All The Best

August 28, 2008


I need to go memorize a semester’s worth of basic nutrition before 9:30. And drive to Winthrop!

I got good sleep last night, although I could’ve used more than 8 hours to catch up. Maybe I can make that up tonight?

I wanted the BEST bowl of oatmeal possible this morning and I started by adding all the best ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup oats, 1/3 cup 1%, 1/3 cup plus a splash H20
  • 2 tbsp grainberries
  • 2 tbsp raisins
  • 1/2 med banana
  • Salt + vanilla
  • A Jimmi Granola Plank
  • Spoonful PB

Crunchy, chewy, creamy, sweet + salty all at once! I think it’s hitting all that variety that makes these bowls so satisfying.


With hot tea and milk, and a vitamin.


I’m dining at EarthFare for lunch today! When I signed up for the late-night Micro lab, I made a deal with myself that I could have lunch out on Thursdays since I wouldn’t have time to make a lunch. I’m sure I’ll be going to EarthFare more than the dining hall though :)

The plan is to workout at 4pm when I get home, then I have a fun dinner planned!

xoxo guys!

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1 Sammie August 28, 2008 at 7:22 am

Enjoy your EarthFare meal, you always seem to create the most appetizing salads. Happy Thursday!!


2 goalie30 August 28, 2008 at 7:26 am

Last night’s dinner salad did look scrumptious! and I bet it felt like Xmas in August getting a box with all of those goodies!


3 hk August 28, 2008 at 7:43 am

GOOD LUCK!! you’re ready :)


4 Caroline August 28, 2008 at 7:47 am

Where can you buy the granola planks? How much are they per package?


5 Christie I. August 28, 2008 at 7:58 am

Good luck today!

What are grainberries?


6 Rose August 28, 2008 at 8:08 am

Love how you called it a Jimmi plank :)

Yes – I am curious about grainberries too.

And how long do grainberries/ wheat berries last? I didn’t know last time I cooked them and probably threw them out too early.


7 Hot Garlic August 28, 2008 at 8:15 am

Once again, a GREAT lookin’ and sounding oatmeal. Your days sound so incredibly organized. All of the luxuries you enjoy before having kids…


8 ttfn300 August 28, 2008 at 8:24 am

I’m jealous of your good night’s sleep :) And that bowl of oatmeal… my oats are already packed :(

Need to get me some of those granola planks!! Or maybe try making some, hmmm….


9 Kelsey August 28, 2008 at 8:25 am

I always love seeing your oatmeal creations every morning. It makes me long for a big bowl of goodness!!


10 VeggieGirl August 28, 2008 at 8:32 am

Sounds like you’ve got today’s plans all set – best of luck!! :-)


11 Kate August 28, 2008 at 8:33 am

Good to hear your day is off to a better start! That bowl looks delicioius–you might be urging me into eating more oatmeal come fall weather.

Hope you don’t mind me answering, but grain berries are the spelt/wheat/rye berries that Kath cooks to keep on hand. They’re truly whole grain!


12 Brittany August 28, 2008 at 8:36 am

Good luck on your exam and enjoy the Earth Fare lunch. I miss that place.


13 Tina August 28, 2008 at 9:12 am

If I ever make it to Charlotte, we are going to EarthFare!


14 Christie August 28, 2008 at 9:20 am

I think it is great you decided to be able to go to Earthfar for lunch.. I do the same thing on certain school days because sometimes it is so stressful trying to pack food for 9am-9pm and since there is a whole gfoods right down the road from my school I allow myself lunch/dinner there 1x a week!


15 Jenn August 28, 2008 at 9:48 am

what issue of shape are you all looking in? i have the sept issue and couldnt find her!


16 oatmeal August 28, 2008 at 10:27 am

Wow–looks like this bowl of oats hit the flavor/texture jackpot!

Good luck with the studying!


17 tfh August 28, 2008 at 10:31 am

You are so right about those oats– thanks to you I’ve found that adding just a shake of salt does make a huge difference. Hope the best oats were just the start of a great day.


18 runjess August 28, 2008 at 10:53 am

Haha I see that this is a popular question today.


19 Heather August 28, 2008 at 11:01 am

Good luck with class today! I’m excited to see what fun dinner you’ve planned :)


20 HangryPants August 28, 2008 at 11:12 am

Looks like you got the perfect bowl!


21 Little Black Dress August 28, 2008 at 11:18 am

What a fabulous combo. Raising totally elevate oatmeal as they plump up and add amazing sweetness.

Good luck on your test!


22 ModelBehavior August 28, 2008 at 11:43 am

wow sounds like an intense morning! Good luck with it, the weekends almost here!


23 Twinks August 28, 2008 at 11:53 am

Salt = muy importante!


24 Twinks August 28, 2008 at 11:53 am

Boo…that’s my old website URL.


25 Kath August 28, 2008 at 11:55 am

Re: Grainberries,
Kate is right! I’ve made so many kinds now (wheat, spelt, rye) that I forget which kind they are. So the husband called them “grainberries” one morning since he didn’t know what was in the fridge and it seemed like a useful name since they all pretty much taste the same.

Caroline ,
You can buy them at the Honest Foods website, and they have free shipping. ( I think Whole Foods sells them in select stores too.

Rose ,
All the grainberries last at least a week. I’ve never had them go bad.

Fo’ shizzle!



26 Lindsey August 28, 2008 at 12:16 pm

Jenn, it’s the October issue, page 132. And let me tell you, sista has got some “guns”!!


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