Dessert/ Dinner/ Lunch

The Snack Monster Returns

Good evening 🙂

I hope everyone had a lovely Saturday. Mine was spent snacking—yep, my appetite finally kicked into gear!

First, this morning, an apple and some cheddar cheese:

Lunch not soon long after…..

Yum, this was an awesome sandwich I made! I used roasted chicken breast, hummus and swiss cheese on Ezekiel toast. Along with some avocado oil chips (hehe), watermelon and iced green tea.
I got a bunch done this afternoon, including answering about 50 emails. I promise I am catching up!
Snack was Oikos with PB2 and blueberries….yummy!

Since my mom is out of town, my dad and I had a father daughter night. First, we had some juicy Liar’s Dice Zinfandel….

I snacked on a few almonds…..LOVE these wasabi almonds!

And made us easy chicken pitas for dinner. 🙂 The easy part was that my mom cooked these chicken breasts last night and so all I had to do was reheat, add herbed goat cheese, whole grain dijon mustard and greens before sandwiching in a hot whole wheat pita… actually turned out quite delish if I do say so myself

While we ate, we watched Heaven Can Wait…the old school version, not the new one with Chris Rock. Its pretty much my dad’s favorite movie ever and I had never seen it. I actually liked it, despite the super 70’s feel to it. And I got to snuggle with Mikan 🙂

His eyes match my fleece! Its amazing!

This week has been insane. Time to relax!!
**Quick note: I’m changing servers for GOOD tonight! Don’t fret if you can’t see the blog for a moment……she shall return, I promise!**

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  • kay (eating machine)
    August 8, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    Every time I see you mix yogurt and PB2 I get sooo jealous-there’s no where near me that sells it, and I can’t make myself pay for the PB2 and the shipping till I’ve actually tried it. One of these days I’m going to break down and do it. Because really, what isn’t more delicious with peanut butter?

  • Whitney
    August 8, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    Yay for the return of the snack monster. good things all around.

  • angieinatlanta
    August 8, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    I’m glad to see your appetite has returned! I know that for me it’s always a good sign when my body returns to normalcy after a stressful period; it means I’m getting my mojo back!

    There’s only a few hours in Saturday left so your week from hell is almost over! Hoping next week treats you kinder!


  • Chocolate Covered Ka
    August 8, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    Speaking of monsters, your pita sandwich looks kinda like a monster… see the green teeth? 🙂

  • Jill
    August 8, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    Hey Jenna –
    I have been looking for those cookies forever after seeing them on your blog. Finally found them at my local Target! They are just as good as they look – thank you for introducing me to something new. I love reading your blog – you are very brave to put so much of yourself out there, but I think that is what always keeps me coming back. I know there are many amazing things life still has in store for you!
    Take care!

  • Rebecca
    August 8, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    The Yogurt Blueberry Bowl is so pretty. That dog is adorable!

  • Christie @ Quit Your Diet
    August 8, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    Hope everything goes well with the server move!

  • Rebecca
    August 8, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    Mikan is SOOOO cute!!! I have a puggle, too (named Wrigley)… aren’t they the sweetest, most cuddly dogs ever? After a bad day nothing cheers me up better than a puggle snuggle! 🙂

  • Megan (Runner's Kitchen)
    August 8, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    Sounds like a great night with your Dad 🙂 I LOVE PB2! I was hesitant to try it at first, but it’s amazing. It doesn’t replace regular nut butter for me, but it makes an unbelievable yogurt mix-in.

  • Michelle
    August 8, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    Did you know that there are research which states that an apple wakes you up more than an cup of coffee..I had two this morning while walking around an organic farmers market. I love apples.

    Live.Life.Fully ~M

  • Leianna
    August 8, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    That lunch sandwich looks yummy! And those wasabi almonds:) My mom and I love wasabi peas, so I might need to find wasabi almonds!

  • Emily (A Nutritionist Eats)
    August 8, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    That is so fun to have father/daughter night! And the wasabi almonds sound great!

  • Shannon, The Healthy Beach Bum
    August 8, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    That chocolate looks amazing! Being a snacky mcsnackster is the best! Glad you’re doing well 🙂

  • Kristin Worthington
    August 8, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    I’m looking for your bread loaf you made using the lavander …I found the lavander now i just need the rest please help
    thanks also glad your feeling better 🙂

  • Maria
    August 8, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    Haha, Mikan’s eyes do match your fleece–so cool!

    Wow, how do you make the most awesome sandwiches?? The pita one especially sounds good with the herbed goat cheese and such 😉

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    August 8, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVING all these snacky foods! Some days, that’s just exactly what appeals to me as opposed to big meals. Good for you for listening to your body and eating what made YOU feel good! 🙂

  • Deva
    August 8, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    The father daughter night sounds really fun, and your day’s eats look really good – I especially like the blueberry Oikos bowl.

  • JB
    August 8, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    glad you got your appetite back! mikan is so cute.

  • Nicole
    August 8, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    Yum. It’s great that your appetite kicked in because all of that food looks delicious!

