Breakfummus, Lunchummus + Dinnummus

by Jenn (eating bender) on January 22, 2009

Once again, thank you all for being so supportive and understanding of my insane schedule. I knew you would be, but felt it needed to be said, nameen? (Seriously Erin, I think you need to make a “Dictionary” page of all your phrases because they are contagious!)

In case the title of this post made no sense to you, I’d like to announce that I literally ate Sabra Roasted Red Pepper Hummus at every meal today. I think it’s become my new peanut butter, since there’s no fear of salmonella πŸ˜‰ Or else it’s just that good.

I woke up early this morning and did 40 minutes on the elliptical before coming back home and doing the Ab Ripper X video for P90X. I opted to do the elliptical over the Yoga X for this week mainly because I could use the extra reading time that the gym provides. After cleaning up, I made myself some breakfummus: my first-ever egg wrap!


I’ve seen these all around the blogosphere and have always told myself that I want to make one. Today was finally the day. I scrambled 1 egg + 2 egg whites in a skillet with 1/2 cup spinach. While it was cooking, I spread 2 tbsp. Sabra hummus onto a La Tortilla Factory wrap and sprinkled it all with 1 oz. fat-free feta cheese. Then I dumped the egg on top and rolled it all together. So easy and so filling!


With Coffee Cocoa on the side, it was the perfect way to refuel for the day.


Today was my full day of classes. Everything was going just peachily until psychology, when it was announced that I would be next up on the individual article presentation. It’s not a huge project, but that means I need to make 2 PowerPoints and write 1 paper this weekend – eck! During my last class, I snacked on a Pure Protein bar.


When I arrived home from class, imagine my surprise (and happiness!) when I found a package of goodies awaiting me on my doorstep. I opened up the box and found…


VEGAN PEPPERMINT FUDGE BROWNIES from Allison’s Gourmet, courtesy of Miss VeggieGirl! She knew I was having a rough couple of weeks and is such a sweetheart for sending me these. Thank you so much, girl. You have no idea how much a gesture like that means to me! Of course I had to snag a piece right away (before lunch, obviously).


They are amazing. The peppermint is fully infused throughout the brownie and the rich chocolate melts in your mouth with every bite. I have a feeling these will go quite quickly once I share some with Bobby!Β  Brownies are one of his favorites! Thank you, VeggieGirl!!

After the chocolate fest, I made myself lunchummus. It was simple and small, but I wasn’t as hungry after the protein bar and brownie so it worked. It included 1 large red bell pepper with 2 tbsp. Sabra hummus (aka the star of the show).


Plus 2 oz. of herb sliced deli chicken.


Here is the whole party on the plate:


And to add some more color, I had a bowl of blueberries + blackberries.


The rest of the day was spent working on my Whole Foods project. Which reminds me…thank you for all of your creative answers to my question yesterday! I am going to incorporate them into my “consumer” slide to give some real-life opinions to the presentation.

Before I knew it, it was almost time to head to the studio to crew the sports show. I decided to make myself a small dinner knowing I could have a snack later on at night. Spreading out meals that way is nice when I know I have to eat early. For my dinnumus, I broke out a new product.


I cooked these veggie “chicken” tenders up in a skillet for roughly 5 minutes, flipping them every other minute. Let me tell you, they made my kitchen smell amazing! I love lemon pepper chicken (the actual chicken), so I was excited to see if these tasted any similar.


You must try these!!! I made the entire box (2 servings worth) and it was just the right amount of food! They are slightly high in sodium but no different than soup, and the flavor is incredible. I swear with the right seasoning you can’t tell the difference between these and real chicken. Delicious.

I also had a slice of Arnold Bakery Light bread topped with…hummus!


And now you know the story of how I managed to eat hummus at every meal!


After I got back from crewing the sports show, I made myself that snack. The idea was courtesy of Meghann who got it from Melissa :) Orange + nut butter!


I had a blood orange – for the second time ever…I really like them! – and 1 tbsp. of Crunchy Barney Butter, which I received in the mail free of shipping thanks to Heather + Mark. I really liked the combination and will definitely have it again.

