The Mountain Kitchen started participating in the Meatless Monday campaign in January 2013. At first, I started cooking vegetarian meals as a challenge. It allowed me to be more creative with meal ideas during the week. As time went on, preparing vegetarian meals once a week became more than just a challenge.
In September of 2013, The Mountain Kitchen was invited to become an official Meatless Monday “Blogger on Board”. We were asked to join the growing ranks of food bloggers spreading the word about this healthy movement. What an exciting opportunity! However, I really needed to study up on what the movement really was all about.
After better familiarizing myself with the movement, I was even more excited to become a “Blogger on Board”. Here’s why:
- The Meatless Monday Campaign aims to reduce meat consumption by 15% in order to improve personal health and the health of our planet.
Meatless Monday Company Overview
- This company offers the information and recipes you need to start each week with healthy, environmentally friendly, meat-free alternatives.
- Reviving the American tradition of Meatless Monday, they are helping to improve our health as a nation and reduce our carbon footprint.
- The company is a non-profit initiative of The Monday Campaigns, in association with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
So not only was I getting the challenge to get out of the rut of the same old meals every week, but I was also doing something that would be healthy for David and me while helping the planet.
That’s how we became meatless once a day. Want you join us?
Click HERE to visit our Vegetarian recipe collection to help make it easier and really darn good for you to join us in participating in Meatless Monday.
Visit MeatlessMonday.com for more information about the movement.