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Trying to change a food habit? Look to your calendar!

July 11, 2012

Guest blog by The Minnesota Project intern Sara Denzer, Dietetic Technician for  Fruits of the City and Garden Gleaning Project.

Have you been trying to cut something out of your diet, or add more nutritious meals? Breaking old and creating new habits can seem daunting.  Don’t get overwhelmed – just take it one day at a time.  Set aside one day a week to make a simple change.  Here are some examples to inspire you.

Meatless Monday first began during World War I.  Families were urged to not eat meat on Mondays to help ration it for troops overseas.  In 2003, Meatless Monday had a comeback as a part of a healthy eating initiative, founded by Sid Lerner.  It is a great way to cut back on red meat, or just a way to find other protein alternatives such as tofu, beans, lentils, etc.  Check out the Meatless Monday website for more information and recipes:  http://www.meatlessmonday.com/.

Here are some other ideas:

  • Tofu Tuesday
  • Whole Grain Wednesdays
  • Fresh Fruit Friday
  • Stir fry Saturday
  • Salad Sunday

That leaves Thursday to be thankful for eating whatever you want.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. July 13, 2012 9:52 am

    We also promote Meatless Monday and share a vegetarian recipe each week. http://www.miratelinc.com/blog/category/meatless-monday/

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