Towering Hunger

by Jenn (eating bender) on January 24, 2009

It’s Saturday and that means that I don’t have to think about any commitments besides homework. What a relief! I cranked out one of my presentation yesterday afternoon and have another one half way done. Now I just have to write a paper and we’ll be good to go. That just screams “FUN!” doesn’t it?

I can’t complain for too long, though, because I’ve decided to take a break and share my breakfast with you. This morning I woke up around 9:00 and headed to the gym with my roommate. I did 40 minutes on the elliptical before coming back and doing the Legs + Back workout from P90X. I actually just did the “legs” portion which made the workout go by a lot faster. I’m enjoying the fact that now that I know what to expect on the DVDs, I’m able to cater them to what I want to do and I think it’s much more time-effective that way. Every minute and second counts these days!!

After the sweat session, I needed a big breakfast because working out for such a long period of time left me completely exhausted of any energy. In fact, you could say that I had a “towering” hunger. What’s a girl to do?


Answer: Make a waffle tower! Shout out to Miss Sarah, as always, for this one. I combined some new and old flavors and it turned out sensational. Here’s what went in:

  • 2 toasted Kashi GO LEAN! Blueberry frozen waffles
  • 1 tbsp. crunchy Barney Butter
  • 1/4 cup Fage
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 2 tsp. maple syrup

The waffles are stacked one on top of each other, so I split the Barney Butter and Fage up on each layer of waffle, then topped the whole concoction with the blueberries and maple syrup. My mouth is still watering from how delicious this breakfast tasted!


I love making fun breakfasts like this and knowing that they are still completely nutritious. It shows that healthy eating never has to mean sacrificing good taste! Plus, then we have wonders like Coffee Cocoa to wash everything down.


Speaking of ladies who rock the name Sarah, I also have to give a shout out to a woman with a lot of love in her tummy, Sarah of LovIN My Tummy, who tried my Coffee Cocoa here and here. She rocksssss (with 5 s’s, obviously) and her girls are adorable!

I am off to kick some major homework arse. Tonight, Bobby and I are getting in the job celebration we didn’t have last weekend because he was sick. By the way, turns out he had pink eye 😯 YIKES. I am really hoping that I avoid that one!! I will let you all know how McCormick & Schmick’s goes!

P.S. I am making Bobby read Twilight. Call me a demanding girlfriend if you want, but I needed someone else to jump on the bandwagon and thought it’d be fun to see what a guy thinks. I didn’t know if he would like it and told him that if he truly wasn’t interested, he could give the book back to me. Well it turns out he read well over 100 pages last night…muahaha!

1 VeggieGirl January 24, 2009 at 1:56 pm

Hang in there with the workload, girl!!

Haha!! You’re far too clever – love your solution to your “towering hunger.” Sarah’s waffle towers are definitely a fantastic meal!!

Lovin’ your Coffee Cocoa too, as always :-)

Have fun with Bobby tonight!!

2 nicole January 24, 2009 at 2:13 pm

Fabulous waffle tower!!! It looks so good.

I am so addicted to Twilight right now. I can’t put it down!

3 bobbi January 24, 2009 at 2:16 pm

oo my you breakfast looks like mine!! ha ha!

4 Sarah January 24, 2009 at 2:22 pm

ack, pink eye is the worst!! i’m always on guard against it because i work with kids — i had it for 6 weeks once because no medicines were working, yuck. glad bobby is recovered. enjoy your celebration!

5 Sarah January 24, 2009 at 2:23 pm

YESSSS for the waffle tower! Love.

you are too funny making bobby read twilight, haha. Have fun celebrating tonight, and congrats to bobby once again for the job : )

6 Sara January 24, 2009 at 3:08 pm

That’s so awesome that you’re making Bobby read Twilight! When I was reading the series I’d try to tell my husband about the story line and how good it was, but the one day he said, “Babe, you realize that I don’t care about your vampire book.” :( Oh well, I tried.

