Save Money with Meatless Mondays
- March 04, 2013 |
- by Kirstin Uhrenholdt
It’s the beginning of a new week. Why not start it out on a nutritious note with a Meatless Monday?
You probably already know the health and environmental benefits of reducing your family’s meat consumption. Going meatless once a week can reduce your risk of preventable conditions like cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. It can also help limit your carbon footprint and save precious resources like fresh water and fossil fuel.
But going meatless also benefits your wallet. Food prices are skyrocketing, with the sharpest increases in packaged items and meat, which require extra production costs like feed and transportation. Forgoing meat, even just once a week, is a great way to cut your family’s food budget.
Also, did you know 70% of total US healthcare spending is for treatment of chronic preventable diseases? Reduce your risk for these conditions with a healthier diet, and help to curtail healthcare spending.
For more information on the benefits, visit MeatlessMonday.com.
And here are a few suggestions for items to try on your Meatless Monday menu:
As always, we want to hear your stories about starting a Meatless Monday tradition in your house. What are your family’s favorite vegetarian dishes?
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