Breakfast/ Lunch

Much Better

Hi everyone!

I’m VERY happy to tell you that I had a MUCH better day than yesterday. Thank goodness! Last night I went to bed at 6:45 (!!!) and felt very refreshed this morning after a good 8 hours of sleep. How crazy is that…I go to bed before most of you even eat dinner! I am 95 years old. Anyways! This morning I had another banana and peanut butter before work:


And more blueberry chocolate oatmeal AT work =)


My, how I just loooove those blueberries in my oatmeal! And I love that my bowl of oatmeal is so BIG and takes me my entire “lunch break” (how ironic haha) to eat! My boss calls me the oatmeal girl 🙂

After work I hung out for awhile and did some grocery shopping—nothing terribly exciting—just yogurts, veggie burgers and bread (of course!). When I got home, I made a grilled cheese sammie with my 100% whole wheat sunflower flax bread and one slice of pepperjack cheese. I had a cup of my favorite tomato soup on the side as well as a big ol’ cluster of grapes.




Mmm I love this bread that we make! It is LOADED with ground flax, whole flax seeds, sunflower seeds, honey and, of course, whole wheat goodness. It is a smaller loaf, which means smaller slices, but it is totally worth it because of the grainy crunch you get with every bite! Smaller slices = thicker slices in my book! 😉

This afternoon I’m going to run and then probably do a little yoga to ward off any sore muscles! Thank goodness tomorrow is FRIDAY!

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  • fitforfree
    February 12, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    I love bread like that! Around NY you see “health nut bread” that reminds me of this. It is SO good.

  • joyful
    February 12, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    Am I the only one having problems seeing the images, other than the tomato soup? Oh well, I’m just happy to hear you’re having a better day today!

  • polly
    February 12, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    hi lovey!!!!

    So glad you had a better day. I was thinking of you today… I was doing some baking (see blog) and i was like “I need Jenna!!” hehe I am not a pro baker, but I do love tryin’! XOXO

    Hope you sore muscles are more jello mellow tonight. XOXO

  • Joy
    February 12, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    i’m glad you had a better day today! yesterday was so crazy!
    mmmm that is also my favorite tomato soup

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    February 12, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    That bread looks yum-o!! Glad to hear you had a better day!

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy)
    February 12, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    I’ve yet to find a Pacific Foods soup I don’t love. I’m just finishing a cup of the Butternut Squash! Mmmm!

  • Kailey (SnackFace)
    February 12, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    Thrilled to hear today went significantly better! That grilled cheese looks great! I need to consider buying real bread soon 🙂

  • Natalie
    February 12, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    Glad today is better! The bread sounds delish!

  • Jenni
    February 12, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    i’m so glad you’re having a better day today! plus, your lunch looks like it was the perfect comfort food for a busy, rainy, cold day. i agree–friday cannot come soon enough!

  • Maggie
    February 12, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    Enjoy yoga! yay for almost friday 🙂

  • Becca
    February 12, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    There’s nothing like a grilled cheese with tomato soup to brighten your day! 🙂 Hope you enjoy your yoga!

  • mags
    February 12, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    hi jenna! (or anyone!)
    just wondering, how do you feel about fage 0% vs. fage 2%? i accidentally bought the 2% yesterday instead of the 0 and LOVED IT but i’m not sure if the 0 is a better pick nutrition-wise?

  • Murph
    February 12, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    I don’t think you’re an “old person” for going to bed early – you get up at 3 a.m. for pete’s sake!

  • megan
    February 12, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    You would probably the love the sunflower seed cookies I buy at Whole Foods! Gracie’s Best is the brand. They are small and sweet and sunflower-y! yum 🙂
    I love your grilled cheese and soup combo…perfect!
    Have a good day, Jenna!

  • monica
    February 12, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    That bread sounds amazing. I often add flax seeds to my no knead loaf but have never tried grinding them first. How much do you add to a loaf?

    • jenna
      February 12, 2009 at 3:58 pm


      I honestly don’t know because I don’t do it! We have mixers that mix the bread and I form and bake the bread. We make about 50-100 lbs of dough at a time though so its on a huge scale!


      I honestly like the 2% better because its creamier! I think it has about 50 more calories but is definitely veryyyyy creamy! Nutritionally, either are great. One is just made with reduced fat milk and the other made with skim.

  • Amelia
    February 12, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    Wow now I’m seriously craving soup and a sandwich. I think I know what I’m doing for dinner. Thanks!!! 🙂

  • Shelby
    February 12, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    The oatmeal girl…haha

  • Sarah (Tales of Expansion)
    February 12, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    8 hours of sleep makes all the difference in the world! and that bread sounds amaaaaaaaaaaaaaazing …

  • brandi
    February 12, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    Glad today was better – that bread sounds awesome

  • Emily
    February 12, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    So glad you had a better day! Getting enough sleep is definitely worth the early bedtime!! 🙂

    Have a great run!

  • Bec
    February 12, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    Mmm, soup and a grill cheese sandwich is one of my favorite meals.

  • Mara @ What's For Dinner?
    February 12, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    I’m so glad you got some sleep! That bread looks absolutely FANTASTIC!

  • K
    February 12, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    Glad you got some rest!! Pepper jack in grilled cheese is the best 🙂

  • Caroline
    February 12, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    Yum! Nothing says comfort quite like tomato soup and grilled cheese!

  • Jess
    February 13, 2009 at 11:09 am

    I tried that soup last week and it is really good.