By EatingWell Editors, March/April 2010
Want your diet to have a lower carbon footprint? Here’s a days worth of recipe ideas featuring low-carbon ingredients to inspire you. (We used the low-carbon diet calculator at www.eatlowcarbon.org as a guide. Check out their FAQ’s for great tips on eating a low-carbon diet.)
Try Buttermilk-Oatmeal Pancakes. Whole-wheat buttermilk pancakes are a low-carbon breakfast, and this recipe provides nearly a quarter of your daily calcium needs. Keep this meal low carbon by skipping the maple syrup.
Pair Multi-Bean Chili with a Basic Green Salad with Vinaigrette. Use beans from a store that sells them in bulk to keep from having to buy canned beans and using fresh, seasonal local vegetables, when possible.
Bake up a batch of Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Snack on Roasted Garlic Hummus and raw seasonal veggies.