On My Feet

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Hello!

I have been on my feet all day and just got a chance to sit down! What a fun day it has been. I am currently blogging on the couch as my mom watches Oprah. :D

As I mentioned, we were all starving for lunch today after the workout(s)!

We all prepared it together and it didn’t take too long.

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O-M-G. My mom bought this La Maison Organic Lemon Ginger Sesame Dressing from Costco and it is THE MOST AMAZING salad dressing ever!!! It is 15 cals per Tbsp and only 2.5 grams of fat! I was so pleased. Yet another reason why our town needs a Costco!! The closest one to our house is like a half hour drive.

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My lunch (times this by 2!):

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Wrap it up! Ingredients included: hummus, cukes, tomatoes, peppers, salsa :)

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After lunch it was time to bake up a bunch of batches of my Peanut Butter Bars!!!

My mom was so sweet, she picked up all the ingredients for me before I arrived!IMG_2825

Something I learned today: The bigger the mixing bowl the quicker the process! You can stir your little heart away!

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With the laptop open to my recipe page!

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Something else I learned today: Using a pizza slicer saved at LEAST 5 minutes! Seriously it is so much quicker to slice! I was ‘rollin’ :D They look more professional too!

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I made 5 batches in about 2 hours- not bad! It helps so much not to have to put them in the oven! :)

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I sliced them all up and put them in a huge Tupperware container, separated by parchment paper. Make sure you line your pan with parchment paper for EASY removal and clean up!

So the real test was giving everyone a bar to try!!!

Here is the verdict, case by case:

  • OSGMOM: Loved the taste and a great afternoon pick me up!
  • Kristi: Loves them!
  • Nephew #1 (note VERY picky eater, I can’t stress this enough!!!): Ate THREE and asked auntie for a FOURTH! lmao!!!
  • Nephew #2: Looooved them and tried to say ‘peanut butter’ really cute
  • Stepdad: Said they are a hit!

Well the jury is in! The evidence is conclusive- these bars are a hit for ALL ages! :)

Now, I need your help with naming the bars!

Here are the tops three names that my mom and I came up with today. I wanted to name the bars after the race where I will be donating them, so the runner’s can relate to it! :)

Thanks so much for voting! We can’t wait to see what you think!!!

Ok, off to do a bit of this…

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Then we are having vegetarian chili for dinner!

Around 7pm (Mountain time), Kristi is coming over and we are watching HJNTIY, J&K+8 marathon, and the Cake Boss (my mom taped them for me since Eric and I don’t have TLC anymore!).

See you tomorrow!!!

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1 stephanie p June 5, 2009

snickers makes something called a marathon bar…

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2 Lauren June 5, 2009

What a fun day with the fam!
So ironic, I had the same kind of lunch. Veggie wrap and a salad. I love that combo, sooo many vegetables!

Hope you have a fantastic night.

Take care always!

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3 Tammy (Defining Wellness) June 5, 2009

Those hummus wraps look awesome — I know what’s on my grocery list this week! I vote for Runner’s High bars. And . . . now I’m off to watch HJNTIY, too. Saw it in the movies, and I thought it was fabulous! I hope you like it as much as I did!

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4 Mara @ What's For Dinner? June 5, 2009

Great looking lunch girlie!!

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5 SweetKaroline June 5, 2009

Wow those hummus wraps look so fresh and beautiful!

glad those bars were a hit with the family…I need to try those out asap!

~SweetKaroline

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6 brandi June 5, 2009

what a fun day with your family! I’m glad you guys are having such a good time :) and good job getting all that bar=making done!

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7 Katherine June 5, 2009

The bars look wonderful and I love that you got to spend the day cooking and hanging out with your fam. Have a wonderful night!

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8 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope June 5, 2009

You are too fun Angela! What a great afternoon! Lunch looks amazing and sounds like the bar-making was definitely a success. Great idea with the pizza cutter!

Cute names! I vote for the Mighty Marathon! Here’s a couple more I though of…
– Nuts About Running Bars
– Nuts For Running Bars
– Runner’s Bliss Bars
– Nutty Runners’ Bars
– Runner’s Glow Bars

Just to keep you thinking! ;)

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9 april June 5, 2009

Those wraps look good! I can’t find any with stellar ingredients around here :( Glad to hear everyone liked the bars! Although I’m not surprised.. all your recipes I’ve made are delicious!

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10 Christina June 5, 2009

I just caught up with the blog, the way you surprised your sister was so cute! I LOVE the name Mighty Marathon bars, although Heather’s idea for Runner’s Bliss bars sounds pretty good too. Hope you have a great weekend with the fam!

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11 Bec June 5, 2009

love all the reviews lol

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12 Leah @ Simply Fabulous June 6, 2009

Fun time! I think it’s a great idea and such a time saver to use a pizza cutter! Genius! :)

I like Heather’s ideas for the names.. they are good!
I also like Runners High Bars (since someone pointed out the fact about snickers)… everyone is always looking for that runners high after all!

Have fun!

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13 lacey June 6, 2009

I made your bars the other day and they are lush! I keep some in the freezer and they get all hard but even more chewy. I could totally see these covered in chocolate and eaten as a candy bar. But they taste so good there is not need for chocolate. Thanks for sharing!!

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14 Eliana >^..^ November 18, 2009

Do you recommend a specific salsa? I made the pic bigger but couldnt see what salsa you had bought. ;o)

That lunch looks so delicious and healthy.

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