Crunch Break

December 22, 2011

Another busy, busy day!

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Thanksgiving was all about bread. It seems (so far) that Christmas is all about specialty sweets and big boxes to bring to parties and friends!

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I worked until 1pm, with minimal snacking except for a slice of Spinach Feta at 11am because my stomach was growling. This is a pretty active job, so I’m not doing formal workouts this week (my legs would give out!) but I am walking to and from the bakery everyday (about 3 miles) and on my feet for lots of hours!

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Lunch today was leftover salad, enhanced with sandwich veggies and some hummus and served with a slice of Cville Crunch topped with our Curried Tuna

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For dessert I tasted the Cranberry Orange muffin and the Ginger Cookie!

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The boss says I better get back to work!

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1 Krissy @ Shiawase Life December 22, 2011 at 1:57 pm



2 Caitlin December 22, 2011 at 1:58 pm

The curried tuna looks wonderful! I am jealous that you have such an active job and live in a walkable area. I hope to one day at least have the walkable part, but hope to do a ton with social media for a career so the computer-friendly job may leave me with an inactive work environment. I love my group fitness class sweat sessions, but to be able to get my activity in while I’m on my way to/from and at work would be a great time saver.


3 Kinley @ Better Off Barefoot December 22, 2011 at 1:59 pm

Oh I love ginger cookies at this time of year!!


4 Ellie@Fit for the Soul December 22, 2011 at 2:02 pm

Mmmm those baked goods look yummy!~~I think your active lifestyle philosophy is awesome, Kath!! It’s not just about working out, but just moving around a lot is part of that lifestyle as well. It’s hard to do that in socal because if we walked to places, we’d never get anything done, haha :P


5 Alyse December 22, 2011 at 2:04 pm

That’s a good lookin’ tomato for December. I’m generally afraid of them this time of year.


6 KathEats December 22, 2011 at 2:13 pm

They’re actually local hydroponic tomatoes! They’re not summery, but they’re not bad either


7 Amanda December 22, 2011 at 3:24 pm

I was just about to comment on this as well! They look pretty awesome for December!


8 Karen December 22, 2011 at 5:53 pm

Not bad looking at all. I was just thinking how I miss those delectable summertime tomatoes. It seems like ages ago since I’ve dared to go near one.


9 Ashley@FoodNFitnessDiaries December 22, 2011 at 2:05 pm

your salad looks so delicious and refreshing!! yum!


10 The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh December 22, 2011 at 2:17 pm

GINGER COOKIES!!!! Love. Them.


11 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope December 22, 2011 at 2:19 pm

Cranberry orange muffin sounds delicious! I bet your bakery is smelling heavenly right now. Yum! :)


12 Johanna B December 22, 2011 at 2:22 pm

Ginger cookies are one of my favorites. This year I found a good GF recipe so I can have them again. Good lookin’ salad BTW.


13 Sana December 22, 2011 at 2:32 pm

I love that your husband is your boss;) Easy way to get a promotion/holiday bonus! ;)


14 Hannah @ eat, drink, and save money December 22, 2011 at 2:33 pm

Working on your feet can totally be counted as a work out. I may have counted mall shopping and table decorating as a workout this week!


15 Susan H. @ the food allergy chronicles December 22, 2011 at 2:37 pm

Your lunch does look ‘refreshing’ . Love curried tuna…used to have a lovely curried tuna at ‘Chez Piggy’ in Kingston, Ontario years ago…all because of the tuna rolls my mom would make, wrap in foil , freeze and then warm up in the oven…great for a crowd on New Year’s Day. Gosh, I haven’t made those in years…my hubbie loves them…need to write note to self. lol


16 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio December 22, 2011 at 2:41 pm

what a mean boss ;)


17 Elisabeth December 22, 2011 at 2:51 pm

Your lunch looks delicious, especially the curried tuna :) I definitely wish I lived in a walkable area & could walk to my job. It would be great to be able to combine most of my exercise with my daily activities. However, I live in a fairly rural area and drive nearly an hour each way to my job… I’m hoping to move in the next year or two (away from the winter in Ohio!) & definitely will be attempting to live much closer to my job.


18 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat December 22, 2011 at 2:54 pm

Love the curried tuna (like the other commenters on this post so far!!) and I think it’s great that you get to be so active in your job! I know it probably isn’t as glamorous as it sounds in many ways, but I’d love to be able to walk around and be active for more of my day (outside of the gym of course!) Have a great afternoon!


