40 Days Sans Meat: Breakfast, Veggie Style

40 Days Sans Meat: Breakfast, Veggie Style

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40 Days Sans Meat: Breakfast, Veggie Style


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.

Day Five:

Breakfast is probably one of my favorite genres of food. One thing that I enjoy the most about breakfast is bacon and breakfast ham. OK, so two things that I love about breakfast.

My boyfriend (Brent), one of his friends (Craig) and I went to eat breakfast at a restaurant called Perkins. I’m looking over the menu and noticing all of the items come with two strips of bacon or sausage or breakfast ham. AGH.

Our waitress comes over to the table and I order a veggie omelet with wheat toast. Healthy. Yay. Brent orders a southwest-style omelet and Craig orders something, I can’t remember the name…chicken fried chicken between biscuits and gravy with cheese and bacon, basically a heart attack on a platter.

The food arrives. My omelet is decent. I look over right as Craig is putting the bacon up to his mouth. He looks at me and goes, ‘Oh, sorry.’ I find myself staring down at my spinachy-tomato omelet. Brent looks up and says ‘I hope you don’t become a full time vegetarian after this is over.’

That got me thinking. This is difficult because meat is a huge part of my diet, but I’m hoping that I come away from this knowing how to incorporate more vegetables and different types of protein options into my diet. I guess we will see in March.

Breakfast: Veggie omelet from Perkins
Lunch: Bowl of almond fiber crunch cereal
Dinner: Buddhist Feast from 5 Spice (local restaurant) w/tofu
Snack: Ice cream sandwich

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