Swap Pork for Jackfruit or Tofu
Geagan’s advice: “When you do eat meat (including pork) or poultry, choose organic to support agriculture that’s regenerative and helps pull carbon from the atmosphere and put it back into the soil — and has been shown to have a lower carbon footprint of production.” Prep Tip: As with beef and lamb, reduce portion size and increase the portion of accompanying vegetables.
A fun, greener choice is jackfruit, a unique, sustainably grown fruit with a meaty texture — though, since at this point it’s imported, it loses some “green” points due to transportation. Prep Tip: In place of pulled pork, stuff barbecued jackfruit into your next deliciously sloppy sandwich.
The greenest choice is organic tofu when made from USDA Certified Organic soybeans. Prep Tip: Thinly slice or finely dice smoked tofu and use instead of ham in a sandwich or split pea soup, respectively. Or cube teriyaki baked tofu and toss into a stir-fry in lieu of cubed pork.
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