Breakfast/ Lunch/ Product Reviews

Chickpea Take Three

Hi guys!

Hows your Monday going? I slept like a ROCK last night…I’m thanking swimming for that one! =)

This morning when I got up around 3:00, I decided to try a new bar for a snack along with a half of a banana


BLAHHHHHH THIS BAR WAS REVOLTING!!!!!!!!! I should never have gotten it because “chocolate raisin” just don’t seem like tastes that go together but I tried anyways. I finished this because I knew I would be starving in an hour if I didn’t but the whole time I wanted to gag!

However, it did give me energy for the first five hours of my workday so I guess not all was lost. At breakfast I finally was able to try the Better Whey of Life yogurt that I received in the mail to sample last Friday:


Now THIS was yummy!! Definitely not as thick as Greek yogurt, but it still contained 15 grams of protein and I thought it tasted like a jolly rancher! πŸ™‚ It was sweet, but not overly sweet and reminded me of Stoneyfield Farms or Dannon. This is a great alternative for those that do not like Greek yogurt but are looking to increase their protein intake.

This morning I mixed the yogurt with a half cup of muesli and topped it with the last of Courtney’s homemade almond butter for a filling breakfast:



Work was good and we got out early, which is always sweet on a Monday. For lunch I had chickpea take three…this time rolled up in a Rudi’s wrap and served with another delicious champagne mango!


This was delicious and SUPER filling. Bye bye chickpeas—you lasted me THREE full meals! Amazing πŸ™‚

I’m off to go biking….I have a pretty BIG announcement coming in the afternoon so please stay tuned!

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  • Lindsay
    March 23, 2009 at 10:58 am

    That bar looks pretty nasty to me, but I guess that someone must have thought it was a pretty good idea when they created it. I hope that you have a great run and I cant wait to see some more of your delicious baking recipes soon, havent seen any new ones in a while!!

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    March 23, 2009 at 11:02 am

    I LOVE getting extra meals out of leftovers!! And breakfast looks WONDERFUL! Love that AB =)

  • Carrie H
    March 23, 2009 at 11:17 am

    Are you and Ryan getting married?!? He he, just jokin’, but I think we all think you should! πŸ™‚

  • life coach jen
    March 23, 2009 at 11:24 am

    Yes, I agree with Carrie H, when are you guys going to tie the knot??

  • Colleen
    March 23, 2009 at 11:27 am

    Awww, sorry about the bar – I love Raisinets, so I would think chocolate and raisin would be perfect together!

  • Daniel
    March 23, 2009 at 11:28 am

    Just stumbled onto your blog for the first time today and it’s been a genuine pleasure catching up on your thinking. Really like your philosophies on diet and exercise and in particular your thinking on how people consume too much protein. And I loved your yoga post. You are a gifted writer!

    Casual Kitchen

  • ~c~
    March 23, 2009 at 11:32 am

    Just curious, what was in the chickpea dish? It looks yummy, I would love to try and re-create…was it tomato sauce and spices? or more like tomato paste?

  • megan
    March 23, 2009 at 11:33 am

    Your wrap looks so delicious- that’s so great you were able to get 3 full meals out of those chickpeas πŸ™‚
    I wish I could get my hands on some of that yogurt- it sounds great. And 15 g of protein is a lot!!! Your breakfast looks delish too. Quick questions, what is the difference between muesli and oats? Which do you prefer for staying power? Do you sweeten your muesli with anything?
    Have a glorious bike ride! Can’t wait for the big announcement πŸ™‚ Happy Monday, Jenna!

  • Hallie
    March 23, 2009 at 11:38 am

    I went to a party and there were chocolate-chip raisin cookies. Maybe if they were oatmeal it’d be ok, but they weren’t. Just normal choc chip cookies with raisins thrown in. I took one bite and threw the rest of the cookie out…and that’s very unlike me to do πŸ™‚

  • Megan
    March 23, 2009 at 11:39 am

    Haha I love your reaction to the bar. I think the only time chocolate and raisins should go together is if they’re chocolate covered raisins. And today I decided to try to replicate the wrap you made a few days ago with the fakin’ bacon and it was absolutely delicious!! I never liked tempeh plain but this stuff is amazing! Thanks for posting it on your blog!! And I’m really excited to hear what this announcement is going to be….

