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Eat Flexitarian Day

Eat Flexitarian Day is a great way to enjoy the benefits of a plant-based diet but with room for occasional meaty indulgences!
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Join the movement and celebrate Eat Flexitarian Day on the second Monday in June! This day has been around since 2012, when it was created to promote the practice of eating fewer animal products and more plant-based foods. It's a great way to make healthier choices while also reducing your environmental footprint. Eating flexitarian can be delicious, healthy, and easy – so why not give it a try? With a variety of recipes to choose from, there's something for everyone. So mark your calendar and join us in celebrating Eat Flexitarian Day this year!

History of Eat Flexitarian Day

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<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2012</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Inception of Eat Flexitarian Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>Eat Flexitarian Day was first celebrated to encourage eating fewer animal products and more plant-based foods, promoting health and environmental sustainability.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2013</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Growth in Participants</div><div class='timeline-text'>Attendees of Eat Flexitarian Day rose dramatically as more individuals became aware of and interested in the flexitarian lifestyle.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2015</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Corporate Involvement</div><div class='timeline-text'>Major supermarkets and food companies started promoting Eat Flexitarian Day by offering special discounts and products to accommodate flexitarian dietary preferences.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2017</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Recognition in Health Circles</div><div class='timeline-text'>Well-known health organizations began recognizing Eat Flexitarian Day, bringing more authority and credibility to the holiday and the flexitarian diet as a whole.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2019</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Global Celebrations</div><div class='timeline-text'>Eat Flexitarian Day began being celebrated globally, reflecting the worldwide shift towards more environmentally friendly and healthier dietary choices.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Eat Flexitarian Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Eat a Flexitarian dish</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Make a meal that is mostly plant-based but includes some animal products like fish, eggs, or cheese. This is the perfect way to experience the flavors and nutrition of a flexitarian diet.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Cook a Flexitarian meal</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather some friends and family and cook up a delicious Flexitarian meal. Make sure to include some vegetarian options as well as some animal products for those who don't want to go full veg.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a Flexitarian potluck</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite your friends and family to bring their favorite Flexitarian dishes to share with everyone. This will give everyone a chance to learn about and sample the flavors of a Flexitarian diet.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Try a new Flexitarian restaurant</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Look through your local restaurant listings and find one that specializes in Flexitarian dishes. This is the perfect opportunity to try out new recipes and get creative with ingredients.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Explore Flexitarian cookbooks</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Check out your local library or bookstore for cookbooks that specialize in Flexitarian dishes. There are so many amazing recipes to explore and experiment with.</p></div></div>

Why We Love Eat Flexitarian Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It’s good for the environment</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>A flexitarian diet is less of a traditional vegan or vegetarian diet and more of a way to reduce your meat intake. Eating less meat decreases the amount of greenhouse gases produced from factory farming, helping to slow down global warming.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It’s Good for your Health</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Switching to a flexitarian diet can help reduce your risk of heart disease, obesity, high cholesterol and other health problems. It can also help you lose weight and get all the essential vitamins and minerals you need without having to take supplements.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Improves Animal welfare</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Adopting a flexitarian lifestyle means eating fewer animals that were raised inhumanely in factory farms. This helps improve animal welfare by reducing their suffering and encouraging better practices from producers.</p></div></div>

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