Thanks for the sweet comments about my car! Its a headache all right but I’m thankful no one was hurt. Hopefully I’ll get a rental car today to use until my car is fixed.

Breakfast was the Trader Joe’s brand of Kashi Go Lean Crunch:

I think this was called something like “honey almond flax crunch” and I actually liked it BETTER than Kashi because it was not as hard. Sometimes Kashi hurts my mouth because the clusters are so hard…this was much better! And, it had 10 grams of protein per serving.
I’m hoping I can get a car soon so I can still make my work-out at the studio later this morning. But, if that fails, I’m going to go for a run and do some strength moves here and then write for the rest of the day. I have my writer’s group this afternoon and it has become one of the highlights of my week!

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  • Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)
    March 4, 2010 at 8:10 am

    I love that TJ’s sells their own version of popular products. I swear that their tomato bisque soup is identical to the Amy’s Kitchen brand!

  • Lauren
    March 4, 2010 at 8:12 am

    I hope everything works out quickly with your car! Even minor accidents are annoying. Take care!

  • Beth
    March 4, 2010 at 8:13 am

    Ohh i’ll have to try out that cereal.. looks good! hope everything works out with your car!

  • Kristilyn (My 29th Year)
    March 4, 2010 at 8:16 am

    I love the Kashi Honey Almond Flax cereal – it’s so yummy! And I actually love the crunchiness. That way it stays somewhat crunchy when I mix it with yogurt. The Toasted Berry cereal is really good, too!


  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs
    March 4, 2010 at 8:19 am

    I love it when a cheap supermarket version is better – I’ve found my cheap own-brand oats have better fibre and protein content than official brand ones! Hooray 🙂

  • Rachel (Suburban Yogini)
    March 4, 2010 at 8:24 am

    I heart my writer’s group. Don’t know where I’d be without it. So good to get another perspective 😀

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance)
    March 4, 2010 at 8:27 am

    love that cereal! I agree that kashi’s can be a bit rough on the mouth! I normally let it soak in my milk for a minute or two to soften it up 🙂

  • Jessica @ How Sweet
    March 4, 2010 at 8:28 am

    Kashi hurts my mouth too – hurts my jaw because you have to chew so much!

  • Kati @ Living Well
    March 4, 2010 at 8:31 am

    I don’t buy Kashi crunch anymore either…too hard but too addictive too! :> I looove the warm cinnamon heart 2 heart though!

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite
    March 4, 2010 at 8:32 am

    Kashi crunch hurts my mouth too! I don’t buy it anymore. It’s even taken off a little skin from the roof of my mouth… Hate that!

    Good luck with the rental car!!

    March 4, 2010 at 8:38 am

    I actually stopped eating Kashi Go Lean Crunch bc it really does hurt my mouth! I think this is, in part, attributable to the cereal–but, in part, attributable to the fact that I chomp it with extra vigor because it’s so delicious hahaha. I’ll need to hit up your granola

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    March 4, 2010 at 8:40 am

    Yeah, I’ve totally cut my mouth on Kashi clusters before…but they’re so good!

    Enjoy your writer’s group! I’d love to find one of my own…now that I teach creative writing, I miss having my OWN stuff workshopped, lol!

  • ellen eats beets
    March 4, 2010 at 8:43 am

    I’m going to have to try that cereal. I looooove golean crunch, so I bet I’ll develop a love for the TJ’s brand!

  • Jil
    March 4, 2010 at 8:44 am

    I agree with the uber crunchiness of Kashi Go Lean Crunch…sometimes I’ve had to just let it chill in the milk for a while so that it wasn’t as hard. Still delicious though…good to know that TJ’s brand is less hard though!

  • Sarah
    March 4, 2010 at 8:46 am

    I am glad to hear that I’m not the only person who has issues with Kashi cereal! Sorry to hear about your car, what a pain!

  • Christie @ Honoring Health
    March 4, 2010 at 8:46 am

    Sorry about your car, hope it all works out ASAP!

    I can’t eat gluten any more but when I did, I much preferred TJ’s crunch cereal over the Kashi kind. I agree that it was less crunchy and it was more flavorful, as well.

  • Carolyn
    March 4, 2010 at 8:48 am

    I think TJ’s just puts their name on other brand products, because even the pictures are the same.

  • jenna
    March 4, 2010 at 8:54 am

    🙂 i’m glad youre staying positive!! I hope today goes more smoothly for ya!

