I read recently, (and I can’t remember where) that Australians should have a day a week where they don’t it meat. It’s a holistic idea that encourages people to think about the environmental effects of eating so much meet and the consequences on our health.
The reality is, we eat three times as much meat as the world average. In addition, meat production uses a huge amount of resources. So much in fact, that leading world scientists have called on wealthy nations to halve their meat intake in order to reduce the negative impact on the planet. And, meat is comparatively more expensive then vegetables too!
I know what you’re thinking, and don’t worry, I thought it too! I was hesitant to do this. I like my red meat and I only know 1 good vegetarian recipe! That was until I looked into it. Simply by ‘googling’ “Vegetarian dinners” hundreds if not thousands of recipes came up.
I think its a worth while course. It will be good for us, the environment and our wallets!
So i’ve decided to do ‘Meatless Mondays.’ Every monday I won’t eat meat. I’ll blog about it and share recipes with you.
Will you join me?