Meatout Mondays - Kick the Meat Habit One Day at a Time!
August 16, 2010
Avocado Kale Delight

This is a quick, easy, and delicious salad that goes great alongside a grilled veggie burger. Kale is an amazing food containing compounds that help lessen the occurrence of a wide variety of cancers. Avocados contain oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat that helps lower cholesterol. So enjoy this tasty summer salad…all year round!


1 head kale, shredded
1 cup tomato, chopped
1 avocado, peeled & pitted
2 Tbs. grapeseed or olive oil
1 Tbs. lemon juice
sea salt (to taste)
½ tsp. cayenne


  1. In mixing bowl, toss all ingredients together.
  2. Mush everything together (with your hands) to create a marinated/wilted effect on the kale (this makes it much tastier and easier to digest). Makes 4 servings.

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Dr. Greger's Clinical Nutrition

Scientific studies have revealed the benefits of a plant-based diet. Now you can get all of the facts from Dr. Michael Greger’s DVD series. He offers practical advice on how best to feed ourselves and our families to prevent, treat, and even reverse chronic disease. Dr. Greger bases this advice solely on the latest, most groundbreaking nutrition research published in peer-reviewed medical journals. And no worries about your nutrition being hard to swallow: Dr. Greger's trademark lively style makes the latest news quite digestable.

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Early Influence On Nutrition

Popeye cartoons, tasting parties, and junior cooking classes can increase vegetable intake in kindergarten children, according to new research published in the journal Nutrition & Dietetics. Researchers at Mahidol University in Bangkok studied twenty six kindergarten children aged four to five for eight weeks. The researchers found that vegetable intake doubled and the types of vegetables the children consumed increased from two to four after taking part in a program using multimedia and role models to promote healthy food. Parents also reported their children talked about vegetables more often and were proud they had eaten them in their school lunch.

Studies have shown the food habits and eating patterns picked up in early childhood "track" into later childhood and adulthood. Lead researcher Professor Chutima Sirikulchayanonta said focusing on healthy food choices at an early age can have a major impact on the future health of adults.

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Jewel of a Cause

Tatham, better known as Tate, is a young woman who has her own ideas about the world and animals. At an early age, she began eliminating animals from her diet. Today, she's moving towards a vegan diet, and she expresses her love for animals in a very creative way. With a mom who founded the Middleburg Folk Art Studio, Tate is a fun-loving teenager who enjoys wearing pendants and jewelry, fun t-shirts, and wild colored flip flops – all with a green element.

Recently Tate shared one of their latest artistic creations. Proud mom says, “Our new series is all about being good to the earth, the environment, and nature. Inspired by Tatham and her love for animals, nature, and being green. We created this new line of pendants, using her words in a lot of them.” They generously donated animal pendants to the benefit fundraiser at the recent Animal Rights 2010 National Conference.

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