Twas The Week Before Christmas…

Is Christmas seriously next week? Seriously?!

This is the first Christmas that I’m not going home….instead, my parents are coming here for a California Christmas 🙂

This morning, had some grapefruit—


I love grapefruit and prepare it the way my mom always did for me—letting it sit overnight with a squeeze of honey on top for sweetness.

A cup of greek yogurt with a cup of Kashi Go Lean, pom seeds, raspberries and a drizzle of agave!



I’m letting my cereal digest a bit then I’m going to hit the gym then back home to write all day. Determined to be productive!

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  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    December 14, 2009 at 7:38 am

    I can’t believe Christmas is so close, either.

  • Evan Thomas
    December 14, 2009 at 7:39 am

    That bowl looks fresh and delicious
    I can’t believe how fast this month is going by! I’m losing my head in finals

  • Rosey Rebecca
    December 14, 2009 at 7:41 am

    I can’t believe Christmas is next week either. My boyfriend and I don’t have any decorations in our apartment because we’re going to our families’ houses for the holidays. The only time I feel like it’s about to be Christmas is when I go to the mall.

    You’ve inspired me to let a grapefruit sit overnight and add honey to it. I’ve been trying to like them! This may work!

  • Caroline
    December 14, 2009 at 7:43 am

    Wow, I definitely didn’t realize Christmas was only a week away. It never really feels like Christmastime until I come home from school.

  • MelissaNibbles
    December 14, 2009 at 7:43 am

    I love your fruity breakfast. YUM!

  • skinnyrunner
    December 14, 2009 at 7:45 am

    ive never heard of sitting grapefruit out with a sweetner but it sounds like a perfect idea!
    glad to hear your fam is going to be celebrating christmas califonia-style!

  • Janna
    December 14, 2009 at 7:45 am

    I had a very similar breakfast! Was totally craving fruit and yogurt.
    Same here, can’t believe it! How is 2009 almost over!? Wha? 🙂

  • Mary (Food Fit and Fun)
    December 14, 2009 at 7:47 am

    That’s great that your family is going to California for Christmas!! I bet you are so excited to see them. I am also in shock that it’s already next week! I am still in school until Thursday…definitely not enough time off before Christmas!! I need time to relax, bake & eat cookies, and shop ! hahaha

  • Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)
    December 14, 2009 at 7:49 am

    On Saturday I went to a recipe demo and dessert tasting at the French Culinary Institute and everything on the menu contained grapefruit and chocolate. It was amazing! I have new found love for the ruby red fruit 🙂 I’ve heard that broiling it with a bit of sugar is delicious.

  • Jenna
    December 14, 2009 at 7:53 am

    that breaky looks great! have a very productive day!

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    December 14, 2009 at 7:54 am

    Christmas is a week away?!

  • Naomi (onefitfoodie)
    December 14, 2009 at 7:55 am

    ohh great idea with the grapefruit, I bet overnight the honey really gets into all teh crevices and nooks and crannys and makes it so delicious!

    enjoy your day!

  • VeggieGirl
    December 14, 2009 at 7:58 am

    Um, definitely just used that same bowl today for my cereal – same color and everything 🙂

    Writing all day for me too!! Good luck, my dear.

  • Liz
    December 14, 2009 at 7:59 am

    Christmas is next week?! News to me…:-p. Hope you’re productive today, I hate when there is pressure to be productive!

  • Carolyn
    December 14, 2009 at 8:00 am

    I just got some grapefruits from the church youth group. I’ll have to try the overnight thing, maybe with some agave nectar?

  • Matt
    December 14, 2009 at 8:07 am

    That is awesome your parents are coming for Christmas 🙂

  • Heather @ The Joyful Kitchen
    December 14, 2009 at 8:13 am

    These pictures are GORGEOUS! Also, I really enjoy my grapefruit with a light sprinkling of raw sugar on top…I like the crunch it makes! 🙂

  • christie, honoring health
    December 14, 2009 at 8:15 am

    I know, it is totally crazy to me that Christmas is next week. This year has totally flown by!

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie
    December 14, 2009 at 8:16 am

    I’m in love with grapefruits this time of year. Since I’ve been eating them each winter for a bit they now make my nostalgic for Christmas.

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance)
    December 14, 2009 at 8:17 am

    Here’s to a productive day!!!

  • Ashley
    December 14, 2009 at 8:28 am

    Hmm, maybe I would actually like grapefruit that way? For some reason I have never been able to really get into it. I am in SHOCK that xmas is NEXT week…Since moving out to Colorado time has FLOWN by. Have a great week!

  • Whit
    December 14, 2009 at 8:30 am

    Is grapefruit not the best stuff ever or what? I am currently in love with it again. Ah, my yearly love affair with citrus.

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    December 14, 2009 at 8:38 am

    I can’t believe it’s almost Christmas either!!! It doesn’t feel like it with this 80* weather!

    So glad your parents are comin’ out to visit for Christmas. What a fun way to spend Christmas. Can’t wait to read all about it =)

    Wishing you a very productive day, J!

