Join Cooking Light in our effort to change the way we approach fruits and vegetables. With our easy tips, you’ll be on your way to five a day. By Sidney Fry, MS, RD
The campaign for “Meatless Monday” is gaining popularity. The concept is simple: One day a week, cut out the meat. (And Monday seems to be a good day to try.) It’s a great way to eat more fruit and vegetables. By eliminating meat once a week, you may reduce your risk of cancer and heart disease, support sustainability, and even come out saving a buck or two. To make your goal even more attainable, use your Meatless Monday as a make-ahead day to prepare extra fruits and vegetables for the week.
• Choose a day convenient to you to leave meat out of your diet. Use this as a “day of preparation” for the entire week to assist your goal to increase your fruits and vegetables by three servings a day.