zucchini pesto noodles bowl

Today, we’re talking about Meatless Monday. Specifically, we’re talking about how to make Meatless Monday meals for meat lovers. Which can be a bit tricky, right?

So I’m sure you’ve heard about Meatless Monday by now.

But if you haven’t, it’s a thing!

Meatless Monday is a global movement that was started in 2003 to help people improve their health, as well as eat something that’s easier on the environment.

Why try Meatless Monday?

If you’re reading this post, I’m guessing you know that eating less meat and chicken can be beneficial for your health, but you may not know about the environmental impacts.

Here’s more on that…

A study published in Science in 2018 shows that while meat and dairy provide just 18% of calories and 37% of protein, animal agriculture uses the vast majority – 83% – of farmland and produces a whopping 60% of agriculture’s greenhouse gas emissions (Source: The Guardian).

Joseph Poore, who led the research at the University of Oxford, UK, went on to say, “A vegan diet is probably the single biggest way to reduce your impact on planet Earth, not just greenhouse gases, but global acidification, eutrophication, land use and water use… It is far bigger than cutting down on your flights or buying an electric car.”