Dessert/ Dinner

Turning Into a Cookie

Hi friends!

It’s only 9:00 and I am half asleep already!! Good thing we got out an hour early from my class tonight because it was a good 25 minute drive down the interstate and driving when you are suuuper tired is never a good idea! More on my class later though….first let’s do a recap!

I was SO hungry all day long today!

Don’t you ever have days like that when you feel like ALL you do is put stuff in your mouth??!! Someone?? 🙂 I think its gotta be all these darn chocolate chip cookies around the house. I cannot stop picking at them for the LIFE of me! Gahh! Get them out already!!!!!

I had a wonderful bible study at Sarah’s house–we watched the first Esther video and loved it. There were times when we looked over at each other and said “wow…I was just thinking that!” Beth Moore is just so amazing! We can’t wait to go actually hear her speak in person in September at Deeper Still! The introduction video was about an hour and then we talked afterwards for another hour, while Sarah fed me one of her homemade oatmeal raisin muffins


Major yum! I inhaled it and then in the car on the ride home I inhaled a pear as well:


For the record, I also had a tall nonfat vanilla roobios latte earlier that I took to Sarah’s house! I was just so hungry for some reason!!

I brought my dinner to-go for my class so I could eat it in the car on the trip over. I packed a baked yam, a chobani and half of a serving of Kashi Mountain Medley granola. I love this granola but its much more of a treat since 1/2 cup = 220 calories! Dang!


I also brought with me a POM juice that I was asked to review—perfectly fitting to bring to a health and wellness workshop! =)


Its such a cute little mini size! I actually had never drank POM straight before—I had always mixed it with lemonade. That’s sort of funny since both my parents are HOOKED on the stuff and drink it every single morning, and have been for the past four years! However, tonight I tried this nectar for the first time straight and it was actually quite good! I drank half and am saving the other half to have with breakfast tomorrow. It tasted just like the seeds…only sweeter. I think it would be really good mixed with perrier for an POM italian soda! =)

The health benefits of this juice really are fabulous. Read more about them here—-the website also has some pretty yummy lookin’ recipes!

Around 8:00 I busted out with the “dessert” that I brought—


Mmmmmm I really liked the coconut macadamia flavor but this was AMAZING. It had huge chunks of dark chocolate and real dried raspberries in it. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again–I’ve never been a huge granola bar fan because they never really do anything for me but these are sooooooooo tasty and chewy. I will definitely buy them when I see them at the store. They are perfect for those sweet tooth cravings!

As for my class—it was actually really interesting!

My teacher was an RN that works alongside the RD for Greenwise. They plan out the Greenwise stores, meet with the buyers and find out about all the cool healthy products that we should offer. Her job sounds so cool! She also was probably the most well educated health professional I have ever met. Man, did this woman know her stuff! She rattled off health facts left and right and I learned a lot. Here are two points that I found most interesting:

The average apple tests positive for about 45 pesticides. I found this fact astonishing!!! Holy pesticide!

If a product has 1/2 gram of trans fat per serving the label on the product can claim it has “zero trans fats”, therefore misleading the customer because those trans fat grams add up fast!

We also learned all about organic food (what makes it so and the different classifications), natural food, fad diets, food allergies and food processing. Most of the stuff I had heard before but it was still very interesting and it made me remember why buying mostly organic fruits and veggies really is the way to go. My health is worth the extra quarter!

I have got to go to bed before I pick at any more cookies. I‘m going to turn into a cookie in a minute here! Tomorrow brings yoga, a fabulous lunch date with Lindsay (blog reader in town!) and Caitlin (!!!!!), and then a pedicure and homemade pizza with the boy. Sounds good to me!

Off to get my beauty sleep! xoxoxo

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  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    February 5, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    Have fun tomorrow!

  • Victoria
    February 5, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    I have those hungry days occasionally too. No amount of food will satisfy. Your class sounds pretty cool, especially for a work thing.

  • Meg
    February 5, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Sounds like you have a great day ahead! I have those “I have to eat all day” days every once in awhile.

  • Sharon
    February 5, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Have an awesome time tomorrow!!!

  • caitlin
    February 5, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    ugh dont get me started on trans fat!!

    i will see you around 12!

  • Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food)
    February 5, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    Have fun tomorrow!

