You might have heard of Meatless Mondays, but where did they start? This practice actually dates all the way back to World War I, when Americans were asked to limit their meat consumption (on Tuesdays, actually). Since then, studies have shown that just one plant-based meal per week not only improves your overall health, but also reduces your carbon footprint.

For the planet, eating less meat reduces your carbon footprint by decreasing the production of greenhouse gases. Did you know that skipping one serving of beef once a week for a year saves the equivalent emissions that driving 348 miles in a car would give off?

For your health, eating less meat can improve your heart health and reduce the risk of heart disease, as well as promote kidney health, and help maintain a healthy weight. Worried about protein? The right combination of nuts, beans, seeds, and vegetables can provide all of your protein for a day!

You may be wondering, why Mondays? Not only is it a great day to reset after a weekend, but it’s part of a larger campaign effort that is empowering to be a part of. Our Soup Reset, which consists of five vegan soups, is one easy way to have all your meatless meals already prepped, without having to think. If you’re scared to take the plunge, try subbing one meal a day to be plant-based - use our soups or smoothies to treat your health and the environment.