Dessert/ Dinner/ Exercise/ Fitness/ Lunch

Sometimes You Just Need a Cookie

Hey hey!

Its been a rainy day in Tampa and the sort of day you just want to wear your freshman year sweatpants and watch chick flicks. I actually did not do that but it does sound nice! 😉 Truth be told, I’ve had a busy day! This morning I learned the ropes at the yoga studio…I think I’m really going to like my little “job”. Free yoga is the best kind of yoga in my book! I worked a couple hours today, checking students in and picking up around the studio. I was feeling snacky so I had this bar from my purse!


For some reason I only got the blueberry fruitition bars from the Healthy Living Summit last month! I love these and will be very interested to see how the other flavors match up!

When I got home I made lunch—a sunshine burger with a light laughing cow cheese on Ezekiel bread with more HUGE grapes!!


Other activities included my mom’s first trip to Costco, which was fun. I stocked up on produce and got a ton of delicious pears and the cutest little mini brie cheeses! I could wander for hours in the place…I swear….

And then…..I ran! I know…..I know……….BUT, I got these new heel cushions and band-aid brand blister pads (no more moleskin!!) and I wanted to try them out. Well, I was fine for the first 2 miles and then I sort of had a difficult time. The good news is that my left foot, which has been giving me the most blister problems, actually felt okay. My right foot was another story. All in all, I got a 2.8 mile run in the rain and was thankful for that at least. I see my doctor again tomorrow and maybe he can help me a little more with the blister issue….bahhh

Post-run vanilla chobani + udi’s granola!


Dinner was some shrimp I sauteed in extra virgin olive oil, garlic, diced tomatoes, oregano and feta (YUM!!!) with a baked sweet potato and a big salad:



This is seriously my favorite fast dinner. The whole thing took me under 15 minutes to make and was healthy, tasty and filling! Just remember: feta makes it BETTA! (I’m a huge dork)

However, my sweet tooth was on fire tonight………..I needed a cookie asap!



Holy moly…….these are vegan oatmeal cookies with 72% dark chocolate chips (from Eat, Drink and Be Vegan) and they totally rocked my socks off. I rationalized my cookie baking spree by telling myself I would have one (or two) then bring the rest to bible study tomorrow night but….they are just so good! I probably ate two if you count all the dough I consumed while baking. These were chewy and perfect. Craving satisfied!


Let’s all keep Bobbi and her husband in our prayers tonight as they are right in the line of fire (no pun intended!) in Southern California. I just was watching the news and it looks so scary over there.

You can’t even see my bed with all the clean laundry thrown all over it…time to fold, fold, fold!

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  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    September 1, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    Mmmm…what a yummy day! Glad you had fun at the studio…hopefully one of these days YOU can check ME in!!

    Good night!

  • blueberrybabe
    September 1, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    what variety of udi’s do you recommend!? thanks!

    • jenna
      September 1, 2009 at 8:47 pm


      I love the original!

  • Sarah
    September 1, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    so true…sometimes cookies are totally necessary!

  • VeggieGirl
    September 1, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    Mmm, mmm cookies!! Nothing beats a homemade batch, fresh from the oven.

  • Run Sarah
    September 1, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    Those cookies look sooo good – perfectly chewy!

  • Erin
    September 1, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    It’s been a cookie day around here too.
    I know it’s hard, but you should let your blisters heal! I’ve done similar things, and they just get worse and it takes longer before you’re 100% again. But I never listen to my own advice, so I understand!

  • Brie (The Fit Bride)
    September 1, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    Those Fruition bars look great. I haven’t seen them around here yet but hopefully soon!

  • Allie Katie
    September 1, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    Keeping my fingers crossed for my Cali friends as well! I am glad you had a good day!

  • Sarah
    September 1, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    Looks like a great day of eats!
    Between shin splints and blisters, I don’t think anyone would blame you if you quit running. It’s obviously not for you. I hope you don’t feel like you have to keep running because of the blog. Do what’s best for you.

  • Kristin
    September 1, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    Mmm… cookies! I’ll have to try those sometime!!

    And I need to try the fruition bars as well! Blueberry sounds delicious =)
    Good luck with the clothes, my bed was just like that yesterday!!


