A Forgotten Salad

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on March 22, 2009

Good afternoon!

I’ve been working on the Glo Bakery website non stop since I posted this AM. I am updating it and adding all of my new products! I have so much more to do on it:

  • Add more Baked goods, pictures, descriptions
  • Add nutritional benefits
  • Add nutritional information
  • Transfer Website, pick new template, transfer www.globakery.com domain

I’m going to continue working on this today! I also am forgoing my workout today and just going to do some yoga and abs. Today is the perfect rest day from cardio- I am feeling pretty drained from last night so I am going to take it easy. I rarely push myself to workout when I REALLY don’t feel like it. Plus, Eric is sanding in the sunroom and my running beast is covered up! :)


Saturday’s workout:


  • Treadmill, hill workout
  • Duration: 40 mins.
  • Speed 3.6 mph, incline 10-15%
  • Max heart rate: 166 bpm
  • Avg heart rate: 150 bpm
  • Feel the burn: 338 kcals

Yesterday’s workout was good, but very challenging and tiring. I watched What Not To Wear on TLC to make the time go by faster!


Lunch Break:


Around 2pm, I finally broke for lunch today.

I had a huge spinach salad with my Flax + Poppy Seed crackers and homemade 50 cent hummus:


I haven’t had a salad in AGES! I have been on such a sauté kick. Now that Spring is here I will probably be eating much more cold foods!

It feels so good eating homemade products and saving so much money!!! I haven’t bought store bought hummus for weeks now. :)


In the salad:

  • 3 handfuls baby organic spinach
  • 1 Tofurkey slice
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/4 large tomato
  • 1 tiny organic carrot
  • black pepper
  • Kraft Light Balsamic VInagrette

I made these crackers into ‘tortilla’ chips- they were so fun!

From a bird’s eye view:


With a English Toffee Celestial Seasonings tea!


I had 2 cups of Japanese Sencha green tea late this morning and I REALLY felt it! I haven’t had any form of caffeine in months. Not sure I liked the feeling to be honest! My body felt a bit ‘anxious’ and strange. I will probably stick to a cup every day or two at most.

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I would drink decaf green tea, but the antioxidants are much more plentiful in caffeinated green tea, so it kind of defeats the purpose drinking decaf for the health benefits.


Mail Delivery:


The contest I won over at Blue Plate Special arrived on Friday!

I was so excited to get the loot.


I can’t wait to read this book! I hope I will be able to apply it to my Glo Bakery venture.

Of course I had to try my very first Cliff bar. I tried Banana Nut Bread bar:




Taste test?

  • This bar tastes amazing! I really could have downed the whole thing right then and there. However, it was before lunch so I just had one big bite. :) My only quip with these bars is the high sugar content. Ever since I have been reducing my overall sugar intake, I find I am much more sensitive to really sweet foods. This bar has 21 grams of sugar, so I would be pleased if they lowered the sugar in their bars to under 12 grams or so. It was a bit too sweet to eat the whole thing in one sitting…but perhaps for a dessert!


Thanks SO much Anna! I can’t wait to try the rest! :)


Well I am off to work on the website once again! See you tonight for a BLUE Beauty product review.

The weather is sunny and warm again today so I might take my yoga outside! :) Yippee.

PS- Is anyone else noticing an abundance of creepy crawlies in the house lately? I love Spring and all, but I just can’t take all the spiders cropping up around our house!!! BLECH! Hubby is removing one right now.

Today’s Question:

What is your LEAST favourite creepy crawly?

Mine are roaches!! We used to have Palmetto Bugs in Florida and they would fly at our heads at night time! GAG!

Enjoy your Sunday!


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Anna March 22, 2009 at 3:09 pm

YAY I’m so glad they arrived safely!

Re: the sugar… that’s my only quip with Clif bars too! I’m also trying to watch my sugar intake, and Clifs really do pack it in. I think if they reduced the sugar content, they would be PERFECT.

Enjoy them!


Oh She Glows March 22, 2009 at 3:11 pm

I agree…thank you so much! I will probably nibble away at them and they will last longer too!


Lindsey (Mrs. LC) March 22, 2009 at 3:11 pm

Ahh I hate Palmetto bugs!! One of only a few down sides to living in Florida. I guess we can just go to the beach to get away from any creepy crawlys around our house though… ;)


Oh She Glows March 22, 2009 at 3:12 pm

haha yea I would take the beach with a side of palmetto bugs any day!


Mara @ What's For Dinner? March 22, 2009 at 3:22 pm

EEW!!! I hate Palmetto bugs too… but not as much as I hate centipedes!


gracie March 22, 2009 at 3:41 pm

I hate roaches too! That’s one thing I hate about going back home to Hawaii. Thank god I haven’t seen any lately because I’ve been living in Oregon and Arizona for the past five years.


Leah March 22, 2009 at 4:02 pm

I HATE roaches!!

Yummy Clif bars!
I didn’t realize you won another contest. Lucky! :)


Shannon (The Daily Balance) March 22, 2009 at 4:13 pm

Banana nut Clif bar is one of my faves! You must try the white chocolate macademia nut, too!

I love your blog! i just stumbled upon it and wanted to say hi ;)

I recently started a blog myself and would love it if you checked it out ;)


brandi March 22, 2009 at 5:06 pm

i hate roaches and those big beetles – yuck. I make my husband deal with any bugs around here ;)


Valerie March 22, 2009 at 6:04 pm

Ugh.. I almost forgot about the increase of spiders that our house gets in the spring. I’m not looking forward to that!

That salad looks delicious! I love spinach salads.


VeggieGirl March 22, 2009 at 6:11 pm

Holy yum salad!!

I see Sketchie!! :-D

**I hate centipedes – eeeek!!!


Jess :) March 22, 2009 at 6:29 pm

Eww! I hate cockroaches. Eeew X2! They creep me out! Have fun doing yoga. It’s nice to take a day off. Have a great afternoon and love your lunch!
<3 jess :)


Diana March 22, 2009 at 6:43 pm

umm. i think i HATE all bugs equally!
might pose a problem when i start gardening this year!


Lisa March 22, 2009 at 6:43 pm

I hate Spider Crickets! They look like spiders but jump like crickets! And there vision is weird so they think they are jumping away from you but they are actually jumping toward you. Yuck just talking about them makes me cringe haha.


Michelle Hisae March 22, 2009 at 7:28 pm

I agree about the sugar content in Clif Bars. Too much. I don’t get them for that reason, but I’d love to read that book.

About green tea – have you heard the benefits/drawbacks of Green Tea Extract?


Krista March 22, 2009 at 8:40 pm

SPIDERS! Just typing the word creeps me right out! Ugh! They are truly gross creature’s!


Dave March 22, 2009 at 10:39 pm

I jumped over to the bakery. Site looks great and so does the baked goods! Your first on my list for catering. I often buy lunches for my many girls at work. aka nurses
I have to bribe them often with food so they don’t give me a hard time. I find myself stopping at the doughnut shop to by them goodies. I never eat the stuff though – it’s counterintuitive to my healthy eating. Your bakery looks like a nice alternative to what I usually buy for them.


Raven Morris December 31, 2009 at 1:11 pm

I also loathe the high sugar content in Clif Bars, though I love their flavour and variety other than that. Seeing as there’s lots of other people here saying the same thing, how about everyone send their message along to the Clif Bar company and tell them we want the option of less sugar!

I would love it if they simply removed all the sugar and added stevia as a sweetener instead.


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