Have you heard of this new trend to make at least one meal a week meatless? I am a big fan of the Environmental Working Group and I have seen many Meatless Monday campaigns as part of the organic community. We all have to be more aware of how our food choices impact the planet. Eating a little less meat can make a big impact, not only for your health but also helping our environment. According to EWG’s Meat Eater’s Guide to Climate Change + Health, if everyone in the U.S. skipped eating meat and cheese just one day a week for a year, it would be like pulling 7.6 million cars off the road. At the same time, people — especially kids — would be less likely to develop health problems such as obesity and heart disease.
Studies have found that young kids are eating triple the currently recommended amount of protein, mostly from meat, yet few eat enough fruits and vegetables. We must all take action now and teach our kids how to eat less meat, more and more of them could face serious health conditions such as heart disease, stroke and even some types of cancer as they get older. You can help your family eat healthier by serving them a tasty meatless meal once a week.
Join the Meatless Monday movement to get people to eat less meat and more fruits and vegetables.
So will you join me and pledge to go meatless just one day a week?
Click here to sign EWG’s pledge that you’ll skip meat one day a week. EWG is trying to get 100,000 supporters to take the pledge.
Here is an extra incentive to get you to take the pledge. Get one of Chef Mario Batali favorite meatless recipes. If you stand with him today and pledge to try and go meatless just one day a week, we will send you the recipe — you can eat Chef Batali’s way at home.