October 1st marked the start of National Vegetarian Awareness Month, and whether you are a full-blown vegetarian, or simply understand the important role fresh fruits and veggies play in your overall health, everyone can enjoy the benefits of taking a few days off meat.
A diet full of fresh fruits and vegetables, and one that eliminates meat and animal proteins that are high in saturated fat and raised on chemicals is hard to argue with. In addition, those who follow a vegetarian diet, on average, have lower cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure and a lower incidence of obesity.
Some people can’t fathom a meal without meat, but skipping it, even just a few days a week, can do wonders to improve your health and ensure you get tons of fresh fruits, veggies and whole grains. Step out of the box and try these vegetarian versions of classic dishes that usually packed full of meat. I guarantee you won’t miss it.