Regardless of the way you eat, we’re sure you’ve heard of and probably participated in a Meatless Monday. Meatless Monday is a global movement, campaign, and trend that asks people to “cut the meat” one day a week. Are you in?
In 2003, The John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and The Center For a More Livable Future came together and created Meatless Monday. Fifteen years later they still offer support and recipes to organizations and individuals in 44 different countries! They believe reducing meat, even just one day a week, will improve human and planetary health. If you’re intrigued, stop by next Monday and try out our Sweet Potato Black Bean Sliders or Pasta Primavera. Both are delicious Meatless Monday lunch options!
Meatless Monday asks it’s participants to eat vegetarian and/or vegan just one day a week. The idea is that too much animal protein increases one’s risk for cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, and learning to reducing meat consumption is a healthy change. While the jury (and science) is still out on whether or not this true, we definitely believe in bio individuality and each person making dietary choices that help them thrive. Meatless or meat included is OK by us! However, we do think Meatless Monday is an amazing way to experiment with a new style of eating, especially if animal protein is a part of your diet the other 6 days of the week. Plus, Snap Kitchen has figured out how to make it as easy as possible for you with plenty of vegetarian and vegan meal options and snacks. Some of our favorites are the Banana Pancakes, Spinach Goat Cheese Scramble, Spicy Dan Dan Noodles, Jalapeno Hummus, Laiki Black Rice Crackers and Mango Beet Poke Bowl. Meatless Monday is delicious!
Another reason Meatless Monday has a loyal community is because it supports the environment and combats climate change. Large scale conventional animal farms contribute to huge amounts of pollution and waste. Decreasing meat demand also means decreasing deforestation, air and water pollution, and excess water usage that factory farming contributes to. Who would have thought that enjoying Snap’s vegetarian menu on Monday could have such far reaching impact?
Next time Meatless Monday comes up at work, at your kid’s school, or even at a city hall event (various cities have adopted Meatless Monday), you’ll know a little bit more about what it is and why it’s a cool movement for health and the environment. Heck, you may even be convinced to give it a shot next week! We’d love to support your Meatless Monday endeavors and are always here to help as you navigate fueling your body with the food that makes you feel you best. Stock up on your favorite meatless meals today.