A few years ago I started sacrificing things for Lent. This year I am giving up meat. That's right, MEAT. No chicken, turkey, pork or beef (deer/buffalo/raccoon - you get the idea). No meat of any kind!
Mostly, I only eat chicken or ground turkey so it shouldn't be too hard. What I have found hard thus far is after preparing food for the kids I absent mindedly eat something they didn't eat and that's the habit I've got to break. I actually stopped eating meat about 10 days ago but on several occasions I've almost popped a little leftover chunk of chicken in my mouth, or taken a bite of a Riley's favorite turkey sandwich! Besides the almost, accidental slip, it’s been pretty easy to live without meat.
I just happen to love seafood, tofu and beans so I won't be missing out on any protein.
If you ever have a craving for something meaty...here's a healthy and delicious alternative.
Fried tofu...yeah fried doesn't sound healthy, but these are "lightly" fried. I used about a tablespoon of olive oil and cut the tofu into thin rectangles. I browned them on each side and then lightly sprinkled the finished pieces with teriyaki sauce.
Mmmmm...a yummy snack that hit that spot.
All of you that watch LOST - what do you think of it so far?