A Bounty of Bars

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I was a busy bee in the kitchen today!

I created FIVE new On The Glo Bar recipes!!!

In no particular order… ;)

Coco Glo:

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Chocolate Peppy-mint:

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Almond Raisin Glo:

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Orange Hazelnut:

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Coco Carob:

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Check em out here!

To my sheer amazement, everyone of them turned out fabulous! I tell ya, some days the stars just align and magic happens in the kitchen.

Other days… well, I don’t have to remind you about the horror show that was yesterday, do I? ;)

In between experimenting, I had a couple important business calls for the Bakery! Some exciting things are starting to develop!

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I squeezed in a quick run this afternoon! It was so beautiful outside and I was just chomping at the bit to get outside. When my bars were setting, I hit the road.

I tried a new Ishuffle technique as suggested by a reader- I fed the wire underneath my shirt to keep the wire from bouncing in my face. It was great! I could still control the ‘remote’ at the bottom too. :)

 img 8838 thumb   A Bounty of Bars The run:

  • Duration: 37:30 minutes
  • Distance: 4.21 miles
  • Max heart rate: 171 bpm
  • Avg heart rate: 162 bpm
  • Pace: 8:59 min/mile

Today I focused on a faster pace. It was such a challenging run today because the wind was FIERCE and pushing me back (well, one direction anyways! lol). I was really out of breath much more than usual on today’s run, as shown by my average heart rate which is rarely in the 160’s.

I came home and did the Summer Glow Boot Camp exercises and then stretching! Man I forgot how hard tricep dips are!!! Anyone else? I did 3 sets of 15 reps and my arms could barely squeek out the last few reps of each set out! I also did a new advanced side plank that I got from Exercise #6 video (note I added this in this AM so you may have missed the video). For the planks I lifted my top arm and leg up for about 12 times per side, very slow and controlled. Wow was this hard! Not only to keep balance but stamina as well.

I am really loving having a set strength training plan to follow again! I really missed the BBBC exercises from June 1st to July 1st. I did keep up with some things (core work, pushups, etc), but my motivation wasn’t there like it is when I have a schedule! So this totally rocks. I can’t wait to see what changes this challenge will bring.

Anyone else have their calendar printed and placed near their computer? I look at mine several times a day and it reminds me to be healthy and good to myself. :)

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I was not really hungry for dinner tonight since I was testing Glo bars all day! Man, those bars are filling- they totally quenched my hunger all day long!

So I had a salad for dinner…light and easy (but packed with healthy foods!):

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Ingredients:

  • 6 cups spinach
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 green onion
  • 1/2 red pepper
  • 1/2 tomato
  • 1 Money’s Veggie Burger, cut up and placed on salad
  • Ruth’s Hemp balsamic Salad Dressing
  • Black pepper

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This was one of the best salads that I have had in a while. I am now STUFFED! :)

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I had it with some water in my awesome Amazing Grass Shaker! I am obsessed with this shaker. Totally leak proof!

All day long Amazing Grass kept me fueled. I mix the Berry or plan wheatgrass powder (1 scoop) with cold water and shake, shake, shake. I absolutely love it! I have so much energy now. I honestly don’t feel right in the morning until I have had my Grass. lol. I guess that makes me a Grass Head???

Sketchie pic of the nightawww

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Notice that I haven’t been saying WHO took these photos! Eric and I are gearing up for our first photography show down pretty soon. :) It should be fun!

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1. Goodluck to Leah who is running her first half-marathon tomorrow!! You go girl!!

2. Check out my review of Amazing Grass on the Amazing Grass Website

3. I have some exciting news coming up about Green Monsters!!! I can’t wait to tell you guys about what I did!!

4. Another Glo Bakery Glo Bar sale is happening on Monday! Stay tuned for an awesome deal.

5. See you tomorrow for the winner of the Book Buddy! I am extending the contest until midnight EST tonight so get your entry in!

6. Thank you for all of your comments in today’s SGBC Reflection post on make-up!! So many awesome viewpoints. I too am a huge make-up lover. I am going to challenge how I ‘think’ about myself and the things I ‘say’ to myself when I am NOT wearing make-up though. I do think that I need to stop thinking of my make-up free skin as ugly!

I’m off to watch ‘What Happens In Vegas’ and have some WINE! :)

Happy 4th of July!

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Madelin @ What is for breakfast? July 3, 2009

That trick with the shuffle is great! It really makes running easier when the cord isn’t bugging you! Love my shuffle :)

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nicole- chasing blue July 3, 2009

I can’t wait to hear more about your green experiements!

Your bars look so yummy. I wish I had a bunch of them to snack on! Can’t wait until you are US approved!

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Andrea July 3, 2009

They look so good!!

I would love the book buddy!
Can’t wait to see who wins it tomorrow!

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Vanessa (Last Night's Leftovers) July 3, 2009

All of the bars look and sound fantastic!

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Kristen July 3, 2009

yeah…my triceps were burning during those dips. and then just to finish them off i did some planks (regular, not side) on the stability ball. i almost fell off the ball :)

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Jen July 3, 2009

Hey Ange, was just leafing through the grocery flyers and noticed that Metro (which I believe is the same as A&P) has Almond Breeze on 2 for $5 from now till Thursday (the 9th or 10th?) Not sure if that is a good deal or not but I thought of you when I saw it!

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Erin July 3, 2009

Ohh, I’m mega intrigued by the orange hazelnut combo. That is so unique! How did you think it up??

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Shelby July 3, 2009

I want all of them!!! The coco, coco carob, and orange hazelnut especially!!

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Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope July 4, 2009

OMG SOOOOOO awesome about the bars Angela! I’m so excited for you! I love the idea of the raison ones… YUM! I bet you could definitely play around with the dried fruit and come up with some neat “trail mix” flavors. :)

xxoo
Heather

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Courtney July 4, 2009

Your Hazelnut Orange bars — OMGAHHH :D

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Leah @ Simply Fabulous July 4, 2009

Amazing looking bars!! They sound so good!

I think I would love the chocolate peppy mint!

Thanks for the shout out of support!

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Lynna July 4, 2009

hey anglea,

I was wondering if you could recommend a website that would allow me to calculate the nutrition facts of homemade baked goods by putting in the ingredients/ quantity? I bake a lot and often try to make baked goods healthier, but I’m interested in the specifics. If you don’t know any websites, could you tell me how you calculated the calories for your glo-bakery items?

Thanks!

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Pam Striker July 4, 2009

Amazing! Wish I could go in and grab one of those! Awe heck, make that 2 or 3….he he! Don’t want to be to greedy, need to save some for others!

Pam
http://www.alovefornewrecipes.blogspot.com

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Pam Striker July 4, 2009

Cute kitty!

Pam

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Karen July 4, 2009

I love your blog!! I am interested in becoming a “grass head” and just ordered my first batch of grass but want to get the shaker that you have? It’s not on the Amazing green website? Please help!

Thanks :)

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Fitzalan July 6, 2009

I have my SGBC calendar printed out and it is at my desk right next to my half marathon training schedule.

Happiness Awaits

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