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How to Celebrate Earth Day

The future of the Earth is in all of our hands. Here are some ways to show that you care from the kitchen!

SideChef
April 20, 2019
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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 wealth in natural resources, and is always there for us; the least we can do as its inhabitants 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 these 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.

Swedish Vegetarian Meatballs

Live Eat Learn

No need to go furniture shopping for a taste of Sweden. These Swedish Vegetarian Meatballs are a combo of quinoa and cauliflower, coated in easy cream sauce.

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! This green smoothie is great for a five-minute healthy breakfast, while the matcha milk bread turtles are a cute culinary homage to one of the species that this holiday seeks to appreciate and preserve.

Matcha Milk Bread Turtles

Ful-Filled

Adding a filling of finely chopped white chocolate to the matcha milk bread turtles makes all the difference in elevating these sweet rolls to greatness.

Matcha Green Tea Smoothie with Peaches

Jessica Gavin

This energizing Matcha Green Tea Smoothie is packed with peaches, bananas, spinach, and pistachios. A creamy, refreshing, healthy smoothie made under 5 minutes.

Veganism? Kale Yeah!

Calling it quits for animal products--even just for Earth Day--is extremely helpful in 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.

Vegan Gumbo

The Edgy Veg

This Vegan Gumbo is packed with okra, vegetables, jackfruit, and sausage. It is cooked the traditional way with a plant-based twist. This hearty and rich Cajun stew is made with marinated jackfruit "chicken" and spicy veggie sausage and seasoned with black pepper, cayenne, and paprika. It is the best vegan gumbo you'll ever have!

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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