Handsomely Rewarded

by Holly on August 19, 2009

in breakfast,dinner,giveaway,lunch

Yes, that is today’s theme.

Confused?  As always, let’s just jump right in!  Although I wouldn’t say breakfast was necessarily handsome, but it sure was gosh darn rewarding (for my stomach, that is).

Barbie's Peanut Butter Puffins, skim milk + naner

Barbie's Peanut Butter Puffins, skim milk + naner

After a two-hour meeting, my stomach hated me.  In turn, I rewarded it for its patience by channeling Cleopatra once again and eating my organic red grapes sans handsome banana leaf wielding men to fan me.


just call me Cleopatra

black beans masquerading as poop is not handsome

black beans masquerading as poop is not handsome

However, the avocado remained both handsome and rewarding :).

The mid-afternoon munchies were everything a gal could ask for.  I like to call it (d) all of the above.  Salty, sweet, handsome + rewarding.  Does it get any better than that?

honey braided twist pretzels

honey braided twist pretzels


more pretzels dipped in my new fave applesauce

Before I knew it, I was handsomely rewarded.  The past couple weeks, my days have absolutely FLOWN by, and before I knew it, twas’ the end of the day.  I walked my mile home, threw on some running gear, popped two Black Cherry Clif Shot Bloks (great for peeps who don’t like the goos or jellybeans) and cranked out 7 miles.

When I got home, I rewarded myself with this handsome dinner…


garlic zucchini omelet atop a bed of sauteed kale

up close and personal

up close and personal

Luna & Larry's Pineapple Coconut Milk Ice Cream

Luna & Larry's Pineapple Coconut Milk Ice Cream

As if that dinner wasn’t enough of a reward, I decided to bebop over to Whole Foods for some mysterious ingredients for a certain dinner party I shall be attending tomorrow night.  I enter those fateful doors and what do I see…


the THREE flavors of yogurt I had been dying to try!

…oh my children, it gets better!!!


you know what these babers are

Does it get any more handsome or rewarding than this?  I mean…Jake Gyllenhaal or the Tropical Fruit Tart Larabar? Okay, I would still pick Jake, but you get my point.

Soooo…you are probably thinking, but Holly – that’s great you had a handsomely rewarding day, but what about the rest of us?  I am one step ahead of you.  I know some of you are still trying to find the elusive Laras (it took me awhile too!) so I thought why not share the love with a GIVEAWAY!

That’s right…the best part?  There is not one set of the new Laras but THREE sets to giveaway!

Jocalat German Chocolate Cake
Tropical Fruit Tart Larabar
Peanut Butter and Jenny Jelly Larabar 


it is your turn to be handsomely rewarded

Here’s whatcha gotta do:

(1) Write me a limerick about your favorite Larabar flavor or the flavor you would most like to try
(doesn’t even have to be a new one!) in the comments section.

For a limericks refresher, click here.
(***Hint: 5 lines, rhyming pattern AABBA)

(2) Link back to this post on your blog and leave a 2nd comment with the link.  If you don’t
have a blog, just write me a 2nd comment about something random.  It don’t matter.


There will be three winners who will each receive the three new Laras.  The giveaway ends on Sunday night at 10pm CST, and winners will be announced Monday morning!  

That will give you something to look forward to for that icky Monday morn :).  Now I need to get to bed before I eat all the Larabars currently in sight.


devan newman August 20, 2009 at 11:47 pm

Oooh. I love giveaways. I read your blog.. and honestly have no clue how I missed this post! OH jeeeze!
I love rhyming!! So here goes!! GAH!

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All three flavors look incredibly great!
Sadly these are the flavors I have never ate!!
Tropical, German, and PB and J. . .
I’m honestly drooling..I must say.. .
Eating these flavors would definatly be fate.

Claire August 21, 2009 at 12:00 am

lunch is my favorite time of day
cold cuts and hard rolls displayed
i have a healthy obsession
with my delicatessen
but where’s lara pb and j?

Claire August 21, 2009 at 12:05 am

second comment (no blog): my light just burned out. sad times.

theskinnyplate August 21, 2009 at 12:22 am

You guys are so creative. Hope mine passes the test.

I need to take some action
to feed my Larabar addition
I am busting out a rhyme
so I don’t have to spend a dime
since I adore the Peanut butter and jelly fusion.

justine August 21, 2009 at 8:22 am
mama August 21, 2009 at 10:43 am

i really want to try the pb and j, luv the real thing so why wouldnt it be fabulous in a lara!!

hmmason August 21, 2009 at 11:51 am

I think that PB&J would be so yummy.
I’d like it to be happy in my tummy.
Holly– look, we share that name.
And our layout is nearly the same.
Oh, PB & J Larabar I will unwrap you like a mummy!!!

hmmason August 21, 2009 at 11:51 am

And.. now, I am in the midst of figuring out how to put your giveaway on my page as a link!! I’m slow at this! – just call me Grandma

stefe1202 August 21, 2009 at 4:00 pm

I’m sad to say I have yet to try
Because I can not find them anywhere to buy
It would be so sweet to win this treat
PB & J I would love to meet
If I don’t win I just might cry.

Wow that was harder then I thought it would be

randomlymikey August 21, 2009 at 5:27 pm

german chocolate cake, i want one now!
how those natural flavors make me say wow!
chocolate and coconut, with a nutty surprise
i will savor each bit, i tell you no lies
and now that i wrote a fab limerick, i will take a bow!

that was fun. and i love your eats. great post! i shall blog about the giveaway tomorrow :)

Laura E August 21, 2009 at 7:42 pm

Cashew Cookie is my favorite Larabar
Gives me energy to play my guitar
The ingredients list is so simple
No icky sugars to give me pimples
All the others are good but it gets 5 stars

haha, that was actually fun!

Laura E August 21, 2009 at 7:44 pm

I don’t have a blog but would love to be entered. I really want to try these new ones. Thanks for the opportunity!

healthyhappyhippiechick August 22, 2009 at 11:13 am

german chocolate cake is the best yum!

Jessica (jesslikesithot) August 24, 2009 at 6:43 pm

Grilled zucchini omelet?? Ohhhh my….that sounds amazing!

Okkk….here we go!

Peanut butter cookie is my fave
But if I could try the pb & j i’d forever be yo’ slave
let’s not get creepy with this rhymin’ thang
i’ll wait by my phone till i hear a ring rang
and if i win i’ll be a happy girllllll (IN MY CAVE??) .

Christina August 27, 2009 at 8:58 am

Peanut butter and jelly
I’m sure it won’t be smelly
It’ll be yummy yummy
In my big old tummy
Peanut butter and Jelly

Christina August 27, 2009 at 9:39 am

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