Exciting News!

Official Meatless Monday Blogger

I’m excited to announce that Normal to Nomad is now an Official Blogger with Meatless Mondays! Thanks for your support of my blog as well as theirs!

Time’s Almost Up

With just one Monday left in January, it’s time for a check-in! How have you done this month? I’ve had a great time eating meatless once a week, and it turns out that I already eat a lot of meals that are meatless or can be easily modified to be meatless. What can I say, I love salad.

A big bowl of veggies, plus egg whites for protein

But I had no idea how easy it was for me to make my “regular” meals meatless! I’ve also gotten really into cooking Indian dishes which my husband is super excited about. Even when I was in a pinch for time or forgot to plan a meatless meal, having a few options in the pantry like these Bombay Potatoes and some rice made meatless substitution a cinch.

I’d love to know more about your experience with Meatless Mondays in the comments!

Effects of Meatless Mondays

I have to say that I haven’t noticed any change in my energy or strength (I lift weights 3x a week) by occasionally eliminating meat, but I do spend a lot less at the grocery store!

In general, I feel like I’m a lot more aware of what I’m eating, especially when it comes to quantities and types of meats. I’m trying to move away from beef and consume more chicken and (sustainably-caught) fish on days when I do eat animal products.

What’s Next?

After just one short month of choosing to remove meat from three meals for one day a week, I’m planning to extend this mini challenge into February (and probably beyond). I’ll continue to share tips and recipes over on the monthly mini challenge Pinterest board, or you could go check out Meatless Monday’s most popular recipes of 2017. I’ll also be starting a new mini challenge next month! You can sign up to be notified when each month’s challenge is announced so you can follow along and help me reduce our environmental impact in 2018!

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