It’s official! I am now a Meatless Monday blogger. This means my vegan and vegetarian recipes will be featured on the official Meatless Monday site. I’m thrilled to be part of this movement.
Though I am not a vegan or vegetarian, I do consider myself a flexitarian if you want to get technical about it. My husband is a vegan, though, and the whole family eats a lot of plant-based meals on a regular basis.
Are you unfamiliar with the Meatless Monday movement? It started as a way to encourage people to eat a more plant-based diet by focusing on just one day a week of abstaining from meat. There are lots of helpful online resources if you don’t know where to start.
Why go meatless? There are a ton of health and environmental benefits to reducing your meat intake. I’ve also noticed a financial benefit since our family has moved to a more plant-based way of eating. Lentils are definitely less expensive than pork chops, for example.
Yes, my daughters and I still eat meat and dairy and when we do eat meat we eat it infrequently and from sustainable farms. I count myself very lucky to live near farms where I can buy meat and dairy and get to know the farmer and see how the animals live and are treated firsthand.
Meatless Monday is a global movement to support people in reducing their meat intake and they do it in a positive and supportive way. Consider trying it in 2018 if it’s something new to you. I’m happy to be one of their official bloggers helping to spread the word!
Have you heard about Meatless Mondays? Would you consider going meatless one day a week. Please share in the comments. Thanks!
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