillet. I will definitely try this the next time I have leftovers. Go your mom!
    Hope you find some great stuff at Borders!

  • Melissa
    September 7, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    That salad looks amazing. I eat a ton of tuna, but I never thought to make a salmon salad. Also, do you like the hot yoga better?

    • jenna
      September 7, 2009 at 3:11 pm


      No…I don’t. I prefer regular power yoga classes!

  • brandi
    September 7, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    ooh, have fun picking out books! always a fun trip.

    that salmon salad sounds perfect for the end of summer 🙂

  • Jenna
    September 7, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    After being home this weekend and having my mom’s pantry and fridge stocked full, not to mention all the fabulous meals she cooked, I kind of wish I lived at home :).

    I’m excited to see what you pick up at Borders. I am looking for a good read.

    Have fun!

  • Daria (Summer of the CSAs)
    September 7, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    You’ve got a pile of my favorite foods on that plate!

  • Kristen @ Simply Savor
    September 7, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    haha that salmon salad should definitely top the list of why living with your parents rocks! when i’m living at home i refer to my parents as my “roommates”–it’s much cooler that way 😉 glad you had a great walk and yoga class–enjoy the rest of your labor day!

  • Jolene (everydayfoodie.ca)
    September 7, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    I checked my local Costco for the mini brie, and they don’t carry them 🙁

  • Spotty Prep
    September 7, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    I love those mini brie! The portion control is great since I can eat a ridiculous amount of cheese in a sitting if I’m not careful!!

  • Help Meghan Run
    September 7, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    I LOVE salmon salad! Especially kinds without mayo. 😉 I’ve never tried avocado, though, I’ll have to try it. My fave combo is diced apple (or dried cranberries!) and walnuts.

  • angieinatlanta
    September 7, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    Oh man, reading your blog has seriously got me re-considering this whole independent living situation thing! Your mom’s such an amazing cook; everything always looks AMAZING!

    Have fun at Borders; book browsing is one of my favorite weekend activities!

  • Susan
    September 7, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    That is SO sweet of your mom to do that! I need to start taking more walks too. I live on a gorgeous river than is made for walks along. Have fun looking at book! 🙂

  • Brie (The Fit Bride)
    September 7, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    That Brie looks incredible. I’ve been seriously craving cheese of all kinds lately!

  • Jenny
    September 7, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    haha with meals like that I’d be surprised if you ever leave the ‘rents house :)!

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    September 7, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    What an awesome lunch! Mom’s are so ingenious in the kitchen. 🙂

    I MUST try some Brie for myself. I’ll have to keep my eyes open for it next time I go shopping.

    Enjoy your time at Border’s!!!

  • kay (eating machine)
    September 7, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    i haven’t seen those little bries at my costco 🙁 maybe i need to look harder!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    September 7, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    I wish we had costco nearby to try these. I might have to see if our BJ’s has something similar.

    Any kind of yoga that makes you feel like jelly is awesome! I can’t wait to try Hot Yoga when I go to Colorado next week. My studio here doesn’t have that option.

  • Maria
    September 7, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    I’ll have to go to Costco just for that brie 😉 The salmon salad sounds absolutely delicious!

  • Liz
    September 7, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    Lovely salad! Aren’t moms the best 😉 Yummy brie..GO COSTCO!

  • Bec
    September 7, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    that salad does sound fantastic! I just love eating out of my parents fridge when I am home in general 🙂

  • Julia
    September 7, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    That’s sweet of your mom:) And it looks great!

    I think the mini-brie is another thing they don’t sell here…I think I have to emigrate;)

  • Evan Thomas
    September 7, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    Aww now you’re making me homesick, I wish my mom were here to make that for me. I love how she used avocado as the binder, perfect

  • K
    September 7, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    Long walks are fantastic head clearers! Aw your mom is so sweet for making that for you. My favorite part about living at home? Laundry. I hate doing laundry and, thankfully, my mom does it for me 🙂

  • Tammy (Defining Wellness)
    September 7, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    You know, it’s really awesome that your mom is into healthy cooking and eating, too. So many parents weren’t exposed to the same info we’ve been exposed to, and they’re just not as interested. Go Jenna’s Mom!

  • Kristin (Kristin's Nibbles)
    September 7, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    Wow that sounds delicious! I think I’ll have to try that combo!
    Thanks, Jenna’s mom!

    Have fun at yoga =)


  • Amanda
    September 7, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    Hmmm yoga, salmon salad and a bookstore. Sounds like the perfect day!

  • Bev
    September 7, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    Salmon Salad looks so good !! My Cosco did not have the mini brie. Darn. I just keep checking

  • Tracy
    September 7, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    I’m with you on the walking – sometimes it just feels so good to slow down! Beautiful lunch…hope you had a great long weekend.

  • Lizzy
    September 7, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    MMMM salmon is so delish! Love when mom just whips up a meal like that! gotta love her right?

    hope you find something awesome at borders! i always end up buying a million magazines. my weakness!

  • Taylor
    September 7, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    Awww what a nice mommy!! I looked for those Bries at my Costco the other day, and it didn’t have them 🙁 Bummer!!

  • Karla
    September 7, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    I must find that brie cheese… YUM!
    PS – your mom rocks!

  • Julia
    September 7, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    I love getting a good long walk in. You are so right that it does clear your head!
    That salmon salad looks amazing – I wish I had my mom here to cook for me!
    Way to stay positive!

  • Sara
    September 7, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    What a gourmet day! Looks so fresh. The cracker snack looks great too — now, just team up those two companies to sell a little snack pack duo. 🙂 Hey, that’s how these things happen!

  • Cara
    September 7, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    What a sweet Mom you have.
    Sounds like you had a pretty intense yoga session; I can definitely relate with the noodley leg feeling. When I walk home from yoga in the morning, sometimes I feel as though I have no control over my legs!

  • jsr
    September 7, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    What book did you get at Borders? I am always looking for a good recommendation!

  • kristi (sweet cheeks)
    September 7, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    Mmmm, I <3 Salmon. I want to live with your mom! 😀

  • Jenna
    September 7, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    moms are the best for making yummy meals!
    that salad looks so good!

  • Shawna (Getting Fit and Happy)
    September 8, 2009 at 7:29 am

    YUM! That salmon salad looks incredible!!!

  • Julie @savvyeats
    September 8, 2009 at 11:02 am

    That salad looks delicious!

    I do Pilates, but think that yoga would help with some of the knee and hip problems I’ve been having. Do you know of any good yoga DVDs/podcasts/etc that I could try?

  • Ali (food, fitness, fashion)
    September 8, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    That salmon salad looks great! that was sweet of your mom.

  • Kelly
    September 9, 2009 at 11:33 am

    Can you PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, start posting what you buy when you go to Costco!? I just recently got my membership and have the basics down (almond butter, hummus, cheese, produce, etc) but am so worried I am missing totally awesome stuff in all those massive aisles!

    Total side note: I also just found new windshield wiper blades there (Costco), totally the expensive ones for only $8 a blade instead of about $20, totally necessary for living in FL.

  • Allie
    September 10, 2009 at 9:37 am

    I am totally getting my eat, live, fix right now!! Ive been w/o a computer since last week(its been tough ;)) but I was wondering, what’s the name of those crackers you had with the brie…they look fabulous…

    • jenna
      September 10, 2009 at 9:39 am


      Mary’s Gone Crackers….love ’em!