Watch Out for Processed Food
Nowadays, there are a number of soy-based and meat-free products available in grocery stores. However, don’t trade health for convenience. Despite being made with little to no animal products, meatless burger patties, sausages, and the like are often made with additives. Check the nutrition label for the calories, fat, carbs, and sodium content. Avoid foods that contain high sodium, preservatives, dyes, and allergens.
Make It a Group Effort
Meat Free Monday does not have to be a solo journey. Like when trying a new diet or exercise program, it is hard to stay on track without support. Additionally, cooking up the same meal for everyone in the household is easier than preparing two different sets. It also offers an opportunity to get children involved in the kitchen, as fruits and vegetables are safer to handle than raw meat.
Discover and follow content from Meat Free Monday advocates and vegan influencers. These people can give you motivation and inspiration to get started and keep going. Much of their content includes recipes, life stories, and promoting new meatless products and veg-friendly restaurants.
Lastly, it is important to remember that you set the rules for your own Meat Free Monday. Despite the name, you don’t really need to do it every Monday. You can pick any day of the week or even opt to go meatless more than once a week. If you have to skip a week or two, that is also no problem. Overall, what counts is reducing your meat consumption, even if it doesn’t seem like a lot.