Random Question Shout Out

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{ 52 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Hangry Pants January 22, 2009 at 10:28 pm

You have done this hummus lover proud! There are days when I want to and have eaten hummus at every point in the day.

Glad you got your BB!!!! πŸ˜€


2 Sharon January 22, 2009 at 10:29 pm

Oh wow, everything looks amazing! Brownies look sooooooooooo tasty!!!!!
And I want a wrap!


3 Allison January 22, 2009 at 10:31 pm

Seriously? Those fudge brownies look mind-blowlingly amazing!

I love Sabra too – I could totally do what you did today and eat it EVER meal!

Take care of yourself! (I know – I sound like a mom) – don’t wear yourself down trying to do too much!


4 Shelby January 22, 2009 at 10:32 pm

I really want to try that hummus now! MMM! I could just eat a bowl of hummus and be happy haha

Awesome brownies, Veggiegirl is so sweet =)


5 s January 22, 2009 at 10:37 pm

i love the hummus theme… very nice.
i see those fake chicken things at wholefoods all the time. it’s good to know that they’re worth a try.

that’s all i really have to add to your post today. that and you are super hardcore for writing so many papers and presentations. go you! :)


6 Evey January 22, 2009 at 10:39 pm

Hey girl, I hear you on the hummus.. ’tis very addicting!

Vegan brownies? That Liz is a God send! Perfect for destressing. Good luck with your projects, tho.

Stay warm this weekend.. we’re getting more fab + frigid weather… ah, joy!


7 Melissa S. January 22, 2009 at 10:50 pm

omg such great things in this post!

i love all the hummus eating! and that wrap for bfast? come to fl and make it for me ;)?

and can i steal those brownies?

glad you liked the orange and pb/ab combo!! it’s so exciting and different!!!


8 Sara January 22, 2009 at 11:00 pm

All your hummus filled meals look delicious! And those brownies sound awesome.


9 Amelia January 22, 2009 at 11:35 pm

Oh man Sabra hummus is THE BEST! The jalapeno one is especially good if you like spicy.
Your blood orange snack looks good too. I gotta pick some of those oranges up now that they’re in season :)


10 carolinebee January 22, 2009 at 11:45 pm

Veggiegirl is SOO sweet πŸ˜€ That orange looks amazing, what a pretty color, the name blood orange totally freaks me out. I’m gonna try out those smart deli’s for sureee! I just bought tofurkey and I’ve been having it every day, ha i know you’d appreciate as a fellow carnivore who loves faux meat!!


11 sarahannmatheny January 23, 2009 at 12:47 am

Umm…what about dessertummus??? Thank you for teaching me even MORE ways to get hummus into my daily diet.

Did you see I had two encounters with Cocoa Coffee today? One was great, one, not so great.

Hope you get to have a little non-school related fun this weekend! Have a great Friday!

PS Still haven’t watched LOST yet, you???


12 Marianne January 23, 2009 at 2:05 am

Brownies in the mail = awesome day!

The “chicken” tenders look interesting – never seen anything like that here. One day maybe.


13 Nicole January 23, 2009 at 3:02 am

Love it!! I want to try those chicken tenders, they look pretty good!


14 Jen January 23, 2009 at 5:12 am

I LOVE that hummus!!!!

YAY for the brownies!! :)


15 Erica January 23, 2009 at 5:29 am

hahahha I love that you ate hummus with every meal- it is SO SO good! Veggie girl is awesome- so sweet of her to send the brownies. They look amazing. Those “chicken tenders” sound really interesting. I haven’t ever had fake meat but I want to try it.


16 Deb January 23, 2009 at 5:36 am

Yummy brownies, I haven’t had a brownie in forever !!

I also love hummus. I used to eat it everyday on a toasted Ezekiel sprouted sesame roll, So Good !!


17 Marisa (trim the fat) January 23, 2009 at 6:17 am

OMG, everything you ate today, I LOVE!!! Especially brownies and hummus!!!! I am definitely gonna try your egg/hummus wrap! Hope you get to relax this weekend! Happy Friday :)


18 VeggieGirl January 23, 2009 at 7:13 am


So glad you like the brownies – yay!! Enjoy them – just not before bed (haha I’m going to keep mentioning that πŸ˜‰ ).


