Breakfast/ Lunch

Crossing My Fingers

Good Morning!

I’m happy to report that I did sleep last night and probably got about 8 hours. I feel a ton better today! Dexter slept on top of the comforter next to my feet for half the night then I think he moved and slept underneath the bed for the other half of the night so he was happy too.

This morning I had half a banana with almond butter then hit the gym for some cardio (finally!). I did 10 minutes on the treadmill, 10 minutes on the elliptical and 10 minutes on the bike. When I got back I made a smoothie and an Ezekiel english muffin for breakfast. In my smoothie I put about a half cup of blackberries, some peaches, a banana, a cup of soy milk and 2 tbsp of ground flax. It turned out so big that I couldn’t even finish the whole thing!


I was going to make soup last night to take to work today for lunch but I just didn’t have the time or energy so I just made a simple tofurky/spinach/honey mustard sandwich for lunch today. I also packed a pear to go alongside it and, for later, some peanut butter puffins and grapes to snack on.



I’m crossing my fingers that Dexter doesn’t get into anything while I’m at work today! I know I’ll be thinking/worrying about him the whole time and I hope he’s sleeping soundly for most of the day!

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  • Romina
    April 14, 2008 at 1:17 pm

    Congrats on catching up on that much needed sleep!

  • arimcg
    April 14, 2008 at 1:21 pm

    I always make waaaay too much smoothie too – I get excited and add too much stuff. I wish it would keep in the fridge but it always separates and gets all gross.

  • Cara
    April 14, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    I know what you mean about worrying about your pet when you are at work. Good thing we can close our dogs into our kitchen (its a decent size and they are small dogs) so a little less worry. heh. But before we thought about this idea, they were always in trouble. haha

  • Michaela
    April 14, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    Where do you get those pb puffin things and what brand are they? They look/sound good.

  • Michaela
    April 14, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    What brand are those peanut butter things? They look/sound good!

  • Betsy
    April 14, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    i haven’t had a chance to say hi to dexter yet-i’m so behind. Hi Dexter!!! he is sooo sweet looking. I’m sure you two are going to make a perfect pair!!

    PB puffins-the BEST!!!!

  • Betsy in Pittsburgh
    April 14, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    Ahh I haven’t been keeping up – but I am so so happy you adopted a cat! I have 2 myself that are from shelters, and they are the best. They’re all over my blog… I’m slightly obsessed. I even commissioned a painting of one of them for Christmas. Yikes.

    I would recommend getting another one (probably sounds crazy, I know), but they’re so much happier with a friend and less likely to get into trouble when they’re all alone. Plus you can leave for days and not worry about them. Just a thought! My first cat has completely changed since we got our second… and for the better (he was a biter and cried when we left, now he’s completely stopped both).

  • erica
    April 14, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    Dexter is so adorable! Lets hope he doesn’t get himself into anymore trouble today.

    Funny, I was decided between an english muffin and waffles this morning! Yours looks great.

    Have a great Monday Jenna!

  • N
    April 14, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    That smoothie looks to die for!

    Have a great Monday and here’s to hoping that Dexter doesn’t get into any trouble today

  • VeggieGirl
    April 14, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    So glad to read that you got enough sleep last night – I sure didn’t, haha. Oh well ;0)

    LOVE that smoothie combination – I’m about to go pick some blackberries, actually.

    Haha, aww, hopefully Dexter will be a good boy today, while you’re out. Have fun today!! :0)

  • Courtney F
    April 14, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    Hey everyone!

    I posted a few weeks ago about being a new ‘semivegetarian’ and Im interested in buying one of Dreena’s Cookbooks. Does anyone recommend one over the other?

    Jenna, Dexter is sooo cute! I’m glad you have someone to keep you company since your roommate had to move away!


  • claire
    April 14, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    This is my first time commenting, but I’ve been reading your blog for a few weeks. I love it! It’s filled with great ideas of how to eat real food!

    I’m toying with the idea of becoming vegan.

    Your smoothie is a beautiful color of purple.

  • babycakes
    April 14, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    So happy you finally got some much needed rest last night! It’s amazing how much the quality and quantity of sleep affect our health!

    Your smoothie looks absolutely delicious! I make a home-made smoothie out of fresh organic berries and flax nearly every day. I love them!

    Keeping my fingers crossed that Dexter stays out of trouble today! Cats are such mischievious creatures!

  • blueberrybabe
    April 14, 2008 at 4:33 pm


    glad you are feeling better!

    i have a quick question for you- what is the exact bread you use? there are so many varieties of that brand and it would be nice to just pick one to start! thanks.

  • Emily W.
    April 14, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    Does anyone live/ have ever visited Kansas City, Kansas and know of any tasty healthy restaurants? I am going there this summer to visit my aunt and want to make sure I am not missing out on any opportunities for good food!

  • sweet basil
    April 14, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    jenna–i tried tofurky for the first time last friday. i was skeptical–but it was actually quite good, and really filling (esp. with an avocado). i was suprised at how filling 80 cals worth was. it didnt really taste like turkey to me–more like the gyro meat (maybe b/c i had it with a “tzakiki like sauce”…but it is something i could definitely eat for lunch once in a while.

    thanks for the idea!

  • Jill
    April 14, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    Good job on the sleep! I always say/think I’m going to get 8 hours, and then never end up actually doing it! It’s so good for you, too!

    Man, your lunches always make me excited for my job as I get to pack lunches like those; school is too all-over-the-place to do so. They look so yummy!

  • Caroline
    April 14, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    Great to hear that you finally caught some Zs. I am impressed that you already have blackberries around…summer is not so very far away, I guess!

  • amy
    April 14, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    I agree about getting another cat. I have two as well. When the second one came, the first was a bit jealous. They quickly became friends, and now they take naps together and chase each other around the house. It is great! One is more of a cuddley cat, and the other is more playful. They compliment each other well!

  • Alice (in Veganland)
    April 14, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    oh, that smoothie is calling my name. Loud and clear!

  • Christine
    April 14, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    Hi Jenna!
    I was just reading some of your old posts and I read that you went to Urban Outfitters and got a cute sundress. Is there any way you can take a picture of it? (if that is not too much to ask for) I love that store and i’m going there next week to buy some!
    Thanks in advance

  • jenna
    April 14, 2008 at 8:29 pm


    the cereal is called Barbara’s Puffins. I got the Peanut butter kind. They are available at some grocery stores and most all health food stores! SO good to snack on!!


    I usually buy Ezekiel Sesame bread. I like it and I like that its frozen because then I don’t have to worry about it going bad any time soon!!


    Here’s a link to the dress:;jsessionid=53BD2602F815A151125CFF7DB0546917.app11-node5?itemdescription=true&itemCount=60&id=14597785&parentid=W_APP_DRESSES&sortProperties=+product.marketingPriority,-product.startDate&navCount=133&navAction=poppushpush&color=