Breakfast/ Lunch

Chugging Along

Hey everyone!

I hope yall are having a good Monday….mine has been BUSY! =)

This morning I started my day off with some “chunky monkey oats”Β 


This delicious combo consisted of 1/2 cup multigrain cereal made with half silk vanilla and half water and then mixed with a half scoop of chocolate protein, half a banana and a HUGE scoop of almond butter! It was incredibly tasty and filling! I do need to ration my nut butter though because I only have about 2 tbsp left in the jar and can’t get more til this weekend….I’m out of peanut butter also! eek!!! πŸ™

About three hours later, I snacked on a coconut cream pie larabar:


And for lunch, had a whole wheat pita topped with a light laughing cow and a big scoop of my kalamata olive sundried tomato hummus:


Along with a honeycrisp apple that was about the size of my head:


I stayed a little late at work today to finish some stuff up and when I got home around 3:30, had a kiwi and a chocolate peanut butter pure protein bar for a pre-gym snackie:


Sorry for the lovely paper towel background, I didn’t want to dirty a plate! πŸ™‚

Today work, like I said, was very busy prepping for Thanksgiving. It was rather a quiet day though since we aren’t open for dinner on Monday and I chugged through a super long to-do list all day long.

I sandwiched together 150 macaroons with ganache:


Baked some free form buttermilk biscuits for some chicken pot pies:


Baked 8 carrot cakes—-look at the size of these carrots!!!!! They were about as big as my arm!!!


And also baked 300 mini pumpkin whoopie pies (I didn’t fill them yet though), made some currant scone dough that we froze and will bake off on Thursday and made white chocolate truffle base. It was a jam packed day!

Like I said, I’m headed to the gym in a bit. I’m going to go to BodyPump again! As tortuous as it was last week, I really felt like I got a great workout in….actually a better workout than if I just did strength training on my own because in the class I am forced to KEEP GOING even when I feel like I can’t go on anymore. There’s also no resting in between sets, which makes for a much more challenging workout! When I lift weights on my own I sort of dilly dally around and take breaks, but this class is much more challenging. I would love to make the commitment to go every Monday and Wednesday evening but we will just have to see!

I’ll see you later for dinner! πŸ™‚

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  • Moran
    November 24, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    Have a fun workout Jenna! Your macaroons look GREAT!

  • ttfn300
    November 24, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    horray for bodypump!~ i’m going tonight too πŸ™‚ i’m jealous of your honeycrisp! actually, that kiwi looks good too… and your oats… maybe i’m just snacky πŸ˜‰

  • cbland
    November 24, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    You are a brilliant chef!! πŸ™‚ Whatever happened to the gingerbread houses? Didn’t you say you were going to make some at work? Maybe I missed those pics….

    Anyhow, have a good workout! I’m trying to muster up enough motivation to drag my butt to the gym after work. Hard when it gets dark so early!!

  • jenna
    November 24, 2008 at 3:19 pm


    Actually, about the gingerbread house, it came down to the very last second and Adam just threw it together the night before and then it was taken to the festival! I didn’t get a chance to take a picture! boo!

  • ashley (sweet & natural)
    November 24, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    Those macaroons look awesome! I love the chocolate filling.

  • Betsy
    November 24, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    i honestly don’t know what i would do if i ran out of nut butter! i have quite a stash, so i don’t think that will happen anytime soon πŸ˜‰

    those macaroons look sooo amazing. i need some now!

  • Megan
    November 24, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    Jenna! Everything that you bake at work looks and sounds so delicious. I wish I could try some!
    The “chunky monkey” oats sounds good, too πŸ™‚ Ration that nut butter, girl! I don’t know what I would do without it.
    Have fun at BodyPump! I am going to Zumba tonight- my first time!

  • Shelby
    November 24, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    The Chunky Monkey oats look delicious!!!

  • Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food)
    November 24, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    Mmmm, those macaroons look amazing!

  • Mara
    November 24, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    Were those coconut macaroons or French macaroons?? Either way, YUM!

  • BeeElle
    November 24, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    that hummus looks AWESOME!

    I see all these blogs with “pre-workout” snacks – I absolutely cannot eat w/i 2 hours before I work out – preferably 3 or 4 – or I get a terrible cramp/stomach ache. Oy!

  • maya
    November 24, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    biscuit look yummm! thats my favorite lara bar flavor!

  • mh
    November 24, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    I almost ran out of nut butter today too and I had to stop on my way home b/c I was on the verge of freaking out! haha! I have to eat it everyday!! why don’t you run into publix and get some, or do they not have the kind you like? enjoy your class

  • MizFit
    November 24, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    as a result of your love πŸ™‚ I did body pump this weekend and adored it!

  • Kassi
    November 24, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    jenna! whats a good/ healthy way to stay energized on a long road trip?!

  • Laura
    November 24, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    I just found and bought the Coconut Larabar and can’t wait to try it! Your pita pizza looks soo wonderful!

    WOULD ANYONE WANT TO DO A SMALL BAR TRADE?? I have three Lemon Vanilla Cashew Clif Nectar Bars that I don’t care for the taste anymore (pretty burnt out on them because I bought boxes of them). Just let me know. Thanks!

  • VeggieGirl
    November 24, 2008 at 6:08 pm



  • Matt
    November 24, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    haha i think it would be impossible for me to even go a day with 2 tb nut butter! good luck with that!

  • Oh She Glows
    November 24, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    I love bodypump- it got me in such great shape when I was doing it 2-3 times a week!


  • Becca A
    November 24, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    your hummus looks so good!

  • Christina
    November 24, 2008 at 6:51 pm

    I was hoping to see you at BodyPump tonight but EVERYONE in my house is sick! Maybe Wednesday or next Monday for sure. Have great week.

  • jenna
    November 24, 2008 at 7:04 pm


    Why don’t you come visit me at Quail one of these days?! It’s been way too long! Let’s see….for long road trips I like to make homemade trail mix with almonds, walnuts and dried fruit like apricots and cherries. You should also drink a lot of water (even though that mean stopping and peeing a lot) to keep yourself hydrated. Even though I always want to, I try not to drink more than one caffeinated beverage because it just makes me all wiggy. πŸ™‚ I’ll buy a diet dr. pepper and that’s it. I always bring fresh fruit like apples and pears and also small baggies with portioned out cereals.

    Where are you going?!

  • jenna
    November 24, 2008 at 7:05 pm


    These were our version of french macaroons. The ingredients only include egg whites, sugar and almond paste. They are yuuuummmmyyy!