A few of us from our Moms Run This Town group try to get together for lunch about once a month to chat and catch up on what’s going on in our lives. Today’s lunch date was extra special because one of friends is moving back to the UK in a few weeks. We all wanted to make sure that we got a chance to hang out together before she leaves.
It was hot sticky day so a few of us went bike riding in the morning while some of us came from the gym or work. We decided to meet up at Panera and scope out some of their new salads and flat breads.
Checking out the new menu, we were a little indecisive and opted to order a few different salads and flat breads to share. I always appreciate being able to order mine without chicken as I am a vegetarian. The rest of the crew was eager to taste. We are always starving after our runs and bike rides and it is important to us to have healthy options to choose from. I enjoy having the option to choose an apple with my meal instead of bread or chips. I want to feel good about the food choices I make while dining out.
I enjoyed the Mediterranean Chicken & Quinoa (minus the chicken) as I am a big fan of kale and quinoa it was exactly what I wanted. The Strawberry Poppyseed salad was a big hit as well. Who doesn’t love a summer salad bursting with strawberries, blueberries, pineapple & oranges?
We had a great time catching up and reminiscing about some of our funnier moments together. My friend, Louise, always makes me laugh and we are all going to miss her when she moves. We may have to Skype her in next time so she’s there lunching with us.
We’ve decided to make these lunches a monthly occurrence. Looking forward to catching up with my girlfriends again in a few weeks.
This post was sponsored by Panera however all opinions and appetites are my own.
Do you have a chance to get together for lunch with you workout buddies? Where do you like to go?
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