Breakfast/ Dinner/ Lunch

Partial To The Latter


Glad y’all like both the Old Spice guy and my guy….I think they are both pretty cute, myself, but I have to say that I’m partial to the latter.

Today was a good day in that I could both see and chew. This morning I wolfed down a huge bowl of egg white-banana-chocolate-peanut-butter oatmeal before work:


This bowl seemed extra large for some reason. And I liked it. (that’s what she said?)

And then later, I ate this:


And my day was made just like that. I saw three Carrot Cake Larabars at Whole Foods last night (the last three in stock) so I just went crazy and bought them all. I guess that just goes to show what kind of person I am. The bar was delicious, by the way. I like to bring Larabars with me to work because they are pretty much the only bar that will hold me over for a few hours. This bar had dates, carrots, unsweetened coconut, pineapple, raisins, almonds and extra virgin olive oil in it. I highly recommend going on a search and rescue mission for them in your area before they all get snatched up by a selfish Larabar lover like myself.

Did 40 minutes of a power yoga podcast after work. My calves are crazy sore from my leg workout yesterday so downward dog was a bit of a struggle but child’s pose sure felt nice! Drank a coooool protein shake with half a banana + frozen cherries after:

And then, zee piece de la resistance:

I figured I’d roll with a salad tonight since I ate my body weight in beef and bean burritos last night.

I just threw together some organic greens, cherry tomatoes, shredded carrots, white beans and Athenos feta and then had a slice of sprouted grain toast with Nuttzo on the side. And a gigantic unpictured slice of watermelon.
Gotta crank out some serious WORDS tonight!

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  • Courtney (Delightful Devours)
    July 15, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    Yum to it all!

  • Ellie
    July 15, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    MMMM. . . that salad looks amazing! ALSO that larabar sounds SO good. Have you ever had a morning glory muffin? If not look up a recipe- I feel like you would LOVE them.

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    July 15, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    sometimes a massive bowl of oatmeal is just what you need! have fun cranking the words 😉

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat)
    July 15, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    Ahhhh! I am going to WFs TOMORROW to hunt them down. They better be there!

  • Janna (janna's keeping it real)
    July 15, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    I have GOT to find that Lara bar flavor, pronto!

    I’m glad i’m not the only one that accompanies her salad with bread and nut butter! Hehe

  • Bethany @ More Fruit Please
    July 15, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Mmmmm…. cherry smoothie looks delicious!

  • Camille
    July 15, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Good luck with your writing! Hope you have a great night 🙂

  • kristina
    July 15, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    mmmm, that smoothie looks delicious! same with the rest of your food!

  • Alyssa @ bride to be fit
    July 15, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    Huge fan of lara bars myself, although I’ve never tried tHe carrot cake one! I actually don’t think I’ve ever seen that one, but when I do, I will certainly be buying one, or two, or three!

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog)
    July 15, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    Carrot cake lara bar? Sounds so delish!

  • Rebecca
    July 15, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    That’s it- I need chocolate PB right NOW. Tis all.

  • Dorry
    July 15, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Yummy oats today! I’ve been on the lookout in Dallas for the new Larabar flavors…alas, no luck so far! Carrot cake sounds deelish.

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels
    July 15, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    you know I only heard of this old spice guy today, and my guy thought it was hillllllarrrrrrious!

  • Liza
    July 15, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    I haven’t been able to find the carrot cake and cookie dough flavors but I hear they are amazing– must find ’em!
    Hi, by the way! I’m Liza, nice to meet you!

  • Cara
    July 15, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Putting eggs whites in the oatmeal is a great idea for added protein. Do you just mix it in when it’s cooking? Does it go in at a special time?

    • jenna
      July 15, 2010 at 9:09 pm

      I just mix the egg whites right into the water the I cook the oats in—So easy!

  • The Wife of a Dairyman
    July 15, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Carrot cake Lar bar….sounds like dessert. I’ll have to look for that flavor! I love carrot cake. Cheers!

