Get Lost!

January 29, 2012

Heh. Another title I’ve been brewing up!

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We did get lost today – in the woods! Lost mentally because of the beauty of a hike.

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Matt and I actually went for a quick run this morning and then had a quick lunch before we left to meet our friends.


Cheddar cheese + Strawberry Jam with romaine on Dakota bread


Plus an extra juicy amazing tangelo!! Only con was the seeds.


Then we met up with a group of friends for a hike up the backwoods near the Monticello Trail. Faith led the way! I was thinking it would be more of a walk, but she led us up a mountain. No joke! I was gasping for air at the steepest parts. Note our elevation in the distance!

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We climbed up a wooded path and partly up this gravel road to Carter’s Mountain

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Our hike lasted just under 2 hours. By the time we got home, I was ready for a snack! This tasted SO GOOD!

Greek yogurt, blueberries, Nuts About Granola Mint Chocolate cookie – a fabulous granola coming to OpenSky Valentine’s Week – 3 flavors in one!


After our active mid-day, Matt and I crashed on the couch to start Season 2. My how things have changed so quickly! We are totally obsessed a la Portlandia.

For dinner we feasted on our leftovers that were planned for Friday.


A Fiesta Bowl for me. Always defined by Mexican flavors all in one bowl. Rice, pinto beans, spinach, tomatoes, salsa, cheese, greek yogurt.


Fiesta in my mouth


Matt had meatloaf with blue cheese, potatoes, and leftover Orzo pasta



We reached a good stopping point in Lost and are focusing on other forms of entertainment this evening. Although I admit, I wish I were still watching…

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1 Allie@LiveLaughEat January 29, 2012 at 8:03 pm

I can’t believe you finished the first season of Lost already! That was quick.


2 Olivia January 30, 2012 at 6:14 pm

My boyfriend and I watched in within 1.5 months. The whole show.


3 Hillary January 29, 2012 at 8:08 pm

I am embarrassed to admit that the Portlandia clip is eerily reminiscent of when my boyfriend and I watched The Wire. And Game of Thrones. Oy. We are those people!


4 jana @ newly wife healthy life January 29, 2012 at 8:09 pm

I am in love with your black and white plate! Pairing the brightly colored orange with it was perfect.. :-)
I love hikes! Especially with good company!!


5 Emily January 29, 2012 at 11:52 pm

im in love with that plate too!


6 Sydney@ Nutrition with Sydney January 29, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Looks like a lovely hike!


7 lynn @ the actor's diet January 29, 2012 at 8:19 pm

i’ve got some dakota bread in the toaster right now!!!


8 kathleen @ the daily crumb January 29, 2012 at 8:19 pm

the episodes fly by once you’re sucked in, don’t they?!

looks like a beautiful midday hike!


9 Brooke @ Exercise For Fries January 29, 2012 at 8:21 pm

I’m jealous of your hike! Looks like it was awesome!


10 Sarah (I Dream of Beets) January 29, 2012 at 8:21 pm

That hike looks wonderful! I am looking forward to taking advantage of Colorado hikes this spring and summer. It’s getting to be that time of year already – THANK GOODNESS.


11 Jamie @ Don't Forget the Cinnamon January 29, 2012 at 8:22 pm

Mint chocolate cookie granola!!!!!!!!


12 Maria @ Sinfully Nutritious January 29, 2012 at 8:25 pm

That fiesta bowl looks so delicious. I also wish I had some of that Dakota bread… I am thinking peanut butter, banana, agave and ground flax seeds…YUM.


13 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles January 29, 2012 at 8:29 pm

I love a good hike! Missed my walks this weekend as I had too much on the go on the homefront. Interesting combo of strawberry jam and cheese…I should try that more often! We had a clean out the freezer dinner tonight. Kids had spaghetti with meat sauce and hubbie and I enjoyed ratatouille with shrimp with enough left over for a lunch and a dinner…perfect! Warming up with a cup of mint tea…still cold from the hockey area!


14 Diana January 29, 2012 at 8:33 pm

hey i found the coconut you were talking about that you put in your cereal:) thank you so much for letting me know:)
also, what kind of greek yogurt do you use? that looks so yummy!


15 KathEats January 29, 2012 at 8:43 pm

I use Oikos because it’s organic and delicious


16 Michelle (Better with Berries) January 29, 2012 at 8:46 pm

My boyfriend and I are opposite – we started with a Lost obsession and have just now discovered Portlandia. So funny! My favorite sketch so far has been the “put a bird on it!” bit.


17 Jules @ La Petite Maison Verte January 29, 2012 at 8:46 pm

Oh what gorgeous photos from your hike, I love the lighting in your photo of the bare vines. Dinner looks like it was easy and satisfying. Perfect finish to the weekend :-)


18 Hannah @ Eat, Drink and Save Money January 29, 2012 at 8:50 pm

Awesome view! Only flatlands and beaches here. I wish we had some real hiking trails.


19 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles January 29, 2012 at 8:52 pm

What a beautiful hike! I would have loved to get lost in an area like that- as long as I was with someone I’d be okay getting lost with! ……Finding a good stopping point in Lost is tough, there is always something you want to find out!


20 Kristen @ Change of Pace January 29, 2012 at 8:53 pm

I love jam and cheese sandwiches! Yumm!


21 Kelly @ Vegolosophy January 29, 2012 at 8:54 pm

Looks like it was a beautiful day and hike. The Tangelo looks so good and fresh!!


22 Jen January 29, 2012 at 8:56 pm

You hike in jeans? Not uncomfortable?

