Try Meatless Mondays This Winter
By Cynthia Ramnarace
Try meatless Mondays this winter! What if, just one day a week, you cut out the beef, chicken and pork that are usually the centerpiece of your plate? According to the Meatless Monday campaign, run in association with the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, reducing your meat intake has a host of health benefits. If you eat less saturated fat (the type found in meat) and more polyunsaturated fat (found in nuts and vegetable oils), you’ll reduce your risk of heart disease. Cutting back on meat may also reduce your risk of diabetes, could help you lose weight and help you live longer overall. So, why not give it a try? Here are ways to cut the meat out of all three meals of the day.
If breakfast meats are your thing, pair your morning cereal with a product made from soy instead of pork, such as MorningStar Farms® “sausage” patties. You get the same savory seasonings but less of the unhealthy fat (77 percent less than cooked pork sausage, as a matter of fact). Otherwise, opt for that bowl of cereal (one to try: Kellogg’s® Smart Start®) with milk, along with a tasty serving of fruit.