Are you familiar with Meatless Mondays? The Meatless Monday program began as a way to help people curb their meat consumption by 15%. On average, people eat about 45% more meat per day than the USDA recommended amount . A reduction in meat consumption reduces your risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. On top of that, you decrease your carbon footprint and save resources like fossil fuel and fresh water. For example, production of a single pound of beef requires 2,500 gallons of water.
Facts such as these shouldn't completely deter us from meat consumption, but instead, prompt us to go meatless at least one day out of the week. What better day than Monday to start your week off on the right foot? If you're ready to join the movement, here's a lasagna roll and roasted red pepper recipe that's simple, tasty, and filling. It's so good you won't mind the lack of meat.