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Meatless Mondays

The more I learn, the more my diet evolves. I've been drastically cutting back on animal products despite the challenges that brings sometimes. Meat can be tough for your body to breakdown and produce toxic wastes when doing so. When you eat too much meat (as our entire country typically does), your poor kidney gets beat up, your colon is at risk for cancer due to the toxins, you heart is at risk due to all the fat building up in your ateries, and a whole host of other issues you just don't want.

Solution? Try days without meat consumption. Try alternatives by cooking what you would normally cook, but 'beef' up the veggies instead of the meat.

What about protein? Come on, we all know by now that there are plenty of plant-based proteins to use! - beans, lentils, quinoa, tons!

Tacos without meat, cheese and sour cream sounds crazy to most people, but have turned into one of my favorites. You can use walnuts as a meat alternative and load up a baked taco shell with tons of veggies - lettuce, tomato, avocado, onions, peppers, salsa, beans, you name it! Give your body a break from meat even if it starts at just one day a week. You'll be surprised at how good you feel and how delicious your meals can still be!

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