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  • According to the United Nations, raising animals for food is "one of the top two or three most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global."
  • The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics concluded that vegetarian and vegan diets reduce the risk of suffering from our nation's biggest killers, including heart disease, high cholesterol (a leading cause of strokes), obesity, cancer, and diabetes.
  • Ten billion land animals are cruelly raised and slaughtered every year to satisfy Americans' addiction to meat. Watch "Glass Walls," narrated by longtime vegetarian Sir Paul McCartney, to see what the meat industry doesn't want you to know:

Stop supporting the slaughterhouse horrors you've just seen: Go vegetarian or vegan! Check out this two-week sample menu for delicious recipes that will help you get started:

BREAKFAST
BREAKFAST Burritos

LUNCH
Tofurky Sandwich with lettuce, tomato, and Vegenaise
Pretzels
Apple or other fresh fruit

DINNER
Tofu-Spinach Lasagna
Fresh tossed salad
Garlic bread topped with Earth Balance vegan buttery spread

BREAKFAST
"Sausage" and bagel sandwich (You can make a hearty BREAKFAST sandwich with Lender's Bagels, Gardenburger sausage patties, and soy cheese slices.)

LUNCH
Ready-made vegan chili (Boca makes a great frozen chili, while Yves and Lightlife both make refrigerated options. If you prefer canned chili, try Hormel.)
Tortilla chips
Fresh avocado drizzled with lime juice

DINNER
Potato Leek Soup
Caesar Salad
Crusty French bread

BREAKFAST
Potato and "Bacon" Hash
Fresh fruit
Nondairy yogurt (try WholeSoy and Silk brands)

LUNCH
Italian Eggplant Sandwich
Mixed green salad

DINNER
Shepherd's Pie
Tossed green salad

BREAKFAST
Chocolate Chip Scones

LUNCH
Veggie salami deli-style sub (Make your own deli-style sub with your favorite veggies, mustard, and Vegenaise.)
German Potato Salad

DINNER
Enchilada Bake
Spanish rice (Try Lipton's Festive Sides Spanish Rice—it's vegan.)
Salsa

BREAKFAST
Vegan French Toast
Fresh sliced strawberries and melons

LUNCH
Tofu "Tuna" Salad
Pita bread or crackers
Fresh-cut vegetables

DINNER
Tempeh Creole This recipe is a little labor-intensive, but it's well worth the effort—save the leftovers for LUNCH during the week. Serve with steamed brown rice.
Steamed brown rice

BRUNCH
"Bacon," Potato, and Green-Onion Frittata
Toast
Fruit salad

DINNER
Carrot-Ginger Soup
Grilled Tofu With Tamarind Glaze
Steamed rice
Steamed asparagus

BREAKFAST
Biscuits with veggie sausage patties (Look for quick-baking Pillsbury biscuits in the refrigerated section of your grocery store, and try Lightlife's Gimme Lean sausage [or Gardenburger's sausage patties.)

LUNCH
Creamy Pasta Salad With Artichoke Hearts
Crusty Italian bread
Fresh fruit

DINNER
Buffalo Wing-Style 'Chicken' Nuggets
Ranch Dressing
Baked French fries
Celery sticks
Carrot sticks

BREAKFAST
Soy yogurt mixed with granola.

LUNCH
Vegetarian hot dog (Yves and Lightlife both make tasty veggie dogs.)
Vegetarian baked beans (try Bush brand)
Rainbow Salad

DINNER
Portobello and Red Pepper Quesadillas
Tortilla chips with guacamole and salsa

BREAKFAST
Oatmeal with walnuts and raisins (Most commercial oatmeal is vegan—just add maple syrup for extra flavor.)

LUNCH
BBQ Tofu Salad
Sumptuous Spinach Salad With Orange-Sesame Dressing

DINNER
Tomato, Cucumber, and Basil Salad
Alfredo-Style Fettuccini
Garlic bread topped with Earth Balance vegan buttery spread

BREAKFAST
Cereal with soy milk
Fresh fruit

LUNCH
Vegan Sloppy Joes (If you're taking this to the office, be sure to pack the bread and the filling in separate containers.)
Red Potato Salad
Fresh fruit

DINNER
'Hamburger'-Macaroni Casserole
Tossed salad with vegan dressing

BREAKFAST
Bagel with nondairy cream cheese (Try Tofutti brand.)
Fresh fruit
Nondairy yogurt (try WholeSoy or Silk brand)

LUNCH
Veggie burger (try the Vegan Boca Burger)
Roasted Potatoes
Celery sticks
Cubed watermelon

DINNER
Chipotle Split-Pea Soup
Tomato-Onion Tarts
Fresh tossed salad