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Lunch was eaten on the fly at work.   I added 1/2 cup of chick peas to the taboule rice I created yesterday.


Mmm!  Plus, a bag of grapes:


And I snacked on this Pro Bar throughout the morning and it was SO good!

Cherry Pretzel


Pro Bar are intended as a "meal replacement", so here’s the calorie info:

So, this Pro Bar essentially served as two snacks for me.  I ate it really slowly over 5 hours (before and after lunch).  I loved the big, chewy chunks of cherry and pretzel — so great!  I would definitely recommend this bar.  🙂


After coming home, I had a bowl of watermelon:


I was planning to go the gym, but I have sooo much work to do and I promised the Husband we could go to see Angels and Demons tonight.  It’s his FAVORITE book (like Twilight is for me!) so its a pretty big deal that it’s coming out!



  • thenoviceberker May 16, 2009, 12:52 pm

    Yum, anything with a sweet/salty combo like cherries/pretzels is a plus on my list. Chocolate covered pretzels? SO good. 🙂

    Have fun at the movie!

  • Emily May 16, 2009, 12:53 pm

    those are some perfect-looking grapes! i’ve been kind of nervous to try the pro bars; they look good but i’m kinda afraid i would eat the whole thing at once, and not as a meal replacement! might be a good item to have on hand though.

  • Jenny May 16, 2009, 12:54 pm

    what a great idea to use that bar as 2 snacks.. sometimes the higher calorie bars freak me out a little bit and i stray away from them because they’re too much for a snack.. but DUH just eat ’em as two, why i didn’t i think of this before? thanks for the tip girl!

  • Learning to Cope w/ Eating and College May 16, 2009, 1:00 pm

    Yes… you should totally make sure to go and see angels and demons… i went to see it last night and it was awesome… i am sure that you are going to love it!! 🙂
    I hope that you get a weekend off soon!! 🙂

  • Beth May 16, 2009, 1:10 pm

    Glad you liked that bar – I’ve been wanting to try it!

    I made beans for lunch, too – this recipe: Tina at Carrots n Cake made it awhile back and I had to try it…so good! I didn’t even make rice with it – just added some sauteed veggies and hot sauce on top. Great vegetarian lunch.

  • Nicole ( May 16, 2009, 1:16 pm

    I looooved that ProBar! It was very tasty.

  • Kristi @ Sweet Cheeks May 16, 2009, 1:26 pm

    Have fun at the movies tonight!

  • runsarah May 16, 2009, 1:30 pm

    Have fun at the movie! Love your idea of chick peas & rice for a to-go lunch.

  • Leah @ Simply Fabulous May 16, 2009, 2:11 pm

    Man, you have a lot on the go.. I didn’t realize that you were working on a Saturday too. Poor you! Have fun with Hubby tonight if you two go and see that movie!

    That bar looks fab too btw.

  • Melissa @ For the Love of Health May 16, 2009, 2:12 pm

    The grapes and watermelon look AMAZING- so fresh. I can hear the crunch of the grape! YUM!!

    I noticed that bar before. I almost picked it up. Now that I know it is great- I will have to!

    Have a fabulous Saturday evening!

  • K from ksgoodeats May 16, 2009, 2:27 pm

    Have fun at the movie! Let us know how it is – I wasn’t a big fan of the book so I’m not sure if it’s worth seeing in the theater.

  • Oh She Glows May 16, 2009, 4:39 pm

    I just read your thoughts on running and feeling more calm and balanced and I am SO happy to hear that!! Change can be good- very good!!!

    Have fun tonight- you deserve a break!

  • Mrah May 16, 2009, 5:14 pm

    I’ve never made a chick peas/rice combo but your dish looks delish! I hope you enjoyed the movie!

  • Zesty Cook May 16, 2009, 5:24 pm

    I am interested to try that bar 🙂

  • Stacey May 16, 2009, 7:05 pm

    I hope that movie is good! I really enjoyed The Da Vinci Code despite all of the uproar it caused! Have fun at the movies!

    Ok, now I am craving watermelon!!

  • Sarah W. May 17, 2009, 7:30 am

    i’ve been wanting to try that cherry choc pretzel pro bar but we only have 2 flavors at my WF and its not that!!!!!!! 🙁

  • Parth May 17, 2009, 8:47 am

    Looks like that bar has a lot of healthy fats, good job! Although I just like to pop some almonds.

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