Thursday, April 17, 2014


Earth Week at UMD April 21st-April 25th

You don't have to go completely vegan or vegetarian to have an impact on the environment

Why Meatless?

Producing 1 pound of beef uses...

  • as much fuel as driving a car 32 miles.
  • as much grain as 20 loaves of bread
  • energy as 256 100 watt light bulbs per hour
  • as much water as taking 60 showers
Over a year, if everyone in the United States ate no meat or cheese just one day a week, it would be like not driving 91 billion miles - or taking 7.6 million cars off the road. (Source: Environmental Working Group)

Great, so we are saving the planet one veggie burger at a time, but how do we get the protein we need? Consuming a combination of the following foods will give you all the building blocks of proteins in the body. 
  • Beans & Legumes
  • Nuts & Seeds
  • Whole grains
Examples of easy plant based proteins in meals:
  • Salad with chickpeas & sunflower seeds (bean + seed)
  • Peanut butter on 100% whole wheat bread (nut + whole grain)
  • Black beans & brown rice (bean + whole grain)
Need some vegetarian Recipes?

It's easier to reach protein requirements than most people think. The Institute of Medicine recommends that adults get a minimum of 0.8 grams of protein for every kilogram of body weight per day—that’s about 58 grams for a 160 pound adult. 

Monday April 21st Earth Week Events at Dining Services

Mediterranean Meatless Penne at Chef's Creation during lunch in the Dining Center!
Roasted tomatoes, red onion, capers, artichokes, olives, herbs and penne pasta tossed with California olive oil (& optional Parmesan)

Green Smoothies in Lake Superior Hall Lobby @ 7pm (free)
Peaches, strawberries, bananas, Greek yogurt, Spinach & milk 

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