Monday, April 28, 2008

Meatless Monday lunch

Meatless Monday lunch
I love how colorful this plate of food is. I read about Meatless Monday in GreenWise magazine and thought I'd give it a try this week since I want to reduce my red meat intake.


From their site,, where you can read more details, tips and recipes.

Meatless Monday is a national public health campaign to help prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and cancer -- four of the leading causes of death in America. A simple way to prevent these diseases is to eat [...] [food] lower in saturated fat, found mainly in meat and high-fat dairy products. If Americans cut out meat and high-fat dairy just one day a week, they would meet the government's dietary guidelines.

Based on their nutritional guidelines, "meatless" means no red meat, pork or poultry. Seafood -- which is high in nutritional value and "good fats" our bodies need -- is encouraged [...]

So, why Mondays? [...] Monday is a great time to start the week on a lighter note, especially for those of us who tend to overindulge over the weekend.


My meatless meals today:

- Breakfast: scrambled egg beaters and veggie sausage (which I accidentally purchased, but are quite tasty).
- Morning Snacks: banana; Quaker Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie
- Lunch: Smart Taste Pasta (with 3x the fiber and calcium equal to an 8oz glass of milk) with, shrimp saute in extra virgin olive oil and the leftover veggies from last night.
- Afternoon Snacks: homemade popcorn
- Dinner: Tilapia with stuffed mushrooms and zucchini or some other veggie

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