Go Meat free at Work [Infographic]

How reducing the amount of meat you eat can be better for your health and the environment.

While many people eat meat every day in the office, there are definitely advantages in going meat-free. While I’m sure everyone is aware of the fact that cutting down on the amount of meat you have can save you money and help you lose weight, fewer people are as aware of the link between eating meat and cancer. The International Agency for Research on Cancer state that there is a causal link between eating processed meats and contracting cancer and that there is a strong correlation between eating red meat and cancer. This research is backed up by studies carried out by The Harvard School of Public Health, who found that unprocessed meat increases the risk of cardiovascular disease by 18% and of cancer by 10%. Processed meat, on the other hand, increasing the risk of cardiovascular disease by 21% and of cancer by 16%.

Another reason to eat less meat is the effect rearing these animals has on the environment. Currently the rearing of livestock takes up 30% of the earth’s surface and the livestock sector produces as much global greenhouse gases as the exhaust emissions of every car, train, ship and aircraft on the planet.

The guide below covers all of this and also gives you information on how to make sure you get enough protein and other ways you can make your packed lunch more eco-friendly, including a seasonal eating guide. Euroffice also added some quick and easy vegetarian recipes for you to start with.

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Lunch ideas [Infographics]

Lunch Ideas [Infographics] | ecogreenlove

For schoolers, university students and/or for the office. I found two handy infographics that show how to make a simple, quick yet colorful and healthy compact lunch that you can pack and take wherever. It all comes down on how the food looks so that you start to dig in, if your lunch is a sticky kitchen-paper wrapped boring sandwich, then you won’t be looking forward to eat it and it won’t open your appetite. In my case, at least, love for food does enter through the eyes, not blind love… If you are like me, then check this out and let me know if you would be proud to take this to school/work!

Remember: The less plastic, the better

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Recipe inspiration: Sweet & Salty salad

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You are starving and don’t have too much time to prepare something “decent” for lunch? Or just feel like some snack but healthy and balanced? A salad‬ mix of sweet and salty flavours containing red currants, blueberries, carrots, raisins and a nice variety of nuts is perfect. As said in another post, sometimes I don’t really know what I’m craving for, so the perfect meal for me is something sweet and salty at the same time. Besides the crunchy nuts add some surprises when biting, and the best of all is that I didn’t need to add a dressing. I loved it, I hope you try it and let me know how it was for you 🙂

Eat good, Feel good!