Meatless Mondays are increasing in popularity across the globe. Typically, even though it’s the second day of the week, Monday tends to be the day when most persons seek to implement positive changes to their lifestyle. So, what better Day to start enjoying the benefits of a meat-free diet than on Monday?
But just what can you do on a Meatless Monday to make it fun and to ensure that the positive effects of it are lasting?
Here’s some helpful tips that will make your Meatless Mondays extra special:
1. Plan ahead – You’ll save yourself a lot of time and energy by doing this. Set a menu, from Breakfast to Dinner, and start pulling together a list to shop around for the items.
2. Have a Variety – Don’t confine yourself to just salads. Vegan recipes are aplenty, from Vegan soups to Veggie Burgers, Veggie Sandwiches, Vegetable Pilafs and more. And for your Vegan Desserts? The choices are endless: choose from Vegan Ice-creams, Vegan Cheesecakes and so much more. Meatless Mondays are not just about abstaining from meat for a day, but, enjoying the wide and delicious variety found in non-meat fare like your fruits, vegetables, nuts and whole grains.
3. Make it a group event – Invite friends and family to bring a Vegan dish and have a Vegan Lime/Vegan Party. That way you’re not alone and you can enjoy sharing funny stories of your Vegan adventures or misadventures in the kitchen. You’ll be surprised to find that some of your family and friends are also trying to make healthier decisions when it comes to eating. When it’s done in a special circle of friends or family you’ll also get the support and encouragement needed to make better lifestyle choices. And, everyone, including you, will be looking forward to the next Meatless Monday.
4. Give it a theme – “Caribbean Vegan Monday” or “Mediterranean Meatless Monday”. Take your pick. Themes help take Meatless Mondays from bland and boring to fun and exciting and help guide your menu choices. It also helps you to save on your food bill since you can use some of the same ingredients on your themed shopping list to come up with a variety of dishes.