I'm really jumping on the challenge bandwagon and this time it's something that I've been contemplating for a while. After talking it over with my mummy earlier today, I've decided to join the Meatless Monday campaign, to "one day a week, cut out meat" in order to improve health and the environment. Although I wouldn't become a full blown vegetarian (I love bacon and red meat too much) I did choose too study adolescent vegetarianism for my home economics coursework a few years ago and found that there are many benefits to excluding meat from your diet no matter how long it is for. Health benefits include reducing the risk of some cancers, heart disease, obesity and diabetes. Not only that, leaving out the meat one day a week reduces your carbon footprint, decreases fossil fuel dependancy and minimises water usuage making it environmentally friendly too.
If you are thinking of joining in on the Meatless Monday campaign there is a widget in the side bar with recipe ideas and I will post some recipes I've tried out too along the way. Meat often takes centre stage on the dinner plate, but it doesn't have to be there for food to be just as delicious.