Breakfast/ Lunch


Happy Friday!!!!!!!!!

Two important things:


Because of your AMAZING support, I am almost 50% of the way there! I cannot even believe that I have raised about $1,500 just through e-cookbook sales. Its unbelievable actually. I hope those that purchased one love it! Keep ’em coming, folks! Just remember to email me at for your copy and not my normal blog email address! I am trying to keep everything very organized here 🙂

2. I am SO freakin’ sore from Jillian’s Shred yesterday!

Holy cow…I got out of bed this morning and almost fell over. Every muscle is sore and it has been a huge ordeal lifting heavy bread dough and equipment all day! The soreness and seeing Caitlin’s amazing review this morning really sealed the deal on the Shred for me. What a fantastic workout! I’m going to try to do it as much as possible!

All that being said, let’s get back to the food! This morning around 3:30 I had my new favorite bar and a pear on the way to work:


I seriously LOVE these bars!!!! Chewy, dense, mostly raw and 8 grams of protein. Sooo delicious.

And then around 8:15 I had a big bowl of oat bran and fresh fruit from the associate breakfast!



Oat bran was super delish this morning! Here was the combo of the day:

  • 1/2 cup oat bran made with 1 cup water, pinch of sea salt
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 scoop protein
  • 1 tbsp ground flax
  • 1 big scoop Naturally More pb
  • chocolate chips ’cause its Friday!

After work I grocery shopped and drank my traditional Friday Kom-rob-your-bank-account-bucha:


I went a little bit out of control at Greenwise today. I think I was hungry? Note to self: never go grocery shopping around lunchtime!


  • Vitamuffins
  • Rolled oats
  • Oat bran (not pictured)
  • Ezekiel english muffins
  • Ezekiel bread
  • Soba noodles
  • Pepperidge farm fruit & grain bagels (yum!


  • Hummus
  • Tempeh
  • Tofu
  • Morningstar farms soysage
  • Canned salmon
  • Laughing cow cheese
  • light sour cream
  • Chobani (plus one that escaped the photo!)
  • Mexican cheese! (I got 3 bags actually because they were on sale)


  • My FAVORITE pad thai dinner!
  • ginger root
  • thai red curry paste
  • vanilla almond milk
  • enchilada sauce
  • split pea soup
  • canned green chilies


  • Orange bell pepper
  • broccoli slaw
  • broccoli
  • organic greens
  • cilantro
  • bananas
  • garnet yams
  • grapes
  • mangos
  • on sale blackberries!
  • cucumber

Now, I did spend $100, which is definitely more than I usually spend on food….but look at how much stuff I got! I wrote a list and pretty much stuck to it, minus a few fun items. Organic produce always gets me! I know that eating healthy DOES cost you, but in my personal opinion, I would rather spend $100 on food I can feel good about putting into my body then go to mall and spend $100 on a new outfit. My priorities are just different I guess! This food will last me for awhile and I had to buy all the ingredients to make Ryan and I a nice dinner tonight.

When I put everything away I made a mad rush to make something to eat before I had to go see my accountant.


The perfect mini-meal!!! This is a toasted pepperidge farm fruit & grains bagel with 2 egg whites, a light laughing cow cheese and a morningstar farms soysage. YUM!

I’m about to make another mini-meal right now actually and then head over to my doctor’s appointment to get the bone scan results back! Wish me luck, friends! As I said before, I am cooking dinner for myself and the boy tonight. Fridays are always a bit tough because right now I AM SO TIRED since I have been up since 3 AM and will be staying up past my “bedtime” (7:00) tonight, obviously. I just have to suck it up though and keep on trucking!!!

See you in a bit!

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  • life coach jen
    April 3, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    Jenna, I’d much rather spend 100 at the grocery store than on new clothes, too! In fact, I’d much rather walk around at a grocery store like Earth Fare (health food store up here) than go to a clothing or shoe store, any day!

    Good luck with the bone scan results!

  • Run Sarah
    April 3, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    I don’t mind spending money on food either.. Especially nutritious stuff. Can’t believe you got all of that for $100…not bad at all!

  • Moran (The Running Addict)
    April 3, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    I am glad you are doing the shred! Its a great workout!
    Food shopping is something I never mind spending money on. I would rather NOT buy a piece of clothing I like but spend it on food! It just makes sense to me

  • Melissa
    April 3, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    That seems like a great deal of foor for $100!

  • Emily
    April 3, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    Good luck at your appointment! Your grocery shop looks great! Can’t wait to see your dinner…

  • Genesis
    April 3, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    ok so i’ve been seeing this Kombucha on a lot of blogs, what is it? ive never seen it before (probably because we dont have a co-op in town and we need to cross state lines to get to one). obviously its some kind of health drink but what kind of benefits does it have or give?

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    April 3, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    Love the groceries! I agree, healthy food is a much better way to spend mulah than clothes =) Just think how much you are saving in doctor bills!

