Baked Beans To The Rescue!

I hope everyone’s Tuesday has been good. I am hurrying to school tonight because I have to get there early to deal with some loans that I need to reapply for the remaining months at school. Luckily I made those amazing (and I stress a-m-a-z-i-n-g) baked beans from Veganomicon last night. I had a very filling dinner tonight of baked beans, a sweet potato I had baked this morning then reheated after work, a toasted english muffin with earth balance and a spinach salad with woodstock dressing. I’m pretty full now but ready to tackle whatever comes my way in school tonight.


I “borrowed” some peanut butter Nana cookies from my parent’s house last weekend and I’m bringing a small one to school with me tonight for a snack later. I love these things and wish they sold them at my regular grocery store!

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  • VeggieGirl
    May 27, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    Ahh, baked beans – classic comfort food, for sure.

    Good luck with class tonight, and enjoy those p.b. cookies :0)

  • Romina
    May 27, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    I’ve never had baked beans!! Must try these.

  • Caroline
    May 28, 2008 at 4:22 am

    I’ve been meaning to try two things in this post: the baked beans recipe and the Nana’s cookies. What is your favorite flavor of the Nana’s cookies?

  • yolie
    May 28, 2008 at 5:50 am

    Hi everybody!!

    I am going off on a yoga teacher training course for a month in July, and i was wondering if anyone could suggest some easy healthy meal and snack ideas – because every day I’ll have to pack breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus in-between nibbles 🙂

    Thank you so much, it would be a huge help…

    And Jenna, thanks for the amazing blog, you are totally inspirational 🙂

    Have a lovely day!!

    Yolie x

  • Richelle
    May 28, 2008 at 6:00 am

    baked beans, sweet potato, english muffins.. YUM all of the best comfort foods on one plate!

  • Colleen
    May 28, 2008 at 11:18 am

    mmm nana’s. this is the one i like, though:

  • Leah
    May 28, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    Jenna, do you ever get comments from people about the types of foods that you eat? Does anyone ever say anything about how healthy you eat- or make other comments?

    I have found it to be a struggle to eat as healthy as I want around others for fear of what they’ll think or say but i’m finally coming to a point where I just don’t care. I am an adult and will eat what I like basically! How do you find a good balance in eating the typical party foods (ie: chips & dip) and then still committing yourself to eating healthy along with it?

  • Mel H
    May 28, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    My bf and I went to the lake this weekend with my aunt and uncle and cousins and they don’t eat very healthy at all. Their kids eat doughnuts every single morning, zero fruits or veggies and tons of packaged food so my bf and I brought our own food. One of my uncles friends also came and commented everytime we ate about how healthy we ate and how he didn’t often see many college students who eat healthy. But everynight we had a few glasses of wine and either light ice cream or an oatmeal cookie or two but we ran both mornings. My uncles friend said he was “inspired” that we had such a healthy and balanced but could still enjoy dessert and wine and look in shape. I say- who cares what people say! They are either inspired or just jealous bc they don’t have self control!

  • Leah
    May 28, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    Mel- thank you for your post! I also went camping this weekend and I felt so out of place sometimes. While the others were having bacon and sausages for breakfast I brought my own cereal, yogurt and fruit and when they were snacking on chips I had dried/fresh fruit etc. I enjoy eating healthy and feeling good but it sucks when people make comments on how much of a healthy lifestyle I lead. I don’t try to inconvenience anyone and I offered all of my snacks to everyone else. That is so good that you inspired someone to possibly start to life a healthier lifestyle. Good for you guys!

    I think balance is key. There is nothing wrong with enjoying some wine and dessert at night, especially at outings like the one you had this past weekend. That’s how I felt as well. I enjoyed an ice cream one our last day there with one of the girls who came along. This accompanied lots of healthy food and walking throughout the weekend.

    Does anyone else ever deal with things like this?