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Lunchtime Friends

by Meghann on January 26, 2010

In case you were wondering Chia Seed Pudding has very little staying power. Either I didn’t add enough almond butter or my body was really missing the last 1/4 of discarded pudding, but my stomach was growling at 9:30.

It was so bad I decided to break into my midmorning snack of Meghann’s Fruity Crunch cereal a tad on the early side.

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FYI: this 1/2 cup serving of cereal had more staying power the the bowl of chia seed pudding. Oh well.  

I was really excited for my lunch break today! Probably because I knew I was going to be joining some of my favorite people at one of my favorite spots for an hour of good eats and catch up.

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Ashley, Ryan, Caitlin, and Katy had yoga this morning and invited Megan and I to join them at Infusion Tea during our lunch hour. I happened to work in the vicinity so it worked out perfectly.

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I don’t go out for lunch very often, so when I do its always a nice midweek treat.

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For my meal I ordered a lunch combo that included 1/2 a salad topped liberally with hummus and tabouli and 1/2 a sandwich with more hummus and tabouli.

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I love Infusion Tea because their food always tastes so fresh and flavorful.

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Plus their balsamic dressing is out of the world good!

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Once I left the restaurant I was having major chocolate cravings. A fun bag of M&Ms from my secret desk stash fixed that problem.

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Mmm… chocolate! 😉

It was fun meeting the girls for lunch. It really broke up my work day and now I feel ready to tackle the rest of today’s tasks.

Girls – We need to do this more often!

Back to work I go!

1 Paige@ Running Around Normal January 26, 2010 at 1:57 pm

Aww, what a fun lunch! I wish more of my friends were able to get all the way on this side of town during my lunch hour 🙂 Looks like you all had a nice time. The salad and sandwich looks delish!

2 megan January 26, 2010 at 1:59 pm

sounds like such a fun lunch! I hardly ever go out to lunch, but I agree that it’s such a nice break in the middle of the day. I played racquetball during my lunch break today and it was awesome!

3 Evan Thomas January 26, 2010 at 2:02 pm

I wouldve thought the chias would gel in your tummy but oh well

4 theprocessofhealing January 26, 2010 at 2:03 pm

About the chias.. you live, you learn. Now you know 🙂

Yummy looking lunch!!!

5 greensandjeans January 26, 2010 at 2:07 pm

I’m jealous that you have such wonderful food options so close to your office!

6 Erin January 26, 2010 at 2:21 pm

I love the food there and often go with my husband for something light.

7 Lish January 26, 2010 at 2:24 pm

Wow, your a lucky girl to have such good friends near by, I’ve been feeling kind of lonely these days, my besties all moved away and now that I have a 4 year old in my life, its hard to have a social life period.

8 Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) January 26, 2010 at 2:35 pm

I usually sit at my desk for lunch (bleh), so it’s a nice treat when I can get away for a spin class (today!) or meet my girlfriends for lunch. That balsamic dressing drizzle looks fantastic!

9 Molly @vegandorm January 26, 2010 at 2:41 pm

I always find chia to be supeeerrrr filling, like it expands in my stomach! Strange – different bodies, I guess!

10 Karla January 26, 2010 at 2:41 pm

How fun!!
Just out of curiosity, were you all friends who happen to have blogs or did you meet through blogging?

11 Meghann January 26, 2010 at 2:43 pm

We all kind of met through blogging. Atleast thats how I met everyone. 🙂

12 Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope January 26, 2010 at 2:46 pm

It’s so nice that all you girls who share such common interests live so close. totally jealous.

13 Heather (Heather's Dish) January 26, 2010 at 2:48 pm

your lunch looks delish! what a great group of gals 🙂

14 Ali January 26, 2010 at 2:49 pm

Lunch looks so fun!!!! YAY! That salad looks fantastic!

