Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I know I have much to be thankful for this year! As I write this, the smells of turkey, mashed potatoes, and a host of other delectable treats float up from the kitchen downstairs. But according to a NYT article, “A Vegetarian Thanksgiving, Even for Carnivores“, fewer households will be smelling turkey this year and in the years to come. The article examines a growing trend among Americans away from meat and towards vegetables and fruits in general, and during the holidays.
A Growing Trend
There are reported to be 10% of Americans interested in moving away from meat in their diets, not counting the 3% that are already vegetarians and vegans. I applaud this tread, as I am counted among the 10% who are making the shift. It’s harder to do when your household still holds a meat-centric view of the standard meal however. What about you? Are you trying to change your diet at all? Do you support a meal with reduced to no meat?