  • theemptynutjar
    December 14, 2009 at 8:40 am

    That sounds nice for you Jenna 🙂

  • Karla
    December 14, 2009 at 8:40 am

    Christmas is coming up soon! I can’t wait!
    Hope you have a productive day! I’m sure you will!

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite
    December 14, 2009 at 8:43 am

    I can’t believe next week is Christmas! Time is flying by at light speed!

  • Hillary @ Nutrition Nut on the Run
    December 14, 2009 at 8:47 am

    I can’t believe Christmas is nearly here too! Pretty, RED breakfast.

  • Susan
    December 14, 2009 at 8:50 am

    I can’t believe Christmas is next week too! It kind of makes me a little sad.
    I have to try that with the grapefruit – it looks major yumbo!

  • Marisa (Loser for Life)
    December 14, 2009 at 8:53 am

    Christmas? So. not. ready. Any votes to push it off until January 25??? Anyone?? 🙂

  • Mackenzie
    December 14, 2009 at 8:58 am

    Your breakfast looks so refreshing! Definitely unlike the Florid weather right now 🙁 You’re not missing too much weather-wise right now! Hahaha.

  • Vanessa (Last Night's Leftovers)
    December 14, 2009 at 9:13 am

    Oh damn, Christmas IS next week. =|

  • Katy @ These Beautiful Feet
    December 14, 2009 at 9:30 am

    I am not a grapefruit fan but that sounds interesting. Do you let the honey soak in overnight or add that in that in the morning? Grapefruit is how oats are(were) to me. I wanted to like them because it’s super healthy but I can’t! Well, tomatoes and oats are starting to really grow on me. I will have to try this overnight honey grapefruit thing. 🙂

  • Kristen @ Change of Pace
    December 14, 2009 at 9:35 am

    Ahh don’t remind me! I can’t believe the year is almost over. Where in the world did it go?

  • katelyn
    December 14, 2009 at 9:36 am

    hi jenna!

    i just wanted to let you know that i love your blog! it’s one of my faves and i read it everyday. your approach to food and exercise is so balanced and refreshing, and i really like your positive outlook on everything.

    good luck being productive today! i’m trying for the same thing…we’ll see 🙂


  • Marissa
    December 14, 2009 at 9:49 am

    I bet honey and grapefruit taste great together. I will have to try it!

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    December 14, 2009 at 10:11 am

    OMG, that breakfast looks fabulous! I just tried grapefruit for the first time recently and didn’t really like the taste, but I should try it with your honey method.

  • Chelsea
    December 14, 2009 at 10:28 am

    Hopefully we’ll have good weather for them!

  • Britt - Runnerbelle
    December 14, 2009 at 10:31 am

    Crap, I seriously just had to look at the calendar…… it really truly is only a week away! Um I need to start shopping, I don’t want to be stuck in all the traffic and craziness. I must shop online tonight and hit up my downtown, gotta keep some of it local. 😉

  • Julia
    December 14, 2009 at 10:35 am

    Thanks for the honey&grapefruit advice, will try that. The grapefruits here are even less sweet than those in Florida, so it’s a great idea:)

    xxx Julia (Taste of Living)

  • Jolene (
    December 14, 2009 at 10:41 am

    I swear Christmas came faster than usual this year!! I am not ready yet!!!

  • sassy molassy
    December 14, 2009 at 11:20 am

    When I read your post title, I mentally said “It is NOT the week before Christmas.” Then I promptly looked to my wall calendar and thought, “holy crap, it is!” Thank goodness I did a majority of my xmas shopping this weekend!

  • Megan (BitesoftheApple)
    December 14, 2009 at 11:32 am

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE grapefruit and have been seriously craving one lately!! I wanted citrus so bad yesterday I was afraid I had scurvy 😀

    I satisfied my craving w/ an orange, but I def want to try the honey trick…usually I just eat it plain!

    December 14, 2009 at 11:37 am

    What a beautiful and festive looking breakfast! I love colorful meals!

  • Light Delight with TouTou
    December 14, 2009 at 11:54 am

    that’s a very fulfilling and energetic breakfast!! love this combination ;-D I just wish my stomach won’t protest for cold food in the morning :p

  • Lauren @ louisianagrown
    December 14, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    Are yall having warm-ish weather right now? Very summery looking breakfast!

  • Megan (BitesoftheApple)
    December 14, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    Haha i just read that and was like, oh silly Jenna, Christmas is not next week. BUT IT IS. INSANE.

  • Leah
    December 14, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    That breakfast looks so good! I love raspberries!

  • Jil
    December 14, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    I know I cannot believe Christmas is so close! Ahh. That is such a good idea, letting the grapefruit sit out with honey. I just might have to try it! The yogurt looks so good too!!

  • Julie
    December 14, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    Watch out! Your cereal has a notorious reputation for room clearing gas that lasts for hours and hours. Many a blog post has been made on this topic. And many people have written to Kellogs/Kashi looking for answers (it’s specific to Kashi Go Lean Crunch). So if you tooted during a down dog this afternoon, you know the culprit. I hope you’re one of the lucky few immune to Kashi GoToot Crunch.