Breakfast/ Lunch

Thank Goodness For Wednesday

Hi guys!

I’m in a GREAT mood because I got out of work at 10:45 this morning!! Yesterday was a long HARD day and so today we vowed to just put the pedal to the metal and get it all done quickly. It was awesome.

Another awesome thing was that last night was one of those very (very!) rare nights when I fell asleep AS SOON AS my head hit the pillow….at 7:00! Its amazing how much better you feel when you have slept. On my way to work I had a pure bar and an apple—


And then after about 4 1/2 hours of fast paced bread baking, I took a breakfast break. Today combo was 1/2 cup oat bran made with water, cinnamon, sea salt, 1/2 banana, 1/2 scoop vanilla protein, almond butter and the last of Gina’s macaroons!!! I’m so sad that they are finally gone!


I think it might have been all the water I was drinking, but after eating this I was SO FULL. Crazy, crazy full!

Lunch was very early, around 11:00! Sweet! I had simple, fueling foods because I’m actually about to head over to the trail I ran last Sunday for a 3 mile run. I had two dates stuffed with almond butter


A big baked garnet yam


And a BIG glass of coconut water. I’m hydrating like CRAZY because it is sunny and hot outside


For being so simple, this lunch was actually quite filling.

I’m off to the trail! See you this evening!

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  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    March 18, 2009 at 9:46 am

    Glad you got off of work early! That’s really great! Sounds like your day is off to a great start. Enjoy your run =)

  • cat
    March 18, 2009 at 9:53 am

    no offense, but that is a lot of sugar!

    • jenna
      March 18, 2009 at 9:59 am


      Yep, I realize that. Thank you! I did that intentionally because my body needs sugar to burn during the run I am about to go on. Simple sugars provide fuel to keep my glycogen levels up while running because they, in turn, will break down into glucose to provide ATP, the fuel source that keeps you going during cardio workouts. Simple carbohydrates like dates and sweet potatoes provide an instant blast that help you go the distance.

  • Julia
    March 18, 2009 at 9:53 am

    This article made me think of you and I thought you might find it interesting – its about the recent popularity of whoopie pies and other random fun facts about them 🙂 Have a good day!

  • Carmen
    March 18, 2009 at 10:08 am


    I’ve been reading your blog for about a month now and have been thoroughly motivated by your lifestyle. I just signed up for my first 10k since high school and have just over three months to whip my booty into ‘race-shape’! Anyways, I’ve been looking for ways to add more protein into my mornings and I was wondering which type of powder you use for your breakfast cookies? Is it still the Designer Whey-Original? I hate to use supplements, but sometimes its just easier than working spinach and eggs into my schedule!

    Oh also I know your working on writing a cookbook and I thought you might be inspired by Molly over at She’s in the exciting stages of touring for her first cookbook, and reading about her process might be encouraging! Oh her book is called “A Homemade Life” and it reads like a novel-one that you try to put down just so you can look forward to picking it up again. I cried. And stayed up until 3:00 finishing it, its that good.

    • jenna
      March 18, 2009 at 12:08 pm


      I use Designer Whey protein powder….however I am actively looking into both hemp and brown rice protein powder as well! I love designer whey because it tastes sooo yummy and it makes it easy to get all your protein grams in! Thank you for the cookbook suggestion! I will have to check it out!

  • Katie
    March 18, 2009 at 10:10 am

    Great article in the NY Times reminded me of your whoopie pie madness at your internship:)

  • Sarah (Tales of Expansion)
    March 18, 2009 at 10:22 am

    congrats on your sleep and the early exit from work!! done by 11am … amazing!!!

    i’m drooling over those stuffed dates … and i wish i were home now so i could whip some up!

  • Fitzalan
    March 18, 2009 at 10:36 am

    I just spent my pseudo-lunch break catching up on your blog. Yours is one of the only one’s that I go back and read when I have missed days/weeks of blog reading. It always is so motivating. You have such a busy life but always continue to push yourself! Inspirational.


  • VeggieGirl
    March 18, 2009 at 10:40 am

    Hooray for getting out early!!

    TOO MUCH FOOD PORN IN THIS POST!!!!! I’m loving it 😀

  • Haleigh
    March 18, 2009 at 10:40 am

    Good luck on your run!

  • Erin
    March 18, 2009 at 10:54 am

    Have a good run! Yummy breakfast!

  • Moran
    March 18, 2009 at 11:04 am

    Yes, good sleep definitely does its magic!
    Enjoy your run!

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy)
    March 18, 2009 at 11:05 am

    Have a great run and feed those muscles some protein afterwards! Gosh, I sound like my mom…

  • fitforfree
    March 18, 2009 at 11:08 am

    I need to get my hands on those pure bars! They look wonderful!
    have a great run 🙂

  • Kailey (SnackFace)
    March 18, 2009 at 11:11 am

    You can never go wrong with dates and yams! I’m so glad you’re having a lovely Wednesday and that you finally slept well! Have a great run!

  • Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food)
    March 18, 2009 at 11:12 am

    The oat bran looks good!

  • Sarah W.
    March 18, 2009 at 11:16 am

    yay for getting out early! hope you have a nice run!

  • life coach jen
    March 18, 2009 at 11:20 am

    I must buy some dates so I can try my own peanut butter stuffed deliciousness…

  • brandi
    March 18, 2009 at 11:21 am

    have a good run! I’m so glad you got some good rest last night – I still have yet to see that coconut water here!

  • Runeatrepeat
    March 18, 2009 at 11:39 am

    Have fun on the trail 🙂

  • Melissa
    March 18, 2009 at 11:47 am

    Thinking of how good the yam would have been topped with the dates and AB… perhaps too sweet..

  • Sharon
    March 18, 2009 at 11:57 am

    Coconut water? Awesome eats!

  • runningwithin
    March 18, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    Hey Jenna! Just wanted to let you know I love your blog so much it inspired me to start my own! Do you mind if I add you to my blogroll?

    • jenna
      March 18, 2009 at 12:06 pm


      Nope! Thank you for asking!

  • Danielle
    March 18, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    Done with work by 10:45? that’s awesome!
    Good luck iwth your run later!

  • Matt
    March 18, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    Have a good run!

  • Emily
    March 18, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    Yay for an early work day! Hope your trail run is nice! I got to go for one yesterday – it was probably a bit different though since there was still a bit of snow out there. 🙂

    Enjoy the rest of your day!

  • sue
    March 18, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    happy to hear you got a good night’s rest! have a great day!

  • Run Saraaah
    March 18, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    Have a great run – glad to hear you’re well rested!

  • Bec
    March 18, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    Ugg, I am jealous of your great night of sleep, I need a few of those right now!

  • Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter)
    March 18, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    Sweet potatoes are always so filling, and I LOVE THEM. I used to eat two everyday, but backed off a little when my skin started turning orange. I looked like I was using fake tanning cream. Not pretty!

    Hope you had a good trail run, and I’m glad you got some good sleep Jenna!

  • Fit Mommy
    March 18, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    Love the lunch idea. Need to try coconut water. Have a good run!

  • Meg
    March 19, 2009 at 4:54 am

    That yam is huge!!! It looks delish!

    I have been trying to find coconut water, with no luck yet! I’m determined though!