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Meatless Mondays

By Pam Aughe, R.D. / Photography By Carole Topalian | November 14, 2014
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Meatless Monday was reintroduced as a public health awareness campaign in 2003 to address preventable illnesses associated with meat consumption.

With the average American now eating 75 pounds more meat every year than previous generations, we now have the opportunity—by eating less meat—to do something good for ourselves and our planet.

Reducing the consumption of meat has been proven to reduce the risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. Meatless meals also are budget friendly and reduce our carbon footprint.

Try some of these recipes and start your own meatless tradition.

Article from Edible WOW at http://ediblewow.ediblecommunities.com/recipes/meatless-mondays
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