After the Big Game, Let Meatless Monday Get You Back on Track!

February 5th, 2018

Super Bowl Sunday is known as one of the biggest food days of the year, right up there with Thanksgiving and other major holidays. Across the country, viewers of the big game consumed higher-than-usual amounts of chicken wings, pizza, tortilla chips and dips, and other junk food. But Meatless Monday is here to help you get back on a healthy track if you overindulged last night!

Now that you’ve eaten a year’s worth of wings, skip the meat on Monday. There are so many delicious plant-based choices nowadays that you won’t even feel like you’re giving something up. Meatless Monday is a big believer in expanding your dietary horizons, so here are a few healthy recipes to try that will start your week off in the right direction.

Butternut Squash and Spinach Alfredo

Easy Black Bean Burritos

Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers

These are just a few ideas to get you started. Meatless Monday features hundreds of delicious and simple recipes for every meal. Some of those are plant-based versions of some classic favorites, like spaghetti and meatballs!

Making up for one night of junk food isn’t the only great reason to go Meatless Monday. Monday has been proven to be an effective day to start healthy routines; studies show that people who start a new routine or activity on Monday are more likely to keep it up for the rest of the week. Giving up meat one day a week may also inspire other healthy changes to your lifestyle, such as adding more physical activity or reducing your stress. Meatless Monday has multiple benefits, not just for your health but for the environment.

Even if you don’t indulge every weekend, Meatless Monday is still a great idea for you and your whole family. Not only is it a healthy way to start the week – it’s a great way to expand your personal menu.