7 Marianne January 24, 2009 at 3:09 pm

Breakfast looks awesome. Need to get me some waffles next time I’m at the store! Or a waffle maker 😉

8 wholefoodswholeme January 24, 2009 at 3:15 pm

hello sweetie! thank you for your input about the egg-poaching and DVDs – i think i will be ordering those egg cups from amazon, and i also love the look of p90x but as a student trying to save up, not sure whether i can justify spending quite a hefty bit of money of them just yet..!! your tower looks so delicious, i just wish so much we had healthy waffles over here. i really want a waffle maker but i think our kitchen may have no space!!

remember to put your feet up once in a while! and good job on getting bobby into the twilight series, boys just need nudging in the right direction 😉

9 Shelby January 24, 2009 at 3:26 pm

Wow, I’m in awe of that waffle tower! It looks fabulous!

hahaha nice going on getting bobby to read twilight.

10 Gracefully January 24, 2009 at 3:32 pm

i love your coffee mug! it’s so cute and clever!
and twilight is awesome!

11 jenngirl January 24, 2009 at 3:32 pm

Good luck with homework this weekend! It’s nice to have your weekends pretty free :)

OH that waffle tower is incredible!! I miss mine :(

Yesssss, I think that most guys would probably like Twilight, I mean they have to be super intelligent and cool to actually get them (obviously Bobby is) so I’m glad you got him to join in the fun! And thanks for all those updates you gave me today, I had no idea about some of them!

12 Erica January 24, 2009 at 4:09 pm

Super glad you are getting some relax time in! Enjoy your celebration dinner, cannot wait to hear what you get.

13 Amelia January 24, 2009 at 4:20 pm

Mmm that tower looks delish. Perfect scrumptious meal after a workout.
Have fun at dinner!

14 sarahannmatheny January 24, 2009 at 4:54 pm

HAHAHAHAHHAHAH I’m cracking up that Bobby read 100 pages of Twilight! I bet if you asked him how it was, he’d say, “It’s okay…” I’m still working on New Moon and STILL haven’t watched LOST.

Thank you so much for the shout out! Was it like nails on the chalkboard when I was saying Cocoa Coffee? Sorry ’bout that. You should have told me. I totally want to know if I have spinach or lipstick in my teeth too, okay?

I’m dragging so much I’ll need another cup of COFFEE Cocoa today…and in the spirit of sharing things we love with those we love, I’ll make Chris a cup too.

Good luck with your paper!

15 Megan January 24, 2009 at 5:11 pm

i looooove those faux chicken tenders!!! they make really good mushroom “burgers” too. mmmmm.

and yay for the brownies! i love that veggie girl.

16 Kate January 24, 2009 at 5:13 pm

hahaha-that is now going to be a new phrase in my hunger vocabulary.

17 ksgoodeats January 24, 2009 at 5:39 pm

Loooooove the breakfast – between the BB, Kashi waffes, Greek yog it’s one big party in the mouth!

Have fun tonight girl!! You guys deserve it :)

18 eatingbirdfood January 24, 2009 at 6:57 pm

Yum- the waffle tower is such a good idea. And with the blueberries- it looked delicious.

Enjoy McCormicks tonight and I can’t wait to know what Bobby thinks of Twilight.

19 Tyler (Raspberry Runner) January 24, 2009 at 6:58 pm

Twilight is silly, but super addicting!!! I bet he will finish the book in before the end of the weekend :)

Awesome waffle tower! I love breakfast.

20 luckytastebuds January 24, 2009 at 7:03 pm

hahahah You are a demanding girlfriend! You know your bf’s a keeper when he reads 100+ pages for you. :) But I do think boys secretly like this like…chick flicks and boybands. haha. My boyfriend reads my cosmo while he waits at my apartment all the time.

Your breakfast really did look delish. HEY! If you like greek yogurt, be sure to pick up those coupon booklets at wholefoods! They have many diff. types of coupons mainly for bars (Luna, Clif Kids, Clif, & Kashi) as well as for Oikos greek yogurt! Just so you know…it’s nice to scale off a couple bucks when you’re a student.

