As climate change continues to have great negative impacts on asthma and allergies, it is important to find ways to reduce our individual and collective impact.
Today, a whopping 30% of Earth’s landmass goes to meat, dairy, and egg production, the United Nations. As the UN also reports, livestock production causes “an even larger contribution” to climate change “than the transportation sector worldwide.” That’s right: Factory farmed animals contribute more to climate change than all the world’s cars, trucks, trains, planes, and ships combined. –Source:
This coupled with a recent report that suggests that symptoms, seems like the perfect time to try some plant-based meals.
(Note: this does not mean that a vegetarian or vegan diet would cure asthma, it just *may* reduce the number of asthma exacerbations in someone who has asthma. I can personally attest that following a vegan diet is not a *cure* for asthma.)
Meatless Monday is an easy way to ease into reducing meat consumption and increasing veggie/fruit consumption. Basically, you choose Monday as your day to refrain from meat and try out new plant-based food options. Some people do other variations like "no meat before dinner" or "only meat on weekends", etc.
For our first Meatless Monday (sorry I know it's late!), I'm sharing this recipe from our sister site, Kids With Food Allergies:
This recipe is free of the top 8 allergens (contains coconut oil).