Breakfast/ Lunch

Shutting Off the Alarm

Happy Humpday!

I feel better today than I did yesterday because I mentally knew I wasn’t going to attempt to get up at the crack of dawn (didn’t get home until midnight again last night…..) to work out. Because of that, I slept in until 7:30! I’m so weird…I never set my alarm clock…if there’s something I need to get up early for, I automatically just get up—usually 10 minutes before I need to. So, I told myself I didn’t need to get up for anything this morning and, lo and behold, I slept in 30 minutes longer. Super!

Last night was just looong hours working on the dang chocolate box (can’t you tell how much I love it?!) for tonight. I actually got the box done and just need to work on the decorations tonight before it is due at 10:00. I wanted to save pictures for the final product so you guys will have to see in the morning on how it came out!

This morning I woke up and made banana oatmeal with egg whites for breakfast. I used 1/2 cup multigrain cereal cooked in 1 cup soymilk with 1 spoonful almond butter and half a banana. I had two hard boiled egg whites with salt and pepper on the side.


Good, but not AS GOOD as my creamy overnight oats!!!!

For lunch, I packed turkey wrap with yogurt, veggies and a peach. The brand of my tortillas is very random—it is just called “Wrap Itz” and this kind is the 100% stone ground whole wheat one. I really like them and they keep awhile in the fridge. In my wrap I used organic turkey breast, 1 light laughing cow cheese, spinach, honey mustard and jalepinos!



And snackies: an apple for this morning and a pure protein bar for a snack later! I actually really like the chocolate peanut butter flavor and found a box of six for like $5 at Target. I compared the ingredients to my old favorite bar, Chocolate Peanut Butter Zone Perfect, and these are actually more natural and contain NO high fructose corn syrup like the zone perfect bars! I used to eat a zone perfectΒ  bar every day of my life so this seems like a huge step up!


Have a great day—see you this afternoon!

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  • hk
    August 27, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    Glad the wake up was a little easier πŸ™‚ i’m the same way- my body clock NEVER fails to wake me up right when I need to be!
    Lunch looks great, I’m loving my “wrap-itz” flax wraps- they’re really soft and have the perfect shape to roll up with lots of goodies packed inside! Have a great day!

  • Christie I.
    August 27, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    Can’t wait to see the finished chocolate!

  • Christie
    August 27, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    I havebought those wraps before and I really like them as well!

  • Theresa
    August 27, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    Oh Pure Protein Chocolate Peanut Butter!!! Love of my life =)

  • ModelBehavior
    August 27, 2008 at 1:20 pm

    I can’t wait for the pics of what you’ve been working on in school, I think i wll miss that when you go to your cost control class!

  • Teddy
    August 27, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    No high fructose corn syrup in a protein bar? I’m shocked… I thought they ALL had it

    thanks for the info πŸ™‚


  • ttfn300
    August 27, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    I just happenned upon the pb toasted marshmallow pure protein bar the other day… i think it tops the choc Pb πŸ™‚

  • VeggieGirl
    August 27, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    Glad that you were able to sleep a little longer this morning – you needed it for sure, after a long night!! Good luck with your practical tonight!!

  • Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food)
    August 27, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    Yay for no HFCS! I try to avoid that stuff as much as possible!

  • Heather
    August 27, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    I’m going to have to look for those protein bars at Target!

    Can’t wait to see the finished chocolates…

  • Kelly
    August 27, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    I can’t wait to see your finished product as well. I LOVE chocolate making and have been dabbling in it at home. What kind of molds do you use? I took a dessert plating class a few months back (just a recreational thing) and was introduced to and am now obsessed with all of their chocolate molds. I bought one of their chocoflex molds and a belgian chocolate mold for bars and am so excited to try them out.

  • Shalane
    August 27, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    That wrap looks fantabulous! πŸ™‚

  • runnershigh
    August 27, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    You’re blog is SO helpful! As someone who is recovering from an eating disorder, I often have to eat when I’m not hungry. It is nice to see that “normal” people do that too in order to keep their bodies fueled and energized. πŸ™‚

    Also, do you prefer the PB pure protein to the smores flavor? I’ve only tried the latter.

  • runnershigh
    August 27, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    edit : your blog

  • arielle
    August 27, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    Do the pure protein bars have a fake protein-y taste, though?

  • Quinn
    August 27, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    Can’t wait to see the finished product! Good looking wrap!

  • jenna
    August 27, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    Runnershigh and arielle,

    Yes! I loooove anything with chocolate peanut butter and these are pretty darn good. Actually, I feel like I’m eating junk food because it tastes just like snickers—really no proteiny chalk taste at all! I have this crazy sweet tooth and anything that tastes like candy I go for…

  • jenna
    August 27, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    oooh I hope you guys are disappointed with the final product!!! It is SERIOUSLY nothing to write home about!!! Hopefully it won’t break tonight!!!!!!!

  • angelcubbie
    August 27, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    Hey Jenna, just wanted to say thanks for checking on that Tortilla brand for me. They look good, I think I’ll pick them up this weekend. You should try Toufayan tortillas also, they hold my massive veggie wraps and burritos that I always overpack really really well.

  • jenna
    August 27, 2008 at 4:07 pm


    Hmm I’m not sure about the molds. They are just plastic and from my french chef so I assume they are from France. We don’t use molds to make the truffles though—we just pipe out the ganache, cool it, then roll it in tempered chocolate.

  • runjess
    August 27, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    I’m the same way with my weirdo internal alarm clock, but it’s kind of nice.

    Making those fancy little chocolates seems difficult. How are they compared to making cookies or cakes?

  • tfh
    August 27, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    There is NOTHING like a good night of sleep. Yay for body clock.

    I LOVE looking at your chocolates. Sorry it sounds like they’re not the most fun thing to make.

  • Angie
    August 27, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    Looking forward to seeing the chocolate box pictures. And your food looks delicious as usual.

    Glad to hear you got a good night’s rest too.

  • ModelBehavior
    August 27, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    serioulsy? you just GET UP without an alarm? Even with an alarm I can’t get my butt out of bed…I think I’m a bit jealous

  • michelle
    August 27, 2008 at 6:51 pm

    Hey Jenna,
    Great looking wrap!! Question: what brand turkey do you eat? Is it boars head? I like that your turkey is organic!!!

    I also like the oatmeal! I must try your overnight oats, tomorrow perhaps!!! I always come home starving from my runs so that sounds perfect for me!!!


  • jenna
    August 27, 2008 at 8:24 pm


    This turkey is applegate farms organic smoked turkey breast….I adore boars head though and especially boars head black forest ham! Yum!

  • Amber
    August 27, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    I have a question for anyone, really…how do you make the overnight oats? I keep trying to make it for breakfast, but it never tastes that good. Any suggestions?

  • jenna
    August 27, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    At night, I mix 1/2 cup oats with 1/2 cup water and a little salt in a cereal bowl. Set in fridge overnight.

    In morning, I pull it out, add a spoonful of almond butter, a greek yogurt, half a sliced banana and cinnamon and eat. It’s divine! I use old fashioned oats. this WILL NOT WORK with “quick oats”.

  • HangryPants
    August 27, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    I had a daily zone bar a couple summers ago as well (caramel cluster). I was so sad when I saw they had HFCS. That crap is everywhere!