15 luckytastebuds January 26, 2010 at 2:57 pm

ahahh AMENNN to chocolate cravings after lunch!! I’m the same way. Has anyone said you look like Julia Stiles?? (I mean it as a compliment! I think she’s gorgeous. :))

16 Lily @ Lily's Health Pad January 26, 2010 at 3:05 pm

What a fun lunch! I wish I had a lunch break longer than 30 minutes so I could go meet friends.

17 Tammy Eros January 26, 2010 at 3:17 pm

Awwww…all my favorite bloggers in one place!

18 Matt January 26, 2010 at 3:18 pm

Looks like a great lunch!

19 Erin January 26, 2010 at 3:37 pm

Every time I see this place on the blog, it makes me wish we had a similar restaurant here in DC.

20 Rachel January 26, 2010 at 3:43 pm

I love that you have a secret stash in your drawer at work, haha. So cute!

21 foodfitnessandfreya January 26, 2010 at 3:50 pm

Awh what a nice lunch out! I love it when bloggers meet up – I juse saw Caitlin had written about it on Healthy Tipping Point 🙂
Glad you had a good time!

22 veronica January 26, 2010 at 4:08 pm

that sounds like a fun break!

23 Katy ( The Balanced Foodie ) January 26, 2010 at 4:09 pm

Got to see you two days in a row! Woohoo! 🙂 Thanks for joining us, so fun!

24 Marissa January 26, 2010 at 4:18 pm

What a fun lunch bunch!

25 K January 26, 2010 at 4:20 pm

I don’t think your chia seed pudding had many calories in it at all (less than 300) so that is probably why it didn’t keeo you full!! When I run, I generally need a 400 calorie breakfast to keep me full. Your lunch looks great!

26 eaternotarunner January 26, 2010 at 4:28 pm

That looks like a great lunch! What a cute looking restaurant.

27 Jamie (Food in Real Life) January 26, 2010 at 4:49 pm

Your lunch looks awesome! I love the balsamic. It looks like they used a glaze or something. I am a huge fan of a product called Blaze, which is a balsamic glaze that I squeeze on lots of things!

28 Lisa (bakebikeblog) January 26, 2010 at 5:22 pm

Lunch with friends…..LOVE IT!

29 Joey January 26, 2010 at 5:23 pm

Yeah I’m jealous of the good food & the good friendships!!! It is awesome that you all have each other for a support system as far as healthy living.

30 Heather January 26, 2010 at 5:52 pm

What a great looking lunch place – and great company too!

It is fun to do something different to break up the week – hopefully you are able to do it again soon.

31 Niki @ Niki's Neverending Adventure January 26, 2010 at 6:27 pm

Yum! Your food looks delish! Wish I could find some places like Infusion Tea around here! Have a great rest of the day!!

32 Heather January 26, 2010 at 7:00 pm

What a fun lunch- and check out that awesome looking salad!

33 learningtocookeatandenjoydeliciousfood January 26, 2010 at 7:44 pm

It sounds like you had a ton of fun!! I wish that I lived in Florida, but I am planning on moving there after I finish college because I already have a job offer!! 😉

34 Jenna January 26, 2010 at 8:26 pm

Well I don’t think we will be seeing chia seeds for your breakfast anymore! Hah.
Lunch date looks fun!!
Jenna

35 TorontoGirloutWest January 26, 2010 at 8:35 pm

How fun!!! And how lucky you all are to
live so close to one another!

36 Gracie January 26, 2010 at 9:17 pm

An un-filling breakfast is the worst :/ It sets me off on the wrong foot all day long! And lately it takes a ton of protein to fill me up….

37 meyergirl January 26, 2010 at 11:12 pm

Oh, man, I could really use some chocolate right now!

38 Amanda @ Cakes and Ale January 27, 2010 at 9:33 am

What a cute place! Doesn’t hummus on a salad just make it so awesome? I do think almost every day for work… pack a salad with hummus on top, I mean. Hummus could probably make anything delicious.

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