Monday, April 11, 2011
The "Meatless Monday" movement has been around for years, but I only heard about it recently. For those of you like me who weren't aware, this trend was designed not only to improve one's health, but also to improve our environment. Launched by Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in 2003, the concept of eliminating meat from one's diet just once a week can vastly improve cardiovascular health and conserve precious resources, such as water and fossil fuels. Most Americans consume more protein than necessary- almost twice as much as the USDA's daily recommendation of approximately 50 to 60 grams per day. Worried you may be one of those who does not eat enough protein? Try almonds or cashews (20 grams), black beans (15 grams), milk (8 grams), brown or white rice (5 grams) and broccoli (4 grams).
Share your meatless recipes with us so we can all participate in improving our health and the environment!