19 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats December 22, 2011 at 3:04 pm

haha you’ve got a tough boss there! I hope you’re enjoying the busy energy!


20 kathleen @ the daily crumb December 22, 2011 at 3:16 pm

i love when life provides a built in workout!

so jealous of the delicious sweets surrounding you :)


21 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga December 22, 2011 at 3:20 pm

The muffin and the cookie..yum. You have the best desserts!

And I hope you’re not working too hard…even though the boss said get back to work :)


22 Cait's Plate December 22, 2011 at 3:33 pm

That ginger cookie looks insane. And I’m still dying over the spinach and feta dough you used for the pizza last night! As a Greek girl, that is definitely my kinda bread ;)


23 Kate December 22, 2011 at 3:37 pm

I used to work over 40 hours a week at a cafe in high school and it’s definitely a workout!


24 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count December 22, 2011 at 3:40 pm

Salad with hummus is a great idea!


25 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning December 22, 2011 at 3:42 pm

Being around those beautiful loaves of Dakota bread all day… I don’t know how you can show such restraint! I guess maybe after a while it doesn’t seem “as” special anymore? Or maybe it does, and you just have superpowers not to devour a whole loaf. :)


26 Lisa (bakebikeblog) December 22, 2011 at 3:47 pm

Best of luck for the busy period – although you guys look like you have it well under control!

Merry Xmas!!


27 Lori December 22, 2011 at 3:51 pm

My only form of exercise each day is one simple walk. No gym and no running at all. Just one walk. I hope that is enough, because it has to be for me.

I’ll take both the bread and the speciality treats!


28 Jen December 22, 2011 at 4:04 pm

Ah, different day, different name.


29 KathEats December 22, 2011 at 4:10 pm

What do you mean Jen?


30 KathEats December 22, 2011 at 4:10 pm

You and Lori share an IP address


31 Jenn December 22, 2011 at 4:11 pm



32 Sarah December 22, 2011 at 9:19 pm

Perhaps they are roomates?


33 Jen December 22, 2011 at 9:21 pm

No it was a misunderstanding. All cleared up!


34 Jessica December 22, 2011 at 10:09 pm

sorry… but I’m confused for two reasons: What does ANY of this have to do with Kath’s post?

And how can posting as two different people from the same IP address be a “misunderstanding”? Creeps me out :/


35 Emily @ Life on Food December 22, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Haha, of course Christmas is all about the sweet treats. Last weekend I had my first cinnamon chip scone. It was amazing. I am glad I only get to a Great Harvest once a month or so since it is such a long trip. Love the last photo.


36 Jenn December 22, 2011 at 4:06 pm

Ah cute boss! Has he asked you out yet? :)


37 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen December 22, 2011 at 5:21 pm

I’m usually not a huge ginger fan but that cookie looks scrumptious :)


38 Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl December 22, 2011 at 5:55 pm

The curried tuna looks great. In fact, the whole lunch looks great as its on the light side. Much different than my work’s smorgasbord of continuous never ending goodies.


39 Andrea @ The Skinny Chronicles December 22, 2011 at 6:05 pm

Ruh row. Busted by the boss :) Happy holidays and happy baking! I’m off to bake the chocolate chip cookies I meant to get to two weeks ago…


40 Cat @Breakfast to Bed December 22, 2011 at 6:45 pm

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without pumpernickel bread and spinach dip!!! Yay for bread!!!


41 Brittany December 22, 2011 at 7:41 pm

Yum! I want some more of that tuna salad!


42 Lexi @ A Spoonful of Sunshine December 22, 2011 at 9:58 pm

“Salad with sandwich fixings” — perfectly paradoxical haha. Love it!


43 erica December 22, 2011 at 10:05 pm

we got a great harvest basket at work and i thought of you!


44 Stacy @ Say It With Sprinkles December 22, 2011 at 10:17 pm

Sweets & treats always make the holidays feel so cozy!


45 Kelly @ Foodie Fiasco December 22, 2011 at 11:34 pm

Whoa, the lighting in the bakery is really cool. How did I not pick up on that before?


46 Angel7 December 22, 2011 at 11:34 pm

I think those are calamata olives on your salad. I absolutely love, love, love calamata olives!!! I could eat half a jar of them when we have them on-hand :)


47 Khushboo December 23, 2011 at 12:47 am

Holiday season is like a trump card for sweets any time of the day :)!


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