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Let's green up our plates and help cut down on food waste this month. We've got you covered with delicious recipes featuring greener choices and seasonal produce, tips on purchasing foods that are good for you and the environment, ideas for reducing food waste and more.

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How Your Food Choices Can Help Fight Climate Change

As concerning as the global-warming stats may sound, there are simple things you can do to reduce your carbon footprint and help lower greenhouse-gas emissions—protecting the planet and our future food supply—all from your kitchen.

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You Don't Have to Go Completely Meatless to Eat More Sustainably—Experts Actually Advise Against It

We asked renowned nutrition expert, Dr. Marion Nestle, and Mark Bittman, best-selling author and food journalist, how one can follow an environmentally-conscious diet in both a realistic and enjoyable way.

Food Waste

Best Food-Storage Container Ideas to Break Your Plastic Habit

Best Food-Storage Container Ideas to Break Your Plastic Habit

Whether you're cutting back on plastic for health reasons or for the environment (or both), here are some of our editors' favorite reusable glass, stainless-steel and silicone storage containers.

10 ways to reduce food waste

10 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Food Waste

To stop throwing away food—and money—try some of these simple strategies at home.

 

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8 Edible Items You're Throwing Away—and 2 to Toss

Find out which food scraps you can eat to save money on produce and cut down on food waste.

Vegetables You Can Eat from Root to Stem

7 Vegetables You Can Eat from Root to Stem

Reduce food waste with these cooking tips and leaf-to-root recipes that use the whole vegetable, including broccoli stems, carrots tops, kale ribs, beet greens and more.

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15 Foods You Don't Need to Buy Organic

Some fruits and vegetables are less likely to be contaminated with pesticide residues, so you can feel good about buying them conventional if you are trying to stick to a budget.

 

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The Dirty Dozen: 12 Foods You Should Buy Organic

The EWG lists which fruits and vegetables are highest in pesticides to help your organic dollars go further.

 

Meatless Eats

Vegan On a Budget

6 Things That Happen in Your Body When You Swap Out Meat for Plants

Eating more plant-based protein has numerous health benefits, but you'll also want to watch out for some downsides. Here are 6 things that can happen in your body when you eat less meat.

 

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5 Tips to Help You Start Eating Less Meat

Small changes can improve your health and help you embrace new foods.

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Plant-Based Meal Plan for Beginners

This plant-based meal plan for beginners makes it easy to eat meatless, with plenty of simple recipes that satisfy.

 

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Easy Plant-Based Recipes for Beginners

Looking to start a plant-based diet? EatingWell is here to help with simple vegan recipes to help you make the transition in the easiest and most delicious way possible.