Breakfast/ Lunch

Case of the Mondays

Hi everyone!

Gah! I have totally got a case of the Mondays today….and its Tuesday! I guess since its my Monday it’s alright. 😉  I fell asleep okay last night around 8:30-ish but sort of tossed and turned and today feel sooooo tired and blah. I guess thats always how it goes the day after a fun weekend!

This morning I ate one of my favorites—


And drank some hot lemon water on route to work. I took yalls advice and packed overnight oats! Sorry for the not so photogenic picture… looks like cinnamon oat soup!



So here’s exactly what I did:

Last night I combined 3/4th cup oats with 1 cup skim milk and 1/2 cup water, a pinch of salt and a TON of cinnamon. I put it in the fridge then this morning I zapped it for 2 minutes, mixed in my pumpkin seed butta and brown sugar and voila! It rocked. I easily shaved 3 minutes off the cooking process (which is crucial when you only have a 30 minute break!) and there was no explosion, which is always nice. Thank you guys for the advice!!

As usual, that big bowl of oaty delight kept me full for the next 5 hours (this is why I eat the heart healthy portion now!!) and when I got home I reheated quiche for lunch! I seriously had been thinking about the quiche ALL morning at work and how amazing it is. I had some grapes on the side as well—I have been finding it very difficult to get my fruit servings in daily without doing a little combo action with my meals. Oh well.


It was so divine I went back for half of another slice 😉


And then I ate my mom’s crust. Not pictured. Tehe

For dessert I had a piece of dark chocolate–not pictured–sorry! It went into my mouth faster than you could believe.

I’m resting for a bit and then I plan to do some yoga here. I’m trying a Dave Farmar podcast today….I think the class is 1 1/2 hours in length and is Baptiste Power. I’ll let yall know how it goes!

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  • fitforfree
    January 27, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    It’s amazing what 3/4 c. of oats can do!

    What does the pumpkin seed butter taste like — sweet? savory? I LOVE sunflower seed butter but can’t imagine what pumpkin seed butter would be like!

  • brandi
    January 27, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    Glad the oats turned out!!

    That quiche looks even better today!

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy)
    January 27, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    I’ve never thought to nuke the overnight oats. I’m gonna try it!

    Cinnamon roll Larabars are one of my fave too!

  • megan
    January 27, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    Thanks for the overnight oats instructions – I just may give that a shot for work in the mornings! 🙂

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    January 27, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    Yumm! I love the cinnamon roll flavor. Very good.

    At school I often use quick cooking oats…only takes about 2 minutes and they are perfecto. I used to be weary of them since I thought that old fashioned were healthier but they have the same nutritional value. I buy them in the bulk bins at a local organic store and they are VERY cheapt too. I got a ton for about $1.

    Hope you get some rest. Enjoy your yoga.

  • ashley (sweet & natural)
    January 27, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    So I’m looking into signing up for an online yoga site so I can take classes at home. I want to start practicing regularly (I’m pretty beginner), but my gym only has one class that fits into my schedule. I know you’re a fan of, but have you ever heard of Why did you choose over other sites?

  • Mariposa
    January 27, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    i love my overnight oats! i couldnt start my day without them seriously! i usually take them with me to work and eat while im digging through all my emails.. its a good way to start the day.. all nice and warm!

  • ModelBehavior
    January 27, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    Overnight oats is a great idea, I may have to give them a try!

  • Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter)
    January 27, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    Can’t wait to hear about the yoga class. I should try 3/4 cups oats as the 1/2 cup usually doesn’t do it for me no matter what I add to it. Have a good Tuesday night Jenna!

  • Sarah M
    January 27, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    I am so making that quiche this weekend. It looks too good not to!

  • Maggie
    January 27, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    I just did Dave’s 10/29/08 class this morning (60 minutes)! It was fun. It was a pretty simple routine but he makes you work those holds and it was a good workout.

  • Becca A
    January 27, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    I’m glad that method worked out for you! It saves me so much time in the mornings when I’m already behind schedule!

  • Meg
    January 27, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    YUM! Pumpkin seed butter.

  • Joy
    January 27, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    mm the quiche looks delicious!
    you don’t know how i look forward to my daily square of 70% dark chocolate! so delicious and satisfys my craving.

  • K
    January 27, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    The gooey cheese is SO calling my name! I also love the sound of cinnamon oat soup – cinnamon is my favorite spice 🙂

  • Sammie
    January 27, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    I did the Yoga Download class (90 min.) by Dave and it was awesome. I tried the no fruit with another food and it was way to hard. I can’t eat an apple alone – it makes my stomach all acidic and does not fill me up at all. I can’t live without my apples.

  • Shelby
    January 27, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    I’m so glad it worked out for you! And that it kept you full for 5 hours! Wow.

    Someone aready asked this but how does Pumpkin Seed Butter taste? I was going to buy some but keep chickening out =P

  • Amanda
    January 27, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    Hi Jenna,

    My mom and I had an ayurvedic consultation this weekend with a respected practitioner in my area My mom is vata-pitta and I am almost a pure vata! I’m a bit overwhelmed by all the food suggestions she gave me – like cut back on raw veggies and beans! I’m strugging with getting in my veggie servings, now. She also told me to bake and peel apples and pears and stew dried fruit such a prunes and to add the spice hing to beans when I cook them because it will aid in digestion. I’m going to try and shift my diet a bit at a time and see if it helps with digestion and calming.

    She also recommended the book: The Ayurvedic Cookbook by Amadea Morningstar. I just ordered it from Amazon – so we’ll see how it goes!

    Hope your Tuesday ends well!


  • Jasmine (Sweet and Fit)
    January 27, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    leftover quiche looks soo good! I’m glad your overnight oats worked out, I am going to have to give that a try sometime

  • VeggieGirl
    January 27, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    Fabulous eats!!

    Enjoy the yoga!!

  • Red Head, Yellow Dog
    January 27, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    yumm…oozey cheesey quiche! good thing my dinner is almost ready..your pics are making me hungry!