Reducing the amount of meat in your diet can reduce your cancer risk.

The Meatless Monday resources at womenshealthmag.com report

“In one study of more than 35,000 women published in the British Journal of Cancer, those who ate the most red and processed meat were found to have the highest risk of breast cancer. Other research has linked meat consumption to colon, prostate, pancreatic, and gastric cancers as well. One theory, according to non-profit group The Cancer Project, is that foods with high levels of fat artificially boost the hormones that promote cancer.”  

I’ve gone meatless on Monday for the past few months and have been asked to share what I eat on those days.

Here are my Meatless Meals for Monday, August 25th
This was a crazy busy gotta-do-what-you-gotta-do day so fast food and meals eaten in the car happened.


Breakfast: McDonald’s grits. Yes, where I live McDonald’s serves grits – in a Styrofoam coffee cup.  It’s Louisiana.   They cook the grits with butter and I tried to scoop it off.  The grits are not as good as my Momma’s (or mine) but they are quick, $1.29 and in a pinch they’ll do.

Lunch:  Qdoba again for their kid’s naked burrito (no tortilla or rice), but full of black and pinto beans, lettuce, pico de gallo, bit of cheese, light sour cream and 2 types of salsa.  I can’t get over how flavorful and filling their bowls and salads are.  And talk about stick with you.

Snack: Almonds and a banana.

Dinner:  Amy’s Organic Fire Roasted Southwest Vegetable Soup and a grilled cheese made with a lovely aged cheddar ( I shop the ‘Cuts under $3’ basket at Whole Foods), and some fruit.

Water, water and more water.

Want to learn more?  If you are in the Gtr Baton Rouge area, join us at a free Meatless Meals Lunch N Learn Session – Sept 11 at Noon at New Hope Baptist Church.  Click here for more information.

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