Breakfast/ Lunch

Just What I Needed

Good Morning! No school pictures this morning because last night we went to a chocolate sculpture demo for 90 minutes by a visiting French pastry chef and then all we did was bake creme brulee and creme caramel to be finished off today. I used to really like creme brulee but lately custards haven’t been so appetizing. Maybe I grew out of it? I do love using the torch though to burn the sugar—that’s always fun! In this class we make more than custards, we make cheesecakes, quiches, sorbets, ice creams and mousses. Ryan is excited for the ice cream end of it, his favorite dessert! I was pretty hungry when I got home from school last night around 11:45 so I made a midnight snack of a piece of Ezekiel toast with jam. For some reason that’s the perfect late night snack for me. It always sounds so good.

This morning I woke up, ate half a banana with pb and went to they gym for some cardio. When I got home I opted against a big hot bowl of oats that made my tummy so queasy yesterday morning and instead made a fresh smoothie using mango, strawberries, banana, soymilk and 1 tbsp ground flax along with an english muffin with jam. Perfect!


I’m packing a wrap for lunch today. I used 3 slices of tofurky with about 1/4 of an avocado and honey mustard on a whole wheat tortilla. For those of you that haven’t tried it, the combo of avocado and tofurky is really really good. I’m also bringing two mini peaches from the farmer’s market and a rice cake with pb for a snack later on.



Til later!

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  • Becca A
    May 20, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    Glad to hear breakfast sat better with you today! It sounds like an interesting class you are starting…and a chocolate demo! How fun!

  • Molly
    May 20, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    That’s all you eat for lunch + a snack? I feel kind of like a pig..

  • jenna
    May 20, 2008 at 1:07 pm


    Every body is very very different so please don’t judge your own diet on my own. You and I might have different body types and different nutritional needs. That wrap is probably about 400 calories + 2 peaches for about a 500 calorie lunch. That snack is about 170 calories, which in my opinion is perfect for a mid day snack. I have a lot of healthy fats to keep me full with avocado + peanut butter.

  • VeggieGirl
    May 20, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    Wow, that chocolate sculpture demonstration sounds like it was quite interesting!! And I’m glad that you got out of class before midnight last night – phew!!

    Haha, as I type out this comment, I’m drinking one of my infamous smoothie concoctions. Guess it’s a smoothie kind of morning :0)

    Happy Tuesday!

  • BethT
    May 20, 2008 at 1:59 pm


    Have you ever tried the fake meats from Field Roast? They have really interesting flavors and I like them even better than Tofurkey slices. I get them at Whole Foods…

  • Tara
    May 20, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    Hey Jenna,
    Just wanted to say thanks for providing such a great site. After struggling with an eating disorder for awhile, I am beginning to rekindle my love for food, and your blog really demonstrates how a person can have a healthy relationship/appreciation for food. I will be back here frequently as my blog gets up and rolling—thanks again for really helping, even if you didn’t know you were πŸ™‚

  • Mandy
    May 20, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    glad you’re feeling better today, jenna. I hope the IBS doesn’t act up again for you any time soon. I have IBS and deal with it daily… and have for about five years. It’s NOT fun… so I have total compassion for you!

  • Alyssa
    May 20, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    Mmm those peaches look yummy! More fruit produce is finally coming to MN since it is getting more in season, I’ve got to get some!

    I know how you feel! I dealt with IBS for a few years (several years ago) and recently was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. Have you ever seeen a doctor for IBS?

  • Kristie
    May 20, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    Glad to hear breakfast worked out for you well today! I always find smoothies to be the perfect breakfast when I’m not feeling my greatest. Especially one with mango, strawberry and banana, such a great combo.

  • polly
    May 20, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    Molly, don’t feel like a pig! I eat a lot too! Jenna is a very healthy eater and eats… I love that! Sometimes some of these blogs show girls barely eating and I am wondering how they have energy?! Anyway, I have IBS too and have been to the docs and have had to just figure out what works and what doesn’t. Just when I think I have it figured out… bam a belly ache or massive cramping.

