April 15, 2013

During the entire month of April, we are observing "Meatless Mondays" in our house. And what, you might ask, does going meatless on Monday have to do with Earth Day?

Well, think about the whole process of breeding cattle, pigs, chickens and other sources of meat. The fuel burned transporting feed for the animals, and then transporting the meat from the farm where the animals were bred to your local grocery store creates CO2 emissions - a major source of the greenhouse gasses that contribute to global warming. And there is another source of greenhouse gases that comes from the process of harvesting meat. Animals burp methane gas, and that also contributes to the greenhouse effect.

Going meatless one day every week is a way that each of us can help reduce our carbon footprints, and it tastes good, too!

Here is a favorite recipe in our house and one that we think most kids will enjoy - crab cakes! Click here if you would like to download this recipe and print it out.





















There are many more Meatless Monday recipes that you can download from SeymourSimon.com. Click here to find them all!

Posted by: Liz Nealon

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