The Best And Worst Vegetarian Meat Substitutes For The Environment

In an effort to protect the environment, many of us have started whipping up a tofu stir fry on the regular and chowing down on the popular Impossible Burger in place of a traditional beef hamburger patty.

You’re on the right track if you’re doing this. Environmental experts agree that eating any type of meat substitute is, without a doubt, better for the environment than meat.

“The single biggest step that will significantly reduce our environmental impact of the food we eat and grow is to ensure that we consume more plant-based proteins within our diets,” Mark Driscoll, a sustainability

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Meghan Markle’s birth advisor says a soft, vegetarian diet speeds up postpartum recovery

Susan S. Johnson
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  • Dr. Gowri Motha, founder of the “Gentle Birth Method,” remotely supported Meghan Markle’s birth.

  • Her postnatal program combines Aruyvedic techniques with “Creative Healing” therapies.

  • A soft, vegetarian diet, belly wraps, and therapeutic touch can help new moms’ recovery, she says.

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It’s been almost 40 days since Meghan Markle delivered her second child – and if she’s following her birth advisor’s recommendations, she’s been fully focused on her recovery, receiving treatments like massages and eating easily-digestible foods.

Dr. Gowri Motha is a London-based OB-GYN whose “Gentle Birth Method” has been used for decades

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In India, 81% limit meat in diet and 39% say they are vegetarian

Susan S. Johnson
Dishes on display at a food stall at a vegetarian food festival in Bangalore.
Dishes on display at a food stall at a vegetarian food festival in Bangalore. (Manjunath Kiran/AFP via Getty Images)

All of India’s most widely practiced religions have dietary laws and traditions. For example, Hindu texts often praise vegetarianism, and Hindus may also avoid eating beef because cows are traditionally viewed as sacred. Muslim teachings, meanwhile, prohibit pork.

The vast majority of Indian adults (81%) follow some restrictions on meat in their diet, including refraining from eating certain meats, not eating meat on certain days, or both. However, most Indians do not abstain from meat altogether – only 39% of

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18 Vegetarian Grilling Recipes for Your Next BBQ

Susan S. Johnson

While peak-summer vegetables don’t need much more than some salt, oil and a sliver of space over an open flame, they’re positively ignited by a little extra attention. These vegetarian recipes range from minimum effort to medium. Most operate as sides or entrees, depending on what you pair them with, but all deliver hugely flavorful results — and are a thrill to grill.

This five-star recipe from Sue Li balances grilled corn, scallions and jalapeño with a creamy buttermilk-feta dressing that is just tangy enough to temper the heat, richness and sweetness of its surrounding ingredients. (Do opt for a

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