Eating less meat can help you live longer. Mayoclinic.com reports:

“A National Cancer Institute study of 500,000 people found that those who ate 4 ounces (113 grams) of red meat or more daily were 30 percent more likely to have died of any cause during a 10-year period than were those who consumed less.”

No desire to go vegetarian? You don’t have to.  Going meatless as little as one day per week has documented health benefits. (More at www.meatlessmonday.com.) I’ve gone meatless on Monday for the past few months and have been asked to share my meal log.

Here are my Meatless Meals for Monday, August 11th 

Breakfast: Smoothie made with a banana, unsweetened almond milk, chocolate vegan Shakeology, 1 heaping tsp of PB2 and ice. Que the angelic music – Ahhhh ahhhh Ahhhhhhhhh!

Lunch: Convenience food meal
Amy’s Organic Lentil Vegetable Soup with Food Should Taste Good Sea Salt Brown Rice Crackers. Picked up both products at Wal-mart. They have healthy ingredient lists with robust flavors. (Amy’s whole product line is the bomb!)

Snacks for the day
Tamari roasted almonds, apple slices, fresh pear, (thanks Sis Hulbert), and those brown rice crackers were so good – they made a repeat.

Dinner – Easy make at home meal
Roasted broccoli, garlic, red onion and portobello mushrooms, tossed with jarred pesto and whole wheat pasta. This was so easy and so good.

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