Got a Pinterest addiction for vintage DIY and green living? Chances are you’ve pinned something from Dagmar Bleasdale! Her latest suggestion for living green is super simple – eat less meat! And one of her new favorite ways to do this is gardein!




Dagmar makes an excellent case for cutting back on meat consumption, even for the biggest meat lovers. Check out what she’s got to say on her blog, Dagmar’s home, and see how quick and easy it is to go meatless!

The Many Health & Environmental Benefits of Eating Less Meat

Are you at all worried about climate change and want to make a difference and reduce those numbers?

You don’t have to be a vegetarian like me — just eat less meat!

There are health benefits and environmental factors that play into meat consumption. A mostly plant-based diet is healthier, and by eating less meat, you would positively impact the decrease of:

  • – on-farm fossil fuel use
  • – artificial fertilizers
  • – manure
  • – deforestation
  • – nitrous oxide
  • – carbon dioxide
  • – methenane
  • – water use


Consider this:

  1. If every American went meatless just one day a week, it would be the equivalent of ½ million cars taken off the road each year.
  2. It takes approximately 2,500 gallons of water to produce one lb of beef — it takes only 50 gallons of water for a plant-based meal. This is the equivalent water savings if you didn’t shower for six months.

The good news for meat lovers is that there are so many products out there now that taste just like meat.

One of them is gardein™ (garden + protein = gardein) — a delicious and sustainable non-GMO plant protein that provides the taste and nutrition of meat, and with less fat and calories and no cholesterol.