Number Munching

June 13, 2011

We’re having a dandy ole time here at Great Harvest Cville. I crunched numbers ALL morning trying to get our whole first week of sales sorted out. I have a love + hate relationship with this task!

Don’t Allie + Karen look thrilled to be bagging bread!?

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I had several blog readers come in to visit too – hi to Ruthie and Joyce, who came all the way here from Texas!!! [First for a teaching conference, second for KERF : ) ]

As predicted, that honkin’ bowl of oatmeal kept me full all morning – until 2PM!

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I paused to dive into a big salad from home – lettuce, peppers, carrots, salt, olive oil, salmon and 4 big juicy dates

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Plus a slice of Cinna Raisin Walnut smothered in a lite layer of Honey Cinnamon PB

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Afterwards – a taste of Savannah Bar. So hard to resist something small + sweet after lunch!

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1 Monika @ Powered by Paprika June 13, 2011 at 2:40 pm

I LOVE Savannah Bars- the great harvest by me always has blueberry/raspberry ones, they’re so delicious.

Does your bakery carry the cinnamon rolls?


2 KathEats June 13, 2011 at 2:46 pm

Not yet…


3 Chelsea @ Go Chelsea Go! June 13, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Oh those Savannah bars look good! Do they carry them at other GH locations?


4 KathEats June 13, 2011 at 2:53 pm

Some, yes!


5 Valerie @ City|Life|Eats June 13, 2011 at 2:47 pm

The salad looks awesome!


6 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) June 13, 2011 at 2:48 pm

I heart bagging bread!!


7 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga June 13, 2011 at 2:53 pm

Cinna Raisin Walnut smothered in a lite layer of Honey Cinnamon PB = omg that nut butter sounds like my kinda flavor combo.

Allie and Karen both look wonderful :)

And good luck with your number crunching! I know your attention to detail is second to none and that you wont rest til it all balances out, to the penny :)


8 Meg June 13, 2011 at 2:58 pm

Juicy dates = the best kinda dates!

Allie and Karen DO look super cute 😀

Enjoy your day!


9 Freya (Brit Chick Runs) June 13, 2011 at 2:58 pm

I wish you’d stop posting pics of all the GH bread – it’s NOT FAIR that we can’t get it in England!!
Are you going to the HLS? If so, PLEASE bring some bread! I’ll pay big bucks for it 😀


10 KathEats June 13, 2011 at 3:05 pm

I COULD do something for HLS ….


11 Nikki T June 13, 2011 at 3:36 pm

I would pay big bucks for the bread to appear in Canada too!!


12 Freya (Brit Chick Runs) June 13, 2011 at 3:57 pm



13 Keelie June 13, 2011 at 2:58 pm

Sounds like a pretty perfect lunch! I hate math, but I actually find book-balancing to be oddly enjoyable…


14 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen June 13, 2011 at 3:04 pm

Everytime you post a pic of those savannah bars I start wanting something sweet!


15 Krissy @ Shiawase Life June 13, 2011 at 3:05 pm

Yummy! :)


16 Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) June 13, 2011 at 3:05 pm

It would be dangerous for my health to work at a bakery! : ) Those bars look superb.


17 Holly @ The Runny Egg June 13, 2011 at 3:07 pm

Allie and Karen are so cute! And I bet they were smiling even more after a bite of one of those bars. They look so good!!!


18 Allison @ Happy Tales June 13, 2011 at 3:08 pm

Allie and your mom look so happy! And number crunching can always be a pain – but the end result will be sweeeeet, I am sure!


19 Ash @ loveandrunningshoes June 13, 2011 at 3:12 pm

I WISH a bowl of oatmeal could keep me full until 2pm, no matter how big it was! For some reason I am in that .01% of people who oatmeal just does not satisfy for more than about 2 hours, no matter what add-ins get tossed in the mix.
The bakery looks wonderful and your employees look great too! I wish my local GH was you guys, but sadly it is not even a little bit as awesome. If it was Cville I’d be there every day =)


20 VeggieGirl June 13, 2011 at 3:28 pm

I’m trying to switch to oatmeal breakfasts now, but so far Im hungry on them compared to my Naked Juice smoothies I’ve been doing!


21 Nikki T June 13, 2011 at 3:36 pm

Nice to see Karen is feeling up to being at the bakery today! :)


22 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio June 13, 2011 at 3:39 pm

I’ve never thought of putting dates on a salad. Intriguing!

I hope all the numbers worked out!


23 Kristin June 13, 2011 at 3:40 pm

Hi Kath! I just started following your blog and I absolutely LOVE it!!! I have recently decided to commit to eating a more healthy and organic diet. I find your blog so helpful and inspiring! Congratulations on the new bakery – the bread looks amazing!!


24 KathEats June 13, 2011 at 3:57 pm



25 Robyn @ Blueberries and Oats June 13, 2011 at 3:41 pm

I definitely couldn’t resist all those delectable sweets either! Way to go in keeping it in moderation.


26 Lena June 13, 2011 at 3:44 pm

Aww, that’s cute that they came to help out. That salad looks delish- I LOVE SALMON!! :)


27 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) June 13, 2011 at 4:03 pm

I can never resist something sweet after lunch too! Especially if it’s making eye contact with you, like those bars seem to be doing :)


28 Amanda (The Nutritionist Reviews) June 13, 2011 at 4:05 pm

Haha they do look super excited to be bagging bread : )


29 Amelia June 13, 2011 at 4:34 pm

I like the title of this post today. Very fitting. :) The salmon on your salad reminded me to add it to my list. Thanks!

