A major complaint of busy families today is that there’s just not enough time in the evenings to cook good, nutritious meals. As a result, we turn to fatty and high-carbohydrate fast foods and take-out meals. It might surprise you to learn that you can create a delicious – and nutritious meatless dinner in a matter of minutes.
Nutrition experts are now urging the population to eat at least one meatless meal per week (called ‘Meatless Mondays’). Online food websites and television cooking shows are using the media to tout the benefits of creating great looking and yummy meals on a shoestring budget – without using meat.
When you serve at least one meatless meal per week, the butterfly effect reaches far past the fact that it only takes minutes to prepare. You’ll also reduce yours and your family’s chance of developing chronic and preventable conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer and obesity.
The health benefits are many – and, you’ll help the environment too. Scientists say that going meatless only once a week can reduce greenhouse gas emissions that keep accelerating each day. You – one person – can change this trend.
Water is also a major concern in these days of drought and growing population. To produce merely one pound of beef, almost 3,000 gallons of water must be used compared to about 250 gallons of water to create a pound of soy (used as a meat substitute).
Try a meatless dinner this week and see how good it makes you feel when you save some time in your day, improve your health and reduce the environmental effects of raising meat.