Breakfast/ Lunch

A Sweet Date

Hi guys! Happy Monday to you!

Last night’s sleep was very disturbed….one of those nights where you just wake up every 10 minutes and look at the clock. I hate that! Every minute ticking down was a minute closer to my alarm going off at 3. Bah! Surprisingly though, I’m not very tired today….weird since I’m sure I only got 4 or 5 hours of sleep last night. Must be my awesome eats?! 🙂

This morning I had a date!


An especially sweet one =)

I also had a kashi protein bar while driving to work. I actually really like these bars because of the chew. It takes me like 10 minutes to eat this and I was full for the next 4 hours!


Breakfast this morning was delicious overnight muesli


Very very VERY filling! A combo of 1 Voskos (8 oz) and 1/2 cup muesli that sat overnight in the fridge. This morning I added sliced strawberries, almond butter and raspberry preserves.

I got home a little late from work but had a plan to try a tempeh sandwich….I got the idea from Kath’s tempeh and pumpkin butter sandwich as well as Miss Gliding Calm’s tempeh that she broils until crispy. It was incredibly to throw together and was tasty actually! I used 1/4th of the plank of tempeh and broiled it on high for about 4 minutes on each side. Could have gone longer but I was starving! Then, I sandwiched it between a toasted Arnold’s Sandwich thin with a hot gooey piece of pepperjack. Slap on some ketchup and you got yourself a filling sammie!


I also had an orange plucked straight from my brother’s friend’s tree—


And I washed it all down with an ice cold glass of coconut water


So, I was totally planning on not running all week to rest my shins completely before starting to train again, but I am really really really trying to persuade my 18 year old brother to train for a 5K with me (and I just wanted to test out my new gear…let’s be honest) so we are going out for a 1 mile jog together. Afterwards, I plan to do some yoga to stretch everything out.

Got on my compression socks and I’m ready to roll 😉

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  • Mara @ What's For Dinner?
    March 2, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    I’ve been seeing a lot of this coconut water… makes me want to try it! I’ve got my eyes out for tempeh too, but I’m much more excited to make some seitan!

  • VeggieGirl
    March 2, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    So sorry about your disturbed slumber 🙁 But hooray for luscious dates, overnight muesli, Miss GC tempeh… fabulous!!

    Have fun today!!

    March 2, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    I love tempeh. Don’t know if someone already mentioned this before, but up here in Gainesville we have two local tempeh makers! If you’re ever are up this way you should check it out. You can buy frozen blocks at the local grocery store Ward’s and many restaurants have it in dishes as well. It is totally awesome that our small town has this, but I must say, I do prefer the taste of Art’s tempeh over Jose’s. One last thing, have you heard any rumors about a Gainesville Greenwise? Fingers crossed.

  • FoodsThatFit
    March 2, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    I am interested to hear how the compression socks work. That would be great if something that simple made a big difference, fingers crossed!

  • Becca A
    March 2, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    Your muesli looks so good! I haven’t had muesli in a while.

  • Shelby
    March 2, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    Fabulous Museli!!! YUM!

  • Natalie
    March 2, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    Love the tempeh sammie!

  • Michelle Hisae
    March 2, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    That tempeh looks really good – I see it all the time, but never buy it at Whole Foods. I’ll give it a go soon! Don’t you love that feeling when you just REALLY have the urge to run?

  • Runjen
    March 2, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    Enjoy your run. I think you have the running bug again! I’m going to have to try that coconut water asap.

  • fitforfree
    March 2, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    Good luck w/ the compression socks — hope they do the trick!

  • Kailey (SnackFace)
    March 2, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    Grr, sorry bout that restless sleep (I was so the same way last night!)! Your eats definitely could keep a person happy and satisfied, though. The tempeh sammie looks fab! Hope the new running gear works well!

  • joyful
    March 2, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    I hope your one mile jog was awesome and you have no shin pains!

  • Sarah (Tales of Expansion)
    March 2, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    sorry for the rough sleep last night!! looks like you made up for it with brilliant eating today, though. can’t go wrong when you start your day with a date 🙂

    let us know how the compression socks work out!

  • Sharon
    March 2, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    Oh wow, love the eats!!!! Tempeh sandwich!!!
    Hope all goes well!

  • brandi
    March 2, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    that breakfast looks so good.

    I hope you get better sleep tonight! Have fun running with all the new gear 🙂

  • Run Saraaah
    March 2, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    Hi there 😀 I am new to your blog. That tempeh sandwich looks AMAZING! I have to try one out myself, I have some tempeh in my freezer waiting to book cooked.

  • Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter)
    March 2, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    I love those Kashi Roll bars as well, but talk about a workout for the jaw! I’ve been wanting to broil some tempeh as well since I saw it on Gliding Calm’s blog. I love tempeh, and I bet it tasted great with some melted cheese.

    Hope you had a good run and enjoyed some yoga. Sleep well tonight Jenna!

  • critichicks
    March 2, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    Love that juicy orange. With all the snow here, it’s a glimpse that summer will come. We have a give-away on our site for amazon ($25 gift cert.) Come on over.

  • Danielle
    March 2, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    I haven’t tried those Kashi roll bars yet, but they do look delicious and if they are able to keep you full for 4 hours they must be decent!

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy)
    March 2, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    I always have to test out new stuff…running gear…food…you name it.

    Hope you get your bro to join you!

  • Glidingcalm
    March 3, 2009 at 6:20 am

    HAHA yay!!!!!! go tempeh!! Toldja I wasn’t crazy, people! It’s good stuff…. plain with PB or on a sammy nice n crispy! (Oh my gosh, how amazing was that little rhyme? I should be the next foodie blog rapper and put out hits about oatmeal and baked tofu. Ya? Okay, maybe I need a cup of coffee before I start commenting on blogs.)

    I sent you a shout out the other day too…….not sure if you noticed!………I FINALLY HAD A TANDOOR CHEF MEAL! 🙂

    happy tuesday !

  • katecooks
    March 3, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    love the coconut water! i drank it every day last week, so good! just wish i could get a big container for CHEAP!!

  • Monica
    March 3, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    Where do you get your coconut water? Do they have it at Whole Foods?