  • Molly
    February 5, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    I totally know what you mean about those starving days! It just shows how much our bodies fluctuate. I guess we just have to believe in them 🙂
    Are you sure about the 1/2 TBSP of trans fat? That sounds a lot more than 1 gram, and I know companies have to label it if it is more than 1 gram.

  • Shelby
    February 5, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    I push my mom to buy organic fruits and veggies now. I just don’t want to be eating those chemicals…Bleh!

  • RD2be
    February 5, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    I think you mean 1/2 a gram of trans fat? 1/2 a tablespoon would be a lot!

    • jenna
      February 6, 2009 at 6:47 am


      Hahahahaha of course! I told ya I was TIRED! 🙂

  • Kailey (SnackFace)
    February 5, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    I’ve been in the non-stop eating mood too! I blame no sleep and super cold weather. Your day tomorrow sounds like a blast! Have a wonderful day!

  • Marissa
    February 5, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    Interesting about the trans fat!

  • Janet
    February 5, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Love this: “My health is worth the extra quarter!”

    I totally agree. 🙂 Anyone can eat organic if they choose to make it a priority! My sister is looking for work and struggling a bit financially right now, but it’s so important to her to eat local and organic foods that she finds a way to make it work – cutting back on other things, shopping at Farmers Markets, etc. Anyone can do it – you are worth it!

    That seminar sounded really fun and informative!

  • Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter)
    February 5, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    I’ve had plenty of those “I cannot seem to satiate my hunger days.” I think it happens more often in the winter. I just want to eat big servings of warm things and hibernate. 🙂

    Sounds like a cool training class. I wish Publix would spread the love of the Greenwise stores to areas outside of Florida! Have a good bloggie lunch tomorrow and a fun pizza night with Ryan.

  • Liz
    February 5, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    Ahhh, I hate days when I just eat everything. I think part of it is just that feeling that I am out of control. I’ve had problems with binge eating and addictive tendencies all of my life, so if I ever have a day where I just can’t stop eating, it’s definitely more scary for me than the average person.

    By the way, I have done yoga three times this week, partially due to your blog and reading about your story. The most I had ever done it before this week was once a few months ago. I just love that feeling of accomplishment I have when I get up into a pose I didn’t think I could. For instance, last night I was trying to get into the more advanced form of wheelbarrow. I started with my hands next to my head and pushed once, fell, pushed again, fell, and pushed one last time (I think I probably grunted out loud, haha) and I got up!!!! It was great stuff. I see why you are addicted, and thank you again for sharing your story.

  • Katherine
    February 6, 2009 at 12:31 am

    I am with you! All I have done ALL day is eat! It was just one of those days!

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy)
    February 6, 2009 at 1:22 am

    Yesterday was one of those all day eating days for me! I definitely slowed down a bit today, so it all ends up good in the end.

    Cripes, I need to be buying organic apples at least!

    Have SO much fun at your blogger lunch!!!

  • Patricia
    February 6, 2009 at 6:50 am

    Hi Jenna!
    I want to make your famous enchiladas this weekend. I don’t cook that much, so there are a lot of things that are new to me! I’ve been reading about poaching chicken breasts, but I’ve never done it before. What happens if I don’t use all of the chicken in my enchiladas? Can I store the chicken in the fridge… if so, should I store it with the liquid I poached it in? When you poach a chicken breast, is it ready to eat or does it require extra cooking/baking (in this case… putting it in the oven with the enchiladas) for it to be done?
    Thank you for your help!!! Keep up the good job; I love your blog!

  • brandi
    February 6, 2009 at 6:56 am

    sounds like a fun day!

  • K
    February 6, 2009 at 7:04 am

    Thanks for those nutrition tips!

  • sarahdbelle
    February 6, 2009 at 8:52 am

    Thanks for all the great info from your class. Also, have fun today!


  • Jenna 2
    February 6, 2009 at 9:54 am

    Thank you so much for sharing the information you learned at your wellness seminar!! I find it so interesting!! 45 pesticides on one apple??? Scary!!

  • Jess
    February 6, 2009 at 10:54 am

    That Pom juice is making its rounds. I better do my review before no one cares anymore 😉

    I have no control over chocolate chip cookies, so I roll the dough into individual servings and freeze it, then bake myself 1-2 cookies at a time.

  • Amanda
    February 6, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    Those bars taste pretty good, but I take issue with all the artificial junk in them, like the HFCS… I wish Quaker would make more bars with shorter ingredient lists / more natural ingredients!