You know I love my veggies (hello Super Green Smoothies!). Lately, I’ve taken it one step further and have been going one day a week with absolutely no meat following the Meat Free Monday movement.
Why? Well first off, there are the clear health benefits including a stack of vitamins and nutrients from all the extra veggies I consume. We’re always being advised to eat more veggies and this is one easy way to do it – knowing that every Monday will be meat-free, it just becomes a habit.
It also helps take the pressure off factory-farmed arnimals and by doing one day a week meat free we’re helping to reduce the global greenhouse gases emitted from livestock production.
Thirdly, I love the challenge of coming up with new veggie recipes – I’m getting creative in the kitchen with fresh winter produce, beans and grains. One of my fave celeb chefs, Jamie Oliver also promotes meat free Mondays, and has developed some insanely yum recipes to back it up.
It’s no wonder that a heap of celebs like Gwyneth Paltrow, Stella McCartney, Kevin Spacey and Ricky Gervais have also gotten on board.
So if you’re still not sure if the whole meat-free thing is for you, here are a few mouth-watering recipes that might just help you make up your mind…
SWEET POTATO PECAN TACOS
BLACK BEAN PECAN CREAM
LIME COCONUT CREAM
Original recipe here
THE ULTIMATE VEGIE BURGER & FRIES
For the Burgers
For the Dressing
For the Fries
BEET CRUST PIZZA
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