While most people have heard about it, they may not know it is really catching on all over. Meatless Mondays are becoming a true movement, not only nationally– but globally as well. This relatively new nationwide pro-veggie effort aims at persuading people to go meatless at least one day a week. If you don’t think this movement is serious check out the buzz and the supporters. Wow
The proponents of Meatless Mondays claim that by removing meat from meal planning once a week it is possible to improve health, reducing the carbon footprint, and can lead the world in the race to reduce climate change. Supporting this movement supports local communities as well.
Our nation’s history, during WWI and WWII, has experienced this as a remedy to cut meat consumption. The country was galvanized by this call of sacrifice to help the war effort in WWI and in WWII to help feed war ravaged Europe. Today the message is slightly different; the health benefits of Meatless Mondays are numerous however, going meatless is not enough. The movements new Information provides tools to add healthy, environmentally friendly meat-free alternatives to consumer’s diet each week. Furthermore, if you do eat meat on other days, the recommendation is that grass-fed, hormone-free, and locally raised options are good choices whenever possible
Support local farmer’s markets
Meatless Mondays are a great opportunity to support local farmers and producers in the community, which greatly reduces the carbon footprint, and is a benefit to all. To make the many delicious recipes, like fajitias and wraps, from the Meatless Mondays website–and,the site also has bulk recipes for larger groups too. (smart) Check out Local Harvest for local farmers markets in your area and local health food stores that carry fresh local ingredients for your meatless meals.
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