Sleepy Morning

The restaurant was crazy last night and I didn’t end up getting home til 11:30! Of course didn’t get to bed until midnight and the alarm just went off at 6…aka, I am exhausted!!!!! I am the type that NEEDS my 7 or 8 hours every night or else my day is pretty much shot. I’m hoping that a strong cappuccino and a big bowl of peanut butter oats will help me fight my fatigue and get through the next few hours at school. We are making danishes today like bear claws, cinnamon rolls…that sort of thing. Luckily, I don’t like these so it won’t be a struggle passing them by! I told one of my friends that I work with and also go to school with that I would bring them to him after school. That way, they don’t go to waste and they don’t go in my tummy!


This meal was about 402 calories (cappuccino included)

For a midmorning snack I am bringing 1/4 cup of flax granola with me. I LOVE this stuff. If you are looking for a good, healthy granola try it! It’s made by Nature’s Path and only has 140 calories per 1/2 cup serving. It also keeps me satisfied for quite some time. Yum!!

You Might Also Like

  • VeggieGirl
    January 16, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    yikes, I’m so sorry that you didn’t get enough sleep!! I got up at the same time, but went to bed around 10:45pm – hopefully you can catch up on sleep tonight!!

    oooh, flax-granola is quite good, but one warning about the Nature’s Path products that contain flaxseed: they use WHOLE flax seeds (not ground), which cannot be digested/used properly by the body:

  • Clarissa
    January 16, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    Hi, I love your blog!! You are a beautiful person. Are you looking to be a pastry chef? What do you do at night, are you a server?

    My question is, when I eat a fruit like an apple or pear with other foods (like you do at lunch) my stomach turns and I have stomach problems a few hours after. Is it true that fruit “spoils” in your stomach when eating it in combination with other foods?


  • arimcg
    January 16, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    I’ve had that Nature’s Path granola and it is really good! Pretty low-calorie, too, as far as granolas go.

  • brooke
    January 16, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    How do you feel about diet sodas? I am asking other because I drink them quite often but have gotten bad feedback on them.

  • Aimee*
    January 16, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    Hey Jenna!!

    LOVE the blog!

    I just recently noticed that I’d signed up through the AFPA for Sports Nutrition and Children’s Fitness, which is where you got your Nutrition and Wellness Certification!! (Gonna be a teacher and a coach after I finish my Master’s in Sec. Ed….love the kiddies!)

    I have not yet received my materials and I was wondering what the case studies were like? Thanks so much!!

  • Janie
    January 16, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    Hi Jenna-

    I just stumbled across your blog and I absolutely love it! I love your attitude towards food and that you aren’t depriving yourself, just eating in moderation:)

    I had a question for you, I noticed in one of your posts (don’t know which one specifically) you had your cookbook in the picture and it’s in kind of a plactic holder keeping it upright and easy to read. Do you know where you found this? I love to cook and am always annoyed with trying to keep my cookbooks open and readable on the counter!

    Thanks again for all the work that you do on your blog, I love reading it, and you’ve given me some great new ideas of combinations to try:)

  • Arika
    January 16, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    Hi Janie,

    I just noticed your post and thought I would chime in and let you know where you can find the cook book holders. I noticed they sell two versions, a wood and a plastic one at Barnes and Noble. I was eyeing them at Christmas time and they seem very nice and handy! I bet you could find them at a bunch of other places too though.

  • jenna
    January 16, 2008 at 6:40 pm


    Thank you! I do think I might want to work as a baker or pastry chef for a little while when I get out of school. Ultimately I want to write cookbooks and perhaps open a little Parisian style bakery back home. I work as a hostess at a VERY busy and high speed restaurant in town here a couple nights a week. Thats about to change though as I start to go to school at night starting in feb. Then I’ll work as a daytime hostess at the same restaurant, answering calls and such. More like an office job. I have never in my life heard about your fruit problem. The only thing I can think of is that you could possibly be allergic to a specific type of fruit. Or maybe its something else you are eating with the fruit that you arent even thinking of. Think about everything you eat and then narrow down the possibilities.


    I cant say what your case studies will be like since mine was completely nutrition based. I had to pick a volunteer (the boyfriend) and do a complete nutritional assessment of him including taking his measurements, figuring out his BMI and a healthy caloric intake for him. I then had to meet with him (darn!) for four “sessions” and develop sort of a counseling atmosphere where we talked about goals and that sort of thing. THEN, i had to type up a quite long report on the whole thing! I loved it though! Ill be interested to hear about yours!


    My mom got me that awhile ago so I cant say for sure where its from but im thinking either target, barnes and noble or william sonoma. I love it because I’m such a messy chef and it keeps my pretty cookbooks all clean 🙂

  • jenna
    January 16, 2008 at 6:44 pm


    You will probably hear numerous opinions about diet soda but I personally don’t believe in it. I think all soda (diet or not) is not a good idea and there have been studies shown that diet soda actually depletes the calcium in your bones. I don’t like artificial things at all…pancake syrup, equal, aspartame, those “sugar-free” candies at the store. I just don’t do them. If i want something sweet I’m going to eat something sweet moderation. I believe that’s a WHOLE lot better for you than artificial sweeteners. Especially aspartame found in diet coke. I think that if you want something to sip on it should either be water, herbal tea or perrier. Or wine. haha 🙂 That’s it!

  • brooke
    January 16, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    Thanks Jenna you have been a huge help!

  • VeggieGirl
    January 16, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    **Clarissa: fruit is meant to be eaten on its own, because it caused fermentation in the stomach – that HAS to be what’s causing your stomach pain!!

  • Clarissa
    January 17, 2008 at 12:18 am

    *VeggieGirl- THANKS! 🙂