Have you been thinking about eating less meat, or giving it up altogether? It can seem daunting, particularly if you’re use to eating meat at most meals. What will you eat? How could you possibly get full and stay full?
I’ve got the answer for you. Take the challenge to go meat free for one week. That’s only seven days, just 21 meals. You probably already have a couple of meat free meals now so maybe it’s less than 21 meals you have to worry about.
The idea behind Meat Free Week is to encourage everyone to think about how much meat they are eating and the impact it has on their health, as well as the health of animals and the planet.
Meat Free Week began in Australia in 2013 and expanded to the UK in 2015 and has four focuses:
+ Challenge yourself to give up meat this Meat Free Week.
+ Bowel cancer risk increases with the amount of meat consumed.
+ Consider the impact of eating too much meat.
+ Your choices have the power to make real change happen.
+ Best of all, you get to raise money for a great cause. Supporting Bowel Cancer Australia to help save lives and continue the global expansion of Meat Free Week.
Wondering what to cook? Well, of course I have lots of recipes you can choose from here.
There are also many famous chefs, foodies and veggie lovers like Jamie Oliver, Paul McCartney and Ella Woodward who have contributed an amazing array of recipes for the week. Check them out here, but I think you’ll need longer than a week to get through them all.
Try this Spicy Vegetable Pilaf with only 7 ingredients. The best bit is it’s ready in less than 30 minutes.