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Still ‘Glo’-ing

by Meghann on October 12, 2009

Wow! What a weekend to recover from! After Halloween Horror Nights, Epcotโ€™s Food & Wine Festival, and running the Race for the Taste 10k with Derek I am exhausted. Exhausted in a good way though. ๐Ÿ™‚

This past weekend will go down in the memory books as one of my favorites of all time. Very busy, but soo much fun. Just thinking about it brings a smile to my face.

Unfortunately, my perfect weekend came to an end this morning with the sound of my alarm signaling my return to reality. Such a sad morning.

I did some light Monday strength training and core work. I try to have my Mondayโ€™s focus on my arms because I feel like I neglect them every other day of the week.

A big refreshing bowl of cereal was on the menu for breakfast.

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  • 1/2 cup Strawberry Trader Joe Os
  • 1/2 cup Peanut Butter Puffins
  • 1/4 cup Good Run Cashew Granola
  • Plain Oikos
  • 1/2 Peach

This was the last of my Good Run Granola and Trader Joe Os. They will both be dearly missed. *sniff *sniff

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Work this morning has been playing out in typical Monday fashion โ€“ playing catch up from the weekend while organizing for the impending week. Big exciting stuff.

Luckilyย  I had a very exciting mid-morning snack planned as a little Monday pick up.

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Why Hello Beautiful!

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Angela of Oh She Glows and Glo Bakery fame was kind enough to send me a sampling of her โ€˜Gloโ€™-ing collection to review for the blog.ย 

I was lucky enough to sample the Classic Glo Bar via the Healthy Living Summit back in in August and had already fallen in love with her rich, chewy bars. The Awake Bar I tried today was another winner. As soon as I opened the wrapper I rich coffee aroma filled my senses. Though the coffee flavor was rich in aroma, it wasnโ€™t as strong in flavor. Very subtle and very enjoyable.

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Angela informed me that each Awake Bar contains approximately 15-20 mg of caffeine. Thanks to my low caffeine tolerance the bar gave me a great light buzz that perked me up for the rest of the morning. This would make a great afternoon pick me up snack ๐Ÿ™‚

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Thanks Angela for not only sending my some great samples, but finally opening up shipping to the U.S. I canโ€™t wait to place orders of all my new favorites. The Awake Bar will certainly be on that list!

Lunch was another random bowl of deliciousness.

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  • Spinach
  • Homemade Coleslaw
  • Baked Tofu
  • Grapes
  • Tomato
  • Peanuts
  • Bottom of the Bag Pita Chip Crumbs

Not sure peanuts make the best nut toppers for salads. I think I will be sticking to pecans and walnuts from now on.

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Time to get back to work!

1 Melissa October 12, 2009 at 1:27 pm

yum!

2 caffeinerd October 12, 2009 at 1:34 pm

I have some cubed tofu in my fridge that I don’t really know what to do with. How long do you usually bake yours for, what temp, etc? Thanks! Congrats to you and Derek on the 10K!

3 Jacqueline October 12, 2009 at 1:42 pm

I do too. If anyone has ideas let us know!
Thanks!

http://chickfood.wordpress.com

4 caitlin October 12, 2009 at 6:09 pm
5 Jul October 12, 2009 at 1:35 pm

Love it!
Do you have any suggestions for making tasty + filling salads? And how to pack them? I’m always so jealous of your scrumptious-looking creations! ๐Ÿ™‚ Maybe a salad meal 101?

-Jul

6 Jessica October 12, 2009 at 1:38 pm

Ahhh her bars look amazing, I can’t wait to try!

7 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 12, 2009 at 1:39 pm

So glad you enjoyed the bars so far! I am not a big coffee fan but I actually do enjoy the Awake bar as it is very subtle in flavour like you mentioned. Enjoy the rest! =)

8 Brandi October 12, 2009 at 1:39 pm

her bars look so good!

Glad your Monday is going well!

9 Jessie October 12, 2009 at 1:40 pm

I can’t wait to get to try Glo bars for myself, the Awake flavor sounds awesome! That salad looks really good too, I love using leftover tofu as a salad topper. ๐Ÿ™‚

10 Diana October 12, 2009 at 1:40 pm

That lunch looks great. And glo bars! Jealous ๐Ÿ˜›
I’m glad you had an awesome weekend. ๐Ÿ™‚

11 Whitney @ Lettuce Love October 12, 2009 at 1:45 pm

Angela’s bars look yummy! Happy Monday!

12 Tammy Eros October 12, 2009 at 2:10 pm

Yay! Keep those reviews of the GloBakery coming! I have been wanting to try some of Angela’s stuff, but it is so expensive and you have to buy 10 bars (at least) to order. I hate to order that many without knowing how they taste or if I will like them!

