Breakfast/ Lunch

An Old Bar With New Tricks

Hi everyone—Happy Thursday!

Some beauties I made at work today:



Yes, it would appear I am moving over from being the bread girl to being the vegan cupcake girl! The top are just chocolate with vegan buttercream and “oreos”, and the bottom are vanilla with chocolate buttercream and sprinkles. We all agreed that the chocolate cupcakes are MUCH better than the vanilla so I have to work a bit on a new recipe. They still look pretty though, right?? I think I ate my weight in chocolate buttercream today. 😉

Buttercream wasn’t ALL I ate today though! I tried a new bar at 3:45 this morning—


This has been sitting on my dresser since LAST SUMMER! I finally gave it a go today and I’m glad I did! I really liked it and will definitely buy it again. It tasted sort of like a “grainy, crumbly nutri-grain bar” (in a good way) and it was very satisfying. I do wish it had more protein in it (it has 6 grams) because I find that I do better in the early morning when I have had a snack with some protein like yogurt or hard boiled eggs. However, this did keep me going until 8:00 when I broke for breakfast so it isn’t too shabby!

Breakfast was a big bowl of oats (3/4 cup made with 1 cup skim) with almond butter and agave


And lunch was a big yogurt bowl with 1/2 cup Zoe’s honey almond granola, a sliced banana and a drizzle of agave


I like breakfast foods. Can you tell??! 😉

After my food digests a little I’m going to hit the mat for some power yoga. Very necessary today.

Catch ya in a bit!

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  • fitforfree
    February 26, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    Yumm that granola looks yummy! I think the optimum power bars are kinda like Odwallas. I wish I could buy one of those oreo cupcakes!!

  • kristi
    February 26, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    The cupcakes are so cute!

  • Mindy
    February 26, 2009 at 12:56 pm


  • Emily
    February 26, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    Yay for vegan cupcakes! They look really yummy.

    I’ve been wanting to try an Optimum Energy bar but wasn’t sure. Good to know they’re tasty.

    Enjoy your yoga!

  • Jenna 2
    February 26, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    Your cupcakes look beautiful!

  • Meg
    February 26, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    That frosting looks amazing! I will have to find a good vegan buttercream recipe!

  • brandi
    February 26, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    I want those cupcakes! They look so good!

  • Shelby
    February 26, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    I want that bar! It looks great.

    And those cuppers, wow! I actually think the vanilla ones are better but that’s because they have such a strong flavor =)

  • Lexi
    February 26, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    I Love breakfast foods! I find myself eating cereal for snack a lot. You’ve mentioned Yoga Podcasts before – which podcasts do you like most? I do the ones from YogaJournal but I’m getting bored with them and need something new!

  • Rachel
    February 26, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    Rock those vegan cupcakes! I hope you keep sharing with us what you come up with. Yum, yum.

  • Beadie @ What I Ate Yesterday
    February 26, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    The cupcakes look so pretty!

    p.s. my new site is up and running and I have solved the problem I was having with google reader. I am not sure if you were a subscriber but I wanted to let you know!

  • Michelle Hisae
    February 26, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    I totally agree that yoga is DEFINITELY much needed today. I’ll be doing some along with you!

    BTW, I’ve been reading your blog for over a year now, and I’ve been hooked since I started! Your down-to-earth style is engaging and your positivity is contagious. I’ve just started my own blog, so thank you for being a inspiration for me!

    P.S. Who doesn’t love breakfast foods?!?? (:

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    February 26, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    Mmm I love breakfast food! I would eat it all day if I could!

  • Amelia
    February 26, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    Wow those cupcakes look incredible! Great job! 🙂

  • Bec
    February 26, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    Buttercream is by far the best frosting out there!

  • Danielle
    February 26, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    I don’t even like cupcakes but yours make me drool. They look so delicious, especially with the oreo on top!

  • Ashley C.
    February 26, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    Omg your making me drool over those cupcakes!

  • Sarah
    February 26, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    Wow! You are sooo talented, Jenna! Gorgeous cupcakes ; )

  • Kelly
    February 26, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    Did those end up being sold or were they just for testing? I think it’s great how much they let you experiment with recipes. That seems so awesome. What percentage of your time would you say you spend testing recipes vs. creating the standard ones?

  • Emily
    February 26, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    Those cupcakes are so pretty, Jenna!

  • Matt
    February 26, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    Those cupcakes look delicious!

  • Julie
    February 26, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    Those cupcakes look soooo good! I love love love breakfast too. Breakfast for dinner is the best 🙂

  • Natalie
    February 26, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    I usually eat breakfast foods for lunch to!

    LOVE those cupcakes!!!

  • Yasmin
    February 26, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    Those cupcakes are so cute! I love breakfast foods as well and would like to have them for other meals but does it sustain you? Email or comment on my blog

  • Mara @ What's For Dinner?
    February 26, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    OH MY GOD Jenna, those look absolutely amazing!!! I’m a huge fan of vegan frosting for some reason, and I’m not even vegan!

  • Leah
    February 26, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    Those cupcakes look soooo darn good!! Wow!!
    I’m a big fan of breakfast foods as well!

    Have you seen Tina’s (Carrots n’ Cake) post on the Yoga challenge for March?? I thought you might be into it! I know i’ll be joining!!

    I mentioned you on my blog the other day and I just wanted to say Thanks for being so positive about yoga- i’ve really found a love for it!!

  • Marian
    February 26, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    I could eat breakfast every meal!!!

  • Rose
    February 26, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    Tasty lookin’ cupcakes.

  • Caroline
    February 27, 2009 at 12:02 am

    Those cupcakes look divine!

    I have a few of that exact same bar hiding in my stash. Thanks for the reminder:)

  • Aaron
    February 27, 2009 at 12:44 am

    I had one of those exact same energy bars today for the first time; I was a little cautious after trying the cherry pomegranate flavored ones, but, wow! The blueberry kind is amazing! Although if yours was a year old, it might’ve been a little different; the ones I have say “New & Improved” on the box.

  • Lorraine
    February 27, 2009 at 8:50 am

    Hi Jenna. I love your blog and read almost every day, although I rarely comment. I just wanted to say that your post Wednesday about adding something in for Lent instead of getting rid of something and your past posts about Beth Moore have inspired me to start one of her studies. I’m doing the online study for Believing God and I’m so excited about it. I’ve even recruited my mom to join me. Thanks for the inspiration!

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