  • Adi (
    September 1, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    Those cookies are good lookin’! I don’t think I could limit myself to just one. 🙂

  • Jenna
    September 1, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    Nothing like some warm cookies out of the oven. Usually I can stop at one, but when they are warm and gooey, I need at least two!

    I’m glad you like your ‘job’. That is so fun that you get to do that.

    Have a good night!

  • kay (eating machine)
    September 1, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    mmm there’s nothing better than fresh made cookies!

  • Mara @ What's for Dinner?
    September 1, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    You’re right, sometimes you just need a cookie 🙂

  • Krissy - Single Serving
    September 1, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    Those cookies look out of this world. Oatmeal chocolate chip are one of my favorites too. I must try them!

  • Kristen @ Simply Savor
    September 1, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    yum that sounds like the perfect way to satisfy a sweet tooth! i really need to get this book, all the recipes sound so good. Glad you’re enjoying work at the yoga studio– such a great idea! Enjoy the rest of your night 🙂

  • Lindsey (Mrs. LC)
    September 1, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    Mmm homemade cookies. Sometimes I have a cookie craving, but more often than not I am all about the pure dark chocolate!!

  • Sarah R
    September 1, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    Sometimes I just need a cookie on a daily basis! I had a peach fruitation bar from the summit and it was pretty yummy. Wish I could try the blueberry.

  • Tay
    September 1, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    Fabulous cookies! I need to pick up that cookbook. So scary about those fires. I’m in central CA, so not near the fires, but still. It’s scary!

  • Fattie Fatterton
    September 1, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    Girl, what would you say to a friend who was running on such feet?!? 🙂

  • Jess (Fit Chick in the City)
    September 1, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    Yay, you got to run!!! Thanks to all you HLS girls, I also got to try a fruition bar. They are so good. Can’t wait till they are on the market.

  • Nicole
    September 1, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    Those cookies look fantastic. Great idea! I’ve heard a lot about this “Eat, Drink and Be Vegan” book. I came close to buying it at B&N the other night, but I might have to go back and get it now 🙂

    Oh, and you’re right “Feta does make it BETTA” Haha!

  • maggie
    September 1, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    I love those kind of days where theres “nothing to do” but lay around while it rains outside. Sounds like you had a good day though despite it being busy. And talk about yum….I love dark chocolate chip cookies! Maybe I’ll make myself some tonight… hmmm. Now look at what you started =)


  • Kat (Kat's Daily Plate)
    September 1, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Those cookies look buttery (even though they are vegan!) and delicious! 🙂

  • Britt
    September 1, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    Great looking cookies!

    I just baked up some Silken vanilla cake and waiting for it to cool a bit at the moment…. yum!

  • Gab*
    September 1, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Dinner and the cookies both look delicious! I find homemade choc chip cookies hard to resist!

  • Jean
    September 1, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    I wanted to thank you for dinner inspiration from your meal last night of linguine, brie and pancetta. I tried my best to recreate it tonight for dinner, and it was a success! I appreciate the inspiration, as I never would have thought of that recipe without reading your post!

  • Sarah
    September 1, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    those cookies look soooooooo good! I want!

  • Lizzy
    September 1, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    Momma’s first trip to Costco! how awesome 🙂 loving that!

    Agree that Feta does make EVERYTHING betta! mmm mm girl!

    Your din looks amazing. Enjoy your night, and be careful running and such in the next couple days. Hopefully the doctor will have goods news for you tomorrow 🙂

  • Lainie
    September 1, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    Yum – those cookies look amazing. I have been craving EVERYTHING today….and now I’ll add chocolate chip cookies to my list.

  • Leianna
    September 1, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    Praying for Bobbi and her husband!
    I agree feta makes everything betta! I especially like it with watermelon in a salad!

  • Emily (A Nutritionist Eats)
    September 1, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    Are those different than the Supercharge cookies? I was going to make those soon but these look great too! Unless they are the same….