13 Julie @savvyeats October 12, 2009 at 2:12 pm

I can’t wait for my bars to come in the mail, they all look so good! ๐Ÿ™‚

14 AshleyP October 12, 2009 at 2:22 pm

You sound so happy!! I’m happy for you ๐Ÿ™‚

I can’t wait to try the bars! As soon as she has more of the variety pack available, I’m def ordering them!

15 megzzwinsatlife October 12, 2009 at 2:25 pm

yumm.. everything looks delish!! Before I order Ang’s bars I want to know what they taste.. They are pricey and I am a picky eater so I can’t wait to read your review.!!

16 Kristie Lynn October 12, 2009 at 2:29 pm

Oh those bars look so good.. but I have to be good and wait until my budget isn’t so strict ๐Ÿ™ Guess I’ll live vicariously through you ๐Ÿ˜‰

17 Lizzy October 12, 2009 at 2:40 pm

so awesome that you got a sampling of the Glo-Bars. i can’t wait to see how you like the rest! Your salad for lunch also looks real awesome! i love adding pita chips to salads!

http://saladdiva.wordpress.com

18 Amelia October 12, 2009 at 2:47 pm

Angela’s products all look amazing! I definitely have to place an order sometime.

19 Haleigh October 12, 2009 at 3:04 pm

I have wanted to try Angela’s Glo bars for quite some time now, adding coffee to one sounds fantastic! I am going to be placing an order in the very near future. Thanks for reminding me ๐Ÿ˜‰

20 One Healthy Apple October 12, 2009 at 3:05 pm

The glo products look delicious! Anything with added coffee sounds like fun to me- glad to hear you enjoyed them and had a nice weekend!

21 angieinatlanta October 12, 2009 at 3:07 pm

Ah! I am so jealous of your Glo stash!

You really did have an amazing weekend. It was fun to just read about! And I’ve definitely enjoyed watching you and Derek embark on your relationship!

22 Rose October 12, 2009 at 3:15 pm

Now that is what I call a package. LOVE the glo bars – need to order some.

23 Stacey October 12, 2009 at 3:21 pm

Sounds like a weekend of fun ๐Ÿ™‚ And yummmoooo to your foodie pics! I know how you feel about eating the last of the Trader Joe O’s haha, that always brings tear to my eye too ๐Ÿ™‚

24 Susan October 12, 2009 at 3:49 pm

That loot from Angela looks deee-licious!!! Although you know what would make that Awake bar even better? A cup of coffee ๐Ÿ˜› Have a great Monday!

25 greensandjeans October 12, 2009 at 4:10 pm

your bowls look great! I’m putting together a glo bar order right now…

26 MelissaNibbles October 12, 2009 at 4:26 pm

Pretty packaging with the Glo bars. They sound delish!

Enjoy your evening!

27 Evan Thomas October 12, 2009 at 4:32 pm

Envious of all those glo goods! I bet their delicious, she seems like such a good cook

28 Bec October 12, 2009 at 4:50 pm

I think I need to order myself some glo bars ASAP! Hope the rest of your day is fantastic!

29 Ali October 12, 2009 at 5:38 pm

You weekend did look so fun for sure! I love fun weekends like that! Yay for your Glo Bar samples! I have to put in an order soon!

30 Andee (Runtolive) October 12, 2009 at 6:25 pm

Looks like a fun weekend! I’m still recovering from my marathon yesterday, hate that Monday comes so soon. Those Glo bars look amazing, those bars look like great pre-race fuel

31 Andee (Runtolive) October 12, 2009 at 6:25 pm

Looks like a fun weekend! I’m still recovering from my marathon yesterday, hate that Monday comes so soon. Those Glo bars look amazing, they look like great pre-race fuel

32 carolinebee October 12, 2009 at 6:49 pm

Those trader joe o’s come in the biggest box haha I am always surprised when I get to the bottom ๐Ÿ˜€ Come to Boston for more!!

33 Jenna October 12, 2009 at 7:02 pm

angela’s package sounds so great!
jenna

34 Apple Bottom Genes October 12, 2009 at 7:13 pm

Awake sounds perfect for a chilly day like today! I love subtly flavored coffee goodies.

35 katajess October 13, 2009 at 3:01 am

First time blog commenter! Love all your eats every day, it’s super cool to get ideas for healthy meals. Only thing is, I’m in Australia so I’ve got to find our equivalent!

Really inspirational blog. ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

36 Sarah (from See Sarah Eat) October 13, 2009 at 9:26 am

I love weekends like that ๐Ÿ˜‰

Your salad looks delicious, i was eating them too much for a while but now it’s been too long, so I think I might make one for dinner tonight!

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