Blogger Road Trip

July 11, 2009

Tina, Mal and I headed to the Y this morning and all had a great workout!! Mal had to pretend to be Matt for the day and Tina was Mallory – the female version :) I climbed the stairmaster for 30 minutes, spent 10 on the squirrellipcal and then did 15 of lifting. I saw Mal across the room lifting hundreds of pounds in squats!!

Once home, we quickly showered, frantically packed and hit the road. I drove until 2pm and then switched with Matt to eat lunch!

While we were digesting from breakfast, I packed a delicious lunch of sandwiches, fruit and Popchips! Time-wise, a packed lunch made more sense than going out since we wanted to get to Charleston in good time. I made sure to use delicious Great Harvest bread and we packed a special dessert.

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Each sandwich was a High Five FIber bun with Applegate Farms turkey, jalapeno cheese, zucchini, green pepper, jalapenos, and mustard.

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It was a hellova sandwich!

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The rest of the lunch all ready to go:

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Watermelon and blueberries

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And Cheddar Pops! (I only ate half this bag)

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For dessert, Matt brought home a Turtle Bar and a Blondie

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[Insert Homer Simpson drool noises here]

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I had just a 1” bite of both bars at 3:30 when our Summit conference call was over!! (Yes, Tina and I were conferencing simultaneously from the car :) )

We’re so thankful to Erica and Josh for hosting us for the night!!! Can’t wait to explore Charleston this evening.

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1 Liz July 11, 2009 at 4:02 pm

I’m thinking the picture wit the dessert was taken on Matt’s legs, and not yours! =)


2 VeggieGirl July 11, 2009 at 4:08 pm

Aww love the packed lunch, haha 😀 And OH MY, that blondie…


3 Lynette July 11, 2009 at 4:10 pm

That turtle bar is food porn. Have fun in Charleston!! :)


4 Pam Striker July 11, 2009 at 4:25 pm

Awe, were all jealous! I love Charleston…such a cool town!




5 Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) July 11, 2009 at 4:26 pm

Mmm, those desserts are making me drool! If you ever have kids, they are going to have the BEST lunch boxes :-)


6 Christie @ Quit Your Diet July 11, 2009 at 4:38 pm

Awesome lunch!!

Hope you are having a great time!


7 Meg July 11, 2009 at 4:38 pm

Woah those desserts look awesome! And I LOVE jalapenos on my sammies too. Anything with a kick goes so well on a sandwich!

I’m making your baked oatmeal snack bars right now, they’re in the oven as I type, and I’m really excited about them :)

I have a quick question – there’s a Great Harvest nearby, and I was wondering if you could give me some recommendations? I see their company all over your blog, from muffins to breads…what’s the best? Thanks Kath!

Have a great night exploring!



8 Sarah (LovIN My Tummy) July 11, 2009 at 4:38 pm

All you guys needed was a knapkin with “I LOVE YOU. <3 MOM” on it!!!


9 leslie July 11, 2009 at 4:54 pm

looks like you’re having so much fun together! i have to say, i would love to get a kerf packed lunch of my own! :)


10 Mara @ What's for Dinner? July 11, 2009 at 5:06 pm

That does look like a fab sandwich! Have a great Saturday!


11 Christina July 11, 2009 at 5:16 pm

Wow, those bars look delicious! I want!


12 Cait (Cait's Plate) July 11, 2009 at 5:25 pm

Oh my gosh – that blondie looks to die for!

I am LOVING this you and Tina together thing! Haha. It’s so surreal to see yours and Matt’s names, Mal and Tina all together in one post!!


13 MarathonVal July 11, 2009 at 5:33 pm

What a good-lookin sandwich! Have fun in Charleston :)


14 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope July 11, 2009 at 5:36 pm

I love how creative you are with packed lunches! You make such quick and healthy meals! Loving those spicy sandwiches. :)

Enjoy spending some time in Charleston!


15 lynn (The Actors Diet) July 11, 2009 at 5:37 pm

delicious!!! so glad you guys are having so much fun!


16 Shannon (The Daily Balance) July 11, 2009 at 5:38 pm

How cute that you packed lunches – they look delish, too!!

Have fun in Charleston 😉


17 lynn (The Actors Diet) July 11, 2009 at 5:41 pm

It’s also funny how you and Tina have such similar blog post titles!


18 Organic Ashley July 11, 2009 at 6:15 pm

Seriously those desserts look amazing!! Drool.


19 Jen July 11, 2009 at 6:19 pm

Such an AWESOME lunch!!! 😀

have fun in Charleston!!


20 Jenna July 11, 2009 at 8:16 pm

have fun in charleston!! your packed lunch looks awesome


21 Jenn (www. ) July 11, 2009 at 8:43 pm

I <3 packing lunches! It makes me feel adventurous. :) Looks really good, especially the desserts! 😮 *drool*



22 Kev July 11, 2009 at 8:44 pm

This post just proves my theory that road trips are at least 60% about the food. Even if you’re driving through beautiful scenery, even if something unusual happens along the way….you’re going to remember what you were eating! Actually, I’m going to remember what YOU were eating, and I wasn’t even on your trip! Looks delicious…


23 Kathy July 11, 2009 at 8:47 pm

haha that is so cute how you packaged all your lunches! :)


24 Meg July 11, 2009 at 9:28 pm

Sounds like you all are having fun! Fabulous lunch you packed!


25 Jessica July 11, 2009 at 9:43 pm

looks delicious! The sandwiches, especially. YUM!


26 Kath July 11, 2009 at 10:12 pm

Meg ,
You really can’t go wrong!! I know the breads vary some between locations, but my favorites are High Five Fiber, Whole Grain Goodness, Flax Oat Bran, and Dakota. Love all the muffins, esp. Carrot Raisin Walnut and Morning Glory. And the Turtle and Savannah bars are amazing.



27 Caroline July 11, 2009 at 11:22 pm

I’ve gotta make the same comment I made on Tina’s post–you’ve got some mad lunch packin’ skillz, Kath!


28 Meg July 12, 2009 at 12:07 pm

Thanks Kath! I just have such a hard time deciding which to choose, haha. I will keep those written down, though, when I go :)


29 Rebecca July 12, 2009 at 12:13 pm

The blondie and sandwiches look so good!! I love watermelon and blueberries together!!


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