Start Your Engines

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on April 13, 2009


IMG_8963Because this was one of the most satisfying and powerful lunches I have had in a long time!

It took forever to eat, it filled my belly (almost too much!), and it was filled with powerfoods!

One thing I don’t like is when a meal doesn’t take long to eat. I like the experience to last with lots of bites and different textures.

That is the beauty of Volume Eating; you get to eat tons of food without breaking the caloric bank.



I made my signature avocado and tomato sauce:

  • 1/2 avocado
  • 2 T tomato paste
  • 1 splash Almond Milk

And dipped pita triangles in it. :)


I had it with a huge salad with lots of healthy mix-ins:

  • Romaine lettuce
  • tomato
  • Red Pepper
  • Pecans
  • Kraft Light Balsamic dressing
  • Ground Flax seed


It took forever to eat!

I had planned on having this huge Sunkist Orange, but my stomach was about to burst! I will save him for later. :)


With a Stash Goji Berry Green tea:


Now this is what I call volume eating at its’ best!


This morning before my workout I had a Peppermint Kale Green Monster (Peppermint tea leaves, 3 kale leaves, Almond breeze, and flax) and 1/2 of a Daryl’s All Natural Granola Bar.


For some reason I was feeling pretty lack luster on the workout front today! Sometimes this happens to me after a leisurely day off. I felt a bit lazy today and even doing 30 mins. on the treadmill seemed a bit daunting! Luckily my intervals helped get me through.

The stats:

  • Duration: 47 mins.
  • Max heart rate: 166 bpm
  • Avg heart rate: 143 bpm
  • Feel the burn: 368 kcals

Today I walked for 2 mins (4.0 mph), then ran 15 mins (4.7 mph), then did a 1 min. plank, then ran for 10 mins (4.7 mph), then a 1 min side right plank, then ran for 5 mins. (4.9 mph), then a left size plank, with some walking mixed in. All of my workout was at incline 7%.

I’ve said it before and I will say it again: Side planks are sooooo challenging for me!!! Anyone else?? At 50 seconds I am cursing them and the last 10 seconds feel super tough. But…they work!

I have to get going now. I have 3 orders to prepare today and I need to go get some groceries first. After that I am working on Glo Bakery logo (getting it on the site) as well as hopefully figuring out where to order my business cards from (I will look into Vista print- I hear it is only $5!) and business stickers for packaging.

Don’t worry I haven’t forgotten about the Chocolate filled giveaway that ended last night! Eric and I will be narrowing down the entries to 5 and then I will be posting a poll for you to vote on the winner! Of course, the more votes you have the better so I will be encouraging you to ask your readers (if applicable), family, and friends to log on to vote!

Stay tuned… :)

Have a lovely, happy, and healthy afternoon everyone! :)


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Run Sarah April 13, 2009 at 1:07 pm

What a great looking lunch – I think I’ll do salad today too :)


Mara @ What's For Dinner? April 13, 2009 at 1:18 pm

BEAUTIFUL lunch, and I am totally loving the avocado-tomato dip! Looks RIGHT up my alley!


brandi April 13, 2009 at 1:30 pm

good luck with your to-dos today!

that tea sounds great


Carrie April 13, 2009 at 2:04 pm

Angela – your lunch looks delicious! I saw on your About Me page that you gave up artificial sweeteners. What do you think about the new “natural” zero calories sweeteners that are coming out – Truvia, etc. Thanks!


Lauren April 13, 2009 at 2:34 pm

Ooo your avocado and tomato sauce looks delicious!!! I’m going to try to make it.


Heather April 13, 2009 at 2:55 pm

I just love big, healthy salads that fill you right up! That homemade sauce looks so good too! Definitely on the ‘to try’ list!

Good luck on your busy day!


Marya April 13, 2009 at 3:15 pm

I need some inspiration to get back on the wagon after this weekend. Thanks for the heads up!



RunToFinish April 13, 2009 at 4:04 pm

yeah chocolate filled giveaways make my mouth smile.

love the fresh food!


Tania April 13, 2009 at 4:14 pm

Angela, do you do a lot of food combinations to get your complete proteins? I know you don’t post everything you eat on here, just wondering if you make a point of trying to do grain/legume/nut/seed combinations as you don’t have a lot of complete protein sources.


amy (veganissexy) April 13, 2009 at 4:20 pm

Love the lunch! I totally agree about calorie density. I eat a big salad for lunch almost every day & it is sooooo much food for so few calories. It always ties me over for many hours until snack time! I’m going to try your tomato avocado sauce on a salad this week. It looks good!


AGS April 13, 2009 at 4:26 pm

So very jealous of that lovely spread. I’ve survived on trailmix and coffee all day, along with some fruit. Bleh. Hate these days of zero breaks and impossible deadlines! BUT, I am going to fit in a workout at 5 p.m. — so I can keep some sanity in the day!


Blair April 13, 2009 at 5:59 pm

I made a green tea green monster this morning and it was amazing! I am so going to try making your avocado tomato sauce as well, it looks great!
I am a long-time reader and first-time commenter today, I really love your blog, very inspiring, keep it up! xo


gliding calm April 13, 2009 at 6:35 pm

I LOVE VOLUME EATING! im sorry… I hate the whole….just have a smallet portion of something less healthy! I love massive amounts of food. Just like your lunch. PERFECT


gliding calm April 13, 2009 at 6:35 pm



Lindsay April 13, 2009 at 9:33 pm

Your lunch looks great! You should let me know if you want any advice on those business cards and stickers. I have lots of great sources and some info on Vista Print.


BethAnn April 13, 2009 at 10:21 pm

Your lunch looks delish! Is that a homemade pita?


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