I love Mexican food. I have a weakness for queso. One of my favorite lunch places, California Tortilla, has gotten more money out of me for queso than I would like to admit. Today I needed lunch and I heard the queso calling me. I almost didn't go to Cal Tort, simply because I wasn't sure I could go in there an not eat 500 extra calories in chips and queso.
But this mornings ruminations ran through my mind one more time. I researched their nutrition online. The Southwestern Chicken Salad is a ton of really good food. And it is still good if I leave off the cheese and/or tortilla strips. I had formulated a plan. I could handle the allure of queso.
And handle it I did! My salad without cheese was just perfect. Leaving the restaurant, I'm stuffed! Small victories. Maybe next time I'll even try leaving off the cheese and the tortilla strips. I felt that would be rushing things today.