One less meat-based meal a week helps the planet and your diet. For example: It requires 2,500 gallons of water to produce one pound of beef. You will also save some trees. For each hamburger that originated from animals raised on rainforest land, approximately 55 square feet of forest have been destroyed. Interested in yummy vegetarian options? A variety of producers now make excellent vegetarian or meat-free sausages, burgers, nuggets and other ingredients that are a flavorful addition to any meal. These options are so delicious and convincing, you wouldn’t believe there’s no meat!