Was your weekend filled with barbecued ribs? Or maybe you had a huge prime rib dinner at your favorite restaurant. Monday comes and you think, “Maybe I should try to eat healthier this week.” If so, why not jump on the Meatless Monday bandwagon?
Meatless Monday began in 2003 in association with the John Hopkins School of Public Health. It supports the surgeon general’s “Healthy People” report, which includes goals to reduce dietary saturated fat by 15 percent. Meatless Monday also follows the nutrition guidelines developed by the USDA.
Public awareness of Meatless Monday has increased dramatically from 26 percent to 43 percent in two years. You may have seen it on Facebook, Twitter, and the Food Network.
What are the benefits of Meatless Monday?
How do I start doing Meatless Monday?
Lauren Harris-Pincus, MS, RD, of NutritionBabes.com stated: “The path to better health is traveled one step at a time, and removing meat from your meal plan one day per week can be one of those steps.”
So, go head, jump on the Meatless Monday bandwagon and know that you are doing something good for your body and the planet!