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Healthy Lifestyle Challenge #17 – Go Meatless!

I hope you are having a great weekend – I’ve managed to get a ton of stuff done around the house and I even did a bit of marking – crazy, I know!!

I’m giving you TOMORROW’S CHALLENGE today because it might need a bit of thought and planning – here it is…

Go meatless today.

Why?

Going meatless just once a week can decrease your risk many chronic preventable diseases like:

  • CANCERstudies suggest that people who eat diets low in meat are less likely to develop cancer and daily meat eaters are about 3 times more likely to develop colon cancer.
  • CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASEstudies done at Harvard University have found that eating both red meat and processed meats (sausage, bacon, and deli meats) increases your risk of developing heart disease and atherosclerosis as well as having a stroke.
  • DIABETESresearch suggests that eating greater amounts of red and processed meats increases your risk of Type 2 diabetes

How?

It’s easy – just eat meat-free meals and snacks today!

Here are some great ideas:

Breakfast:

  1. Greek yogurt and berries
  2. fruit smoothie
  3. vegetarian omelet
  4. oatmeal

Snacks:

  1. hard boiled egg
  2. mixed nuts
  3. crackers and cheese
  4. veggies and hummus
  5. apple slices with almond butter
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Lunch:

  1. tossed salad
  2. egg salad sandwich
  3. veggie burger
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Dinner:

  1. vegetable stir-fry
  2. stuffed peppers
  3. pasta with fresh veggies
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meatless monday

Share your favourite meatless monday meal in the comments section below!

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Elf For Health Challenge #1 – Go Meatless!

Today is Day 1 of the Elf For Health Holiday Challenge and today’s challenge is to prepare a meatless meal.

So, for dinner tonight we had Pesto Pasta with Fresh Veggies and it was delicious! I first had this dish last summer while visiting my sister and her family at their cottage. Not only did I taste amazing, it was quick and easy to make, and it’s healthy – my kinda meal!

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Interested in making it….here’s how:

Ingredients:
3/4 box whole wheat spaghettini
2 tbsp Classico pesto sauce
2 cloves garlic
1 tbsp olive oil
1 lemon
White wine
Fresh veggies – peppers, broccoli, asparagus, snow peas, (or whatever fresh veg you like)

Cooking Instructions:
1.Heat frying pan
2. Add pesto sauce, garlic, olive oil, and a splash of white wine and the juice of 1 lemon.Mix well.
3. Add fresh veggies and cook for 5 minutes on med-high for crisp veggies
4. Pour over drained pasta in pot and heat for 2-3 minutes on low to combine it.
5. Add Parmesan or asiago cheese and salt and pepper to finish.

I love the idea of eating a least one meatless meal a week, so meatless Monday is going to be a regular thing in our house. With that, I ask…

What are your favourite meatless dishes? Share your recipes (or link up) in the comments section below!

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