Monday, May 31, 2010

Aloha, Meatless Mondays!

With the warmer summer weather here - at long last! - Mondays make the perfect day to go in for the hottest trend sweeping across North America...Meatless Mondays!

Meatless Monday Movement is gaining support all over the U.S.. Even Mario Batali has joined ranks with Al Gore, Gwyneth Paltrow and Simon Cowell to support the cause.

Japanese Ivies Grow Monday Movement

Veggie Monday in JapanJapan has become the latest country to embrace the growing Meatless Monday movement! Students at four of Japan’s Ivy League colleges are hosting monthly ‘Veggie Monday’ parties to encourage the country to try more plant-based options.

Batali's 14 restaurants across the Lower 48 will promote meat free Mondays by offering two (at least two!) veggie entrees, pizza and pastas. They're even going in for using a Meatless Monday Logo.

Did you know that Meatless is not just good for you but also the planet, too?! Livestock production creates more greenhouse gases than transportation. Choosing beans or beets or edamame over meat even one day a week helps to lighten your carbon footprint (too!). Meatless Mondays and Healthy People for a Healthy Planet! 

Aloha Pineapple Rice..."Ono!!" (means Delicious! in Hawaiian!)

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