Meatless Monday Helps Consumers Munch More Greens

Meatless MondayThe hot topic at the recent Food & Nutrition Conference was how dietitians and nutritional professionals can shift Americas away from a diet high in saturated fat, sugar, and processed foods to a more balanced diet of lean proteins, vegetables, and whole grains called for in the MyPlate guidelines.

The Monday Campaigns and Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future announced the results of a national survey that suggest how Meatless Monday can be an effective tool to meet this challenge. An online survey conducted by FGI Research found that Meatless Monday not only influences people to reduce meat intake, but encourages them to incorporate healthier alternatives into their weekly routine.

The results suggest that Meatless Monday is helping people create a habit of eating more meatless meals and is inspiring cooks and diners to experiment with new options.

Information and delicious, healthy recipes are available at Meatless Monday. Or try this recipe for Oven Roasted Root Vegetables.

What do you think of Meatless Monday? Will you give it a try?