Last night I made my own version of “Savannah Bars” at home, except I used a combination of local peaches and blueberries. Local peaches in the summer = candy in my mouth!


30 kaila @ healthy helper! June 13, 2011 at 5:09 pm

Looks like a yummy lunch! I would love having all that food to choose from everyday for all my meals! Yum-aaaaay!


31 Abby [email protected], Drink and Be Aware June 13, 2011 at 5:15 pm

Kath: Your bread and Savannah Bars look so amazing that I made a trip to my local Havest Bread here in Portland, OR to buy some and almost cried when it was closed for the day. I will make another trip soon and wish I could visit your location. Maybe one day! Congrats on your success. Are the Savannah Bars as amazing as they look???


32 Krissy - Shiawase Life June 13, 2011 at 6:15 pm

YES THEY ARE!! <3 MMMmmmm!!


33 lynn @ the actor's diet June 13, 2011 at 5:19 pm

i wouldn’t be able to resist a savannah bar either. love the name!


34 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) June 13, 2011 at 5:39 pm

I would eat so much bread if I was there! What a dream come true!


35 Grace @ Healthy Dreaming June 13, 2011 at 5:44 pm

I’ve never had a Savannah Bar before. I wish you were closer so I could also visit! Maybe when I’m in town one day!


36 Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet June 13, 2011 at 6:09 pm

Aw Allie and Karen look so cute!!! I still can’t believe you two are working together. Too awesome :)


37 Erin June 13, 2011 at 6:45 pm

I wish I could stay filled…I’m not even asking for till 2 pm. I would settle for 12:30! No matter what I eat I’m starving by 11 am. It may have to do with the fact that I am running around with toddlers all morning and there is no time for a snack …


38 Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out June 13, 2011 at 6:51 pm

I would have a hard time working around all that delicious food. But you look so busy, I bet you hardly have time to munch.


39 Cait @ Beyond Bananas June 13, 2011 at 6:57 pm

Glad you got week one of sales sorted out! :)

I am going to RI for a mini vacation in August – and have decided that I am going to get to the GH there no matter what. I’ve had enough of just looking at the gloriousness that Great Harvest offers!


40 Jessica @ The Process of Healing June 13, 2011 at 7:28 pm

You are SERIOUSLY tempting me to go my local GH! There’s no bread that even COMPARES!


41 Angel7 June 13, 2011 at 7:37 pm

I am sure that over time the number crunching will not be so bad.


42 Abby June 13, 2011 at 7:39 pm

I always have to have something sweet to end every meal! I am getting better and better about making it fruit! lol. :) Major props to you for not munching all the time!


43 Heather June 13, 2011 at 7:55 pm

Looks like you are having so much fun! Being an RD I have a weird question~ do you believe in metobolic typing?



44 KathEats June 13, 2011 at 8:07 pm

The only thing I really believe in is real food!


45 Hannah June 13, 2011 at 8:16 pm

Love Karen’s dress!


46 Joelle (On A Pink Typewriter) June 13, 2011 at 8:36 pm

Mmmm I am still dying to try GH bread!!! Everything ALWAYS looks delicious.. Do you think you guys will be coming up to D.C. for anything anytime soon… w bread 😉 ?


47 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife June 13, 2011 at 9:27 pm

Oh fun! Numbers :)


48 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) June 13, 2011 at 11:10 pm

Mmmm… that cinna bread looks so doughy!


49 The Healthy Engineer June 14, 2011 at 1:09 am

I need some dates (the fruit kind)!! They are so good.


50 Lawrence Elliott June 14, 2011 at 7:31 am

I agree. I need a date, too! It’s been years! Four times longer than necessary.


51 Lenna June 14, 2011 at 1:09 am

Probably the favorite image running through my mind lately would be the “Cinna Raisin Walnut smothered in a lite layer of Honey Cinnamon PB” :))


52 Khushboo June 14, 2011 at 2:28 am

I need to have something sweet to end my meal otherwise it doesn’t feel complete! A bite of a Savannah bar would surely do the trick!


53 Molly @ RDexposed June 14, 2011 at 5:59 am

Is it a type A personality thing that likes to crunch numbers? I’m the same way!


54 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin June 14, 2011 at 6:47 am

I always like to have something small and sweet after lunch too. A date or a piece of dark chocolate usually does the trick! I think I’d like those Savannah bars even better though, if we had a GH here. 😛


55 Lawrence Elliott June 14, 2011 at 7:30 am

Wow! I came, I sampled, I bought Dakota, though neither North nor South. Why did they name it that? Because the loaf is as big as both states?

Great job on the bakery! I’ll be back.


56 KathEats June 14, 2011 at 7:31 am

Still debating the name – perhaps they love pumpkin seeds in the Dakotas?

Thanks so much for coming by!! Enjoy the bread :)


57 Lawrence Elliott June 14, 2011 at 11:45 am

As they say on TV: “But wait! There’s more!”

1809, name of a group of native peoples from the Plains states speaking a Siouan language, from Dakota dakhota “friendly” (the name often is translated as “allies”). Recorded by Lewis and Clark (1804) as Dar co tar ; in western dialects of the Teton subgroup, Lakota, Lakhota ; in Assiniboine dialect, Nakota, Nakhota .
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper


58 Nikki June 14, 2011 at 9:08 am

Seriously, I wish you weren’t so far away. You’re making me want to move to C-Ville just for your bakery and biking and the beer you always show lol!


59 Cait's Plate June 14, 2011 at 10:27 am

Having one small and sweet something after lunch is better than eating something HUGE and sweet after lunch (though even that’s okay sometimes if you ask me!) :) A good habit to keep!


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