Meatless Monday


Here is an introduction to Meatless Monday for our newest Running Eagles (Welcome to LIFE) and a refresher for our loyal readers.

When it comes to food, I don’t have much discipline! If  I want to eat a steak, Im going to eat a steak. My strong southern roots have made meat a big part of my diet. But my lack of discipline is not restricted to meat…I live by the motto “everything in moderation” so diets that prohibit certain items just don’t work for me. For example…I’m not a huge fan of chocolate but sometimes I need a Snickers fix. I don’t have to have a king sized candy bar…the snack size will suffice…but I just have to have it.

On that note I have great respect for people who choose (what some may consider alternative) eating habits. Vegetarians, vegans, pescatarians have all chosen to eliminate certain items from their diet for various reasons. But ultimately studies show that eliminating or reducing the intake of meat from your diet has healthy implications for your body and the planet.

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

Why Monday? Well Monday is the beginning of the work week, the day when individuals settle back into a weekly routine. You also have a scheduled recurring reminder to start your week off on a nutritious note. In my case, I can do one day a week. You have to start somewhere, right?

So each Monday A Sustainable Life will offer meat-free recipes, reviews, nutrition and health news. I’ll also chronicle my journey towards healthier eating habits. So please join me for Meatless Mondays. Send your comments and favorite recipes to help others in their quest towards wellness.

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2 responses to this post.

  1. I’m glad you subscribed to my blog, thank you! I’m going to increase a variety of subjects, great timing. Thanks for mentioning a “Meatless Monday” campaign. Folks might benefit from knowing: I too dislike abstinence methods / diets of any kind. I also dislike tofu…. and I am a vegetarian!

    Reasons I was able to do this are numerous. If there’s interest, I may blog the whole why and how. Allow me to just offer: (1) Switching to vegetarianism takes an attitude. It’s not about deprivation of any kind, or it sure wouldn’t work for me.

    (2) “Meatless” is inaccurate (but I was willing to switch before I knew there were options! haha)… All one does is replace -not deprive- 1 food type. I call it “formerly live” meat. We use veggie meat for those kinds of recipes. As for what else goes on a plate; we’re the same as everyone else. Trust me, we aren’t skinny sticks walking around eating nothing, LOL!


    • Thanks for your comment. I am always interested in learning the how and why of switching to a “meatless” diet. I’d love for you to blog about your switch.


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