Breakfast/ Dessert/ Dinner/ Exercise/ Fitness/ Lunch

Happy Snack

Hi friends!

Please forgive me for again combining my posts today. I really do love my job but sometimes I just feel like I have to cram so much into the remainder of the day (which really feels like it should be my night!) and more times than not, I find that I just cannot do everything I set my mind to! I had a good day at work today…we stayed quite busy and I was rolling pitas, flatbreads and shicaccias til’ the last second.

Before I left this morning I decided to snack on something a little different because lately I’ve been SO hungry ALL morning long…even after eating a larabar! Seriously…like aching hunger which doesn’t lead to good things (I might have been resorting to picking extra candied pecans off of sticky buns and chocolate chips off of cookies….maybe….shhhh). So, this morning I had a banana and chocolate peanut butter instead!


It was a fabulous decision because it kept me satisfied ALL morning until I took a break at 7:45. I could have even gone longer but wanted to call Ryan before his 8:30 meeting. 🙂 I am proud to say I didn’t eat ONE candied pecan or piece of baked streusel! Score! I had my usual oats this morning made with half 2% milk (the kind my mommy buys) and half water and a scoop of chocolate almond butter. I didn’t cook it long enough though and it was a little on the soupy side—still good though!


I also had an orange:


After work I raced home because I had an appointment at 1:30 and at 2:00 I had to get to. For lunch, I had exactly what I was craving—-a 2% Fage with 1/2 cup kashi “thumpers”, a sprinkle of oatmeal raisin crisp and a sliced banana:


After I got home I decided to take my daily exercise outside for a change since it is GORGEOUS today! I took Mikan for a nice 45 minute walk and did three sets of lunges down the street to work my legs a little bit. It was fabulous and Mikan liked it, too. 😉

And then for dinner, I kept it simple ’cause tomorrow I’m goin all out (you’ll have to wait to see!). Annie’s mac & cheese with a pouch of chunk light tuna and broccoli. This hits the spot every time.


Dessert was two belgium chocolate covered cinnamon biscuits and a cup of night-night tea =)


I have a very weird week this week. Tomorrow I work and then I don’t actually work again until Saturday. I have to go to a training class (the title of the class is wellness through natural foods!) on Thursday night and then I got Friday off because Thursday will be a late night and not really conducive to waking up at 3 and going to work. Thank God my boss is so understanding! I’m cooking for my family and for Ryan tomorrow night and grocery shopping after work. I am making one of our favorite meals….you will have to be patient and I will post it tomorrow. With the recipe, of course!

I’m off to take a bubble bath! See you tomorrow =)

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  • Becca A
    February 3, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    Your class sounds really interesting.

  • Brittany
    February 3, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    Annie’s mac and cheese with tuna is such a good combo. I can’t wait to see what you have in store for dinner tomorrow!!

    Have a great day at work.

  • Shelby
    February 3, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    Mmm, your cereal combo looks amazing. Of course that’s the first thing I noticed…Hi, I’m Shelby and I’m a cereal-holic!

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    February 3, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    That dinner looks really yummy!

    Sometimes it is nice to take a day off of yoga and go for a nice long walk! I bet it was gorgeous in Tampa today.

    Enjoy your training class. That sounds really interesting!

  • Emily
    February 3, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    oh man, mac and cheese with broccoli and tuna is one of my fave easy dinners! 🙂

  • Beadie @ What I Ate Yesterday
    February 3, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    I love mac n cheese with mix ins, such comfort food!!

    Can’t wait to read about tomorrow night’s dinner!!!

  • polly
    February 3, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    oh honey that banana with pb looks sooooo darn yum. I am totally making a “banana sandwich” tomorrow!!! Just you wait and see! 😉


  • Maureen
    February 3, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    That banana + chocolate looks to DIE for. I also need a morning pick-me-up or else I starve, so I’ll definitely try out that idea. My two favourite flavours!

  • megan
    February 3, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Your Annie’s mac and cheese made me crave that for dinner. So, I think I may have that tonight too 🙂
    I have to say I adore your bowl you used for your lunch AND that teacup. I know you have used that mug before…I love it!!
    Oh, and I love your chocolate pb nanner sammie, too.
    Have a wonderful night, Jenna!

  • stephanie
    February 3, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    oh my that dinner looks divine. i’ve been craving mac and cheese nonstop lately. i don’t know what that’s about!

  • Melinda
    February 3, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    oooh, that banana looks yummy! can’t wait to see the surprise meal!!

  • Erin
    February 3, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    That ‘naner looks soooo good! I need to get chocolate pnut butter!

  • Nettles
    February 3, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    That Mac and Cheese ldoes look great. Don’t worry about cramming two blogs in one. I totally understand. I am just glad you check in everyday because I look forward to your posts.

