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? Here are 12 recipes to help you out.Winter Rainbow Panzanella
Chef Sarah Britton created this delicious and hearty winter salad
for her cookbook, Naturally Nourished
. The traditional Tuscan dish gets a Nordic spin with hearty roasted root vegetables, ginger-pickled carrots, and garlic sourdough rye croutons.