Easy Meatless Monday Recipes
You’ve probably heard that you should eat more fruits and vegetables, like a broken record. And there are so many wonderful health sustaining reasons why!
But #DidYouKnow – along with helping your body, eating more plant-based meals may actually help the environment, too?
There is research that shows our food choices have an impact on the planet and climate change. It states that shifting a diet away from processed foods toward a more plant-based focus can have a significant effect on our bodies and the environment. Specifically, reducing dairy and meat consumption can greatly reduce the amount of greenhouse gases.
In summary – it takes a lot of natural and industrial resources for us to eat meat. Plants use fewer resources and are more easily attained and replenished.
What is Meatless Monday?
Meatless Monday is an international campaign that started in 2003 by The Monday Campaigns. They launched the initiative while working with the Center for a Livable Future at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
The idea behind the day is to have a direct impact on the health of the planet. Everyone can make a difference in the environment and create meaningful change by eating meat-free one day each week. (Which day? Oh, Monday of course!)
Can it really make a change, though? Absolutely! It saves the lives of animals, reduces your carbon footprint and can improve your overall health!
Consider that it’s also a day to reset and restart your healthy weekly habits. If you’re a gym-goer, then you probably know the saying, “Never skip a Monday!”
It’s possible that one small change can make a huge lasting difference. So if you’re up for the challenge, we’re here for it! And if you already eat vegan or vegetarian meals on the regular, then maybe these easy dinner recipes will give you a little burst of inspiration for your trip to the grocery store.