  • FoodsThatFit
    February 3, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    I love bananas and PB, I bet it tastes great with the chocolate PB. Good idea!

  • Maggie
    February 3, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    I love your snack 🙂

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy)
    February 3, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    The chocolate pb banana is gorgeous!
    What’s a Kashi bumper? Is it related to a Puffin?

  • Fancy
    February 3, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    Hi Jenna!
    How much of the box of Annie’s do you eat at a time? I can easily eat the entire box in one sitting….I really try not to, but it’s so delicious! How many meals do you turn 1 box into? Thank you, Jenna!!!!!!!!!

    • jenna
      February 4, 2009 at 2:29 am

      Hi Miss Fancy!

      I just make the entire thing and then portion mine out with a big one cup scoop! 🙂 I could eat the whole box too!! haha!

  • melissa (fitnessnyc)
    February 3, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    For some reason, I really love the title of this post. It made me happy. happy snacky!

  • tiffany
    February 3, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    I really just love your peter rabbit cup more and more everytime I see it in your post. I’m almost tempted to go get one. Even though I am 20. Shhh…

  • Kailey (SnackFace)
    February 3, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    I just loooove to read about your days! That switch to naner with pb in lieu of a larabar every now and then may also be more economical! (not that I pay attention to that much myself). Can’t wait to see tomorrow’s dinner 🙂

  • Meg
    February 3, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    Love your tea mug!

  • brandi
    February 3, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    Can’t wait to hear about dinner tomorrow!!

    I have some of that chocolate pb…I really need to try that banana/pb sandwich 😉

  • Marissa
    February 3, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    Annie’s and broc = 🙂

  • Danielle
    February 3, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    Can’t wait to see what you are going to make tomorrow!
    I just had overnight oats for the first time this morning I can’t believe how delicious they are!

  • Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter)
    February 3, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    Wellness through Natural Foods sounds like it will be an interesting class. I’m anxious to hear about it.

    Love the mac & cheese dish – just like my mom’s tuna noodle casserole back in the day…well, sort of. 🙂

  • Victoria
    February 3, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    Love that Annie’s meal. I’m looking forward to seeing tomorrow’s!

  • Sharon
    February 3, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Love your delicious eats. And your mug is tooo cute!!!

  • Ryan
    February 3, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    I had Annie’s last night and for lunch today….delish! Your combo with it sounds great though!

  • Michelle (PinQue)
    February 3, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    Seeing your chocolate peanut butter reminds me that I need to go to the store and get some more!! That stuff is absolutely DELICIOUS!

  • Nicole
    February 3, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    I hope your weird week goes well, girl!

  • Caroline
    February 3, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    I am totally loving all your dishes AND the food on them:)

  • Sarah (Tales of Expansion)
    February 4, 2009 at 8:09 am

    oooh can’t wait to see what your big food plans are for tonight. and that banana with chocolate pb sounds like the PERFECT pre-breakfast snack 🙂

  • Kate
    February 4, 2009 at 8:40 am

    We understand! You’re in a new job-I can’t imagine how busy you are trying to figure out your new lifestyle!Although holy moly it’s only 9 in the am and your mac n cheese is making me REALLY hungry!!!!

  • K
    February 4, 2009 at 8:41 am

    Can’t wait to see what your plans are for tonight!! That mac and cheese looks sooooo good 🙂

  • Jess
    February 4, 2009 at 9:49 am

    I drink tea almost every night and I love your Peter Rabbit mug.

  • Kaneil
    February 4, 2009 at 9:52 am

    Those chocolate biscuits look dangerous. yum!

    Take it easy – I can’t imagine adjusting to your new work schedule. Hopefully it will get easier with time. 🙂


  • Jenna 2
    February 4, 2009 at 9:56 am

    Your dinner looks so good!! Can’t wait to see whats in store for tomorrows dinner.

  • Fitzalan
    February 4, 2009 at 10:01 am

    There is something about bananas and PB that definitely keep me fulling and moving for quite awhile.


  • katecooks
    February 4, 2009 at 11:32 am

    I love the beatrix potter mug!! I swear my mom still has all my dishes and books back home. I was a big fan of jemima puddleduck LOL

  • Becky
    February 4, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    you’re not alone when you say you have to cram everything into the hours after work and never get all you want/need to get done, no matter what those hours may be. 🙂 I work a regular 9-5 day and by the time I get home after an hour long commute, make dinner, and walk the dogs, I feel lucky if I can throw in a load of laundry or sit to read for a minute before falling asleep. Its the nature of the beast of the working world unfortunately.

  • Bev
    February 4, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Love beatrix potter mug. It is so cute. Plus oh yea the bannana & PB. Can you see me drool 🙂