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    July 15, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    LaraBars sound good. Read ‘Whole Foods’ and then kind of hard to think. Hmm. May need a 12-Step Program for Addiction to Whole Foods.

    Love the salad pix. Should photo mine–make such great salads surprise myself. 🙂

  • Jil @ Peace, Love & Munchies
    July 15, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    That Lara flavor sounds so good *on the look out*

  • Jackie (Peaces of Earth)
    July 15, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    OMG! Where oh where did you find that Larabar!? I need to try all of the new flavors as soon as possible!

  • Laura
    July 15, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    Carrot Cake Larabars!!!! Sounds awesome. Sadly only one store where I live sell Larabars and they have very limited flavours. I have only been able to try Cinnamon and Cherry, but I do have a Key Lime one that I am saving for a special occasion.

  • Courtney (Pancakes & Postcards)
    July 15, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    I have never had a larabar! But the carrot cake Clif is a great pre-run snack…

  • Megan @ Healthy Hoggin
    July 15, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    That carrot cake Larabar sounds right up my ally! If I see those at Whole Foods, I might buy out the stock, too!

    Larabars are my favorite purse-snack, too! 😉

  • Marina
    July 16, 2010 at 12:32 am

    carrot cake larabar sounds so delicious!
    I only tried two, because, as usual, can’t buy them in Europe 🙁

  • ida
    July 16, 2010 at 2:49 am

    the chocolate chip cookie dough larabar is even better! Though I have yet to meet a larabar that I didn’t love.

  • Barbara
    July 16, 2010 at 3:03 am

    I’ve never tried a yoga podcast before. Do you have any that you recommend?

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    July 16, 2010 at 3:28 am

    That protein shake picture is really pretty!

  • Tina
    July 16, 2010 at 3:42 am

    Happy to hear you are feeling better!

    I badly want to try the Carrot Cake flavor of Larabars. My stores are always so slow getting new flavors in. I think it was just a month ago that I actually found the PB&J and Tropical Fruit ones! Lame.

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)
    July 16, 2010 at 3:56 am

    I’m a larabar snatcher too. And a KIND snatcher, which are going out of stock at my local grocery store. Gotta make sure I have at least a few in my pantry at all times. 😉

  • Stacey
    July 16, 2010 at 4:10 am

    I am definitely going on a search to Whole Foods today and hoping to find the new Larabars.

  • Marisa (Loser for Life)
    July 16, 2010 at 4:18 am

    I’ve never seen Carrot Cake Larabars!!! I must find them…

  • Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble)
    July 16, 2010 at 4:52 am

    CARROT CAKE LARABAR? I’ll be right back, I’m on my way to Whole Foods. 😉

  • Chelsey
    July 16, 2010 at 4:55 am

    love me some larabars!! i have yet to see that flavor – i think i need to go out on a mad hunt!

    i love eating salads after having something really heavy the previous day – it makes me feel all light and good!

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman
    July 16, 2010 at 5:31 am

    I keep hearing about these, but all I hear is “I can’t find them anywhere.” I’m starting to think Larabar is creating supply and demand issues on purpose!

  • Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly
    July 16, 2010 at 5:38 am

    I honestly have never had a larabar….is that crazy?!

  • Robyn @ Frugal 'n' Fit!
    July 16, 2010 at 5:40 am

    We don’t have the carrot cake larabars yet in Canada. Horrors!

  • diana@mymarblerye
    July 16, 2010 at 6:11 am

    enough is enough! Jenna, contact the people at Lara and ask them WHERE THE HECK CAN ONE FIND THOSE? ugh! Don’t mean to yell at you..but…I want them…

  • Jess.
    July 16, 2010 at 6:17 am

    I have seen cherry banana smoothies a few times lately and now really want to try them. I don’t know that I have ever even seen frozen cherries around here but I will have to do some investigation. I love larabars but I am still partial to Clif bars, most likely because that is the first and only bar I ate for years lol…

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape
    July 16, 2010 at 6:18 am

    They have Carrot Cake LaraBars?????!!!! Need them. Now. I know you said they were good but did they actually taste like Carrot Cake? I know the Clif one REALLY tastes like it.

