Thursday, February 18, 2010

another tasty thursday

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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?


xoxo
crissy

2 comments:

  1. Hi Crissy!
    Good luck on giving up meat! Kudos to you for trying a healthier menu. I became a vegetarian three years ago...I'm never going back, I feel so much better.
    I plan to give up sweets...it won't be easy! :) xx

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  2. I have plan to give up fast food/junk food! good luck I don't eat alot of red meat but chicken would be hard for me!

    have a great day

    Carrie

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xoxo
crissy