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Handsomely Rewarded August 19, 2009

Filed under: breakfast,dinner,giveaway,lunch — Holly @ 21:33
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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.


69 Responses to “Handsomely Rewarded”

  1. lora Says:

    My favorite Lara is Key Lime Pie
    Every time I eat it, I think I am high
    Tart, tangy, but not too sweet
    It does the trick in this summer heat
    However, these 3 new Laras sound too good not to try!

    I think thats great for a poem on the spot! no? haha


  2. Whit Says:

    Pb&J, I love it, you know I do.
    I think it would fit me like my size 8 shoe.
    Holly the Healthyeverythingtarian,
    has some that she’d like ta’ be sharin’.
    Larabar won’t send me free samples, it’s true.

    That limerick sucked, but we ate the same applesauce today. True fact, my twinnie/triplie.

  3. leianna Says:

    To have a Tropical Tart Larabar.
    I would have to travel far.
    So thanks to your blog.
    I won’t have to travel through the fog.
    I can’t wait to eat one in my car.

    I’m so limerickly challenged, but that thanks for making me doing something creative!
    Great that your day went by fast and don’t you love those clif shot? I just bought some at Dicks and I LOVE them!

  4. here i am trying to rhyme
    to win some bars that are sublime
    the pb and j
    make me go hey
    and i won’t even spend a dime

  5. April (Foods of April) Says:

    I want the German Chocolate Cake
    Oh how it makes my heart ache
    That I don’t have one in my tummy
    It just seems so yummy!
    I hope I win, for heavens sake!

    Holy cow that was awful! lol. At least I tried 😀

  6. Lizzy Says:

    if only i could rhyme. i’m going to ponder and post again tomorrow!

  7. Tra Says:

    coconut cream pie- oh my my
    when i see your empty wrapper i just about die!
    but you offering these amazing flavahs
    kicks some serious ass! (or amazing grass!)
    i hope i beat all the competition, NO LIE!

  8. AnAppleADay Says:

    All of larabars are so yummy, oh my!
    My favorite being the Apple Pie
    If i win, forever I will sing
    cause it’ll be like winning a diamond ring!
    thank you for the wonderful giveaway!!!!

  9. janetha Says:

    i LOVE that photo of you eating grapes 😀 pretzels in applesauce? i dont know holly…i will take your word for it. oh shoot! giveaway for the new LBs? i better get my rhyming shoes on.

    i ultimately dig the flavor cinnamon roll
    my mouth is so ginormous that i can eat it whole
    but i’d be down to try the new flavors
    of which each one i would savor
    winning this giveaway is my ultimate goal!

    i love you. will link back later skater. xo.

  10. Amy Says:

    Ooooh I want to try…

    I like the cashew flavor the best,
    It melts in my mouth unlike the rest,
    The dates and the cashews-so beautifully creamy,
    Oh this Larabar, it is so dreamy,
    It makes my heart beat out of my chest.

    Um, yeah, and I’d like to try the new flavors too…I haven’t tried a Larabar I didn’t like:)

  11. buffmuffy Says:

    oh my tropical fruit tart
    how i want you to never part
    i crave to try you now
    I want you as my chow
    so meet me in my cart!

    german chocolate cake
    this really must be fake
    how could health taste so good?
    i guess it really could…
    its larabar for goodness sake!

    lol i’m scared of the pb&j but i’d try it. lol!

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  13. justine Says:

    I have never had a Larabar
    Now here I am looking from a far
    The Chocolate Coconut sure looks great
    Is this a dream of could it be fate?
    Tonight for sure I am wishing on a star

    The Peanut Butter and Jelly is totally my style
    I have been dying to try one now for a while
    Is this to much or should I keep going
    I couldn’t stop once I started flowing
    Did I mention you have a beautiful smile 🙂

    haha!!! IDK what you are talking about but that but puffins are handsome to me! I need to know, were there people around when you took that grape picture? ha Love it!!!


  14. Brandi Says:

    great job on the run! 🙂

    and how awesome that you found these yogurts AND the bars! I’ve been looking for them too. Alright, let’s see what I’ve got.

    LARA now has a pb&j
    All the reviews say it’s a-okay
    My town is small
    There’s not even a mall
    Please send the new bars my way 🙂

    awesome! Maybe I should go into limerick writing 🙂

  15. I am still drooling over that ice cream! Hmm. No handsome banana leaf guy? Maybe one will delurk on the blog.

    K. Limericks.

    There once was a fruit called cherry
    which was SO much more than a berry
    It got smooshed with some nuts
    well, legume- no ‘buts!)
    and made my stomach merry!

