Something Soothing…

I was all set to make Butterscotch Pudding from this month’s Cooking Light but then I looked in the pantry and had no cornstarch!! So…I took a bubble bath and thought about what I wanted. It had to be creamy…even that pasta really hurt my throat to swallow (even swallowing hurts my throat right now!). I decided on my other favorite–greek yogurt. I had 5 ounces of it with 5 grams of toasted walnuts and half a tablespoon of raspberry jam. I also had cinnamon tea with honey to drink because cinnamon is supposed to help colds and sore throats.

I have my first day back at school tomorrow and for the next 3 weeks I will be in Baking class! yay! I’m super excited to learn everything there is to know about bread, cookies, pizzas, bagels….aka all my favorite foods! 😉 It’s going to be interesting!!


Dessert calories = 133

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  • mel
    January 7, 2008 at 1:32 am

    Hey Jenna!! I have a question about PB. I love love Peanut butter and have used Jif regular or reduced fat my entire life!! I bought Skippy natural last night and tried it today with an apple and LOVE it!! what are you thoughts on skippy nat PB?? thanks Jenna for all of the help!!

  • jenna
    January 7, 2008 at 1:36 am

    Well….you are asking someone that is a “grind-your-own” diehard. I’m not sure what the ingredients are in skippy natural but if it’s not just “PEANUTS” then I wouldn’t recommend it. I used to be a peter pan fanatic but then I started grinding my own at the health food store and its just so much better…the only ingredient is peanuts and you can feel great eating it and knowing for a FACT that there is no sugar, oil, salt..nothing else in it.It might take some getting used to but it’s so much better for our bodies! however, if this skippy natural does just say peanuts (a little added salt is okay) then go for it! I WISH i could get my boyfriend to make the jump to skippy natural. He wouldnt touch anything but good ol’ skippy with a 10 foot pole.

  • Susan Barnes
    January 7, 2008 at 2:06 am

    What are your feelings about sucralose (splenda) or aspartame. I try to eat natural and have heard such mixed things about sucralose that I try to avoid it, but it seems that every low cal dessert has sucralose or aspartame in it. Its so hard to avoid it and stay within my calorie limit.

    Similarly related how do you meet your calcium needs and stay within your calorie limit? Like you, I prefer greek yogurt and cheese as calcium sources, but both products have less calcium than regular yogurt and milk. Hope you feel better soon!

    p.s. who makes your jam, it looks great!

  • Bev
    January 7, 2008 at 3:30 am

    This is of the food topic. But have you ever used warm salt water for your sour throat ? Just gargle with it. It might be strep if it persists 🙁 . Just a thought

  • jenna
    January 8, 2008 at 12:23 am


    I have mixed feelings about splenda. They haven’t found anything bad with splenda but there hasn’t been a lot of research done either. I dont think anything “fake” is good for you, though, especially not in large quantities. I limit myself to 1 splenda a day…I do like to have it in my morning coffee or tea but other than that I use cane sugar or honey to sweeten. Its only a few calories and at least I know it comes from a truly natural source.

    I’ve never really have an issue not meeting my calcium needs just because I do consume a lot of yogurt, cottage cheese, milk and cheese. Other than that I consume a lot of dark lettuce, which has calcium in it as well. I don’t really believe Americans must have “3 cups of milk a day” like the USDA says….I think that’s too much, especially when some milk has animal hormones in it. There are other ways to get calcium you juts have to branch out! Or take a calcium pill. I usually have about 1/2 cup of milk everyday along with probably 6 ounces of yogurt and 4 ounces of cottage cheese. That doesn’t meet what the USDA says we should have, but I follow more the Harvard Nutrition Source’s food pyramid because I think more research as been done on that than just eating what the goverment tells us to. It’s all up to the individual though!

    The different food pyramids are listed on this site on the sidebar. Check them out if you are interested!