I am participating in the March Slice of Life Story Challenge. Thanks to the co-authors of Two Writing Teachers for creating this supportive community.
I try to eat in a healthy way as much as possible. I watch my carbs and dairy intake, have green smoothies for breakfast several times a week, snack on almonds, and try to drink plenty of water. But last night when Allan suggested we try a new burger place that recently opened, I jumped at the opportunity not to have to cook.
Smashburger is a step above fast food, but offers lots of choices so you can at least attempt to eat a healthy meal, or kid yourself into thinking that you are. You can choose the type of burger and bun you want and build your own creation with a variety of add-ons. I was excited to see that one of the options was a black bean burger, so I chose that on a multi-grain bun with spinach and their special sauce (not sure what was in it, but it tasted good). Allan and I shared an order of fries, and while this is not the healthiest of choices, they were a shoestring cut, tossed in olive oil, and flavored with rosemary and garlic. Different, so we decided to try them. I topped it off with a cup of iced green tea.
I was feeling pretty good about the whole thing until, on our way out, Allan said, “How about a trip to Rita’s on the way home?”
Sometimes to just have to indulge.
(The mango gelati was delicious.)