What are you giving up for Lent? Christen Nehmer, videographer for The Food Channel, is giving us her experience in going meatless. Follow along throughout the 40 days of Lent.
I started today off with the normal bowl of oatmeal, sans banana, and my latté. The hunger pangs for lunch kick in at about 11:30 a.m. What will I eat today? I absolutely love the McDonald’s Southwest Salad, so that’s what I’ll eat.
I’m in the drive thru ordering my delicious salad. The guy asks me if I want crispy or grilled chicken. I do love their grilled chicken, but no, can’t eat that. I said, “No chicken, please.”
He responded, ‘Grilled?’ and politely I said, ‘I would like the salad without chicken.’
Next thing I hear him say is the total; at this point I’m thinking, there’s going to be chicken on my salad, I know it.
I open up the salad and sure enough, lying there perfectly on the bed of lettuce is a beautiful piece of grilled chicken.
I hesitate. No one is around. I find myself staring at the breast meat.
I quickly scoop up the chicken, place it back in the bag and discard it into my trashcan. I hate wasting food, but I have such a guilty conscious.
I peeked around the corner at my trashcan. It’s done. It’s over. I’m moving on.
My Fooding Today:
Breakfast: Oatmeal and the usual latté sweetened with agave
Lunch: Southwest Salad, courtesy of McDonald’s
Snack: Greek yogurt with granola and a grilled cheese sandwich
Dinner: Shrimp Lo Mein and a stomach ache