Our presence in the world never goes unnoticed. In fact, all of our actions are, in one way or another, deeply ingrained in this planet. This is particularly true when it comes to our personal foodprint.
Our foodprint is what allows us to identify our environmental impact. According to EARTHDAY.ORG, such measurement is determined by analyzing the effects (both positive and negative) of the growing, producing, transporting, and storing of our foods. Use these calculators to learn about your personal foodprint.
In other words, your diet can have adverse consequences to our environment, which is why it is imperative to pay attention to it.
If you’re concerned about shrinking your foodprint (honestly, everyone should be concerned at this point), then please adhere to the following suggestions about your diet. These tips will not only help you in the kitchen, but they can also help heal and bring light to our battered-down planet.
EDUCATION IS KEY
Educate yourself on how your dietary habits influence the well-being of the Earth. For instance, did you know animal agriculture is the leading cause of deforestation? Try cutting down meat consumption to reduce the occurrence of this.
PLANT BASED RECIPES
We know going completely plant-based isn’t feasible for everyone, and that’s fine. However, shifting to more meatless recipes makes a world of difference. Or, you can jump on ongoing trends such as Meatless Mondays. Any step you take to bring down your foodprint is a step in the right direction.
BE THE CHANGE
Be the change in any organization where you’re surrounded by many people. These places can easily be family gatherings, workplaces, or even schools. Promote the importance of replacing menu favorites that may increase foodprint with plant-based options on the menu. Try getting vegan meat in the mix. There will be some groans at first, but if you know how to season your food, nadie se dará cuenta.
These are some examples of Mexican vegan dishes that taste as good as the regular recipe!