  16. I can’t link back until I post again and am taking a wee break right now so am going to leave you a random comment telling you that…um…Florence Nightingale invented pie charts. Does that count as random? I also made hard-boiled eggs for the first time ever today. And you are the first person I have told, but I am VERY proud of myself 😀

  17. ksgoodeats Says:

    I’m telling you, honey wheat pretzels are awesome dipped in strawberry yog. If you like it in the sauce, try the yog! YAY for the run!! I love the Leaning Tower of Piesa aka Greek yog 😉

    Don’t enter me in the giveaway because I FINALLY got my hands on the Laras. I just had to comment because I love you and your blog so much 😉

  18. lowandbhold Says:

    My current fave lara be Apple Pie
    But there are only five right now, I can try
    Because my city she is so lame
    I must try to win this sweet game
    To enjoy the new laras, or die.

    And that omelet looks amazing, btw.

  19. Christina Says:

    Cinnamon Roll is the one for me
    I could it eat on the go or even in a tree
    There is a new flavor in town- PB & Jelly
    Getting the chance to try it would be as cool as meeting nelly
    Without my larabars, where would i be?!

  20. Erin Says:

    LMAO at these limericks!!

    I’ll play.

    This Irish lass
    Has far too much sass
    But to win a Larabar tropical fruit tart
    She thought it prudent and smart
    To write this limerick and not be badass.

  21. Angharad Says:

    That omelet looks bomb diggity lady! The tornado was craziness, no? Touched down on both sides of our apartment but somehow missed us! Scary!
    Love the chobs – have you loved on the pomegranate yet?
    Ohhhh schnaps, let’s get rhyming!

    There once was a girl named Holly,
    Her demeanor: decidedly jolly,
    With Larabars galore,
    Some friends she did score,
    To call her a (tropical fruit) tart would be folly.

  22. Lizzy Says:

    i want to try peanut butter and jelly
    because it will be good in my belly
    i have searched for this flavor larabar
    but have come up with nothing so far
    Maybe i will win this contest, whooaaa nelly!!

    haha okay total nerd i love it.

  23. Alison Says:

    OK I love a giveway you gotta WORK for, especially since it seems like this giveaway is sponsered by none other than the Healthyeverythingtarian herself! Here goes it.

    PB&J is the one I would like try
    I hope I win so I don’t cry
    You know you don’t want to hear me wail
    Hoping for pity from my sorry tale
    Any new Larabar will make me sigh

  24. Food n Fitness Says:

    That omelet looks amazing!

  25. Mish Mosh « Says:

    […] your limericks ready for a LARAbar giveaway over at The Healthy Everythingtarian!  So much […]

  26. Cindy Says:

    jeez, I haven’t done these since school!

    mmm…let’s see

    Lara’s a bar I’ve just recently tried
    The fact that it’s RAW is something I spied
    They’re not very cheap, so buying them’s a treat
    To win a new bar would be totally SWEEEET
    Pecan Pie is my FAV…Nawww.. I just LIED

    I adore Ginger Snap actually

    oh well. it was fun!

    thanks for the 6th grade flashback!

  27. Faith Says:

    I love your Cleopatra pic! Wow, that omelette looks fabulous!

  28. Harley Says:

    Hope I did this right!

    A Lara bar is sweet and delicious
    Lara bars are even nutritious!
    What else can measure up?
    Certainly nothing that fits in a paper cup.
    That would be suspicious


    • Harley Says:

      I forgot to include what flavor I’d like!!! Let me change that to
      “PB&J Lara bars are sweet and delicious
      Lara bars are even nutritious!
      What else can measure up?
      Certainly nothing that fits in a paper cup.
      That would be suspicious”


  29. Peanut butter and jelly, I love
    Lara’s new flavors – sent from above!
    But the shelves are wiped clean
    Of this I’m not very keen
    Because I know they would fit like a glove.

    I hope that’s limirick-y enough! 🙂 I’m FINALLY getting caught up on my google reader. Yay! for your post-work 7 miler 🙂

  30. Chelsea Says:

    oh how much i love peanut butter and jelly,
    i love the way it tastes and feels in my belly.
    i’ll bet this new larabar will be super delicious,
    with a short ingredient list- it’s also nutritious!
    this will probably be a favorite bar for Chelly!

    lol i love how I got my name in there (chelly)!

