Last year, I joined the the important Meatless Monday campaign.
I'm now inviting you to pledge to do your part this year to help reduce meat consumption by 15 percent "in order to improve personal health and the health of our planet."
Will you, too, join this important, healthy, fast growing movement, which is a non-profit initiative sponsored in association with the Johns Hopkins' Bloomberg School of Public Health?
Of course, you smart, astute, health-conscious readers will have questions. Get answers and learn important information below how going meatless on Monday can improve your health, save gasoline and much more.
- Get some history about this important program.
- Why go Meatless?
- Why Monday?
- Learn about Movers & Shakers, who have gone Meatless.
- Discover Meatless Monday Bloggers.
It’s very easy to go meatless on Monday. Instead of having chicken, beef or pork, just get your protein (2 to 3 servings) from beans, legumes, eggs, nuts and seeds instead.
Naturally, you'll want to eat ample vegetables (5 to 5 servings) and fruits (2 to 3 servings), as well as, whole grains (if you choose) and small portions of quality fats (2 to 3 tablespoons).
Plus, I'm excited to learn, the Meatless Monday folks encourage you to limit sweets, sweetened beverages, fried foods, salty snacks and foods with hydrogenated oils. Of course, as readers of this Sugar Shock Blog and my book SUGAR SHOCK! know, I highly recommend cutting out or at least cutting back on sugary foods and drinks for the sake of your health, moods and relationships.
Now, here are some more answers to your Meatless Monday questions.
- Get some tips on easy substitutions to eat here.
- Learn about Meatless Monday in the Media.
- Listen to what the experts are saying.
- Learn some Nutritional FAQs.
- Get some Monday Recipe Videos, too.
- You can even add your own recipes.
- Find great ideas for foods to try on the Meatless Monday site. Learn now about magnificent almonds. and get a recipe for Almond Butter Cups. (I'm not sure if the chocolate chips are sugar-free. I hope so.)
Special thanks to Joshua Rosenthal, founder and executive director of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, for inspiring me last year to join Meatless Monday. It was this article, which I learned about on Facebook, which inspired me to action.Stay tuned for Meatless Monday recipes on this Sugar Shock Blog. See the plug-in on the right side (now) of this blog.