Another great thing about peanut butter…

… it can help reduce your carbon footprint!

A couple of days ago I started reading about how having a peanut butter and jam sandwich for lunch instead of a hamburger or a ham and cheese sandwich will do a world of good for the environment. The more I read, the more I wanted a peanut butter and jam sandwich. So I had one for lunch today:

Food for thought:

Every time you eat a meat free meal, you are reducing your carbon footprint.  Quite often I will go through breakfast and lunch without eating meat. Until recently I have never really thought that avoiding meat was helping me reduce my carbon footprint.

Here is the deal: Animals / meat that we consume is not really energy-efficient.  The animals we eat need a lot of food to survive before they turn into what we eat (red meat especially) and there is also fossil fuels that are needed to transport the meat to the stores that we frequent.  (This is also true of fish – for most commercial fisherman, it takes a lot of fuel for their boats to catch the fish that we eat…)

This has really made me think a little bit more about what I eat. If you are interested in reading more about this here are a couple of links you can check out:

New York Times:

Well: A PB&J for the Planet?

The PB&J Campaign:

How PB&J Works

Happy reading!

SO – as you might be able to tell, I’ve been both super busy and not feeling great over the last couple of days. Things have been so busy at work that I just have not had much time. I have not been blogging, I have not been reading, but I have caught up a little bit on my sleep.  I am thankful for that.

But this weekend I am going to get back on track. I have a plan to make dinner with a friend tonight, I’m thinking comfort food. I will photograph and get back to y’all!

Hope you are well and that things are going swimmingly in your world!


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