  • Jenny
    July 16, 2010 at 6:29 am

    I can’t even find empty larabar boxes in central Florida!

  • Nelly
    July 16, 2010 at 6:34 am

    My fave Larabar has got to be the cherry one. My mother even put some in my Easter basket this year! Yes, I’m 24.

  • Kristin (Salty Tooth)
    July 16, 2010 at 6:36 am

    I’ve never had the carrot cake flavor before. Will definitely have to find it now!

  • Katy(The Balanced Foodie)
    July 16, 2010 at 6:40 am

    You always make your shakes look so beautiful. I’m still stuck with a magic bullet that barely blends the top and bottom layer of my smoothies together. I dream for the day when my smoothie is all one, beautiful, uniformed color served in a wine glass. 😉

  • Emily B
    July 16, 2010 at 6:51 am

    I’m still on the hunt for that LaraBar. I refuse to give up….

  • Sarah
    July 16, 2010 at 7:12 am

    Carrot cake Lara Bars? Yum, yum, yum!

  • Michelle @ Turning Over a New Leaf
    July 16, 2010 at 7:15 am

    Carrot cake larabar?!?!?!?!?!?!?

    I’m heading to the city this weekend so I’ll keep my eyes peeled!

  • julie
    July 16, 2010 at 7:39 am

    I’m so happy to hear that the carrot cake larabars are good! I’ve tried a couple of the new flavors but haven’t been on an exhaustive search for the carrot cake yet…I’ll have to find them now!

  • Jessica @ the process of healing
    July 16, 2010 at 7:43 am

    I love it when oats seem bigger than normal..and I need to use some dark chocolate dreams in oats soon!

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    July 16, 2010 at 8:02 am

    How sad is it that big bowls of oatmeal excites me?! I don’t think I’ll ever get bored of them! Good luck with the writing!

  • Laura (B Foxy Fitness)
    July 16, 2010 at 8:21 am

    The Carrot Cake Larabars are the bomb (not to mention, I feel like they’re my own personal namesake treat when I eat one!). Everything you photograph looks so yummy I could eat the picture! 🙂

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    July 16, 2010 at 8:24 am

    As you should be partial to the latter 🙂

    I have a habit of snagging all my favorites if they are low in stock 🙂

  • tasha - the clean eating mama
    July 16, 2010 at 9:17 am

    I must say your pictures of shakes/smoothies/green monsters ALWAYS make me crave them!

  • Rebecca @ How the Cookies Crumble
    July 16, 2010 at 9:56 am

    I haven’t tried carrot cake before. I’m not really a big fan of Larabars but that flavor looks delicious!

  • Katharine
    July 16, 2010 at 10:05 am

    Hi Jenna!
    I’ve been a follower of your blog for years now, but never usually leave comments. I’m so inspired by what you’re doing with your life – it’s been so exciting watching your blog/online presence grow. I finally worked up the courage to start my own food blog and I’d love it if you would check it out if/when you have time: I’m only about two posts in, but I’m having SO much fun with it!
    Also, I recently moved back down to L.A. from San Francisco, where I spent four years going to school. If you ever need any recommendations on restaurants, cool things to do, etc., let me know! I miss that city 🙂

    Have a great day and congrats on your success!

  • Ash
    July 16, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    I want this LaraBar!!!!!! Has anyone seen the new flavors in the Atlanta area?!?!?!?!?!?!

  • Meagan
    July 16, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    CARROT CAKE LARABAR!?!?!?!? I think I might have just died and gone to heaven! MUST get my hands on one!

  • Amber K
    July 19, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    I love the taste of Larabars, but they only last me 1-2 hours. I wish Kashi Go Lean Rolls had fewer ingredients, but they keep me full for 3-4 hours, so I tend to stick to those.