Meatless Monday

By Laura Upchurch:

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Wickipedia definition: Meatless Monday is an international campaign that encourages people to not eat meat on Mondays to improve their health and the health of the planet.

A quick google search provided the following:

Health Benefits:

Limit cancer risk

Reduce heart disease

Fight diabetes

Curb obesity

Improve your diet

Environmental Benefits:

Reduce your carbon footprint

Minimize water usage

Help reduce fossil fuel dependence

There are numerous web sites devoted to Meatless Mondays that provide  history, recipes and listings of various restaurants that participate. Plenty of options in the Triangle!

Growing up with a mother that wrote two vegetarian cookbooks, meatless meals are common in my home. I am so excited however, to realize the benefits listed above and the creativity in cooking that has been inspired.

To quote my grandmother “Mangia”!

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