I know I’m probably a little bit late to the game, but I’m trying to embrace “Meatless Monday.” (And yes, I know I’m posting this on Tuesday, which I’m sure my sister was about to point out.)
For those who don’t know about it, it’s an initiative started by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health aimed at reducing meat consumption by 15 percent. Here are all of the health benefits.
I’ve been wondering how hard this would be for a lot of people to not eat meat in a day. Now, I know there are some days I do it unintentionally (a pasta recipe is usually involved). But the thing is, I like meat. If I go get a sandwich for lunch, there’s usually turkey or ham on it. Chicken is a regular dinner item. And I just don’t understand people who say they don’t like steak.
That all being said, I actually love a lot of vegetarian dishes. Spinach pie and zucchini parmesan are practically comfort foods from when I was little. I order a Mediterranean veggie sandwich every time I go to my favorite Italian restaurant in Tally for lunch. And roasted red pepper soup is pretty much just amazing.
So, I’ve decided to make a concentrated effort to fully embrace Meatless Mondays. Yesterday, was my first day.
Breakfast: Wheat chex with skim milk and a banana
Lunch: A mushroom-tomato-cheddar quesadilla with salsa
Dinner: A big salad from Publix with cherries on the side.
What are your favorite vegetarian dishes? Can you go meatless for a day?