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3 Recipes That Are Good for You, the Earth, and Your Wallet

| 2/19/2018 11:16:00 AM

Having a hard time eating green and staying green while keeping your green? It can be difficult to find recipes that fit the bill, but you don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen and hundreds of dollars to stay healthy, green, and clean.

Here are a few recipes and tips that check all three boxes.

salads made with local ingredients
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1. Locally Sourced Raw Salad with Homemade Vinaigrette

A great way to stay green is to buy most, if not all, your ingredients locally. Try buying your greens and veggies from the farmers’ market during the spring and summer. Many grocery stores also have a local foods section where all the items are sourced from nearby farms and growers.

Add protein-rich beans to increase the energy you get while decreasing the energy you’d use by cooking meat. And avoid high-sugar, calorie-packed, store-bought salad dressings by making your own vinaigrette with items you already have in your kitchen.

Ingredients for the salad:

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I disagree with your suggestions because they include chicken and dairy products. Animal agriculture is a major contributor to all of the environmental challenges we face globally and domestically including deforestation, water pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, biodiversity loss, and others. I would encourage anyone interested in the topic to check out the documentary "Cowspiracy" and to eat a plant-based diet. We only have one planet!

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