21 Krista January 24, 2009 at 7:55 pm

Great looking b-fast! Awesome flavours going on there!

Goodluck on the last paper and Ihope you avoid pink eye, too. Not fun….

22 Hangry Pants January 24, 2009 at 8:00 pm

I love your ode to the delicious and nutritious breakfast!

Have fun at dinner Jenn & Bobby.

23 Melissa S. January 24, 2009 at 8:07 pm

Boy you sure are busy! Keep up the great work!

Tell Bobby I hope the Pink Eye goes away soon! That is certainly no fun!

And I love the waffle tower! It looks amazing!!!

24 icanlaughagain January 24, 2009 at 8:20 pm

i really like the fage on the waffle idea… pure genius!

25 monsappetit January 24, 2009 at 8:31 pm

Wow, the waffle tower looks insanely good- especially the blueberries!

Have fun tonight! I think it’s awesome that you’re turning Bobby into a Twilight addict 😉

26 Heather Eats Almond Butter January 24, 2009 at 9:13 pm

Jenn, your waffle tower looks so good. I almost bought the Kashi Blueberry waffles at Costco this morning, but decided against it. Totally regretting my decision now. :(

One of my guy friends read Twilight. He reads everything and teaches high-school math. I think his female students probably talked him into it. He thought it was an entertaining & easy read, but a bit sappy. I’m anxious to hear Bobby’s review. Good for you. I don’t think I could ever talk Chris into reading it!

Have fun at dinner tonight and good luck with the paper!

27 Meg January 24, 2009 at 9:28 pm

Enjoy your celebration tonight!

28 Jess January 24, 2009 at 10:07 pm

Your breakfast looks so decadent!

I hope you had a blast this evening at McCormick’s! I can’t wait to hear about all the yummy details!! Have you ever tried the “chocolate bag” from there for dessert? I highly recommend it if you’re a chocolate fan like me!! :)

29 Ryan January 24, 2009 at 10:09 pm

DELICIOUS breakfast!!

I really want Evan to read Twilight to and share my obsession! I’m very impressed that you got Bobby to!

30 Sweet and Fit January 24, 2009 at 10:35 pm

congrats on bangin’ out that presentation yesterday. It seems like you are on top of all your school work! sooo jealous you are going to McCormick’s !

31 Missy (Missy Maintains) January 24, 2009 at 10:51 pm

Wow amazing breakfast! I need to find those Kashi waffles!! I may have to jump on that Twilight bandtower too after seeing everyone’s obsessions!

32 ttfn300 January 24, 2009 at 11:06 pm

i’ve been thinking i need waffles….

33 Sharon January 24, 2009 at 11:45 pm

I think that is so cute you’re making him read it! -lol-
And wow, I need waffles!

34 Pearl January 25, 2009 at 3:07 am

wow! what a sweet boyfriend to actually read a book you recommend! :)

and i hope the pink eye goes away soon! and i LOVE your coffee mug! do ya mind if i ask where you got it?

35 Beadie January 25, 2009 at 8:46 am

What a good looking breakfast!

36 seeleelive (for the love of peanut butter) January 25, 2009 at 8:49 am

There’s nothing like a mighty breakfast to help get the blood sugar stable!!! GREAT IDEA, BENDER! i’ve mixed nut butter together with yogurt before, and if you aren’t careful it can be very tart–but good thing u added the maple syrup for a lil sweetness!! Love it!!!

37 elise January 25, 2009 at 9:13 am

i just started twilight!!!! omg, im already in love love love with edward cullen…eek! i cant function as a normal person with this book series in my life :)

ps. waffle tower, yum!!!

38 Jen January 25, 2009 at 4:37 pm

LOVE the waffle tower! :)

and that quote in that mug rocks!

39 Quinn January 25, 2009 at 8:01 pm

Yummy looking waffles! I have GOT to check out this Twilight phenomenon everyone keeps talking about!

40 brandi January 26, 2009 at 8:38 am

yummy looking waffles!

I still haven’t read Twilight either, but my sister in law is supposed to be letting me borrow the books :)

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