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Meatless Monday

Bell Pepper Egg Rings: Bell pepper serves as a beautiful edible egg ring in this flower shaped beauty of a breakfast. #MeatlessMonday #breakfast

I saw this picture and immediately thought of how much fun these bell pepper egg rings would be to make. I am not a huge pepper fan but this is a great way to incorporate new veggies into my everyday routine. Not to mention its a creative way to get young children involved in creating fun and healthy meals.

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Mangos are the most consumed fruit in the world, however in America they are not as popular as elsewhere around the globe…but they should be! Mangos are high in potassium, which protects you from stroke, high blood pressure and heart-rhythm problems. Additionally, “a mango a day” can keep your digestive system running smoothly because of the fruit’s high fiber content and an enzyme that aids in digestion and motility. Mangos are refreshing and delicious and can be added to a wide variety of meals, in smoothies or eaten by themselves as a snack.

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In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day “A Sustainable Life” is having a giveaway! To win a $25 Whole Foods gift card share with us your favorite AND least favorite green food and why. For example my favorite green food would be a cucumber because they are crispy and fresh. My least favorite is definitely guacamole! The consistency and richness of guacamole makes me feel like I’m eating butter. The winner will be selected randomly from all comments posted by 9am EST on March 18, 2014.

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Why There’s Less Red Meat On Many American Plates

As a part of an NPR-Truven Health Analytics Health Poll, 3,000 adults across the country were asked about their meat consumption. Here is what they said…..

Meat consumption poll

The majority of those polled (56 percent) said they eat red meat (defined as all meat products except poultry and fish) one to four times per week, and nearly the same number (55 percent) say their meat intake hasn’t changed in the past three years. But 39 percent said they eat less meat than they did three years ago.

Among those who are eating less meat, 66 percent said they’re worried about the health effects; 47 percent said cost is a factor, while 30 percent were concerned about animal welfare, and 29 percent have limited their meat intake out of a concern for the environment.

Source: NPR