  • Jenna
    September 1, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    those cookies look delish!!
    i love your clear bowls too 🙂

  • Stephanie
    September 1, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    Mmmmm feta totally does make it betta haha! We had feta & tomatoes tonight too – chicken w/ feta, tomatoes, olives & basil — Cooking Light style yum! 🙂

  • Megan
    September 1, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    Yay! So glad your yoga job went well today 🙂 Yummy dinner and dessert!

  • angieinatlanta
    September 1, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    Oh my goodness, that cookie looks sooooo good right now! Nothing like a warm, homemade cookie!

  • Valerie (College Girl Eats)
    September 1, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    Feta DOES make it betta though! Looks like a delicious dinner!

  • Michelle
    September 1, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    Those cookies look awesome! I love the quick and simple dinner you made too, and now I’m totally craving a sweet potato.

  • Caroline
    September 1, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    Love that pretty square glass bowl!

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    September 1, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    I’ve never been much of a fan of Ezekiel’s bread, but I have to admit your sandwich sounds amazing! And those cookies look perfect! What a great evening treat.

  • Kellie
    September 1, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    I love perusing food blogs, but what I like most about your blog is that you incorporate your faith as well. Thank you for that! As a runner, I love Psalm 119:32 – “I will run in the path of your commands for You have set my heart free!”

  • Daria (Summer of the CSAs)
    September 2, 2009 at 12:05 am

    I just had some awesome Trader Joe’s chocolate chip dunker cookies. So worth it!

  • WholeBodyLove
    September 2, 2009 at 12:19 am

    What an awesome deal you have with the yoga studio! Lucky girl!

  • Madelin @ What is for Breakfast?
    September 2, 2009 at 5:10 am

    I like the look of your dinner! I must bake more sweet potatoes they are the best 🙂

  • Rebecca
    September 2, 2009 at 6:23 am

    That cookie looks awesome!! I love the huge salad and that’s so cool that you get to work at a yoga studio!

  • Cait (Cait's Plate)
    September 2, 2009 at 7:21 am

    Those cookies look amazing. Do you have a recipe??

    I always justify my baking by saying I’ll bring them into work – haha. But also always consume most of the batter/finished product before doing so! 🙂

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)
    September 2, 2009 at 7:51 am

    I love baking (and eating) cookies. Those look absolutely wonderful! 😀

    Happy Hump Day! 😀

  • Christie @ Quit Your Diet
    September 2, 2009 at 8:31 am

    Glad you enjoyed working at the yoga studio!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    September 2, 2009 at 9:19 am

    I hear ya with the need to run even if you aren’t fully up to it. My hip has been bothering me but I still went for a run last night. I only got in about half a mile before I had to walk.

    I’ve been praying for those families in CA everytime I see it on the news. It’s a scary thing.

  • Kris C
    September 2, 2009 at 9:28 am


    My local Fleet Feet Sports always claims that if you get blisters from your running shoes (even before they are “broken in”, which is actually when you should replace them!), you aren’t wearing the right shoes for you. They even take them back worn and will replace them with the correct shoe. A very accomodating running store! (Best in our region!). Maybe you should look into getting new shoes, to help your blister problem? Or I have tried running in Wright socks which are a double sock so that when you run and your feet move the outside of the sock rubs against the inside of the sock instead of your foot. Plus there are tons of powders out there that are supposed to prevent blisters. One of my friend swears by them.

    Good Luck with your feet!


  • Anne Marie@her new weigh
    September 2, 2009 at 9:35 am

    I remember the first time I took my mom to BJ’s. She was in there FOREVER! I was laughing the entire time about how excited she was!

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance)
    September 2, 2009 at 9:36 am

    some evenings definitely call for a cookie (or 2 or 3!)

    glad you enjoyed it.

  • Sarah
    September 2, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    If you haven’t yet – try the Bandaid blister block bandages. I do the 3 Day 60 mile walk for breast cancer every year and they save my feet everytime, especially if I’ve been negligent and blisters start popping up on day 2. The wright socks and thorlo also work wonders!

  • Natalie
    September 3, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    Hi Jenna,
    the cookies look great. Where can I find the receipe??!

  • Ali
    September 3, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    Those cookies looked amazing! My yoga studio does the same thing, they let you volunteer and you get free yoga. I should do that too!!! Good Idea, thanks for reminding me.