Eat Me…Plz!

by Jenn (eating bender) on February 11, 2009

That heat wave sure didn’t last long! Today was chilly, rainy and very blustery. I suppose it’s still winter, after all, so I shouldn’t be too shocked 😉 At least all the snow is gone now! I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it won’t come back.

I’ve recently decided that on days I have to work, I’m saving my workouts for later in the day. Although I love the morning rush, it’s better for my sanity to get extra sleep! I woke up and leisurely got ready, then broke the fast.


I had a 1 egg + 2 egg white combo with spinach and reduced fat Mexican cheese melted over the top. The addition of 1 egg yolk makes a huge difference. It has so much more flavor.


I also had a slice of toast topped with whipped butter.


Then I made a quick mug of Coffee Cocoa and hit the road, Jack!


(The pink object in the background is my umbrella!)

Work was crazy! No, not really :) I just read through some recipe proofs and entered some information into the database. Mid-morning, I snacked on a Quaker True Delights bar.


I’ve tried the coconut macadamia nut flavor already and really liked it. The second round went to the Honey Roasted Cashew Mixed Berry (what’s up with the super long titles?). Here’s what it looks like out of the package:


I liked it, but I didn’t love it. The fruit pieces were a little too sweet for me, and that’s coming from someone who usually loves sweet things. Maybe it was the fact that it was combined with honey? The cashew pieces were by far the best part about this bar. I’ve still got one flavor left!

When I got home from work, I found this at the door of my room:


“Wholesome” goodness?! Well, we all know that can only mean one thing, right? Of course, I immediately threw down my bags and ran to the fridge, where I found this:


My roomie is the best Valentine, ever! She got me a vanilla cupcake from Whole Foods, complete with pink sprinkles and a heart gummy candy. HOLY YUM!


I think something that tasty deserves a second look, no?


My mouth is watering all over again! Needless to say, my original lunch plans went out the window and the key component became the cupcake. I divided it into fourths to make it last longer, but it was still gone way too quickly! Here’s a look at the inside:


Heaven! I haven’t had a cupcake in SO. LONG. They are just as good as I remember them 😉 Although, how could it not be considering where she bought it from?! Thanks, K!

To accompany the cupcake (ha, yes, the cupcake was my main dish – don’t judge!), I had a simple salad.


It consisted of spinach, deli turkey, hummus and barbecue sauce. Shout out to my bloggie sista Caroline, who I noticed also had both a cupcake and the humbecue combo recently. Twins!


I was super full after this one! I let my tummy relax for a bit while catching up on my blog reading. Then I headed to the gym for some cardio: 30 minutes on the Stairmaster and 15 minutes on the stationary bike. I was going to do a P90X workout today, but then realized I had my ballroom dance class with Bobby. I raced back home to get dinner ready instead. What did I make?


Gliding Calm Tofu Fries! Inspired by Miss GC herself and Miss Sarah, who was FRY-FREAKIN’-TASTIC last week, in case you didn’t know! I made these while I was getting ready for dance class, then saved them for later.

Ballroom was so much fun tonight – much more of a workout than ever before! We finished up our swing and fox trot lessons, then started the waltz and cha cha! It’s so cool to learn the beginning moves to so many different dances. I am a complete novice and believed I had two left feet…but I’m slowly starting to get it! It helps taking it with Bobby :) The class literally flies by and I’m so sad when it’s over!

When I got back, I had 1/2 of my tofu fries:


And then I made myself a big bowl of carbs: 1 cup Nature’s Path Puffs, 1 cup Kashi Go Lean, 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk, and a sprinkle of berry granola.


Now I’m feeling completely rejuvenated…but stinky! Yes, I am writing this post before I shower. Altogether now:


Ok ok, I’m going already, sheesh! 😉 <– Can you say cornball alert?!

