Are You Ready to Eat More Plants?
“A diet that is higher in plant-based foods, such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds, and lower in animal-based foods, has a lower environmental impact (greenhouse gas emissions and energy, land, and water use).”
Making the move toward a diet that is more plant-based can seem daunting, so start small. The Meatless Monday movement is a great way to start; eliminate meat one day a week, or even one dinner a week – collectively, it matters! Read on for great tips on how to start eating less meat and dairy and for delicious, healthful recipes.
If you choose to eat meat, see what FoodPrint has to say about Eating Meat Sustainably. “One way we can decrease our foodprint — the impact of our food production on the environment, animals and people — is to eat pasture-raised, rather than factory farm-raised, animal products and to eat much less of them.”
Before you dive into our “Getting Started” tab, check out this succinct overview of a plant-based diet by Green Matters. The article answers questions such as, What is a plant-based diet? Is it veganism? Is it healthy? Can you get enough protein on a plant-based diet? What are the environmental benefits of a plant-based diet? and more.