January 7, 2009

Make Mondays Meatless for a Healthier 2009

Center for a Livable Future

Center for a Livable Future

In yesterday’s Washington Post, Jennifer Huget reiterated some of the most common recommendations she hears from nutritionists-in an effort to make 2009 about healthy lifestyle changes, not necessarily the frustrating (and all-too-often unfulfilled) January resolutions to drop pounds or fit into a smaller dress size.

One of Huget’s recommendations hits close to home to us here at the Center for a Livable Future: making Mondays meatless.  

The Meatless Monday project, which is supported in part by Bloomberg School of Public Health, aims to help Americans bring their diets in line with government recommendations by reducing saturated fat consumption by 15 percent.  This conveniently works out to cutting saturated fat one day per week.  It’s a memorable way to start off the week eating in moderation. 

Check out meatlessmonday.com for dozens of mouthwatering recipe ideas for every meal of the day.   For those Maryland crab lovers out there, there is even a mock crab cake recipe.  Try it and let us know what you think! 

-Patti Truant

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