By: Cindi Avila
While I love being vegetarian 24/7, I realize this just isn’t in the cards for most people. I think a great way to incorporate more meat-free meals into anyone’s diet is to try out Meatless Mondays, which is a great movement that is gaining lots of momentum all over the country.
Giving up meat one day a week isn’t really all that new. According to MeatlessMonday.com, during World War I, the U.S. Food Administration urged families to reduce consumption of key staples to aid the war effort and the government proclaimed that ‘Food Will Win the War.’ Fast forward to 2003. That’s when Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Center for a Livable Future revived Meatless Mondays. The goal of their campaign was to help reduce the risk of preventable disease by cutting back on saturated fat. Meatless Mondays gained even more steam in February of this year when Oprah Winfrey declared she was also participating in the trend.
While this movement means giving up meat just one day a week, you’d be surprised at what that can do for your health. It means kicking lots of cholesterol and fat to the curb as well as reducing calories.
I recently appeared on New York’s local FOX News to talk about Meatless Mondays and share a few great dishes I make using Lightlife’s meat-free products. Have fun recreating these and inventing a few dishes of your own!
For these recipes and many more, check out Lightlife’s Facebook page and click on the recipe tab. Also, you can visit Smartsource.com, search for the Lightlife brand and print a $1 off coupon for any of their products.
Happy Meatless Monday!