There’s been a lot of noise about vegetarianism and veganism in the news these days, and while there’s a lot of good coming out of those movements, they’re too extreme for some people to embrace. Plant Power Day is the perfect solution for those trying to include more foliage in their diet while still keeping their carnivore habits. Plant-based means food that comes from plants and doesn’t contain animal ingredients such as meat, milk, eggs, or honey. Do take care when choosing your plant choices, however. In some cases, reducing the amount of meat you eat doesn’t reduce net cruelty in the world. If your focus isn’t on health, but on making less of an impact on the planet, then you need to carefully research where your food is grown and how it makes it to the table. It doesn’t help the earth if your crops are coming from fields that are the result of destroying animal habitat and eradicating rainforests, after all. The best way to celebrate Plant Power Day is to have an entire set of meals during the day that is completely based in plants.
GOOD FOR US
Plant-based foods tend to be…
Packed with a wide range of vitamins and minerals
GOOD FOR OUR PLANET
GO BIG ON PLANTS on March 7th and you can…
Save 1,500 litres of water (two whole weeks of showers)
Reduce your carbon footprint by 2kg (the energy needed to make 1,064 cups of tea)