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December 14, 2017   |   Ithaca, NY

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Challenge: French Fry Free

One of the hardest parts about eating on a college campus for me is the presence of my favorite guilty pleasure foods at lunch and dinner.  Cheeseburgers with a pile of fries on the side are so easily attainable at the Towers Dining Hall.

But the fries.  Thick, crunchy, skinny, soft; they are incredible in any form.  Back at home (Manhattan) there are several restaurants that I have been to that center their menus around the potato wonders.  And when my family goes to a diner or any place that smells of a grill, I know what I’m getting.  So my first week at I.C., of course I was going to have french fries with every meal.
Truffle Parmasean Fries from Delicatessen in New York City (Accompanied by a turkey burger and a mint lemonade)

Truffle Parmasean Fries from Delicatessen in New York City (Accompanied by a turkey burger and a mint lemonade)

But the fries… Time Magazine says that “A medium order of fries has 365 calories along with 17 grams of fat, a full 26% of your daily value. Sodium clocks in at 246 mg, or 10% of the upper limit you should eat in a day.”  Obviously, I still knew that they were bad for me when I was taking any chance to fill my plate with them.
 
For my first weekly challenge, I dare myself and others to stay away from french fries for a whole week.  Let’s substitute the oil soaked potatoes for carrots or something!  I’ll report back to tell you if I succeeded, and how I did it.