Monday, October 5, 2009

Meatless Mondays Week 1

As we welcome the first Monday of October, I’d like to introduce a new feature for the month called Meatless Mondays. My friend, Patty, had a great idea to feature meat-free meal ideas in collaboration with the notable campaign each week and I’m excited to join the cause.

Although I’m not a vegetarian, I love what this campaign supports. In the past, when we have experimented with non-meat based meals, we have found some of our favorite new recipes and ideas. Going meatless just once a week (it doesn’t have to be Monday) is a very easy way to improve your health and support the health of the environment.
Why go meatless once a week?
“Even one meatless day a week — a meatless Monday, which is what we do in my household — if everybody in America did that, that would be the equivalent of taking 20 million mid-size sedans off the road.” Michael Pollan

Health Benefits:
Reduce risk of heart disease
Maintain healthy weight
Improve the quality of diet
Environmental Benefits:
Reduce your carbon footprint
Minimize water usage
Help reduce fossil fuel dependence
{to learn more about these benefits, visit here}

Who’s Doing It? The face of eco-chic, Stella, and her family are on board. Check out the video here.

On the Menu Tonight, we are going to try, Cuban Black Beans and Rice. Get the recipe here.

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Sabina Dernelid said...

I think it´s a good idea. An inspiration.

paige moore said...

This article gave me ideas and an inspiration to do it. I could maintain my figure(lol)

Lo said...

This is great!!! we are an all vegetarian household and Im always looking for new stuff to make. Cant wait for all the recipes!!

Emily said...

What a fabulous idea! I have been a vegetarian for years so I love this post!

Maria Johns said...

This is perfect, my sister is a vegan and I'm always looking for recipes like this! Great post

Confessions Of A Domestic Goddess said...

I think it's a good idea. MDH and I really only eat meat 2 or so times a week, and no more than three. We try to focus on salads.

LindsB said...

I dont eat meat, so I'm excited for meatless mondays around here- thanks!

Megan said...

I'm so excited to hear that you like the new feature; I'll be sure to find a great recipe for next week too! Thanks for the encouragement!!

paula said...

such a good idea. I wonder if I could get hubby on board? when he travels the kiddos and I eat mostly meatless and I love it or maybe it's me just being lazy.

Drea said...

For the last month my boyfriend and I have been eating meatless EXCEPT one day a week. I have a meat day, instead of a meatless one. :P

Tommy said...

This is an awesome idea! Admittedly, I am not a vegetable person, but I do love rice, beans, and pasta. Carb-licious will do the trick.

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

I'm so trying to do a diet overhaul for the hubs and I right now. We feed the dude much healthier things than we put in our own bodies.


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