The choices are
1) Fasting from beef
Beef has the largest environmental impact of all foods and is the number one cause of deforestation. If you want to go a step further, you could also fast from meat in general.
2) Fasting from cheese
Because cows require a lot of land, cheese has a bigger environmental footprint than many forms of meat. Often, the easiest way to replace meat is using cheese. So fasting from cheese is a powerful step.
3) Fasting from ‘wasted bread’
Across the world, grain products are the largest source of food waste if you look at it in terms of calories. Many times this happens because bread becomes old and we prefer fresh bread. To make it easier to focus, this action is about wasted bread, but you can extend it to waste less food in general.
4) Eating legumes every day
Beans, chickpeas, lentils and peas are known as ‘legumes’ and are the most important building block for a healthy and sustainable diet. This action is about trying to eat at least one portion of legumes a day. Instead of abstaining from something ‘bad’, this is about focusing on something ‘good’.
5) More organic & Fairtrade
This action is about paying farmers a fair price. You could start by choosing three items you buy often, and commit to buying the organic and/or Fairtrade option for the entire lent period.