Some of the key benefits of going meatless once a week, include a 19% reduced risk of heart disease; a 21% reduced risk of type 2 diabetes; and an average family savings of $600 a year. Meatless Monday is a non-profit, international health initiative, that encourages people to go meatless one day a week for their health and the health of the planet.  I’ve been on board for a few months and have been asked to share what I eat on those days.

Meatless Meals for Monday, August 4th

Breakfast: Smoothie made with a banana, reduced fat milk, vanilla Shakeology and ice. Note: We recently got a Vitamix. The texture of this drink from that machine…

Lunch: Fast-foodish option
Grilled vege naked salad from Qdoba. Made with no rice or salad dressing. Doubled dipped on the beans (pinto and black) and salsa (verde and roja). This dish is amazingly flavorful, filling and ridiculous in size.  Half was more than enough.

Snack 1: Small side of tortilla chips and salsa.  (Also from Qdoba)

Snicky snack 2.  Made some Mini-Monster cookies for the kids (… that’s it for the kids).  Natural peanut butter, oats, dark chocolate chips.  Two of those bad boys were a nice treat.

Supper – not up to a full dinner (lunch was that filling), I had a small grilled cheese on ciabatta and strawberries.

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