Research shows that plant-based diets are linked to lower risk of obesity, hypertension, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer. That's not to say that you need to become a vegetarian—even cutting out meat just one or two days a week can have a positive impact. In fact, there's an entire movement dedicated to just that: Meatless Mondays
. Since 2003, the non-profit has promoted eating less meat as a way to do something good for yourself, and for the environment.
Not sure where to start? Read on for a few recipes to help you out—and also get the lowdown on this ultra fresh spread
(which features store-bought hummus, crisp crudites, and jammy eggs nonetheless).