Random Links

  • Meghann is hosting a giveaway over on her blog that you’re definitely going to want to check out if you need a little (or a lot of?!) support!
  • Beadie is hosting a giveaway that has me wanting to “Experience the Taste” – I love me some all purpose sauce!
  • A blog reader (and email pal!) of mine, Karla, AND Heather from Hangry Pants sent me a link to an article: Sheryl Crow Loves P90X! I told both of them that if I come out of the program looking like her, it will all be worth it 😉

Blog love,


{ 66 comments… read them below or add one }

1 hjartas February 11, 2009 at 9:55 pm

heheh. cupcake + salad is a genius idea!


2 Sharon February 11, 2009 at 10:01 pm

Awh, that is one sweet cupcake! And love your cereal mix!


3 ttfn300 February 11, 2009 at 10:13 pm

ooh, i think the cupcake main is a fabulous idea :) what a great roomie!


4 Olga February 11, 2009 at 10:13 pm

how lovely of your roomie to get you that cupcake! mmhmm


5 Maggie February 11, 2009 at 10:24 pm

That is the BEST wholesome goodness. Hehehe… too bad about the yucky weather though. If I could motivate myself to work out later in the day I absolutely would, but I know that if I move workouts from the morning to night, they don’t happen =/ Love your bowl of carby carbs :)


6 Hangry Pants February 11, 2009 at 10:24 pm

The cupcake looks delicious and it’s adorable. I want a “K!”

I love reading about your dance lessons.


7 Amelia February 11, 2009 at 10:26 pm

What a cute cupcake! Especially love those sprinkles.


8 marafaye February 11, 2009 at 10:38 pm

Ok, you must tell me where that cupcake was from, because I MUST GET ONE!!!!!


9 AnAppleADay February 11, 2009 at 10:50 pm

aww the cupcake is so adorable


10 Heather Eats Almond Butter February 11, 2009 at 11:04 pm

Jenn, you are so funny. Sounds like another busy but delicious day. How sweet of your roomie to get you a cupcake, and I love that it was your “main meal” followed by a salad for dessert. :)

So, you’re loving the dance class, huh? I think that is so great that you and Bobby are taking together.

OK, finally saw Twilight. Oh my gosh, that scene where Edward drives Bella to school in his car for the first time and everyone is staring at them…I just want to watch it over and over…so good!


11 Andrea February 11, 2009 at 11:21 pm

That’s right – taunt me with your delicious cupcake! I have no sugar in the house and I want to tear my hair out! Your roomie is very thoughtful!


12 Caroline February 11, 2009 at 11:34 pm

I really must try that humbecue combo…is on a salad your recommended way to enjoy it?


13 Anna February 11, 2009 at 11:40 pm

Awesome cupcake! What a nice roomie you have.

I can’t wait to make the infamous Gliding Calm Tofu next time I’m home… I don’t have any of the ingredients here at school and I don’t really want to pay for them all if I can get them for free at home, haha.


14 Sarah February 12, 2009 at 12:39 am

Thanks for the shout out girl!

I’m going grocery shopping tomorrow for the Nestle hot chocolate for the Coffee Cocoa and now I’ve just decided that the girls and I need to make Valentine’s cupcakes!!!

I’m going to throw this in because I’m a big cornball too:


15 carolinebee February 12, 2009 at 12:50 am

HA Score!!! What a freakin’ awesome roomie! Great minds think alike, right?? there’s a word we need to bring back…It kind of reminds me of something Stephanie Tanner would say.


16 Marianne February 12, 2009 at 2:02 am

That is one excellent cupcake. Vanilla is probably my favourite (you wouldn’t know it by the amount of chocolate in my diet this week though).


17 Pearl February 12, 2009 at 2:10 am

omgosh how sweet of your roomie! :)


18 eatinginbalance February 12, 2009 at 2:42 am

I think I’m going to start adding one whole egg to my morning egg whites.


19 Lara (Thinspired) February 12, 2009 at 4:37 am

Jenn! It WAS you with the SP + CC. I could not for the life of me remember late last night when I was posting!! Thank you for the idea, I love it 😉
Cupcakes are the ultimate treat, aren’t they?! I love that you cut it up in fourths…that is too cute. Glad you enjoyed it 😉


20 Jen February 12, 2009 at 4:54 am

Wow that cupcake is SOOOO CUTE!!!!!!!!!! :) :)


21 Melissa S. February 12, 2009 at 5:32 am

rock’n cupcake! so sweet of your roomie! i gave my coworkers goodie bags for vday last weekend knowing we were going to be in the glades through the holiday!

and your eggs w/ cheese reminds me of my dad…i miss him!


