Exercise/ Fitness/ Lunch

What The Body Needs

I apologize for the late lunch post! I went to Bikram from 12-1:30 and didn’t eat lunch until 2:00. Good thing I made a batch of Lindsay’s whole wheat carrot cake cupcakes this morning to tide me over 😉 I had one, sans frosting, as a morning snack before I went and it didn’t fail to supply me with the much needed energy to get through the challenging practice! It felt SO GOOD to do yoga today. I feel completely exhausted after a lack of sleep last night, but somehow feel restored after a tough, sweaty practice. I am going to try to go to a yoga class everyday this week while I’m home.


For my late lunch I made a hummus/avocado sandwich with about 2 tbsp of cedar’s hummus, 1/2 of a tiny avocado and a handful of baby spinach on rudi’s honey sweet whole wheat bread. With a large, ripe pear it totally hit the spot.


I’m off to get my hair cut! Yay! I figured I might as well since I’m at home with no plans. It’s been driving me crazy lately because I did once have a “cool” haircut (a couple months ago), but then it grew out and now its a total mom haircut. Boooooring! I want to keep the length but maybe add some texture, bounce…something!

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  • Romina
    May 5, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    Yum! I still have to make those muffins, they look superb. Nothing like muffins and yoga to boost your energy. =)

  • Ella
    May 5, 2008 at 7:11 pm

    I love this blog 🙂

  • VeggieGirl
    May 5, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    Muffins + yoga session + hearty lunch = perfect way to brighten one’s day :0)

    Hope to see photographs of your haircut!!

  • Evey
    May 5, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    Omg, I love Lindsay’s carrot cake cupcakes!! They’re so awesome… my family always requests this recipe when I’m at home.

    I’m so gonna make it when I get back on Sat (yay!).

    Hey Jenna, post a pic of you and your new ‘do when you get the chance! I’m sure you’ll look great as always!

  • Carter
    May 5, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    Where is the recipe for those cupcakes? I just bought carrots today and those look like a great way to cook them!

  • BethT
    May 5, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    Jenna, I have a non food question. Every time I see a pic of the adorable Mikan, I wonder how to pronounce his name! Is it like Mike-en? Or Mee-kan?

  • becky
    May 5, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    mmmm … bikram yoga, my new favorite. sweat the stress away!

  • Betsy
    May 5, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    i was so excited to go to yoga to night cause I need it for a big release…but can’t anymore 🙁

    yum yum yum muffins!

  • Nikki
    May 5, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    Those muffins look so good! I have to make them one of these days….where can I find the recipe?

  • Kat
    May 5, 2008 at 9:07 pm


    I always shy away from eating (other than a bite of banana) before doing Bikram Yoga. How long before did you have the muffin/cupcake? I suppose I just need to experiment with it a bit as far as fuel because I often feel really hungry during class – but I am not sure what to eat before to keep me going, but not interupt with the practice. Any tips?



  • Kristin
    May 5, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    I have a baking-related question regarding the frosting on the cupcakes; what proportions of tofutti/sugar do you use to get it to a thick enough consistency to sit on top of the cupcake? Mine was always delicious, but far too running to cover the top of the cupcake without spilling over the sides. Yours always look so perfect!
    I have to make more of these soon, yum!

  • jenna
    May 5, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    I def. should have linked Lindsay to this recipe—sorry! I was racing out the door. Here’s the link to the cupcake recipe (sorry its so long): http://happyherbivore.blogspot.com/2007/12/new-vegan-fat-free-carrot-cake.html


    ehh I should be better about correct proportions but honestly, I beat the tofutti with vanilla extract and then i just keep adding powdered sugar til its thick enough. Today I used 1/2 container of the tofutti and, I’m guessing, 1.5 cups of sugar. It helps to stick the frosted cupcakes in the fridge though because the icing hardens up!

  • jenna
    May 5, 2008 at 9:58 pm


    I ate that muffin about 1 hour before practicing. It’s so different for everyone. I can really eat anything I want and then exercise and be totally fine but I know that most people can’t . The “yoga people” say that you shouldn’t eat anything 2 hours prior to the class and that’s a good guideline to use if you are nervous about it…or just eat something simple like peanut butter toast or trail mix. something with protein to get you through!

  • jenna
    May 5, 2008 at 10:00 pm


    It’s pronounced Mee-kan. He’s on my not-so-good list right now because he ate the ENTIRE BOX of my nana’s peanut butter cookies last night…………..!

  • BethT
    May 5, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    Uh oh Mikan… 🙂 bad boy! Sounds like something my dog would do! Hope he feels ok today…

  • bikergurl
    May 5, 2008 at 11:28 pm

    Every time I see those muffins I want one! They look soooooo good 😀

  • Cassie
    May 6, 2008 at 12:56 am

    YUM those muffins look amazing again! Never thought of putting avocado and hummus on a sandwich together – I might have to try that tomorrow

  • Jessie
    May 8, 2008 at 11:40 pm

    from your post a few days ago:

    “well using the trusty Galloway method”

    what is the Galloway method?