The weather is gorgeous there! Like spring.


23 Angel7 January 29, 2012 at 8:56 pm

Do you Photoshop your oranges, because they always looks so orange and vibrant? :)

Happy Trails To You!


24 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife January 29, 2012 at 9:06 pm

SOO pretty out there!!


25 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) January 29, 2012 at 9:08 pm

I love leftover night especially after we’ve been out all day! Looks like you had an incredible Sunday after all!


26 Diana January 29, 2012 at 9:10 pm

i had been eating oikos but switched to chobani because it says it has no fructose in it. oikos has fructose but isnt fructose different from high fructose corn syrup? if so i would rather eat the oikos because i like the flavor better.


27 KathEats January 29, 2012 at 9:11 pm

I only eat plain yogurt, so there shouldn’t be any added sugars


28 Lauren January 29, 2012 at 9:13 pm

So glad you like the new NAG flavor! Mint chocolate is one of my favorites!


29 Diana January 29, 2012 at 9:23 pm

oh okay i had been eating the vanilla oikos, would that make a difference? would you know if fructose is different then high fructose corn syrup?
and i want to say thank you for your site:) you have been a blessing to me and my family you have changed our eating in ways that you cant even imagine. everytime you have something we have to try it. mostly your breakfast foods. we are all stuck on the cold oats:) yum! thank you so so much for all that you do, i never miss a day of reading what you have posted :]


30 KathEats January 29, 2012 at 9:26 pm

Yes, the vanilla is sweetened. Fructose is a simple sugar, but not the same as hfcs.

Glad the blog has been helpful!


31 Maria January 29, 2012 at 9:34 pm

Hi Kath, what a wonderful day you had. :) That little white bowl is so cute!


32 Diana January 29, 2012 at 9:36 pm

thank you so much kath:)


33 Erin Motz January 29, 2012 at 9:54 pm

Fiesta bowl! Great idea… I occasionally go to Chipotle to indulge in a different version of a fiesta bowl, and this inspires me to just throw a healthier version together at home. :-) Thanks!


34 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More January 29, 2012 at 10:11 pm

What beautiful scenery for your hike! It’s been a long time since I’ve gone on a hike; I should change that!

And now you have me craving an orange and yogurt with granola… 😉


35 robin January 29, 2012 at 10:27 pm

LOVE Portlandia my new favorite show!!


36 Stacy @ Say It With Sprinkles January 29, 2012 at 10:35 pm

Mint chocolate cookie granola sounds amazing! Now I’m wanting something chocolatey, haha! =)


37 Emily January 29, 2012 at 10:45 pm

isn’t nuts about granola FABULOUS? ah i love it so much. ive only ever had their plain jane but im itching to try another [i mean every] flavor they have! your hike looks BEAUTIFUL. theres very little scenery as breathtaking as that in ohio….


38 KathEats January 30, 2012 at 9:29 am

Yes! I like it a lot. You will definitely be interested in this valentine’s promotion – 3 flavor samples in one box :)


39 Emily January 30, 2012 at 3:55 pm

yep i definitely wont be missing that one :)


40 RachelSD January 30, 2012 at 12:56 am

Love that you are so LOST-obsessed! I know the feeling of just wanting to watch that and forget anything else. :)


41 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga January 30, 2012 at 1:04 am

The first picture is reminiscent of a wine country-type landscape. Gentle rolling hills, the rows of crops (grapes), the sunlight; for a second I thought you were going to say you jetted off somewhere this weekend to take that pic :)


42 Khushboo January 30, 2012 at 1:08 am

The run and hike justify watching so much tv :)!


43 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) January 30, 2012 at 2:36 am

Your leftovers look brand new!


44 Tabitha (From Single to Married) January 30, 2012 at 6:21 am

so pretty! I love how pretty the area is around where you guys live!


45 Sarah@The Flying ONION January 30, 2012 at 7:10 am

The hike looks stunning!

And I really want to watch Portlandia! 😀


46 Lindsay January 30, 2012 at 7:28 am

I adore that first picture, just so stunning! I’m at my laptop looking out at the brooding snow in S. Korea, willing myself to get back to work at 9:27pm…your blog is the perfect mix of distraction and motivation!!


47 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin January 30, 2012 at 7:43 am

Mint chocolate granola? Oh my goodness that sounds amazing!


48 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope January 30, 2012 at 8:20 am

That fiesta bowl sure does look delicious! I haven’t had Mexican food in so long!


49 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio January 30, 2012 at 8:20 am

What a fun day outside!! Can you believe the weather forecasted for the week ahead? 65 degrees here in DC Tuesday and Wednesday… HOLLER!


50 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count January 30, 2012 at 8:50 am

I never got into Lost. Everyone says I should go back and give it a try. Netflix here I come!


51 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes January 30, 2012 at 8:53 am

mint chocolate granola?! YUM :)


52 Heather @ Run Eat Play January 30, 2012 at 8:58 am

Looks like a wonderful hike! I hate oranges with seeds – they drive me crazy!


53 Cait's Plate January 30, 2012 at 10:51 am

Hahaha sounds about right! Lost just sucks you right in, it’s almost impossible to stop!


54 Kate January 30, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Ah, Portlandia! People outside of Portland think it’s funny because they assume everything in it is an exaggeration or caricature… but it really, really isn’t! That’s what makes it extra hilarious to those of us who get to live here!


55 ~Christy January 30, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Beautiful hike! Your sandwich sounds awesome — would never think to do that but I imagine the sweet/salty combo must hit the spot! Thanks for the idea!


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