By your Fitness Trainers at Century Fitness

We are hearing a lot about taking a day or more off from eating meat.  One very recognizable figure, Arnold Schwarzenegger, the former “Governator” changed his attitude toward meat.  According to The Daily Meal online; …At a recent Climate Summit (he) discussed ideas on how people can make a personal impact on climate change; Arnold suggested, “going vegetarian once or twice a week.  … 28 percent of greenhouse gases come from eating meat as a result of livestock farming.  People will buy in to stop eating meat one or two days a week — you have to start slowly.  It’s a very big challenge but it doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be done.”

Along with environmental reasons, you can also positively affect your health and save some money along the way. Here are two recipes to combine as a main dish.

Carrot Rice Loaf

Step 1: Saute-  3 tbsp of water, 2 tbsp of oil, ½ cup onion, chopped

Step 2: Add & Mix- 2 cups finely grated carrots, 2 cups of brown rice (steamed), ¼ cup of peanut butter, ¼ tsp of thyme, 1 ½ tsp of salt, 3 slices of whole wheat bread crumbled, ½ tsp garlic powder, 1c cup almond milk or regular milk, 1 tsp of onion powder, ½ cup of chopped nuts (walnuts or similar), dash of sage and pepper

Step 3: Bake mixture in lightly oiled baking dish for approximately 45 minutes on 350 degrees.

(Optionally, 1 or 2 eggs can be added to help bind loaf)

Cashew Gravy

Step 1: Blend- until liquified…2 cups water, ½ cup cashews, 2 tsp cornstarch, 2 tbsp onion powder, ½ tsp salt

Step 2: Heat – gravy in a medium saucepan over medium heat until thick

This article is intended to be provide knowledge of general health and fitness principles and is not medical advice.  Please consult with a physician if you have questions.


This article is intended to provide general knowledge of health and fitness principles and should not be taken as medical advice or used to diagnose health problems or for treatment purposes. It is not a substitute for medical care provided by a licensed and qualified health professional. Always consult your doctor or licensed healthcare provider for personalized advice on diet and exercise.