Foodprints for the Future
Go plant-based: Life hacks and staff picks
Life can get busy and it can be hard to know where to start when trying to do your part for the planet. Here are some helpful tricks to make fighting climate change that much easier —
Plant-based life hacks:
When making burgers, substitute half the beef for lentils or mushrooms: Check out this New York Times recipe.
Meatless Mondays: commit to eating plant-based foods just one day a week (psst…it does not have to be Monday).
Tofu Tuesdays: Food and Wine Magazine has great beginner tofu recipes
Start off slowly: Try eating plant-based meals just twice a week. Eating plant-based meals get easier as you bulk up your recipe repertoire.
Reduce your portion size when you eat meat.
Test out the vegetarian or vegan restaurants in your neighborhood. Happycow.com is a helpful tool to find locations near you.
Enjoy flavors from different cultures (Ethopian and Indian food are well known for their delicious plant-based variety) or challenge yourself to learn about plant-based foods from your own culture.
Sign up for a CSA (community-supported agriculture) to receive vegetables each week.
Shop at your local farmers market to find seasonal, fresh veggies.
Try one new meatless recipe a week.