19 runningwithfood January 23, 2009 at 7:14 am

Ok, Smarty Pants, your breakfummus looks like it was restaurant-born. Just beautiful!

Have a good day!


20 ksgoodeats January 23, 2009 at 7:22 am

Love the abundance of the hum girl and I agree Erin’s phrases are way too catchy!

Woohoo for the brownie package!


21 ttfn300 January 23, 2009 at 7:22 am

lovely brownies!!! and sabra hummus is da bomb! yum, ok, now i need brekkie :)

i totally forgot to comment yesterday about the man in your word verification :) hehehe… have a great weekend, good luck with the presentation and paper (with getting it done early, then you’ll have a little breathing room?)


22 Meg January 23, 2009 at 8:00 am

Oh man. I am jealous. I want to try some vegan mint brownies. That was very sweet of Veggiegirl. Your wrap looks amazing.

I have been curious about those chicken strips. They look pretty good!


23 Sarah January 23, 2009 at 8:39 am

sabra hummus at every meal—you are my hero!


24 Rose January 23, 2009 at 8:39 am

I love your hummus-filled day! That sounds like the best day of the week right there :)

Veggiegirl is so sweet! And the goods from that place are AMAZING. They are super friendly too – I asked about nutritional info, and they sent me an email back within five minutes.

The weekend is SOOOO HERE!


25 Melinda January 23, 2009 at 8:43 am

hummus=food of the gods. period.


26 brandi January 23, 2009 at 8:47 am

I love the Day o’ Hummus!

Those brownies look amazing – I’m a sucker for anything chocolate/peppermint :)


27 Eliza January 23, 2009 at 9:03 am

aww thats so sweet of veggiegirl! the brownies look amazing.


28 jenngirl January 23, 2009 at 9:15 am

Sabra hummus rocks my life!! I love each and every incorporation of it throughout your day!! YUM with eggs especially :)

Oh my, a psych presentation?! What psych are you in?? I’m in THREE this semester, it’s gunna be a doozy…

Those brownies sound and look sooo yummy, what a fun gift!

I have a feeling our “Twilight” news is about to get crazyyy, they are sooo getting on top of the casting right now! πŸ˜‰


29 Krista January 23, 2009 at 9:18 am

Hummus in each meal….you go girl! I love that stuff, too!

Egg wrap are wonderful creations! The blood orange looks really cool. I must try one some day.

And brownies in the mail? Awesome! :)


30 Mel January 23, 2009 at 9:47 am

Your brownies look amazing! Lucky you!

I love the egg wrap, it looks really good.


31 Heather Eats Almond Butter January 23, 2009 at 9:57 am

Hummus is one of my favorites, but it could never replace my nut butters. Say it isn’t so Jenn. :)

I agree, Erin needs to do a Dictionary. That girl is hilarious.

Peppermint fudet brownies? Yum! Glad smother them in hummus. :) VeggieGirl is so thoughtful. Love her.

Good luck with your PowerPoint presentations and paper this weekend.

I’m off in search of some blood oranges. :)


32 Heather Eats Almond Butter January 23, 2009 at 9:58 am

Oops, meant “Peppermint fudge brownies? Glad you DIDN”T smother them in hummus” Proofreading skills are lacking today!


33 Aimee January 23, 2009 at 10:30 am

Those brownies look amazing, as do the rest of your eats :)


34 Meghann January 23, 2009 at 10:54 am

Pepperming Fudge Brownies = Heaven!

I’m glad you enjoyed the oranges +nut butter… soo good!

Thanks for the shout out and for your donation! You seriously ROCK!


35 Jess January 23, 2009 at 11:32 am

Your egg wrap looks delish! Did you warm up the wrap at all before adding the eggs and whatnot?

I want one of those brownies!! Peppermint + chocolate = :)


36 elise January 23, 2009 at 12:11 pm


i heart hummus
yum yum yum yum


37 Lara January 23, 2009 at 12:20 pm

How sweet is Veggie Girl?! That is too cute.
Those chicken strips look good for fake chicken–they actually look like meat and very delicious!


