Dreary day.

by Jenn (eating bender) on May 11, 2008

I woke up this morning to a noise outside my window. I couldn’t figure out what it was, but then I opened the blinds and saw this:

Yuck! The wind was so strong it was whipping the rain extra hard against the window. I knew right then and there that it would be oatmeal for breakfast. Nothing makes a rainy day seem less dreary :)

This morning I had the usual whipped banana with flax, wheat germ, and maple syrup, but with a different topping – Mountain Medley granola from Kashi that I had received as a sample in the mail.

It was really good! I think I may like granola as a topping even more than trail mix. Next time I go to the store I’m going to be on the lookout for a new one! With breakfast I also had a delicious chocolate covered strawberry!


After breakfast I went to workout at the gym. Another day of cardio – 30 minutes Stairmaster, 10 minutes stationary bike and 10 minutes elliptical. I had a lot of reading to do as I prepare for my midterm on Tuesday, so I stuck with a workout that would allow me to multi-task!

When I came back from the workout, the wind was still whipping rain every which way! But I heard that the storms were even worse in other parts of the country (tornadoes!) so I can’t complain. For lunch, I made myself a wrap using a La Tortilla Factory Garlic and Herb wrap with sliced turkey, hummus and reduced fat Mexican cheese, heated up in the microwave for roughly 30 seconds.

YUM! I also had yet another chocolate covered strawberry (so good!) and some whipped cottage cheese.


The rest of the day was spent studying, studying and…oh yeah, studying. My how I am envious of all the bloggers who are on summer break! Later in the afternoon I had to refuel so I made myself a Coffee Cocoa.

My mug has a chip :(

Tonight’s dinner was AMAZING! I bought some whole grain Tandoori Naan bread at the grocery store this weekend, and decided to use it as a pizza crust (got the idea from Tina’s blog). I covered the bread with barbecue sauce, fresh spinach, feta and reduced fat Mexican cheese, then put it in the broiler for about 6 minutes. It came out perfectly melted and looked just like pizza!

I cut it into slices to give it the full effect. I will definitely be making this again!

With my delicious pizza I had a red pepper drizzled with Annie’s Goddess dressing. Basically, dinner couldn’t have gotten much better!

As I continued studying, I made myself a bowl of berries. I got such a deal on them this weekend at the store – and both the strawberries and blackberries are perfectly ripe right now.

It was such a great day of food, so of course I just had to share it with all of you 😉 And I sort of see the dreary weather as a blessing in that I had to spend the whole day inside studying anyway – glad the sun and warmth weren’t a temptation 😉

Monday here we come…HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! I hope everyone had a restful and relaxing weekend!


Sweet dreams :)

1 lindzakins921 May 12, 2008 at 7:17 am

Happy Belated Birthday! Sorry I didn’t get around to reading blogs this weekend, so my “wish” is late!

I felt the same way you did this morning about oatmeal+rain! I love granola in oats too… I have to try it w/ the Kashi mountain medley granola next :)

Those strawberries are divine!!!!!

2 Romina May 12, 2008 at 8:17 am

That chocolate covered strawberry looks like heaven in your mouth!!

3 VeggieGirl May 12, 2008 at 10:05 am

The view out your window looks just like mine :0( WHERE IS THE SUN?!?!?!

Glad you enjoyed that Kashi granola! Definitely sounds like a fun addition to oatmeal.

Wow, those chocolate covered strawberries are so gorgeously decorated!

Good luck studying, and be sure to TRY to enjoy this dreary weather we’re having ;0)

4 Melissa May 12, 2008 at 11:58 am

Those chocolate covered strawberries look freakingly amazingly good :) !!!!

I’ve seen so many people doing the Goddess dressing….I’m going to have to try it!

5 Erika May 12, 2008 at 3:59 pm

I also have to wish you a happy belated!! Hope your day was fabulous.

Don’t answer this if it’s too personal.. but what high school did you go to? I’m wondering if we knew any of the same people LOL

6 Erika May 12, 2008 at 3:59 pm

WHY is it posting my picture as one of those dang designs??!!


7 Kristie May 12, 2008 at 4:29 pm

Everything you ate looks SO tasty! I almost bought naan the other day to try making a pizza on it. Yours looks so darn good, now I think I will for sure!

8 Caroline May 13, 2008 at 11:48 pm

Hi! I just discovered your blog, and it’s great! We have a lot in common–I am an English major, with hopes of combining my interest in nutrition with my love of writing. I can’t wait to catch up on your old posts!

9 WeightingGame May 14, 2008 at 1:54 pm

Oh my god, can I come live with you? I’m new to this blog so I don’t know yet if you eat like this all the time but it looks freaking amazing! PS please tell me whta whipped bananas are – it looksso delish!

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