We need to talk about your meat. Not just because it is Lent and some folks like to abstain from eating meat on Fridays, but because as Americans we eat way too much of it. According to a recent study we consume nearly 50% more meat daily than what is required!
Since college is one of the most important times during our adult developmental stage, it’s a good idea to start forming healthy habits now instead of suffering the consequences later. One of these habits is managing our meat intake. According to the USDA, a college aged female should eat 5.5 ounces and a male 6.5 ounces of meat daily (this will vary from person to person, please reference this USDA chart for more info).
So in the spirit of Lent, we wanted to remind you of some of the easy and delicious meatless meals we have available here on Cooking in College.
Fish Tacos are one of our favorite things to make all year round.
You can’t go wrong with this super easy mac n’ cheese recipe.
One of our newer recipes, creamy sun-dried tomato and spinach pasta, is anything but a sacrifice for giving up meat.
Or how about trying something a little bit more romantic like this French onion soup?
You can never go wrong with banana pancakes. Never.
Finally, if you would like to know a little more about eating protein, here is an awesome infographic by the Good Food Blog: