Breakfast/ Lunch

Too Quickly

Monday seems to come way too quickly yet again. Can you even believe that its just about MAY?! That thought is just crazy to me, especially since that means I graduated college a whole year ago. Scary. Very scary. I slept really well last night and got about 8-9 hours, which is awesome and led me to wake up earlier than usual this morning and head outside for a longer than usual run. I did 3 1/2 miles just as the sun was coming up and it was great. Beforehand, I had half a banana with almond butter (like usual), and after my run I made what I have been craving for days: A banana/peach/almond butter smoothie with soy milk and an english muffin. I used just over a cup of soy milk in the smoothie and a big glob of almond butter. It was so creamy and delicious! This is definitely my favorite post-run combo.


For lunch today I will be eating the leftover serving of split pea soup. This soup is seriously protein packed and very filling, so all I packed to have with it was a juicy pear. For a snack later, I packed an orange and some peanut butter puffins.





Have a great start to your week, everyone!

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  • Kelly L.
    April 28, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    Morning Jenna! So, I purchased peanut butter Puffins yesterday and OMG they are soooooo good. I have been eating the regular ones for a while but the PB ones are delicious. I’d much rather snack on them then put them in cereal but they taste like PB cookies. Drool….

  • Alice (in Veganland)
    April 28, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    I also cannot believe that is almost May already… I have worked for 11 months already! unbelievable! At least we have good food for the path 🙂

  • Betsy
    April 28, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    i remember thinking the same thing the year after i graduated. it kinda freaked me out!! and i’m now about to hit 3 years since graduation, and i’m still not used to it.

    bananas are truely the best pre-run food. it’s really the only thing i can eat right before i run.

    hope your grandfather is doing better.

  • arimcg
    April 28, 2008 at 1:21 pm

    I LOVE putting almond or peanut butter in smoothies…especially with banana. Never tried peach but it sounds good!

  • Rebecca
    April 28, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    Jenna and everyone,

    The wedding reminded me of a question I have been wondering. Destination weddings seem popular. They seem easier for the bride because a lot of the choices seem to be made in that you choose from various packages- is this misconception of mine?

    While, for the bride it does not seem significantly more expensive it seems a big commitment to ask your guests to go oversees basically to celebrate you- it’s definitely not the same as them choosing to take a vacation- is this also a misconception of mine since they seem so popular?

  • Mel H
    April 28, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    I know what you mean about time flying…I’m graduating in 5 days and so sad!!! College goes by way too fast… !! Have a great day everyone

  • Rebecca
    April 28, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    sorry for the awful grammar- still half asleep!

  • Cara
    April 28, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    This may means it has been 2 years since I graduated. Scary! hahah.

    I hope you have a great Monday and a great rest of your week!

  • Tina
    April 28, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    I can’t believe May is almost here! It’s cold and dreary here in Boston… but good news is that my friend’s baby is due this Friday! 🙂

  • VeggieGirl
    April 28, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    I couldn’t agree more – time passes by far too quickly!

    Oooh, your smoothie-combination sounds so refreshing! Yum!

    Happy Monday!! :0)

  • Vegan_Noodle
    April 28, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    Sounds like a good way to start a Monday…. 🙂 Enjoy the week!

  • claire
    April 28, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    I graduated from college 4 years ago! That means I’ve been out of college as long as I was in college.

    looks like a healthy lunch!

  • Kelly L.
    April 28, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    CHICKPEA CUTLETS!?!?! (this is on Kath’s blog too))

    Kath, Jenna, VeggieGirl, other vegetarians….

    I bought some vital wheat gluten and I want to make the chickpea cutlets from Veganomicon. I found the recipe online but I don’t have soy sauce, paprika, or thyme. Big part of the recipe, I know…

    Okay, so do you think I could do another variation of this? Maybe make them southwestern style and sub out the soy sauce for salsa and use southwestern spices? Any other suggestions? Help!

  • babycakes
    April 28, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    oh my gosh Jenna you made my very favorite smoothie! Peach, banana, almond butter (the only difference is I use hemp milk instead of soy) – for some reason this particular combo is just SO good. I have this pretty much on a daily basis 🙂

    And I can totally relate to feeling like the time post-college just flies by. I can’t believe this May will mark 4 years since I graduated. I feel so old! It really is crazy how life goes.

    So glad you got those 8-9 hours of sleep last night. I can’t wait until the day I can say the same!

    Have a great day! 🙂

  • raybelle
    April 28, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    how does rice milk stand compared to soy, hemp and almond?

  • jenna
    April 28, 2008 at 9:23 pm


    I dont really like the taste of rice milk. To me its a little watery. It also doesn’t nearly contain as much protein or calcium as enriched soy milk does. Hemp milk is GREAT…but expensive. It has a very rich, creamy taste and is wonderful because just one glass gives you something like 40 percent of your daily calcium need. Almond milk is fun but i don’t drink it all the time. I prefer soy milk for everyday because it packs in the most protein and I like the taste. Vanilla almond milk is delicious in smoothies though!

  • jenna
    April 28, 2008 at 9:24 pm


    Chickpea cutlets are SO versatile!!! Seriously just use whatever ya got in your spice cabinet and I’m sure they will turn out great. Its such a great food to experiment with because you really can’t go wrong! Just play around and let us know how they turn out!!