I don’t think I’ve mentioned before that I share an office with 5 other dietitians (Amy, Andrea, Marci, Dara, and Erin). I’d argue that they’re the best officemates ever, but this, of course, is a (slightly) biased opinion. As you can imagine, there is a lot of talk about food. Erin first introduced me to the idea of Meatless Mondays quite a while ago, and I thought it was time to share with you too!
Meatless Mondays actually originated back in the first World War. Meatless Mondays aren’t about being vegetarian; they’re about sustainable eating- reducing greenhouse gases and environmental impact. Going meatless for one day a week can also contribute to reducing risk of chronic diseases like obesity, diabetes, cancer and heart disease. Keep in mind that current Canadian recommendations advise that we consume <500g of red meat per week.
Here are some photos from Meatless Mondays past…
|Oven Roasted Tomato & Basil |
Spaghetti with Greek Village Salad
|Feta, Tomato, Red Pepper and Feta Frittata|
|Vegetarian Pizza |
(any meatless toppings will do!)