Meatless Monday Articles

Men’s Health Month Hero: Joe Bastianich, Restaurateur, TV Personality, Author

June 27th, 2016

Surrounded by rich Italian food all his life, Joe Bastianich experienced a wakeup call a decade ago that inspired him to change his ideas about eating meat and create a healthy new lifestyle for himself. [Photo Credit: DSG Fotografi

Men’s Health Month Hero: Rip Esseltyn of Engine 2 Diet

June 20th, 2016

Rip Esseltyn is a real man. Okay, he got the nickname Rip when he was two days old, not because of his lean ripped look.  But it fits.  An all-American swimmer in college, he became a world class triathlete, which is when he adopted a ‘plant-strong’ diet. After ten years in that grueling profession he

Meatless Monday Packs Plenty of Protein

June 13th, 2016

Meatless Monday is in the news again, this time in relation to whether the US military should offer Meatless Monday options in their cafeterias. Critics of the plan state that eating meat every day is needed to meet the US Dietary Guidelines and get an adequate amount of protein in the diet

Governments Worldwide Embrace Meatless Monday

June 13th, 2016

All around the globe, governments are beginning to recognize the importance of cutting back on meat, and suggesting Meatless Monday as a reasonable step towards that end is netting positive results!

Men’s Health Month Hero: Kimatni D. Rawlins of Fit Fathers

June 13th, 2016

This week Kimatni D. Rawlins takes our hero challenge to a new level—helping fathers become fit for their families. A former college athlete, Kimatni lost sight of his health goals in the early years of raising a young family, but later experienced a personal epiphany that inspired him to shed 50 pounds through a plant-based

Men’s Health Month Hero: Gabe Canales of Blue Cure

June 6th, 2016

What does it mean to be a hero? In Meatless Monday’s terminology it means having the courage and wherewithal to turn challenge into change. Former marketing and PR exec Gabe Canales did just that. When he was diagnosed with prostate cancer at the age of 35, he set out to discover why and how he

Meatless Monday Gives a New Bite to Men’s Health Month

June 6th, 2016

June is Men’s Health Month, heightening awareness of preventable health problems and encouraging early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. At Meatless Monday, we care about our men–young and old—and we’re excited this month to feature friends and partners who are inspiring others to go meatless at least one day

Grill the Unusual! Vegetables and Fruits Perfect for Charring

May 30th, 2016

Sweep that meat off your grill! This summer, farmer’s markets are bursting with fresh, colorful fruits and vegetables that are perfect for grilling at your Memorial Day blast. But don’t reach for the normal culprits. This holiday sear up some off-road options like charred romaine or grilled kale; they’ll make excellent salad starters. All you’ll

C-CAP Teens Rock the Veggie Burger World

May 23rd, 2016

The 2016 Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) and Meatless Monday Recipe Contest just announced the winners of their annual contest for teenage chefs. This year the challenge was: “get the beef off their buns” and create the best veggie burger on the block.

High school students from seven C-CAP markets participated, and

Banza Co-Founders on Creating a Chickpea-Powered Pasta

May 16th, 2016

We here at Meatless Monday love chickpeas. And what’s not to love?  A great source of protein and high in fiber, magnesium and folate, these naturally gluten-free legumes are loved across the globe for their nut-like taste and buttery texture. In its newest rendition, the versatile chickpea is used to make pasta, and we sat down with

Pittsburgh Joins Meatless Monday Movement

May 9th, 2016

For a city once enamored with hot sausage sandwiches, pierogis, and 25-cent wings specials, Pittsburgh has just made a huge leap. Understanding the impact that reducing meat consumption has on sustainability, the environment, and public health, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto has recently signed an official proclamation recognizing every Monday in 2016 as Meatless Monday! This

Spring into Meatless Monday at Your Local Farmer’s Market

May 9th, 2016

Smell the strawberries and taste the sugar snap peas!

Spring is prime time to visit your local farmer’s market. Not only will you support your local growers by buying from them, you’ll also have access to the freshest and ripest produce available in your region. As well, you’ll enjoy the opportunity to develop a relationship

Sneaky Ways to Get Your Mom to Go Meatless

May 2nd, 2016

So, you’ve changed your diet from what you grew up with. Less meat, more veggies. But going home for the holidays, like Mother’s Day, can be a real stress-out when it comes to dining with your meat-and-potatoes family. Maybe your mom is still making those meat-heavy dishes you used to love as a child every

Sara Moulton on Home Cooking, Family Meals and Getting Your Vegetables

May 2nd, 2016

Interview by Diana K. Rice Registered Dietitian, The Monday Campaigns

Author, TV star and all-around weeknight meal whiz Sara Moulton‘s newest book is Home Cooking 101 (Oxmoor House). Since many of the themes and recipes in the book tie in with the Meatless Monday and Kids Cook Monday

Fight Deforestation With Your Fork

April 25th, 2016

In celebration of Earth Month, each Monday in April we’re highlighting an environmental benefit of cutting out meat, one day a week. This week focuses on our rainforests.

Can going meatless once a week change the course of our rainforests?

Let’s look at what, why, and how. Today, the raising of livestock uses