The most important thing you can do for your health, the environment, and the innocent animals is to go veggie.
"An advisory committee for the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans calls on people to cut back on added sugars and solid fats (butter, marbled meats) and to follow a more nutrient-rich, plant-based diet.
The report is based on the latest scientific evidence and was prepared by a 13-member panel of national nutrition and health experts. The public now has 30 days to comment at www.dietaryguidelines.gov. About two-thirds of adults and one-third of children in the United States are overweight or obese."
Going meatless one day a week and adding nutritious low-fat plant-based foods is an excellent and easy way to move in a healthier direction. Give the government your 2 cents by leaving a comment, perhaps extolling the virtues of a vegetarian diet.
Meanwhile, start a new tradition and make this Fourth of July holiday meatless! Down to Earth makes it easy with sales and delicious recipes. I'm including a recipe for perennial favorite potato salad and barbeque tofu. If you don't have time to make the tofu, pick up tempeh or veggie burgers on special June 28, July 5, July 12.
Turtle Island Tempeh 5 Grain, 8 oz. $3.59, on sale for $2.49
Turtle Island Tempeh Indonesian Style, 8 oz. $3.59, on sale for $2.49
Turtle Island Tempeh Soy, 8 oz. $3.59, on sale for $2.49
Turtle Island Tempeh Veggie, 8 oz. $3.59, on sale for $2.49
Amy's Kitchen Veggie Burger Quarter lb, 16 oz. $8.79, on sale for $4.99 You save $3.80!
Bring some Wai Lana chips to your picnic. You save $1.50 per package.
Wai Lana Yogi Chip Whole Grain Chili Lime, 2.4 oz. $3.59 $2.09
Wai Lana Yogi Chip Whole Grain Low Salt, 2.4 oz. $3.59 $2.09
Wai Lana Yogi Chip Whole Grain Rosemary Garlic, 2.4 oz. $3.59 $2.09
Wai Lana Yogi Chip Whole Grain Sour Cream and Chive, 2.4 oz. $3.59 $2.09
I like to add cheese cubes to my potato salad. You can easily go totally vegan on this recipe with our Monday sales:
Follow Your Heart Vegan Cheese Cheddar, 10 oz. $7.19 $4.99 You save $2.20 per package!
Follow Your Heart Vegan Cheese Monterey Jack, 10 oz. $7.19 $4.99
Follow Your Heart Vegan Cheese Mozzarella, 10 oz. $7.19 $4.99
As seen on KITV 4, by Dick Algire. This takes some time to do it right. Prep it overnight and cook and eat it the next day. Great for the grill.
Serve plain or in a bun. Goes great with the potato salad!
I leave you with a companion quote to last week's by the great professor:
"Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet."
Physicist, 1921 Nobel Prize recipient