  • Gabriela
    March 4, 2010 at 8:55 am

    I´ve never tried Kashi Go Lean – but I´m sure it tasted awesome!
    I hope you get your car soon 🙂
    Have a great Thursday!
    Brazilian XOXO´s,

  • Gabriela
    March 4, 2010 at 8:55 am

    *tastes. Haha.

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    March 4, 2010 at 8:58 am

    i’m the same way, sometimes kashi can hurt my mouth too! good luck with the car stuff and hope you have a great time at the writer’s group! 🙂

  • Evan Thomas
    March 4, 2010 at 9:00 am

    I love all of Trader Joe’s knock offs. They’re usually lighter on the wallet, too

  • Katy ( The Balanced Foodie)
    March 4, 2010 at 9:03 am

    I love mixing Kashi GoLean crunch with H2H but I totally agree with you, it’s super hard! I will have to add that cereal to my list of must-haves when I head up north in a couple weeks!

  • Lauren @ Eater not a runner
    March 4, 2010 at 9:17 am

    I’m gonna have to look for that cereal, sometimes I think golean is too hard too 😉

  • Amanda
    March 4, 2010 at 9:19 am

    I agree, some of the kashi cereals are waaaay too hard for my mouth! I prefer honey sunshine : )

  • Kelly (at Local Foodie Fight)
    March 4, 2010 at 9:23 am

    mmm. I have given up bananas and berries lately because I’m trying to stick to local or at least domestically grown foods — but yum a nice ripe banana in some crunchy cereal would be divine right about now…

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    March 4, 2010 at 9:32 am

    The TJ’s cereal sounds great!!! I love Kashi GoLean but I agree, it is SUPER hard!!
    I hope everything with the car works out.. that’s no fun!

  • Kalli@fitandfortysomething
    March 4, 2010 at 9:46 am

    everything kashi is great! hope you car gets fixed soon……

  • Rachel @ Shedding It
    March 4, 2010 at 9:49 am

    I agree that Kashi is sometimes too hard!! I usually let it soak in the milk for a minute or too to soften it up so I don’t end up with a hacked-up tongue.

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    March 4, 2010 at 10:00 am

    I hear ya on the cement like Kashi clusters. I’ve feared cracking many a tooth on those things.

    Best of luck with the car situation!

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman
    March 4, 2010 at 10:20 am

    I’m so glad you said this! My husband thinks I’m nuts for saying Go Lean makes my jaw hurt. It’s too crunchy—after a few bites my jaw’s too tired to go on.

  • Paige (Running Around Normal)
    March 4, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Ooh, I’ll have to pick up this cereal next time I’m at Trader Joe’s. Have a great day, Jenna!

  • Corinne
    March 4, 2010 at 10:23 am

    oh no so sorry about your car!! that pic looks so bad! 🙁 thank gosh you were able to locate the person that hit you! good thing you have writers group to look forward to!! reading any good books now? reading alwayssss helps me to unwind. gluck!

  • theemptynutjar
    March 4, 2010 at 10:34 am

    I LOVE that you eat real food — a lot less than me…but at least its food! Bananas and cereal…u need lots of nut butter and other throw-ins for that bowl 🙂

  • jenna
    March 4, 2010 at 10:38 am

    i totally know how ya feel with the crunchiness of the go lean!
    glad you found the TJ’s cereal!

  • MMiller
    March 4, 2010 at 11:05 am

    I agree about the go lean crunch! I do love it though! I wish I had a TJ’s near me! I am currently eating the Kashi warm cinnamon heart to heart and that is very good too! Added blueberries to mine today! Doesn’t get soggy very quickly!

    And hope you get the rental today! So tough not having a car, even when you don’t use it a lot! I am so glad you knew who hit it! And it shouldn’t take too long to have fixed! Glad you have so much you can walk to!

  • Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble)
    March 4, 2010 at 11:09 am

    I love Kashi cereal and it is SO expensive here in Canada! Maybe I’ll have to look for it at TJ’s when I’m in the states!


  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    March 4, 2010 at 11:49 am

    Love Kashi Go Lean. Good luck with rental!

  • eatingRD
    March 7, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    You have to try the new Kashi Crisp, it’s not nearly as crunchy and hard as Go Lean Crunch, but still stays nice and crispy in liquids 🙂 Nothing worse than car troubles, hope it gets better.

  • Lanna
    July 23, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    Kashi Go Lean Crunch severely scraped my tongue.