I ate lunch slooooooowly from 10:30 to 11:45 today.  I must say, I love inhaling high-volume, low-calories foods!


I started off with a Lundberg Rice Cake and a smear of PB (new favorite snack):


The ‘entree’ of lunch was very GREEN!


I made a Roasted Red Potato Soup by roasted about 2 cups of diced red potatoes for 40 minutes at 400 degrees.  I coated the potatoes in EVOO and rosemary first.  Then, I blended the potatoes with 1/2 a head of steamed broc and 4 cups of Organic Vegetable Broth.  I had 1 cup with lunch.


Plus a side salad:


And an orange for dessert:


It kind of floors me that all that food is 485 calories or less.  It’s lacking in protein and fat, so I think I might be really hungry once the "I’m stuffed" feeling dissipates.


In Other News….


It’s BOSTON MARATHON MONDAY!  I am having loads of fun tracking Bobbi from N Her Shoes and my friend Nick from college on the BAA website.  Last time I checked, Bobbi had crossed the 1/2 Marathon marker in 1 hour and 44 minutes, and Nick had crossed the 25K marker in 1 hour and 45 minutes (he’s insane).  WAY TO GO!


Are you tracking the Boston Marathon online?  It’s so fun to watch the elite runners speed through the course!  The leading woman just crossed the 25 mile marker in 2 hours and 26 minutes! 



  • VeggieGirl April 20, 2009, 9:08 am

    Love all the green!! 🙂

    Good luck to Bobbi and the other racers!!

  • just me April 20, 2009, 9:13 am

    soooooo much fun tracking runners!!!

  • Leah @ Simply Fabulous April 20, 2009, 9:26 am

    lol I am tracking Bobbi as well! She is doing GREAT! I’m so glad her hubby posted her bib number. I wanted to track Frayed Laces as well but no such luck with the bib number!

    Any idea where I can find a live feed of the race online? ultimatesports.com doesn’t seem to be working for me and of course here in the UK I can’t find it on the bloody tele.

  • tfh April 20, 2009, 9:28 am

    I agree about high volume foods. But disappointed for Kara Goucher that she came in third when she was really confidently gunning for first…

  • redheadedjournal April 20, 2009, 9:32 am

    I’m def. a volume eater too 🙂

  • kristin April 20, 2009, 9:37 am

    im totally tracking bobbi – its so fun!!!

  • Meghann April 20, 2009, 9:43 am

    That soup sounds good! I will have to try that out on my end 🙂

  • Tami April 20, 2009, 9:58 am

    growing up i use to go to the marathon all the time, now i watch on tv. i was screaming for Kara to pull it off at the end and cried when she didn’t. bobbi is doing a great job.

  • Brandi April 20, 2009, 10:07 am

    i love voluminous foods for the same reason 🙂

  • runsarah April 20, 2009, 10:10 am

    Bobbi is doing amazing!! So awesome it’s her birthday too.

  • elise April 20, 2009, 10:24 am

    i second your statement on high volume, low cal foods…big a$$ salads are my fave!

    hooray for marathon-ers in boston. such studs!!!

  • bb April 20, 2009, 10:26 am

    I’m tracking some folks at Boston too! The elite runners are nothing short of amazing!

  • Mica April 20, 2009, 10:32 am

    I totally considered skipping my 11am class to watch the end of the marathon. Now that I was good and went to class, I really regret not staying home…

  • Danielle April 20, 2009, 10:41 am

    What an amazing soup! Sounds delish!

  • RhodeyGirl/Sabrina April 20, 2009, 10:42 am

    out of curiosity, do you always count calories because you mention them now and again, but you never mention that you count them?

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point April 20, 2009, 10:44 am

    sabrina – I’m not being crazy about it, but i am paying more attention. I’m only counting now that I’m not running. I’m trying not to put on 10000 pounds over the next month. LOL.

  • RhodeyGirl/Sabrina April 20, 2009, 10:45 am

    maybe also it helps to give you the WHY of my question:

    I am a sometimes counter, and I am trying to get away from it completely, but every time I do I end up having to count again to bring my weight back to the low end of my range, and I am curious about who else is out there that does the same. It works for me and I actually LIKE counting…

  • Dori April 20, 2009, 11:53 am

    I never knew about tracking runners, that is so cool! I just ran 20 min outside for the first time on Sun and couldn’t go ANY more — so these people are even more amazing to me now!

  • Susan April 20, 2009, 11:57 am

    The Boston Marathon was on TV here (Chicago…we have eight million channels), so I watched all of it until I had to go to work. I missed the last five miles of the women and a lot of the men. I wish I could have seen it!

  • TinaGirl April 20, 2009, 12:35 pm

    2:34:39 was my marathon coach Pauls time today for Boston. He came in 97th overall and 91st man. Crazy hu? We had SEVERAL runners from Chico run this year, so cool! I love your Lundburg rice cakes. They are grown in our back yard. (ok, more like down the street a few miles) I used to teach CPR to the guys out at Lundburg farms. They are a neat company and I love their rice!

  • Oh She Glows April 20, 2009, 12:40 pm

    Yes I tracked Bobbi too! It was fun. I also watched the marathon. The ending (for the women) was so heart wrenching!

  • Anonymous April 20, 2009, 1:15 pm

    To me it seems obvious 🙂 but I think caramel corn should be put in granola more regularly- I think I will follow my own advice as soon as I get home… mmmm…

  • Anonymous April 20, 2009, 1:16 pm

    I forgot to leave my email address on the Caramel corn post!! Katie79222000@yahoo.com

  • Lisa D. April 20, 2009, 3:13 pm

    it is marathon monday!!! everyone in boston is very excited as it is also redsox/celtics game day! Apparently marathon monday means a day of drinking if you are not running but not for me!

  • Maggie April 20, 2009, 3:18 pm

    I am also all for high volume of low-calorie food!!!

  • Emily April 20, 2009, 4:10 pm

    All that food for under 500 calories?!! That’s amazing! I might have to try that… I can’t seem to get my eating under control, but I like this idea of ‘voluminous’ eating…

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