Fresh + Colorful

February 3, 2009

I’ve had a really nice morning and have gotten tons of things checked off my list – including cleaning the kitchen floors top to bottom. I didn’t really feel like going to the gym today so I said I’d go for a quick run because I was still craving a burst of energy and a sweat session. But of course once I was out there, I wanted to do more. I ended up doing about 4 and a quarter miles (which feels short compared to the 5.5-6 I’ve been doing!) After my run I decided to tackle the floors while I was dirty. I kept my heart rate monitor on and found it to be over 100 bmp during the process, which took about 30 minutes.

After a shower, I came down for a colorful lunch.

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Leftover SuperBowl salad, more baby spinach, and about a half cup of last night’s Lemon Caper Chickpea Salad.

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A slice of Raisin Walnut Bread with some pumpkin butter and a smidge of Barney Butter –

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And some fresh fruit -

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Karen’s here and we’re going out for a walk while I run some errands at the shopping center near my house. Gotta get crankin’ on some school stuff when I get back

See ya for dinner!

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1 katecooks February 3, 2009 at 2:56 pm

Those grapes look so juicy!! Ive been on a serious grape kick lately :)

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2 Nicole February 3, 2009 at 3:00 pm

Beautiful, colorful lunch! Fresh, fabulous lunches like that are my favorite :D

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3 Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) February 3, 2009 at 3:05 pm

I love all of your salads. They are so creative!

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4 K February 3, 2009 at 3:07 pm

Go Kath! Burn those calories!

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5 Moran February 3, 2009 at 3:10 pm

Yummy fruit plate!!!

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6 Jennifer February 3, 2009 at 3:12 pm

Man, I wish I had as much time as you to do some much cardio!

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7 for the love of peanut butter February 3, 2009 at 3:14 pm

Kath, that pumpkin/bb combo looks absolutely delectable ;-) good choice-i have that for lunch everyday!
oh–and i tried oikos today- very very very god!

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8 Diana February 3, 2009 at 3:17 pm

lunch looks so fresh and healthy! and tasty, of course.

you’re really making me want to give running a second (or third…make that fourth) chance. :)

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9 zestycook February 3, 2009 at 3:22 pm

Great looking lunch – Nice and bright!

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10 Beadie @ What I Ate Yesterday February 3, 2009 at 3:24 pm

That is a nice looking salad!!!

Enjoy the rest of the afternoon!!

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11 Missy (Missy Maintains) February 3, 2009 at 3:40 pm

I need that bread with the pumpkin and barney butter! Yum!! The fruit looks so yummy too!

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12 Jenni February 3, 2009 at 3:59 pm

that salad looks delicious! i can always count on your blog for salad ideas

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13 Oh She Glows February 3, 2009 at 4:09 pm

Oh I love the beautiful sunlight shining down over the food…gorgeous!

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14 Sara February 3, 2009 at 4:09 pm

Your raisin bread with pumpkin butter and barney butter look SO good!

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15 GreenTea February 3, 2009 at 4:11 pm

It’s so funny you mention hr on here. well not funny i guess, but you know what I mean…

I just asked this on Kelly’s blog:
“What are the benefits of staying within the “recommended” HR zone? Will I burn more fat? Burn more calories? Gain increased cardio benefits? What is the point?? Everyone says do it, but I don’t get why.” Can you tell me any of the benefits?

I want to get a HR monitor, but I’m questioning whether or not it’s helpful to know your HR.

Thanks!

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16 Shelby February 3, 2009 at 4:17 pm

Your lunches are always so creative, I love the bread with BB. Yum.

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17 tina February 3, 2009 at 4:19 pm

Oh, my. Is that image at the end of your post stinky do-do? Haha!

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18 Elizabeth B February 3, 2009 at 4:22 pm

I have been completely off the bang wagon..I finally started eating healthier after the holidays but I am having a hard time getting back into work outs, I havnt been getting much sleep lately either :(

any suggestions??

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19 Haley February 3, 2009 at 4:35 pm

Random question…but with taxes on my mind, are you able to use Kath Eats as a business and do write off your food and dishes as a business expense deduction? Feel free to ignore if this is too weird/personal.

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20 Danielle February 3, 2009 at 4:38 pm

I’ve been eating grapes so much lately, they’ve been so big and juicy!
Your lunch looks delish and filling, I have similiar tumblers for water, I love how big they are!

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21 Marissa February 3, 2009 at 4:42 pm

YUM!

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22 Alison February 3, 2009 at 4:45 pm

Ok, so I am always pretty jealous of your meals… but today takes the cake!! all of those fruits and veggies look DELISH!!

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23 Helen's Journey February 3, 2009 at 4:56 pm

Wow your lunch looks very appetizing.

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24 Sarah (lovINmytummy) February 3, 2009 at 5:05 pm

Is that little picture at the end a pile of poo with flies circling it?!! Giggle giggle.

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25 Jasmine (Sweet and Fit) February 3, 2009 at 5:16 pm

what a cute and colorful lunch! I wonder how many calories you burned while cleaning the floors…

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26 Diana February 3, 2009 at 5:58 pm

that pumpkin butter looks amazing! very cheerful lunch!

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27 Mel February 3, 2009 at 6:03 pm

Oh my goodness, that bread looks amazing!

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28 Joie de vivre February 3, 2009 at 6:15 pm

Beautiful lunch!

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29 Katelyn February 3, 2009 at 6:23 pm

your lunch pictures made my mouth water! And, i’m very jealous that it’s warm enough to go for a walk outside!

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30 maya February 3, 2009 at 6:31 pm

kath, howcome you took down that list of all of the other food blogs that you liked? i didn’t get a chance to look at those.

is there any way you could post that back up or just write a few (2 or 3) that are good food blogs as well?

thank you so much!

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31 The Duo Dishes February 3, 2009 at 7:50 pm

Your salads always look amazing!

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32 Trust, Hope, Believe February 3, 2009 at 7:56 pm

that looks like such a refreshing salad !

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33 brandi February 3, 2009 at 8:41 pm

Nice salad! Lots of colors are always fun :)

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34 Kath February 3, 2009 at 9:14 pm

GreenTea,
Calories burned during exercise is a measure of heat produced during exercise, which is a result of oxygen consumption. Because when heart rate increases, oxygen consumption must increase to fuel muscles, the ratio of heart rate to calories burned is direct. SO, if you want to burn calories, you should keep your HR as high as possible for as long as possible. While you may burn a higher percentage of fat at a lower HR, you will burn more total calories at a higher heart rate (higher intensity).

Haley ,
I think in order to write off things as business expenses they have to be 100% for business. Since we’d eat food and have dishes anyways, I’m not planning to write them off. Any accountants can correct me if I’m mistaken.

Jasmine (Sweet and Fit),
Well it was at 325 or so after my run and just over 400 when I took it off, so I guess about 75?

maya ,
The Blogroll is still there – it’s just got its own page to clean up the sidebar. Look on the right sidebar for the “Blogroll” link.

Kath

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35 maya February 4, 2009 at 4:29 am

oh okay!

thank you so much!

x

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36 Jess February 4, 2009 at 10:52 am

I ended up running longer than planned this morning as well. I love it when that happens.

Just out of curiousity, what’s your HR when you run? I wear one sometimes and I’m trying to see how “normal” I am. :)

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37 Kath February 4, 2009 at 11:45 am

Jess ,
150-170, depending on the day and location. “Normal” is subjective!

Kath

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38 Liza February 5, 2009 at 2:27 pm

Tried the lemon caper salad, but subbed tuna for the chickpeas – FABULOUS! Thanks for the great idea.

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