Meatless Monday. It’s beginning to catch on ….again. For those of who don’t know what Meatless Monday is about ,here’s a brief description –
Meatless Monday is a non-profit initiative of The Monday Campaigns Inc. in association with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for a Livable Future. Meatless Monday was founded in 2003 by marketing professional Sid Lerner. The program follows the nutrition guidelines developed by the USDA. Meatless Monday is part of the Healthy Monday initiative. Healthy Monday encourages Americans to make healthier decisions at the start of every week. Other Healthy Monday campaigns include: The Kids Cook Monday, Monday 2000, Quit and Stay Quit Monday, Move it Monday, The Monday Mile, and others. ” (wikipedia )
Did you know that before today’s “Meatless Monday”, The U.S. had meatless Tuesdays,and they even have one meatless meal each day . It was in an effort to help slow consumption of the nations staples… kind of like, rationing. This happened during the times of war and the depression. Whoa … I just learned something.
Now, I am a meat eater. I love meat. But I also know that there are other great foods out there That I could (and should) be eating. So, I decided to take the pledge and go meatless on Mondays. What the heck… it’s only one day out of the week and it’s not going to hurt me,right ? So … here’s goes nothing; My Meatless Monday journey starts . NOW. I’m off to plan my meals for today; I will share photos with you all later . Will you be joining me ?