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How to Celebrate Earth Day 2020

The future of the Earth is in all of our hands. Here are some ways to show that you care right from the comfort of your kitchen!
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All About Sustainability

Every year, the whole planet comes together to celebrate none other than...our planet!

Our home feeds and nurtures us, gives us a wealth of natural resources, and is always there for us; as its inhabitants, the least we can do is work together to preserve it.

From reducing your plastic use to walking to work more often, changing up your habits in the smallest ways could have the biggest impact on our planet. After all, Earth Day is also a reminder that it is up to us to take action against the looming threat of climate change.

In addition to other lifestyle practices, take your Earth Day celebrations to the kitchen this year with
these ideas on how to be more sustainable with food (delicious recipes included!).

Lettuce Celebrate!

Consider going vegetarian for Earth Day, as an eco-friendly diet can help you meet your clean-eating goals and benefit the environment! By taking the meat out of your meals, you can reduce greenhouse gases.

This doesn’t necessarily mean having to say goodbye to that steak for good, but reducing your consumption even a little bit can go a long way. Here are some recipe ideas for meatless meals that are delicious, nutritious, and good for both you and the planet.

IKEA, Who?


Swedish Vegetarian Meatballs

Live Eat Learn

Enjoy the taste of Sweden outside of the furniture store. These Swedish Vegetarian Meatballs are a combo of quinoa and cauliflower, coated in easy cream sauce.

Get Sloppy


Vegetarian Lentil Sloppy Joes

Lemons and Basil

These Vegetarian Lentil Sloppy Joes will delight even the most zealous meat-lovers in your family!

Going Green

Go green today--literally, with your food! The color of the trees, our beautiful lands from the view of outer space, the plants that spring from the Earth...this rich, vibrant shade is representative of nature in its various, gorgeous forms.

Try out these green-themed Earth Day recipes that are sure to inspire!

Come Out of Your Shell


Matcha Milk Bread Turtles


A cute culinary homage to one of the species that this holiday seeks to appreciate and preserve.

Matcha Made in Heaven


Green Tea Matcha Smoothie

Jessica Gavin

This energizing Matcha Green Tea Smoothie is packed with peaches, bananas, spinach, and pistachios. A creamy, refreshing, healthy drink made in under five minutes.

Veganism? Kale Yeah!

Calling it quits on animal products, even just for Earth Day, is extremely helpful in terms of reducing emissions and is a great way to explore all the delicious possibilities plant-based diets have to offer! This change to your diet is great for taking your celebration into the realm of eating habits, one of the major ways in which we as humans impact the environment.

Take some steps into the huge, delicious culinary world of veganism with these terrific recipes.

Get Your Gumbo On


Vegan Gumbo

The Edgy Veg

This Vegan Gumbo is packed with okra, vegetables, jackfruit, and sausage, cooked the traditional way with a plant-based twist. It's the best vegan gumbo you'll ever have!

(Vegan) Cheese, Please!


Vegan Pumpkin Mac and Cheese with Kale

Feed Me Phoebe

This vegan Mac and Cheese gets its creamy base from a mixture of pumpkin, cashews, and cashew milk. It's made even healthier with gluten-free pasta and kale!

Do your part to help the Earth today!

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