Start the Monday after Thanksgiving with Healthy Eating

Meatless Monday is here to help you get back on track from your epic meal of turkey, three kinds of stuffing, four slices of pie, and a glass or two of wine…but who’s counting? It’s fine to overindulge now and then. Why? By getting off track, it’s easier to get back on!

To recuperate, choose plant-based foods like fruits and veggies, which will help you detox and give you lots of fiber – a perfect combination after heavy meals. Try these recipes, which re-imagine holiday leftovers like carrots, green beans, pumpkin, and sweet potatoes.

Breakfast – Black Bean Sesame Veggie HashBlack Bean Veggie Hash

Lunch – Sesame Tempeh with Green Beans

Side – Tahini Curried Carrot SaladTahini Curried Carrot Salad

Dinner – Stuffed Shells with Pumpkin Kale FillingPumpkin Kale Shells

Continue your detox with a Monday Mile! Enjoy being outside in nature, getting fresh air, and burning off some extra calories. 2,000 steps, or a mile, takes about 20 minutes and is a beautiful way to start the week after Thanksgiving.

Monday has been proven to be an effective day to start healthy routines; studies show that people who start a new routine or activity on Monday are more likely to keep it up for the rest of the week. Giving up meat one day a week may also inspire other healthy changes to your lifestyle, such as adding more physical activity or reducing your stress. Meatless Monday has multiple benefits, not just for your health but also for the environment.

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