  • Hallie (Healthy Twists)
    August 8, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    Aww, father daughter nights are fun. Glad you are having some much-needed family time 🙂

  • Jessica
    August 8, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    Glad your appetite is coming back! I know how that feels!

  • Maureen
    August 8, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    Oh Jenna…you are so wonderful! From a girl who has NEVER commented before…thank you for your amazing blog. God bless.

  • Megan
    August 8, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    Father Daughter nights are my favorite kind of nights 🙂 Your pita looks good, girl!
    And I can not get over Mikan’s eyes…they do match your robe perfectly!!!! How pretty.
    And also, I have been wanting to try PB2. I go back and forth between ordering it. You seem to love it! Should I just order it already? haha. Your oikos mixed with PB2 combos always look so good to me!
    Hope you are having a wonderful Saturday night, Jenna 🙂

  • Cyndi
    August 8, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    It’s hard to beat the apple/cheddar combo – don’t know why.

    Wish I was able to go to the summit in Boston, especially since I live 30 minutes from Boston … sold out, but I’ll check out the live streaming.

    If you have the chance, check out Russos ( in Watertown (very close by) for an amazing market of greens, produce, cheese, poultry, fresh baked goods and bread – you name it. It is known locally as “the food lover’s food store” so take a look!

    It seems like you are gaining strength on many levels. Stay strong and enjoy your rest too.

  • Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter)
    August 8, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    I love those Wasabi almonds…I was so mad when I came home to an empty bag. Yes, I yell at my husband over almonds. Is that wrong?

  • amyjogo
    August 8, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    A while back you had mentioned that you were using Mederma for some baking scars. I was wondering how that worked out for you? I have a few scars (acne and surgical) that I’d like to fade but want a real person’s observation before I do it. Also, I know it’s advertised as being good for acne scars, but I have sensitive skin and wondered if it might be too harsh.

    Any info you can offer would be appreciated! 🙂

  • Michelle
    August 9, 2009 at 12:23 am

    Having lost my Dad suddenly to a massive heart attack this year, I am so envious of your Daddy/Daughter time. I love that you spend so much time with him (and your Mom too) and can curl up and watch one of his old favorite movies. Memories that will last forever, Jenna. Make many, many more.


  • Diane, Fit to the Finish
    August 9, 2009 at 6:31 am

    What a great night with your Dad. I think it’s wonderful that you guys do that together. How special.

    The food, of course looks amazing too.

  • Juicy Jessy
    August 9, 2009 at 6:39 am

    father daughter night, so cute 🙂
    hope you’ll be able to relax a little!

  • Jean
    August 9, 2009 at 7:35 am

    How’s come your sandwhiches always sook so incredibly good!

    This sounds like a very god night! i found those cookies at my grocery story, Giant Eagle, they just look too fancy for run of the mill grocery store cookies. I’m looking forward to trying them soon!
    I hope things continue to look up, Jenna!

  • Becky@I Heart Running & Food
    August 9, 2009 at 9:51 am

    Yay for snacking! I love Father-Daughter nights….I’m sure your dad loved it 🙂
    The pita looks so simple and yummy! I love love love wasabi anything! I don’t buy it because my portion control goes out the window! Have fun relaxing 🙂

  • katey
    August 9, 2009 at 10:14 am

    looks like you had a wonderful day! your dad seem pretty cool 🙂

  • Taylor
    August 9, 2009 at 10:15 am

    I love father/daughter nights 🙂

    Dinner sounds wonderful! I need to find pb2 around here, I want to try it so bad! I hope you had a great Saturday!

  • Lacey
    August 9, 2009 at 10:50 am

    Your pitas look good. I live easy throw together meals like that.

  • TorontoGirloutWest
    August 9, 2009 at 11:06 am

    It’s good news when your appetite is back. Embrace it!!! 😉

  • K
    August 9, 2009 at 11:15 am

    Oikos and PB2 are a match made in foodie heaven! Aww Mikan!! He’s a great movie date – my puppy won’t cuddle with me!

  • Kristie
    August 9, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    Woohoo for the appetite being back!
    And father daughter night, that’s so cute.

  • Andee (Runtolive)
    August 9, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    Cheese and apple makes the perfect snack. I love that bowl your yogurt is in!

  • Sarah
    August 9, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    I love that you and your dad have father-daughter dates! I should do that with my dad 😉

    Hope this coming week is much better for you!

  • Kristilyn
    August 10, 2009 at 10:29 am

    I have to say, your sandwich looks delicious! I had never thought to have hummus in sandwiches until I started reading your blog. 🙂

    Oh, and I tried Wasabi peas for the first time last week … so not a fan! I just can’t get past the Wasabi taste – blech! Fortunately, the office got a treat!


  • Jessica
    August 10, 2009 at 11:37 am

    You are just SO LUCKY to have what seems to be such an amazing, comfortable, loving relationship with your dad! I’m silly, and Father/Daughter night brought tears to my eyes. True, great Dads can be hard to find nowadays 😀

    Do you think your dad helped influence your healthy lifestyle/optimism?