If you have been thinking about perhaps one day trying to become a vegetarian, but the idea seems overwhelming to you and you cannot imagine what you might eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, if you take meat products out of the mix, then meatless Mondays might be an easier first step to consider.
What are meatless Mondays?
This is a trend that started across social media with millions of people following, vowing to give up consuming meat products on Mondays, which for many people can be a first step to branching off into vegetarianism.
Those behind the international campaign vow that meatless Mondays are about helping the planet, healing your body, and saving the animals all while doing it. The campaign had originally been founded by marketing professional Sid Lerner.
The meatless Monday initiative prompts people to start their week with healthy habits, and you can find many people who engage in meatless Mondays around the world. There are thousands of photos online of people sharing their different meatless Mondays snacks and meals, a variety of vegetarian culinary ideas.
It can be difficult at first to think about incorporating a full day into the week with no animal products, but it gets easier the more that you explore this way of eating. It’s easy to find many delicious, vegetarian items to eat, that are just as filling as any burger or other meat product. As well, now in the market today you can find many different quality vegetarian, plant-based burgers and other meat-like products. Even if you do want to give up meat and start experimenting with a little vegetarianism at least one day a week, you can still find alt-meat options for ground beef, hot dogs, burgers, and nuggets etc. You can still eat your favorite snacks but opt for those plant-based alternatives.
Meatless Mondays are a great way for anyone who wants to start getting less meat in their lives, to do it in a fun and exciting way, sharing their journey on social media under the meatless Monday tag. You can find others in the world who are also doing the same thing and there is a sense of community there. This is a great first step for anyone to think about who might eventually want to go full vegetarian.