Meatless Monday: How One Day without Meat Helps the World

Posted on Mar 25 2014 - 9:20pm by Susan Bewley

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Does your family take part in meatless Monday? In our household, we try eating as many meals as we can that are vegetarian friendly. While it took quite a bit of adjusting, we found that eating meatless gave us more energy, cut down on our grocery bill, and allowed us to try a variety of different ethnic dishes that left us not even craving meat. Like us, many people start eating more healthy by taking part in Meatless Monday. Have you considered doing this fun tradition with your own family? You may be surprised not only with the health benefits, but how much it helps the environment!


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Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

12 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Darlene March 26, 2014 at 9:23 pm - Reply

    We try and have one meatless meal a week!

  2. Kadie March 27, 2014 at 9:26 am - Reply

    I was a vegetarian for over a decade so I often go “meatless” without even realizing it! Many people think a vegetarian diet is bland, too difficult, or not hearty enough and I couldn’t disagree more! There are great meat substitutes to use while initially making the transition and once you get the hang of it, incorporating vegetarian dishes that are hearty on their own is easy!

    • Susan Bewley March 27, 2014 at 9:31 am - Reply

      Some of my favorite dishes are vegetarian. Anyone who would call vegetarian bland has never had Thai or Indian – yum!

  3. Raina DelRio March 27, 2014 at 12:57 pm - Reply

    Love this! I have been trying to convince my hubby to jump on board-now that I have facts to show him, maybe we can finally go meatless!

  4. Ja @Ja on the RUN March 27, 2014 at 3:57 pm - Reply

    I do Meatless Monday! 🙂 It’s a fantastic way to substitute meat with healthier food. 🙂
    It was a challenge at first that I need to come up with recipes without meat but everything went well. 🙂

  5. Shannon March 28, 2014 at 1:51 am - Reply

    I am a vegetarian so every day is meatless for me. I love my diet and is varied.

  6. Denise Taylor-Dennis May 4, 2014 at 11:08 am - Reply

    What a great Infographic on how beneficial going meatless can be. I have not really participated in this before but it sounds like a great idea.

  7. Ashley May 22, 2014 at 4:17 am - Reply

    It’s a simple choice, and I know that, but I like the infographic! I think I can use it to explain to people why we don’t need so much meat.

  8. Michelle June 22, 2014 at 10:52 pm - Reply

    Thank you for the helpful information about going meatless..I often make meals without meats..

  9. Karen August 14, 2014 at 3:02 pm - Reply

    We have quite a number of meatless meals per week. But I was amazed at the amount of resources that can be saved by eating fewer meals with meat in them! Thanks.

  10. Lisa Dorsett August 16, 2014 at 10:46 pm - Reply

    My family go meatless all the time. We are vegetarians and I also pledged to eat more veggies and fruits. Not is it only healthy but it is awesome that even my kids are enjoying the meals that I cook!

  11. AC May 25, 2015 at 3:23 pm - Reply

    It is hard for me to go meatless and not fill up on pasta. Great tips!

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