Sunday, February 8, 2015

Meatless Monday

Eating less meat is a healthy choice, in more ways than one:

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Predictably, this perfectly reasonable idea has received a certain amount of push-back from meat producers and their supporters, as well as those who have a problem with reasonable ideas in general.

For the rest of us, being vegetarian one day a week will probably not make us head for an ashram any time soon. In fact, depriving ourselves for just that one day might actually make us appreciate meat that much more. That's the sort of "mindfulness" about what we put into our bodies that's worth having. Questions like: What is this? Where did it come from? Do I really need it? are a great way to learn about food and health, not to mention all of the factors, political, environmental, mental, and even spiritual, that influence our eating decisions every day.

The official Meatless Monday website offers a lot of great suggestions on how to go meatless today, as well as offering a lot of good info on healthy eating in general. Go take a look!

My mother thanks you, my father thanks you, my sister thanks you, and I thank you.

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