Keeping Things Pinterest-ing

by Jenn (eating bender) on February 1, 2012

Happy February!

I’m thrilled to share that I will be participating in #FebPhotoADay, a challenge I came across on – did you guess it? – Pinterest the other day, and have been excited for ever since. Here is what I’ll be documenting over the next 29 days.

Today was reserved for my view. Though it’s a bit overcast, I still love looking out during the work day.

I’ll be sharing these photos on Twitter, too. Let me know if you’d like to join in!

This week I’ve been indulging in some rather fantastic food. It all started with a bowl of Cheerios.

Not just any Cheerios. Multi Grain Peanut Butter Cheerios. If you’re a peanut butter lover like me, then these are just as good as they sound and look on the outside of the box.

My lunch of choice for this week comes courtesy of a California quinoa salad that I picked up on sale in the prepared foods section of Whole Foods (click here for coupon while it’s available). This salad is made with red quinoa, edamame, cilantro, coconut, mango, almonds, red bell pepper, raisins and onions. I combine it with chicken sausage for even more protein. YUM.

Dinner has been a variety of different soups and mix-ins, including this lentil with sliced turkey. I topped it with a little Parmesan cheese for good measure. And because everything tastes better with cheese.

But what I’m really excited to share with you today involves strawberries and Greek yogurt.

I am hooked. Another successful Pinterest find. The instructions are simple:

  • Remove tops from strawberries.
  • Dip strawberries in Greek yogurt.
  • Freeze for 3-4 hours.
  • Remove from freezer and thaw slightly.
  • Love.

I’m no expert in the art of dipping fruit, that’s for sure, but they turned out pretty good!

Once I removed the strawberries from the freezer and allowed them to thaw, I sliced them in half.

What do you think? They don’t quite compare to this original photo, but a good first effort.


I topped a few of the strawberries with almond butter for an extra treat. Let me know if you give these a try. They aren’t chocolate-covered strawberries by any means, but they are a fun and healthy way to snack on fruit and yogurt!

Are you on Pinterest yet?

If so, what do you think? I’m finding so many incredible ideas that it may easily overtake Google as my search engine of choice for inspiration. I also love what you can learn from it.


1 Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) February 1, 2012 at 11:13 am

haha, I love your greek yogurt covered strawberries. Funny how they never quite turn out like the pictures online or in the magazines.

I think the photo-a-day challenge is really awesome!

2 Jenn (eating bender) February 2, 2012 at 9:34 am

It never fails, does it? Something about that professional lighting and chefs who know how to make everything look just right. :)

3 Megan (Braise The Roof) February 1, 2012 at 11:21 am

I don’t even know how one would begin to make their strawberries look as perfect as they do in that original picture. :) Love the idea, though, and I think you did a good job! As long as it tastes good it’s a win, right?

4 Jenn (eating bender) February 2, 2012 at 9:35 am

Couldn’t agree more! Taste > Beauty every time. :)

5 Erica February 1, 2012 at 11:41 am

Those lentils look yummy! And I really like the strawberry greek yogurt idea! How fabulous

6 Jenn (eating bender) February 2, 2012 at 9:35 am

Thanks, Erica!

7 Shannon February 1, 2012 at 11:44 am

love the idea for yogurt dipped strawberries :) and pb cheerios? dangerous! i haven’t enough time to keep up with blogging, so have put off pinterest for now…

8 Jenn (eating bender) February 2, 2012 at 9:36 am

They are SO dangerous. I know what you mean about blogging/Pinterest/insert social media profile here. It gets overwhelming – and yet I still find myself on them, haha. I’m a sucker. :)

9 Rose February 1, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Love your view + love this photo challenge. Katie over at LilVeggiePatch is doing it too (was just reading her blog!).

Glad to see you making an item you pinned! I get so excited to try all the things I pin but don’t get around to every single one. That site is entirely too addictive.

10 Jenn (eating bender) February 2, 2012 at 9:37 am

I agree! So many pins, so little time. And so I created a “someday” category to keep the hope alive that there may come a time when there are 36 hours in a day…

11 Christina February 1, 2012 at 1:17 pm

LOVE your view! Beautiful! Such a neat project for the month :) I sent you a tweet about participating in it.

And those PB Cheerios… i have GOT to get some this weekend. I’ve seen them everywhere.

12 Jenn (eating bender) February 2, 2012 at 9:37 am

I’m so glad you’re joining me on this challenge! And yes, you must try the PB Cheerios. YUM.

13 BroccoliHut February 1, 2012 at 7:12 pm

Wow, that strawberry recipes sounds fantastic! I am on Pinterest, and it is my favorite from of procrastination these days :)

14 Jenn (eating bender) February 2, 2012 at 9:38 am

Me too! I find I sometimes go to it before – gasp – Facebook when I need a break. 😉

15 deva at deva by definition February 1, 2012 at 7:20 pm

Love your view! I should do this sometime – my view today is of downtown!

16 Jenn (eating bender) February 2, 2012 at 9:38 am

You should definitely join in!!

17 lia February 1, 2012 at 9:28 pm

hi! I’m a new reader but I just had to comment bc I know exactly where that pic is taken from! I live super close to there :) looking forward to reading more from your blog!

18 Jenn (eating bender) February 2, 2012 at 9:39 am

Hi Lia! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I’m so excited to meet another person in the Chicago area. Look forward to checking out your blog, too!

19 Emily February 2, 2012 at 11:08 pm

Did you like the PB Cherrios? I did not : ( But I love lentils!!

20 Jenn (eating bender) February 3, 2012 at 8:02 am

I did like them, but if asked whether I’d buy them vs. peanut butter Puffins or the Whole Foods brand, I would definitely choose one of the other two. Their ingredient list is better and they taste a bit more “real” if that makes sense. But if all else fails…lentils! 😉

21 Lindsay @ Salt, Sun & Sanity February 3, 2012 at 12:21 pm

I pinned those too! Props to you for actually going ahead and making them 😉 They look great!

22 Jenn (eating bender) February 4, 2012 at 10:26 am

Thank you, Lindsay! Let me know if you try them, too. :)

23 Monica February 5, 2012 at 7:36 pm

I love pinterest! Thanks for the recommendation :)

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