June: Moving to a Plant-Rich Diet

“Let the earth put forth vegetation: plants yielding seed, and fruit trees of every kind on earth that bear fruit with the seed in it. And it was so." (Genesis 1:11)

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June's Action item is
MOVING TO A PLANT-RICH DIET

 

How we eat is a reflection of our moral and religious sensibilities. Cows produce the harmful greenhouse gas methane, and the food we feed them could be feeding hungry humans. Using sustainable agriculture methods to grow our fruits and vegetables can actually help increase the carbon and nutrients in the soil, and pull excess carbon out of the atmosphere.

 

Moving toward a plant rich diet would not only be good for the planet, it will be good as well for our (human) health. People who eat a plant rich/low meat diet reduce their risks of certain cancers, heart disease and stroke and have lower morbidity and healthcare costs. With all the benefits plants offer us why not give it a try?.

Resources:

 

​Video: Best Learning Videos For Kids, Peekaboo Kidz. 2017. Are Vegetables Really Healthy?

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Restoring God's Earth is used with permission from Zero Waste Church, www.zerowastechurch.org. Some content has been modified by Crown of Glory. 

Tips 

Week 1

  • Try a vegetable you haven’t tried before.
     

  • Try a new plant-based recipe.
     

Week 2

  • Visit a vegan restaurant for inspiration.
     

  • Replace meat with seasoned beans, legumes or lentils in a recipe 1 day a week.

Week 3

  • Eat meat only once a week, then once a month.
     

  • Switch from cow’s milk to a plant-based alternative like coconut, soy, or almond milk.
     

Week 4

  • Join a local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) to receive fresh, seasonal vegetables.
     

  • Transition smoothly from 4 legs, to 2 legs to 0 legs!