  31. Chelsea Says:

    I don’t have a blog, so here is my random comment: I like to pretend that I am Cleopatra while eating my grapes too! lol Thanks for the giveaway & i hope you liked my limerick!

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  33. Jenny Says:

    oh i’m glad to see i’m not the only one who thinks the new lara should be called “peanut butter and jenny” 😉

    yo’ get this i can not lie
    the only lara i’ve tried was apple pie
    but it was legit and made my tummy happy
    & it was so moist i didn’t get crumbs on my lappy
    now ya know i gotta give the PB&J a try!

    just call me j-masta-rhymez.

  34. Lele Says:

    Is there anything better, I say
    then a wonderful PB+J
    it’s now in a bar
    so great for the car
    I do hope I win one today!

  35. Nicole P Says:

    Lara’s are a bar I always wanted to try,
    The bloggers who love ’em sure didn’t lie,
    I love the PB And J because of the flavor,
    It’s something I really want to savor,
    Please pick my limerick, don’t be shy!

    Lol. that was silly, hahah 🙂

  36. Nicole P Says:

    I dont have a here’s my second entry!
    Just wanted to say, I loveeee those pretzels too! Yummy

  37. Meredith Says:

    I love love love PB Puffins!

  38. Tiffany S. Says:

    We have Lara Bars up the wazoo
    but for Cherry Pie, what wouldn’t I do?
    I would post on a blog,
    Be a Lara Bar Hog,
    And be happy for so much to chew!

  39. Tiffany S. Says:

    Here’s my random comment since my blog is still in the works:

    Just an FYI that Seattle Whole Foods seem to have *most* flavors of Lara Bars so if you’re swinging through Sea-Town, bring your cloth shopping bags and fill ’em up!

  40. Mary Says:

    My go to flavor is Cherry Pie,
    But there is another one I’d like to buy,
    Winning this giveaway would be so sweet,
    Because PB & J is the one I want to eat.
    Make me smile, don’t make me cry!

  41. Emily (Healthy Fit Mama) Says:

    Ok, here goes:

    Banana Bread Laras, so tasty to me.
    Banana Bread Laras, I wish they were free!
    But there are new flavors and I’d like to try ’em.
    I wish I could find some place to buy ’em!
    So Holly, for your giveaway, please pick me!

    I’ll link back in my post tonight! 😉

  42. erinbee. Says:

    giveaways they do excite.
    and fill me up with such delight.
    larabar. peanutbutterandjelly.
    be so kind. get in my belly.
    i want to eat you bite by bite.

  43. Sarah Says:

    Man, oh, man! Does that zuke omelet look good, or what?!

    I am too scatterbrained to right a limerick right now, but just wait a day or two 🙂

  44. homegirlcaneat Says:

    There once was a little girl named Brooke,
    she hailed from the bay and bitch, urrybody knew she could cook.
    However, Heather once spoke about thy bar, lara.
    She said you can just eat them as a snack and not have to worry about the dishes tomara.
    Dzayum! She ran to the Wholey Land and 20 diff flavas, she took!

  45. homegirlcaneat Says:

    and by HEATHER I mean HOLLY.. I admit.. I was cheating on you while I was double-booked. AKA: commenting Hangrypants and you at the same time!

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  47. devan newman Says:

    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!

    – – – – –

    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.

  48. Claire Says:

    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?

  49. Claire Says:

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

  50. 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.

  51. […] I’d like to share with you an awesome giveaway.  Holly over at The Healthy Everythingtarian is having a LaraBar giveaway of the 3 new flavors.  So definitely head over there to check it […]

  52. mama Says:

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

  53. hmmason Says:

    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!!!

  54. hmmason Says:

    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

  55. stefe1202 Says:

    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

  56. […] I’d like to share with you an awesome giveaway.  Holly over at The Healthy Everythingtarian is having a LaraBar giveaway of the 3 new flavors.  So definitely head over there to check it out! […]

  57. randomlymikey Says:

    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 🙂

  58. Laura E Says:

    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!

  59. Laura E Says:

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

  60. german chocolate cake is the best yum!

  61. 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??) .

  62. Christina Says:

    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

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