Breakfast/ Exercise/ Fitness/ Lunch

When In Doubt—Stick With The Classics

Good morning and happy humpday!

For some reason I woke up this morning and found my internet working again….it’s off, it’s on..who knows. It works now and that’s all that matters because its so frustrating when something like that happens! I totally forgot because I was so flustered last night when blogging that the “chicken” lunch was a little disappointing. I mean, it was fine and I ate it, but I don’t think it was worth the $3.00. The sodium level was quite high and it heated up to kind of a homogeneous brown mess….nothing like the picture. The taste was alright and it left me feeling full, but the whole thing was kind of meh. Today I’m going with a classic that I know won’t let me down—pb&j!

Last night in school we made chocolate mousse cake with a ribbon sponge. You will see pictures tomorrow morning because it has to set overnight in the mold, but it took forever and I think the result will be well worth the effort! The sponge cake is an almond sponge and then there’s a different cake batter (ribbon paste) that is colored using different food colorings and made into a pattern on the cake itself, so the cake ends up looking all “ribbony” with different bright colors. Hard to explain, but very cool looking and I’m sure you guys will like it!

This morning I woke up and went to the gym for upper body strength training. I warmed up on the treadmill for a couple minutes then did lat pull downs, bicep curls, triceps, back, pecs and finished it off with 100 crunches (I’m hard core, right?! haha). When I got back home I made exactly what I was craving for breakfast: waffles. I didn’t have time to make them homemade unfortunately, but that’s why we have HempPlus! I toasted up two and sprinkled them with chopped walnuts, the other half of my banana and drizzled maple syrup on top. Heaven.


Like I said, I’m going with a classic that I know won’t let me down for lunch. A good old pb&j on sprouted wheat bread. Another peach to go alongside it. Sorry for all the same fruit lately but when peaches are in season, nothing else matters! They are my absolute favorite and I look forward to this time every year when I can have them to my heart’s delight.


I’ve been eating these soy crisps for years—they make a great snack. In one serving size there is something like 7 grams of protein, 110 calories and 1 gram of fat. Plus, they come in all these different potato-y chip flavors like BBQ, salt and vinegar and ranch. I love the salt and vinegar and like to pair these with a piece of fruit for a snack that appeals to all my taste buds. I’m definitely a salty kind of girl! Today I packed a baggie with a pear for later on. You guys should seriously try these—they won’t let you down!



off to get back to the grind!

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  • Kelly L
    June 4, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    I love Soy Crisps! The cheddar ones are good and I love to eat the plain ones with salsa. Mmmm… Also, have you had Mr. Cracker Brown Rice Chips? I get them at Whole Foods. They are made with brown rice and come in pepper, nacho cheese, bbq and sour cream and onion. Plus, one serving size is 37 chips!! It’s huge. I have these practicaly every day with my sandwich for lunch. Yes, I’m a creature of habit…

  • Romina
    June 4, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    HempPlus are a prime tradeup for homemade waffles. =D

  • Robin
    June 4, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    Soy crisps are yummy!

    You used to eat pb with yogurt and a fruit. Now that you are vegan you don’t. How are you as satisfied?

  • jenna
    June 4, 2008 at 1:31 pm


    I don’t call myself a vegan, or even a true vegetarian for that matter because I love and eat seafood! As for the reason I stay satisfied…I eat MORE pb! I used to limit myself to one tbsp but now i have a generous 2 tbsp (or more ..I don’t measure!).

  • VeggieGirl
    June 4, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    Oooh, you made chocolate mousse cake?? How divine!!

    ENjoy your Wednesday!!

  • Betsy
    June 4, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    pb&j. always always delicious. i, of course, have one for lunch today.

    i want peaches to be in season here. 🙁

  • Brynn
    June 4, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    I am obsessed with those soy crisps! I love the cheddar ones best.

  • Sarah
    June 4, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    Hi Jenna,

    First time commenter on here. I love your blog! I have never been much of a cook but I’m really trying to learn to be b/c it’s hard to be healthy otherwise. I’m getting a lot of ideas from your meals and enjoy reading about your culinary adventures. Keep up the good work, it’s very much appreciated.


  • arielle
    June 4, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    I love those soy crisps. The BBQ is so good.

  • Julz
    June 4, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    Soy Crisps… Yum yum yum. Glenny’s also makes Soy Crisps, as do Trader Joes, but in my opinion, they all taste rather similar! Genisoy, however, has the CUTEST heart shaped ones!!! They are white chedder I think, but it’s almost a sweet white chedder? They are delicious though! And Glenny’s heart shaped apple cinnamon’s are so cute too. I think if it’s heart shaped I’m so much more willing to buy them haha. 🙂

    Have you tried those flavors yet? And your peach looks so perfect! Enjoy your Wednesday and Happy Humps 😉

  • Aimee
    June 4, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    I’m like that with Cherries… And I have them right now! Very happy!
    Enjoy your peaches! (And the PB&J)

  • Kimberly
    June 4, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    I love soy crisps; they are my all-time favorite movie snack! Glenny’s Apple Cinnamon or BBQ, all the way 😀

  • Becca A
    June 4, 2008 at 7:13 pm

    I can’t wait to see this cake!

  • Maureen
    June 4, 2008 at 9:15 pm


    I love soy crisps as well. I think the 365 Degree brand at Whole Foods are even better than the Genisoy (and a little cheaper too.) You’ll have to give them a try sometime and see what you think!

    Great blog!

  • Jill
    June 5, 2008 at 5:22 am

    I love those soy crisps! I’ve tried most of the flavors and that’s the best – I’m a salt girl too! My friends think I’ll die from too much sodium, haha.