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Meatless Monday? Try Cheese-Free Monday, Too

Think you've been doing good by practicing meatless Mondays? Well, one organization thinks you could be doing more by cutting out cheese, too.

Environmental Working Group — the same people who release the annual Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 lists — found that, when it comes to food, cheese has among the highest of greenhouse gas emissions. The recommendation? Along with meat, cut out cheese once weekly. If everyone in the US did the same, it'd be the equivalent of driving 91 billion fewer miles each year.

As a Texan who grew up eating a hefty share of beef, it's somewhat challenging as it is, forgoing any animal protein one day a week. Do you think you could practice meatless Mondays and cut out your favorite cheese, too?

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fuzzles fuzzles 5 years
*ding ding ding ding ding* That, Chief, is the correct answer!
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 5 years
....bacon isn't really meat is it??????.....
lovesitc1 lovesitc1 5 years
I agree. If you're going to go meat-free once a week, its fun to explore veggie and grain-based meals that aren't cheese laden. There are so many fun and healthy ideas out there to be explored!
fuzzles fuzzles 5 years
Da dawg did it! *pointing*
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 5 years
Who cut the cheese? ;)
fuzzles fuzzles 5 years
Susannah-Chen Susannah-Chen 5 years
I eat cheese every hour that ends in "o'clock."
fuzzles fuzzles 5 years
No! I eat cheese on every day that ends in "y." *stomping foot* ;)
Susannah-Chen Susannah-Chen 5 years
Thankfully, it's just cheese and not dairy altogether. According to the report: "Cheese was third, at 13.5. That's much higher than milk, because ;it takes about 10 pounds of milk to make 1 pound of cheese,' says Kari Hamerschlag, who wrote the report."
amber512 amber512 5 years
I'm almost always cheese free, although if I had to go completey dairy free that'd be harder. I use Greek yogurt in almost everything!
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