Exercise/ Fitness/ Lunch

Still Hangry

Hey guys!

Well, today ended up being quite a busy day and I still have a ton of writing ahead of me. I learned my lesson the hard way of not packing lunch to take with me to the studio….after my 9 am class I grabbed a small soy coconut tea latte (YUM!) and then sat at the desk till 12:30 and got some work done on my laptop while classes were in session:

But then at 12:30 when I left I was SO hungry, my gas light was on and I still had to run to blockbuster to return a movie and hit the post office to mail a letter. I wasn’t going to buy my lunch today out but after some quick computing in my head, I realized if I didn’t I probably wouldn’t eat till 2:00 and that just wasn’t going to fly.
Enter Daphne’s Greek Cafe a few miles from the studio. But then I made another faux pas and totally ordered the wrong thing. All I wanted was a plain hummus pita (which wasn’t on the menu but they said they could make it for me) so that’s what I got….

It LOOKS great and I think this place has a ton of potential (I loooove Greek food) but there was barely any hummus at all in this teeny tiny pita and so all I feel like I ate was a fluffy white piece of bread with iceberg lettuce and feta. Not the most nutritious lunch and I’m still starving an hour later so probably about to make a snack. Note to self: PACK A LUNCH!
Okay. snacktime! 🙂

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  • Krissy - Single Serving
    February 1, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    OK honestly. I live in NYC and I don’t ever find places that have sandwiches that look as yummy as the ones you find near you! Jealous!

  • Madeline- greens and jeans
    February 1, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    Man, I am crazy jealous of that tea latte! It sounds incredible!

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    February 1, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    Awww…looks pretty good for lunch on the fly! But I hate it when places skimp on the hummus 🙂

  • ellen eats beets
    February 1, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Warm pitas are one of the best things! too bad it was so teensy! I like a large hummus to bread ratio, in favor of the hummus of course!

  • Jil
    February 1, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    That tea latte sounds phenomenal! I hear you — I would pack my lunch and bring it school with my but I already have so much stuff that all of my food would just get smooshed (I know this from experience…that poor apple…).

  • Allison K
    February 1, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    yummm.Greek Food. Must find a greek restaurant in Boise.

  • Lauren @ Eater not a runner
    February 1, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    I hate when you order something out and don’t get exactly what you want! That’s why I’m always throwing snacks in my purse haha 🙂

  • Jamie
    February 1, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    ugh, i HATE when they don’t give you enough hummus: that’s where all the flava lies! big bummer; try not to let it get to you (because these kind of things actually really get to me)

  • Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather
    February 1, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    Geez I’d be hungry by then too! I’m religious about packing food so that I’m always prepared.

  • Ameena
    February 1, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    Daphne’s is really good but they never give enough food. I stopped eating there because I always left hungry! And it isn’t cheap either.

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat)
    February 1, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    I hate when places skimp on hummus. I mean come ON….it’s Greek food. We need protein to stay satiated!

    Coconut tea latte!? Mmm.

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    February 1, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    That tea latte sounds incredible! I’ve never heard of coconut tea lattes before… yum!
    I also hate it when they are stingy with the hummus. I mean, if it’s a hummus sammie, my gosh…. give me some hummus!

  • Jen (Running With Cake)
    February 1, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    Don’t you hate wasting money on food that’s just mediocre? Blah! Hope it’s better next time.

  • Kristen @ Change of Pace
    February 1, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    Now I’m craving a pita… It looks yummy… 🙂

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]
    February 1, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    Coconut tea latte – YUM. Sounds like a perfect match with your coconut butter & raspberry jam on toast =]

  • Karla
    February 1, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    That pita just looks simply to die for! Literally drooling right now… I guess not packing a lunch sometimes works out for the best?

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    February 1, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    that still looks like a super yummy lunch! i love pitas…and greek food in general. hope writing is fun 🙂

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    February 1, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    I don’t really like tea, but coconut tea sounds really great!

  • ShutupandRun
    February 1, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    That Daphne’s is really good, but not always the healthiest. In a pinch it works.

  • Foy Update - Cook. Garden. Write. Repeat.
    February 1, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Lol! I had lunch with my mom today at a local deli. I order a humus and veggie sandwich. There was adaquate hummus, but not enough veggies! It needed some cucumbers and green peppers and perhaps a little spinach.

  • Tami @nutmegnotebook.com
    February 1, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    Wow that was a skimpy sandwich. I always carry a snack bar and some nuts in my purse to carry me to the next meal.

  • Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries
    February 1, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Generous hummus realllllly makes the pita. Sorry they were stingy!

  • Danielle (Coffee Run)
    February 1, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    The hummus is the best part! No wonder it didn’t fill you up…sans fat + protein 😉

  • Traci
    February 1, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    At least the coconut tea latte looks delish!

  • John
    February 1, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    A suggestion I have is to put your favorite nuts and/or larabars?
    in your glove compartment as an emergency stash. Works well
    when you remember they’re there 🙂

  • Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats
    February 1, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Oooo coconut tea?? That sounds so unique – I’ve never heard of anything like it!! Definitely going to look for it the next time I’m at a coffee shop. 🙂

  • simpledaisy
    February 1, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    Extra hummus would have definitely made it better:)

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat)
    February 1, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    I hate that feeling of being stuck and having to make a snap decision. Whenever I’m headed out around meal (or snack!) time, I try to mentally estimate how long I’ll be gone and whether or not to pack food. 😛

  • Meghan@traveleatlove
    February 1, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    That pita looks like it needs some tzatziki in addition to a heap of hummus and hot sauce!

  • Julie
    February 1, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    I love your blog. I have been reading for about 3 months now. I find so much inspiration and motivation from reading your blog. Thanks for being down to earth. I totally agree with you about the Greek food. Here in Mississippi one must be careful when ordering “different” food. Burgers and chicken rule the roost around my parts.

  • amanda
    February 1, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    I had a pita this weekend in Atlantic City and it was super yummy. Mine had lamb in it

  • Andee (LAEasyMeals)
    February 1, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    They have great Greek chicken salads, also try their Mediterranean fries!

  • Katharine
    February 1, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    Mmm fluffy pita. And feta. If only it was spinach instead of iceberg.

  • Paige@ RunningAroundNormal
    February 1, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    Yes, packing a lunch (and snacks!) is a necessary for me! If I don’t I end up eating like crap from the cafeteria.

  • Jenna
    February 1, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Not cool when they don’t give you loads of hummus!!

  • Jaclyn
    February 1, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    what is a coconut tea latte? sounds interesting ;]

  • Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle
    February 2, 2010 at 6:34 am

    That latte looks so delish!!!

  • Kristilyn (My 29th Year)
    February 2, 2010 at 9:52 am

    That’s gotta be one of my pet peeves of sandwich places, that they don’t have good lettuce! It’s always the nutritionally-void iceberg, which I try to avoid.

    Of course, maybe next time I got to a sandwich place I’ll just bring an emergency baggie of romaine or green leaf lettuce – how silly would that look? LOL!


  • Dana
    January 31, 2011 at 7:20 am

    My husband uses this word to describe me. A lot.