22 glidingcalm February 12, 2009 at 6:16 am

yay for cupcakes and tofu fries!!! your roomie is a sweeeeeeetie!!

and I have humbeque in my head…….waiting to be tried. Maybe on a tortilla, maybe as a fry dip. We shall see!



23 glidingcalm February 12, 2009 at 6:17 am

P.S. I added this post to my Tofu page!


24 Nicole February 12, 2009 at 6:27 am

Love the cupcake and tofu fries! So good 😀


25 LC February 12, 2009 at 6:33 am

oooh, yummm looking cupcake!!!


26 Erica February 12, 2009 at 6:36 am

Sorry its cold there again! I will try to send some warmth your way 😉 That is so sweet that your roommate picked you up that adorable cupcake! how great is the WFs bakery? I am headed there later today to pick up Josh’s Birthday pie 😉


27 VeggieGirl February 12, 2009 at 6:45 am

Same weather, as always 😀



28 sweetandnatural February 12, 2009 at 6:56 am

Cupcake frosting! That is a thick slab of icing. And I love it!


29 Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) February 12, 2009 at 7:12 am

Mmmm tofu! I’m cravin’ it big time.

What a sweet roomie!


30 Sarah February 12, 2009 at 7:22 am

what a great day! That cupcake looks seriously divine—you’re lucky to have such a great roomie : )


31 HeatherBakes February 12, 2009 at 7:38 am

Holy cupcake!!! That looks amazing. Too bad my roommate never brings home surprises like that :)

Have a great weekend!


32 Emily February 12, 2009 at 7:43 am

That cupcake looked awesome!! I have Valentine envy. :)

Ball room dancing sounds like so much fun – such a good idea! Hope you have a good day!!


33 brandi February 12, 2009 at 7:46 am

That cupcake deserves to be the main part of any meal :)

Glad dance class was good! My sister in law and her husband took dance classes before they got married so they could *actually* dance and look good doing it at the wedding. They actually got their dance teacher to come teach a dance lesson at the reception while they were finishing up pictures – so fun!


34 Mariposa February 12, 2009 at 7:53 am

love the cupcake! and i think its great you guys are doing ballroom- i am teaching my sister and her future hub to dance for their wedding.. so far so good!!!


35 Shelby February 12, 2009 at 7:55 am


Love the GC fries and your big bowl o’ carbs =)


36 Monica February 12, 2009 at 7:55 am

I’m craving a big cupcake now!! your roomie rocks!


37 Beadie February 12, 2009 at 8:20 am

Awe, the roomy is so sweet!


38 Andrea (Off Her Cork) February 12, 2009 at 8:29 am

*swoon* How fun does the ballroom dance classes sound?! So cute that you guys are doing those.

Love the cupcake valentine!


39 Danielle February 12, 2009 at 8:41 am

That cupcake looks so good, and I don’t even like cupcakes! But i love frosting.
Glad you guys are having fun with your ballroom dancing!


40 Krista February 12, 2009 at 8:46 am

What a cupcake! You certainly have the BEST roomie!!! :)


41 Betsy February 12, 2009 at 8:55 am

Last year Joe got me 4 cupcakes for Valentine’s Day – and we ate all of them in one night. There is nothing better… :)


42 Allison February 12, 2009 at 9:09 am

Oh my goodness – your roommate it just the sweetess!

That is SUCH a pretty looking cupcake – love the pinky sprinkles and the gummy heart! How fun! :)


43 Sara February 12, 2009 at 9:18 am

That cupcake looks SO good! What a sweet roomie! :)


44 ksgoodeats February 12, 2009 at 9:40 am

Your roomie is a sweetheart!!

I know the weather is back to the same BUT we don’t have much longer dear Jenn! I’m glad you guys are enjoying dancing :)

That tofu = makes me jealous you don’t have my tofu phobia!


