Sunday, April 11, 2021
Since the shut-down in NY last March, my family and I order take-out on a weekend evening and watch a tv show that we all like (right now it's The Falcon and The Winter Soldier). This quickly became the highlight of my week during the shut-down and afterwards when it wasn't easy to do very much out of the home. I also feel good about being a (small) part of supporting our local restaurants that were hit hard financially.
But the problem with most take-out, as everyone knows, is that it is often very salty and not always the healthiest choice. Last night, I ordered a cheeseburger, but I had roasted brussel sprouts instead of a side of fries. I wound up eating 1/2 of the cheeseburger (it was big though), the brussel sprouts, and had some fries from my husband's order. I felt a bit bloated the next day from the salt and my weight is up slightly from it.
I could have ordered a veggie burger instead - it was an option, and I'm sure it would have been delicious from this particular restaurant. And I could have resisted the fries completely. But I really really wanted a beef burger.
I'm curious - what would you have done? Have the "treat" of non-healthy main dish (of your choice) or substituted it with something healthier?