Several of my RD and foodie friends have been talking about the “Meatless Monday” movement. This is a movement started by John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to promote a reduction in meat consumption to improve public health and the health of the planet. Reducing meat consumption can help lower your risk for several diseases including some cancers, heart disease, obesity, and diabetes. It also helps the planet by reducing the need to produce, process, and transport meat to stores.
What’s involved in “meatless Mondays”? Simple, not eating meat on Monday. The John Hopkins group has established a website where you can find recipes to help you go meatless on Monday. You can also sign a pledge and sign up to receive weekly newsletters to help you have a meatless Monday.
I’ve signed the pledge and am looking at recipes for Monday. I should also add it to my calendar to remind me until it becomes a habit.
Here’s to going meatless on Mondays!