Eat Your Way to a Greener Planet – Go Meat Free on Monday

  • Our Bufala Basilico - Perfect for Meat-Free Meals

Eat Your Way to a Greener Planet – Go Meat Free on Monday

Interested in doing your bit to help the environment, but not really sure where to start? Basilico is here to help. If you choose to give up meat one day a week not only will you reduce your carbon footprint, but also your weekly food budget, all while enjoying a whole host of health benefits.

 Meatless Monday is a movement that was founded by Sid Lerner in 2003, with a goal of reducing meat consumption by 15% for the good of people and planet alike. In 2009, Paul, Mary, and Stella McCartney got on board with the idea, launching Meat Free Monday, the UK version of the worldwide non-profit campaign, to further educate the British public on the social and environmental issues surrounding the meat industry. So why not do your bit to make a difference and make Monday a day to embrace all things veggie?

Want to ease yourself into a meatless day slowly? The Bufala Basilico woodfired pizza London is made with our fresh buffalo mozzarella, alongside roasted cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, and oregano. This pizza proves that, not only can eating vegetarian food be easy, but also that it takes just the simplest of ingredients to create a tasty meal that will satisfy the whole family, picky eaters included!

One perk of cutting out meat once a week is the health benefits that come with it.

Our Vegetarian Pizza is a perfect example of this, topped with a whole range of vitamin-packed vegetables. The slices of roasted aubergine will give you your daily dose of fibre while the courgette slices are high in manganese that will help develop strong bones. These super-veg, alongside vitamin C-rich red peppers, red onion, tomato, basil, and mozzarella will provide a filling meal which proves that vegetarian food needn't be boring.

Worried that you won't get enough protein if you reduce your meat intake? Allow our Pizza Sicilian to convince you otherwise. This flavourful pizza is topped with artichokes which, while best known in health circles for their high fibre content, are also an excellent source of protein. Another misconception is that only meat can provide us with vitamin B-12, a vitamin necessary for healthy blood and nerve cells. The good news is it can also be found in cheese like the buffalo mozzarella we use, so sit back and enjoy your Pizza Sicilian safe in the knowledge that you're getting everything the body needs to stay healthy.

Think that by cutting out meat you'll be cutting the fun out of food? Basilico thinks otherwise so pick your favourite of our veggie woodfired pizza London next Monday, and enjoy a tasty meal, knowing that you're doing your bit to help the environment!


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