  • Danielle
    April 3, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    I’m the same way I’d much rather spend the money on good food, although I am a big fan of purses 🙂

  • brandi
    April 3, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    yay for groceries! I love coming home with tons of great, healthy food 🙂

  • K
    April 3, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    Kom-rob-your-bank-account! Haha! I share your view on grocery prices! Good luck at the doctors and making dinner 🙂

  • ashleigh
    April 3, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    hey jenna, congrats on cookbook sales. i had a question… what isle do you find vitabrownie’s in?? I loooked at their website and I found a few stores in my area that carry them, but I never know what isle to look in. Thanks for you help! 🙂

  • Bec
    April 3, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    mmm all your grocery shop finds are making me hungry!

  • Katie
    April 3, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    Oh yes! Grocery shopping on an empty stomach can be disastrous. Looks like you got some good deals, though.

  • sue
    April 3, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    great groceries! good luck with your scan results, and can’t wait to see what you make for dinner!

  • nickee
    April 3, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    Hi there!
    Ok i cannot remember how to actually get the cookbook. I just email you at that address…but what about the $10..? Sorry… forgot 🙂

  • Shelby
    April 3, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    I was like that the first day of shred too! Then I thought…how are you supposed to do this 30-days straight?!

  • Jessica
    April 3, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    To ashleigh above – I found VitaMuffins in the frozen foods section at my local Target. Hope this helps!

  • Leah @ Simply Fabulous
    April 3, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    I will definitely be ordering one!!
    I love all the excitement in this post! Have a great weekend!

  • Tabby
    April 3, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    I love that pepperidge farm fruit & grains line. I got the cranberry orange bread and it was so delicious but those bagels look really good too, I might have to try those next time!

  • hk
    April 3, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    Agreed, $100 well spent!! I’m the same way 🙂 have fun tonight!

  • emily
    April 3, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    that’s not wierd, it doesn’t matter how cute your clothes are, you don’t look as good when you don’t eat your best!

  • VeggieGirl
    April 3, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    Too much goodness.

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy)
    April 3, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    I couldn’t agree more about the grocery budgeting. I never feel guilty about spending a lot of money on fresh fruits and veggies. They never go to waste and I’m convinced I save money on doctor bills, medicine and processed foods. One thing I hate spending money on foodwise, though is eating out!

    Hope you are able to power through and have a fun night!

  • Samantha
    April 3, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    I get so jealous reading your blog and seeing the the great variety of food you can yet! 😉 I picked up some tempeh this week after seeing you use it so often and am looking forward to trying it.

    I was lucky enough to try the bread (not bagel) version of the fruit P-Farm bread in the states before we left. GREAT STUFF!

    Fingers crossed for your dr’s appt.

  • runningwithin
    April 3, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    I’m the same way about groceries, I spend about 70 a week on groceries for just myself, but I never buy any meals out and I see it as an investment in myself! Have fun tonight, I’m guessing Enchiladas might be on the menu?

  • Maureen
    April 3, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    I’m glad your e-cookbook is selling so well. Good luck on your bone scan, today. I agree that buying healthy food is much more important than material goods like clothes, jewelry, etc. I really don’t think $100 is THAT much money, I’ve definitely spent way more when stocking the fridge and cupboards.

  • Jessica
    April 3, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    Yum that egg sandwich looks so good!!!

    Quick question! So the grocery store near my school doesn’t have sweet potatoes, but I am pretty sure they have garnet yams….do garnet yams cook in the microwave the same way sweet potatoes do, and can you eat the same way (with cottage cheese or laughing cow, cinnamon….)?? Thanks!! Have fun tonight! 🙂

  • Allyson
    April 3, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    Don’t feel bad, the day after my first day of Shredding I felt like I needed a body cast. Try shredding and then chasing preschoolers around the next day. Lets just say I couldn’t catch them…:)

  • zestycook
    April 3, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    Nice looking groceries Jenna! I have the shred as well:)

  • RunToFinish
    April 3, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    Definitely takes some work to fit in all the things we want to do! I agree shopping over lunch bad idea, cause then I think all that stuff that looks good normally…looks even better!!

  • Meg
    April 3, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    Wow. That is a ton of food. I think that’s quite a bit for $100 actually! It’s totally worth it to pay more but put good food in your body!

  • Adi ( - repaired!)
    April 3, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    Nice haul, Jenna! I love seeing people’s grocery store finds 🙂
    Have a great Saturday.

  • Caroline
    April 3, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    I try to eat breakfast right before I go to WF for that very reason…but somehow I still end up spending more than I intended..

  • Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats
    April 4, 2009 at 9:30 am

    OMG that watermelon looks incredible!!! I can’t wait until I can get my hands on some this summer!! I recently heard, the bigger the yellow spot on the bottom of the watermelon, the sweeter it’ll be. The size of the spot indicates how long it’s been ripening in the sun – yummm!