40 Days Sans Meat: Fasting Food

40 Days Sans Meat: Fasting Food

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40 Days Sans Meat: Fasting Food


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 Four:

Finally. The weekend has arrived.

I’m finding that this is going to be more difficult than I thought. It’s not so much eating at home or at a restaurant, but eating at a fast food place. Fast food places don’t offer a lot of options for the non-meat eaters.

I drove by Taco Bell thinking how delicious a quesadilla would be, but then how bland it would be without the chicken. And then I spotted a Qdoba. Delicious veggie options and free.

I ordered my veggie quesadilla and handed the cashier my Qdoba card. She said, ‘Wow, you have a lot of points.’ And I explained why.

You see, a few co-workers and I decided to enter this contest that the local Qdoba was having. The idea was to show them a creative way to eat a burrito. So we thought of something that’s normally extreme (a duel) and made it between two different burritos (Chipotle and Qdoba). We won the contest with flying colors and our winnings included $100 and burritos for a year!

So, I proceeded to pull out my iPhone and show them both the video (it’s below, if you want to see it, too). The manager was surprised that she actually got to meet one of the people who produced that video. Jokingly she asked for my autograph and asked what I was going to do now that I was a local celebrity. I just laughed.

What did I learn from today? That fast food is anti-vegetarian. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love salads, but that gets old really fast. I don’t really know how I feel about a fish sandwich from one of those places either. Oh well.

Another successful day of Lent.

Breakfast: Starbucks Chocolate-Banana Vivano
Dinner: Veggie Quesadilla from Qdoba
Snack: Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

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