    One of the best things I’ve done is get rid of all dairy from my diet. Wow, that was huge. My daughter is the same. Anyway, hugs to you and to Jenna and everybody. By they way, I love the name Molly… similar to mine! πŸ™‚

  • ibex hk
    May 20, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    YUM! smoothie and ezekial english muffin–PERFECT! have a great day πŸ™‚

  • Mandy
    May 20, 2008 at 5:12 pm

    Alyssa –

    Sorry to hear that you were diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. Are there medications you have to take for it?

    Yes, I have been to numerous GI doctors who have done test after test… and say to “stress less and eat plenty of fiber”… and last december, january and february was pretty bad for me… I tend to lean toward the diarrhea side of IBS… and it got to the point where I couldn’t leave my house because it was happening so frequently… couldn’t eat, etc… so I finally started acupuncture… and that’s the only thing that has helped calm things down. Some veggies, beans and fruits aggravate it… so I’m pretty limited on that unfortunately… but other than that, I try to take it day by day!

  • Alyssa
    May 20, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    Yeah I take medication for it. The first time I saw a GI doctor in high school he told me the same thing, “stress less and eat plenty of fiber.” Needless to say that did not help much. That was about five years or so ago. My symptoms got worse the past year or two, I went from constipation to diarrhea (both extremes were pretty bad). Since fall the diarrhea got worse and I had A LOT of horrible cramping, so I saw the GI doctor again. This time the symptoms were bad and he scheduled for for a barium x-ray and a colonoscopy. The minute he stuck that camera in me he knew something was wrong (which is good because it was something treatable). How long has it been since you saw the GI doctor? If it has been a while and your symptoms have really changed or gotten worse I woul definitely see the doctor again. Hope that helps!

  • Anne P
    May 20, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    Molly – I was thinking that the other day too compared to my lunches but then remembered that she has to eat dinner at like 5 p.m. since she has class in the evening, versus me who eats a big lunch and more snacks, no dinner until about 8 p.m. and no snacks after that. So it makes sense for her to have a smaller lunch/snack and then a bigger dinner in addition to a snack later in the evening since her schedule is different. Before she had night class her eating was distributed differently with bigger lunches and snacks since she was eating dinner later at that point. So I think it all evens out! πŸ™‚

  • beck
    May 20, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    Question, I know you mentioned earlier about the dangers of eating too much fish, etc. How do you feel about putting all that soy/tofu into your body? I was a vegetarian for years but added back fish and quit drinking soy milk, soy cheese, soy everything. It’s really just processed crap! Not a criticism just wondering if you’ve thought about it.

    May 20, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    i have a question about ezekiel bread. i keep mine in the freezer and when i take it out the edges are hard. is it always like that, or do i need to do something different? i’ve never had this bread before so i dont know if i should keep it in the refridgerator or the freezer. any advice?

  • Mandy
    May 20, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    hihi I’m gonna keep teasing to give you a laugh Jenna:
    “but lately custards haven’t been so appetizing” – pregnant?!

  • jenna
    May 20, 2008 at 8:24 pm


    You are right. I do eat seafood but don’t eat it every single day, just the same way I don’t eat processed soyfoods daily. You will notice if you read earlier posts, I usually only pack a tofurky sandwich once or twice a week and the soy in the tofurky is actually minimally processed compared to other soy foods. I probably eat tofu maybe once a week as well. I don’t like to overdo anything and I think my diet is quite varied and a good example of that.

  • happy herbivore
    May 20, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    i miss you.
    and you are making me hungry again.

    i want more kitty photos. please.


  • Heather
    May 20, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    Sign me up for that chocolate sculpture demo, please πŸ™‚

    Hope you’re feeling better today! The smoothie looks delicious.

    Crystal- I keep my Ezekiel bread in the freezer and then just heat it up in the microwave for a few seconds before eating. Just be sure to seal it really well before freezing.

  • Bev
    May 20, 2008 at 10:49 pm

    Do you have any problems with a soggy wrap when you pack it ? I do and I was wondering if you have any tricks. I even make it in the morning. My hummus I think.

  • beck
    May 20, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    Thanks for your reply. I just know I have fallen into the “vegetarian=healthy” trap in the past and ended up feeling bloated and gassy and just plain not good. When I started to research why I realized how much processed crap I was putting into my body! Glad you are aware and knowing!