45 Meghann February 12, 2009 at 9:43 am

What a great roommate/ valentine! I would of had the cupcake as my main lunch component as well 😉


46 Diana (Soap & Chocolate) February 12, 2009 at 9:45 am

Gorgeous cupcake! Deserves main-course status for sure. I love that you’re taking ballroom – for all my years of dancing, that is the one thing I am so challenged at! I think it is a truly useful life skill. :)


47 Aimee February 12, 2009 at 9:56 am

I love days that I feel like eating something like a cupcake for lunch! If it is what you want/crave why eat the real food when you know you will still want the cupcake after you are full :)


48 bobbi February 12, 2009 at 10:48 am

I have a contest up today:)


49 Kelly Turner February 12, 2009 at 10:55 am

what a sweet roomate! Im also jealous of her gorgeous handwriting

Kelly Turner


50 Natalie February 12, 2009 at 10:56 am

That was my least fav true delights bar too. Love the banana!

What a sweet roomie….the cupcake looks awesome :)


51 Danielle February 12, 2009 at 11:14 am

Hahaha, a cupcake and salad sounds like the perfect meal! It does include all the main food groups… right? 😉


52 snackface February 12, 2009 at 2:02 pm

That is the most beautiful, food-porniest cupcake I’ve ever seen. I also love the idea of the cupcake as the main dish! Why not?


53 dailygoods February 12, 2009 at 2:18 pm

what a nice roomie! love the cupcake! ahhh, girl you are really making me want this p90x!!! have you heard of chalean xtreme? its from the same company and i’ve heard great things about that too… oh what to doooo lol


54 lauren February 12, 2009 at 2:49 pm

The gummy heart on top of the cupcake is completely adorable.

If anyone wants some BBQ sauce – I am giving some away on my blog! :)


55 Erin February 12, 2009 at 4:08 pm

That cupcake sounds awesome! What a great lunch! I support you 100% girl!
I spell please PLZ all the time! Give roomie two high fives for me!


56 Kate February 12, 2009 at 4:21 pm

GAH i LOVE beautiful cupcakes!! Seriously, even if they taste horrible-there is something so dang sweet a/b them. YES we HAVE to meet up in chicago for coffee or lunch??? I don’t know our exact itinerary yet but I will find out soon. Is there any other bloggers from around the area? or readers? I’ve never done a meeting!


57 luckytastebuds February 12, 2009 at 5:03 pm

hahah HOW CUTE. I’m sure you’ll look better than Cheryl…and don’t worry I sometimes blog before I shower after the gym too. *ooops* I think that’s what gives me the headaches though. 😛


58 Sarah February 12, 2009 at 6:19 pm

i love cupcakes! i would make them my main course and then my dessert as well. rounded meal, huh.


59 Matt February 12, 2009 at 7:00 pm

Oh man… I could totally go for a cupcake right now!

Where do you buy those true delights bars? I usually stick to clif bars but I might need to try those!


60 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) February 12, 2009 at 8:20 pm

Cute cupcake!


61 gina (fitnessista) February 12, 2009 at 9:19 pm

extra sleep is totally good for the sanity 😀
i love the cheesy eggs– looks so delicious!
and how sweet of your rockstar future news anchor roomie to get you that beautiful cupcake 😀 i am very shocked and saddened to say i’ve never tried a whole foods dessert! i need to jump on that asap
the gliding calm tofu looks delicious and amazing as always 😀
hope you’ve had a wonderful day!


62 Meg February 12, 2009 at 9:51 pm

Love the tofu fries and the cupcake is fabulous!


63 eatingbender February 12, 2009 at 10:12 pm

I’m glad that you all approve of my decision to make the cupcake the main course 😉 It’s definitely up there as far as “best lunches ever” go!


64 Marissa February 12, 2009 at 11:05 pm
65 healthy ashley February 13, 2009 at 4:33 pm

Hoy yum with that cupcake! You’ve got one SWEET roommate :) Happy Vday!


66 Sweet and Fit February 14, 2009 at 8:26 am

omg your roomie is so sweet! thats such a pretty cupcake =)


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