Plant Based Diets

Less Meat,

Beef to Poultry

Can't imagine living without bacon? Are cheeseburgers your favorite way to celebrate a warm summer day? Aim for less, not zero meat! If a recipe calls for 1 lb of chicken, make the dish with 1/2 lb. Try substituting ground turkey for ground beef. Institute a meatless Monday tradition. Less is definitely more when reducing carbon emissions. 

Learn more about how carbon emissions are related to your food choices.

No Meat,

Dairy OK

While the art of meatless chick'n, "don't be a piggy," impossible burger, and other pho-meats have come a LONG way in the past few decades, other plant-based dairies are still not quite up to snuff for some of us. If eggs, cheese, yogurts, and other dairy products are a must, go vegetarian! 

Recommended Vegetarian Websites/Blogs: 

Love and Lemons

Vanilla and Bean

Minimalist Baker


Share your favorite Vegetarian Recipes HERE



A 100% plant-based diet is good for your health, good for animals, and good for the planet. Learn more about all of the benefits by checking out or joining the Rochester Area Vegan Society (RAVS)

Even if you can't go completely vegan, try incorporating a few vegan dishes into your routine. 

Recommended Vegan Websites/Blogs:

Oh She Glows

The First Mess

Liv B

The Vegan 8

Share your favorite 

Vegan Recipes HERE

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