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SEE for Yourself on Monday - EAT Well

Be kind to the Earth and to your wallet - this week try replacing meat with beans for your protein source to save your arteries and the planet! Meat costs 4 to 5 times as much as beans per serving! Click here for more information. Also CO2 and methane produced by the world’s livestock are significant contributors to global warming. Every steak eaten has the same impact as driving 25 miles (Source: EarthSave International, http://www.earthsave.org/). For more information and give-ways stop by the SEE table today at Levering from 11-1 pm.

Quit on Monday tip: Whenever you have a craving for a cigarette, instead of lighting up, find something to hold in your hand and/or mouth such as chewing some gum, sucking a lollipop, or chewing on a drinking straw.

Mellow Out Monday tip: Got stress? Get some food. Similar to your sleep habits, your eating habits may have gone by the wayside. Think about what -- and when -- you've eaten over the past few days. You may think your stress is psychological, but you could also be feeling stress if you're not fueling your body properly. Go eat something balanced and healthy; fruits and veggies, whole grains, or protein. Make your mama proud! Of course getting a free back rub from Stressbusters is another great way to melt your stress away. FREE five-minute seated back rubs are available every Monday night at the MSE library, Q-level from 8-10 pm.

Minimize Monday tip:  Compost your food waste at home. If you have an available space at home, compost food waste to turn it into great soil for your garden for the gardening season!.  Visit the Maryland Department of Environment website for tips and resources about home composting.