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Today Is the International Meatout

In light of a recent UK study that found vegetarians get fewer cancers (except confusingly colorectal cancer, which is often associated with eating red meat) I will be participating in the International Meatout today, March 20.


Today I will eat no meat since a plant-based diet is better for my personal health and the health of the planet. Meatless meals can be quite satisfying, and these meals are generally higher in fruits and veggies, which many of us should be eating more of anyway. The creators of the International Meatout also sponsor meatless Mondays, a great way to focus on eating vegetarian one day a week, just like the UN council of climate change recommends. Worried about not getting enough protein? Check out these three cheap meat substitutes. Yep, forgoing meat might put some more money in your wallet too. Tell me, will you be eating vegetarian today? My buddy Yum has a bunch vegetarian recipes for you to try.

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crystalemily crystalemily 6 years
Huh, who knew that there was a National MeatOut?! Perfect timing since I just posted a great vegetarian appetizer on my blog.
Spectra Spectra 6 years
I've been eating mostly vegetarian lateley; mostly because it's a lot cheaper than eating meat. Tonight I'll be having eggs for dinner...no meat for me!
sleepypie sleepypie 6 years
I'm also going vegetarian every Friday during Lent, but I also thought I'd mention that some Catholics do this year 'round. I love the fact that some people are getting excited over doing a "no meat day" even though there's obviously a huge group of people that have been doing it for centuries. Pretty funny.
ilanac13 ilanac13 6 years
yay!!! since i'm a vegetarian - i love ANY DAY that gets people not to eat meat!!!
aimeeb aimeeb 6 years
I had no idea.
Courtney82 Courtney82 6 years
all but a few days a week are meatless in our house, I do think it is funny it is on a Friday, checkout doing it on Meatless Mondays!
miss-malone miss-malone 6 years
Everyday is Meatout day for me :)
Modus-Vivendi Modus-Vivendi 6 years
I probably wouldn't have eaten any meat today anyways, but I'll keep it in mind!
Hill82879 Hill82879 6 years
My husband and I do Vegetarian Tuesdays and Thursdays!
bluepuppybites bluepuppybites 6 years
That's funny I had my vegan day yesterday, but just because I wanted vegetables.
HariboLicorice HariboLicorice 6 years
I will be eating chicken for lunch and steak for dinner...and I'm catholic muahahahaha. No, really...this is silly.
syako syako 6 years
Yeah I was about to post the same thing. I'm doing a meatout, but because of Lent and not because of this. :D
rach716 rach716 6 years
No meat for me today... but because I follow the 'no meat on Friday's during Lent' rule hahah Interesting to hear about though, thinking of doing Meatless Mondays!
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