Meatless Monday Articles

Best Diets for 2014: Meatless Menus
Dominate U.S. News Rankings

January 13th, 2014

This will probably comes as no surprise to longtime readers and Meatless Monday devotees, but U.S. News & World Report made it official this week. Their “Best Diets” report is out, and readers will spot a common thread: meatless, meat-reduced, and whole foods based programs are topping the charts.

Within plant-based diets, a new category,

Chef Giada De Laurentiis
Reveals the True Feel Good Foods

January 13th, 2014

Celebrity chef and Meatless Monday proponent Giada De Laurentiis, on tour to promote her new book Giada’s Feel Good Food, knows a thing or two about healthy living. She recently chatted with Women’s Health Magazine about how she’s replaced chocolate and sugar with better choices that boost her

Five Ways to Join the Meatless Monday Movement

January 6th, 2014

Making resolutions is human nature. January 1st presents us with a clean slate, a perfect time to try to implement positive lifestyle changes. This year, no less than 120 million Americans will make resolutions, but as in the past, more than half will fail their resolution by Groundhog Day.

At Meatless Monday, we believe

Guy’s Ginger-Carrot Soup Offers Full Flavors in Under an Hour

January 6th, 2014

Via the Food Network:

“While some soups and stews require hours of slow simmering to achieve their fullest flavor, long cooking times aren’t always required, and it’s indeed possible to turn out a ready-to-eat bowl in well under an hour. Guy Fieri’s big-batch recipe for Ginger-Carrot Soup (pictured above) from Food Network Magazine is one

Chilaquiles (Tortilla Casserole) Satisfy the Heartiest Appetites

January 6th, 2014

Via Cooking Channel:

“Chilaquiles is a classic Mexican casserole typically served for breakfast or brunch. Featuring baked layers of tortillas smothered with salsa, cheese and sour cream all topped with fried eggs, it’s particularly satisfying after a big night of partying, but just as awesome for a Meatless Monday dinner…” read more

The New Year Heralds a New Attitude

January 6th, 2014

With beef consumption continuing to fall from a national peak in 2007, caterers, restaurateurs and a host of small business owners are quick to adapt to the meatless trend. According to Harry Balzer, chief food industry analyst of New York-based NPD Group, evolving diets generally reflect one of two priorities: “It either saves money or it

New Year’s Resolution:
Go Mental for Lentils

January 6th, 2014

Via bon appétit:

“With 2014 mere days away and the holidays receding into life’s rear-view mirror, cleanse season is about to be in full effect. Yes, it’s time: time to treat your body less like a pleasuredome and more like, you know, a body. There’s no need for concern, because—and this is something of a

Meatless Monday Ranks on List of Resolutions

January 6th, 2014

Another year, another unfulfilled promise. At least that’s the common conception of New Year’s resolutions, hastily made in the dying hours of the year’s first hurrah. But not every goal demands an overhaul. Some of the best habits are the easiest to implement, ensuring that you’ll stick with them long after the decorations come

Pete Loren Cooks Up An Eggplant To Savor

December 23rd, 2013

From Fox 2 in Detroit

If you’ve never really had a chance to enjoy eggplant, then this segment from Detroit’s Fox 2 was made for you.

The sweet, tender eggplant, coupled with the pasta in basil pesto with Marinara sauce is an unbeatable combination.  Get this recipe courtesy of chef Pete Loren from

Curl Up With a Good (Cook)Book:
The MM Holiday Guide

December 23rd, 2013

If you’re like us, and something tells me you are, you have as many cookbooks on your shelf as novels. Half of them have a permanent place in your kitchen, dog-eared, spotted with bits of flour and drops of olive oil. Others will never make it to the kitchen, and seem more at home on

Prevention Potato Leek Soup Proves Perfect

December 23rd, 2013

Potato leek soup is a winter favorite of the Meatless Monday team, but to make it a substantial Meatless Monday protein option, we decided to mix in some white cannellini beans to boost the protein and fiber content of the dish.

Once they are fully pureed, you can’t even tell that they’re in there! Not

Three Filling Easy Meatless Ideas From LaLa Land

December 23rd, 2013

From Noelle Carter, The Los Angeles Times

Looking for rich and filling ideas for Meatless Monday? You might never guess these hearty recipes are vegetarian:

Lentil and barley stew: Craving something for cooler weather? This hearty lentil and barley stew comes together in less than an hour, using

A Hero With A Thousand Faces: The Edgy Veggie Shares

December 23rd, 2013

From Ellen Kanner, The Edgy Veggie, The Huffington Post

Just in time for Christmas, a story to share while snuggling around the fire (or space heater). Once upon a time, a beloved, wealthy young man walked away from his family, away from his riches, away from glittering worldly ways in search of truth and

Hold The Meat:
Meatless Monday, a Growing Movement

December 23rd, 2013

From Jerrilyn Zavada, My Web Times

JoAnna Lewis-Ludkowski works at the family-owned Outage Bar and Grill in Ottawa, where she occasionally prepares meatless meals.

Because of food allergies, Ludkowski is a gluten-free vegan, which means she eats no animal products.

“I was vegetarian in high school by choice because I didn’t miss meat in

Meatless Monday Recipes to
Keep the Holiday Season Light

December 23rd, 2013

The problem with holiday meals isn’t always what you eat, but how much. Case in point: when Ebenezer Scrooge wakes up and realizes he didn’t miss Christmas, he celebrates the occasion by sending a turkey to the Cratchit’s that’s “twice the size of Tiny Tim.”

Ol’ Ebenezer never mentions a side of Brussels sprouts or