38 Fit Bottomed Girls January 23, 2009 at 1:21 pm

Oh, that Sabra hummus is good! I’ve never thought of adding it to my breakfast though…good idea!


39 seeleelive January 23, 2009 at 3:08 pm

WOW, bender!!! such amazing and creative eats-I am so impressed!!! i think id be scared to buy that fake chicken, especially if they are supposed to be chicken.. its hard to explain, but i kind wanna try it now! have fun with the brownies!!


40 luckytastebuds January 23, 2009 at 3:13 pm

Hi there! I was so happy to see your comment on my blog yesterday it really made my day!!! I moved my blog to wordpress from blogger just cause it’s so much more fun to play with. I am obsessed with hummus and was wondering if you’ve ever tried the edamame hummus from Trader Joes?? (my biggest rant about Evanston is that there’s not TJ’s!!!!!)

P.s. I was browsing you recipes and those pumpkin muffins are not only creative, but they look DELICIOUS! You are quite a cook! Keep adding to your recipes page. πŸ˜›


41 bobbi January 23, 2009 at 3:53 pm

love the lunchummus!!!!!


42 Raspberry Runner January 23, 2009 at 7:10 pm

i love sabra hummus!!! and thanks for the review on the “smart tenders.” i’m usually hesitant to buy fake meat, but i might have to check those out!


43 Sarah January 23, 2009 at 7:41 pm

lovely day of hummussing! your breakfast wrap looks soooooo good. and oh my goodness, those peppermint fudge brownies, ahhh!!! i want one NOW!


44 s January 23, 2009 at 8:22 pm

on a random note, a while ago i got the ingredients necessary to make your whipped banana oatmeal, but i never got around to it. so this morning i decided to finally make it. it was totally filling and great! so, thanks for inspiring my breakfast. haha :)


45 Victoria January 23, 2009 at 8:49 pm

Everything looks so delicious… and VeggieGirl is awesome! :)


46 Kristie January 23, 2009 at 11:51 pm

I totally hear ya with being crazy busy with school and not having time for blogging and commenting. I hope you’re surviving and you get lots of good and productive work done this weekend. Hang in there!

Loving the egg wrap. And I fully support hummus at every meal. Hummus is definitely a staple food. I love it. I need to try Sabra though, I think I’m seriously missing out and I’ve managed to find it at one grocery store around here! So next hummus purchase (I still have three! containers in my fridge to get through) will hopefully *crosses fingers* be some SABRA.


47 eatingbirdfood January 24, 2009 at 8:40 am

Hummus, Hummus, Hummus – gotta love it. I could eat it for b-fast, lunch and dinner as well. Especially Sabra- it’s so smooth and delicious. Your breakfast wrap looked especially good – I may need to recreate that.

Such a great treat from Veggie Girl- so thoughtful!

Despite having to do the two powerpoints and a presentation, I hope you have a great weekend!!


48 Kate January 24, 2009 at 12:03 pm

Who’s happy it’s the weekend!!?!?;)


49 Kelly Turner January 24, 2009 at 1:04 pm

now i have the word LATISSIMUS stuck in my head.

Kelly Turner


50 gina (fitnessista) January 24, 2009 at 1:32 pm

that veggiegirl is such a sweetheart! how kind of her to send you those brownies to cheer you up πŸ˜€
those “chicken” tenders look incredible! i’ll definitely be looking for some
i seirously this its so cool you’re doing that workout program. i definitely want to try it!
hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!


51 Cara January 24, 2009 at 4:20 pm

Sabra hummus is the best, I don’t blame you πŸ˜›

I want to try more flavors, because some of them sound amazing. I’ve so far tried classic, lemon, olive, and roasted garlic. They’re all honestly amazing!! I’m so addicted


52 Erin January 25, 2009 at 12:01 pm

I love YOUR creative vocab, you little pip squeak! πŸ˜‰ The hummus looks fantastic! Ooh whee!


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