  • Anna
    March 23, 2009 at 11:43 am

    YAY half marathon!
    Although it is sort of disturbing to see how huge restaurant portions can be, I LOVE when I can get multiple meals out of one!

  • RunningWithin
    March 23, 2009 at 11:45 am

    Lol, I love how you made that meal stretch three days. Thanks for the review on the bar, I’ll make sure to avoid it. I had the same experience with PB & CO. Raisin Cinnamon PB, It sounds like it should go together, kind of , but YUCK!
    Can’t wait to hear the announcement! : )

  • Rose
    March 23, 2009 at 11:50 am

    Oooh, I’m excited!

  • Kelly
    March 23, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    Yay for big announcements. I cannot wait to see what it is.

  • Matt
    March 23, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    Can’t wait for the announcement!

  • Emily
    March 23, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    I had pita pit today and thought of you, Jenna. πŸ™‚

    Excited for your news!

  • Danielle
    March 23, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    I can’t believe how much leftovers you got from that dish, whatever the price it seems worth it!
    Can’t wait to hear the announcement!

  • brandi
    March 23, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    nice getting out early!

    congrats on deciding to run the half. I”m hoping to run one this fall, too!

  • mags
    March 23, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    i think you’re engaged!!!

  • Beadie @ What I Ate Yesterday
    March 23, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    Sorry you didn’t like that bar, I am not a fan of raisins in anything.

    Can’t wait for the announcement!

  • Anna
    March 23, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    whoops that “YAY half marathon” was supposed to go on the half marathon post! my bad

  • Brittney
    March 23, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    Hi Jenna! I’ve been reading your blog for awhile now, but have never commented, but I thought I would mention that I love your blog!

    Congrats on the half marathon πŸ™‚ I’m sure you will do awesome!

  • JMB
    March 23, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    3 AM? Why do you have to get up so early??

    • jenna
      March 23, 2009 at 12:59 pm


      I bake bread for a living and work from 4 am- 12:30 daily

  • jen
    March 23, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    “I should never have gotten it because β€œchocolate raisin” just don’t seem like tastes that go together but I tried anyways.”

    umm…you’ve never had raisinets?

    • jenna
      March 23, 2009 at 1:28 pm

      Yuck! I DESPISE raisinets…maybe that’s why I felt that way!

  • K
    March 23, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    Are you engaged?! πŸ˜‰

    Sorry the bar was not so hot! The chickpeas however – YUM!

    • jenna
      March 23, 2009 at 1:42 pm

      Guys I am SOOOOOO not engaged. Not even remotely close! I WISH! Check out my latest post to see the big surprise πŸ™‚

  • Moran
    March 23, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    Swimming ALWAYS makes me sleep like a baby!!!
    I cannot wait to read your announcement!

  • Melissa
    March 23, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    The chickpeas look super – I’m sure you will let us know if you recreate them at home πŸ˜‰

  • Emily L
    March 23, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    I think you’ve given me a chickpea craving.
    I don’t think I’ve ever had one of those before (cravings, that is).

  • Run Saraaah
    March 23, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    Looking forward to the announcement! That mango looks oh so perfect – the ones here have been either too hard or too soft lately.

  • Sarah (now in FL)
    March 23, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    You’re giving birth to octuplets?? Wait, you’re not creepy enough…

  • Michelle Hisae
    March 23, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    Yeah, some bars just taste too chemically, or they try to do too much. Simple ingredients make the best bars. That’s why LARABARs are so great!

  • Daphne
    March 23, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    Thank you so much for reviewing my Better Whey of Lifeβ„’ Yogurt. I’m so glad you liked it. I have to admit, however, I have never seen my peach-mango looking quite like it did above (with your muesli and almond butter). Quite an interesting site!!!

    Thanks again for your support.

  • Caroline
    March 23, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    Ooh! A yogurt with mango? Sign me up!

  • erinbee.
    March 24, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    ugh. i haaaate when i get a bar that i dont
    like but have to eat for hungers sake. boo.

    everything else looks divine though. mmm!

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