Practice Meatless Mondays Away From Home
Have you started to plan your Meatless Mondays after reading our blog this week? Here is some advice for you if you are going to dine out!
Before we go into those tips, did you know that the campaign has a longer history than you might think. During World War I, Meatless Mondays were advertised as a way to support the troops. In 2003, the idea was revived by public health experts to encourage positive changes in the way we eat.
So we believe that it is worth a try even 17 years after. Check these tips out.
#1 - Visit Ethnic Restaurants
You’ll find many delicious vegetarian options at Indian and Middle Eastern restaurants. Keep a list handy for when it’s your turn to choose where to go.
#2 - Call Ahead
If you think the menu may be limited, contact a restaurant ahead of time. Even a steak house may be able to put together an entree you’ll love.
#3 - Order Side Dishes
Remember that you can create a balanced meal without ordering a main course. Dine on hummus, roasted vegetables, and bread.
#4 - Eat Beforehand
What if you know you’re going to be stuck somewhere where the only meat-free items are the hamburger buns? Fill up before you leave home so you can have fun with your friends without being distracted by hunger pangs.
#5 - Leave Feedback
Expand meatless choices for yourself and other diners. Let restaurants know about your experience and how much you’d appreciate seeing more meatless options on the menu.
Benefits of Plant-Based Diet
At the end of today’s blog, we would like to let you know the benefits of plant-based diet.
1. Reduce your health risks.
Eating more fruits and vegetables can reduce your risk of diabetes, heart attacks, and strokes. Lifestyle choices, like your diet, play a major role in your well-being.
2. Lose weight.
Being a vegetarian won’t make you thin if you’re living on pizza and potato chips. On the other hand, vegetarians tend to weigh less, have lower body fat, and live longer than meat-eaters.
3.Consume more fiber.
Increased fiber is one reason why most vegetarians slim down. Fiber also reduces blood pressure and inflammation.
4.Spend less on food.
You may also wind up with more money in the bank. Lentils and tofu cost less than most meat products.
Moving towards a plant-based diet could enhance your health, slash your grocery bills, and reduce your carbon footprint. Hence, why don’t you give it a try?