Meatless Monday Articles

A Plant-Powered Interview with Registered Dietitian Sharon Palmer

February 29th, 2016

Recently Meatless Monday caught up with Sharon Palmer, the registered dietitian behind the Plant-Powered Blog and the books The Plant-Powered Diet and Plant-Powered for Life. Through her writing and her public speaking, Palmer is helping turn the modern American/Western Diet on its head with one not-that-radical change: put vegetables, instead of meat, at

Arby’s Leaps Into the Meatless Monday Movement?

February 29th, 2016

This Leap Day Arby’s, the unabashedly meat-centric chain that prides itself on its ability to cram as much roast beef, brisket, and other deli selections on any given bun, will launch a one-day promotion of a variety of vegetarian options to its line of sandwiches.

While some corners of the veggie camp remain suspicious

Meatless Monday Interviews Chef Josh Bernstein

February 22nd, 2016

Recently Meatless Monday caught up with Chef Josh Bernstein, Executive Chef of The Shannon Rose Irish Pub, which has locations in Clifton and Ramsey, NJ, to talk about the ways he and his team have incorporated wonderful vegetarian and vegan options into the restaurant’s menu offerings, and the decision to get involved with the

Mark Bittman Delivers a Strategy for Eating Less Meat

February 15th, 2016

Recently Diana Rice, Registered Dietitian at Meatless Monday, spoke with Mark Bittman about his newest ventures and eating meatless once a week. Bittman, the renowned mover and shaker in the world of food, shocked the culinary world when he announced his intention to leave his columnist role at the New York Times to join a

5 Hearty Meals for a Healthy Heart

February 15th, 2016

February is American Heart Month – a month to focus on cardio vascular health and start some good habits your heart will thank you for all year long. Going meatless once a week does a lot of good for the planet, but also for your own health. Valentine’s Day may be over, but the health

Enjoy a Meatless Feast for Mardi Gras

February 8th, 2016

Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday, and is a day for feasting and revelry. Every year the holiday falls on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the 40 days of Lent. While Lent is often associated with giving up vices or rich foods, Fat Tuesday is all about cleaning out all

7 Meatless Recipes for a Vegetarian Chinese New Year!

February 8th, 2016

Happy Chinese New Year!

Chinese New Year, also called the Spring Festival, is celebrated at the turn of the Lunar New Year – a way of measuring a year based on the lunar calendar. The celebrations begin on the new moon that falls between January 21 and February 20. And this year, the big day

Wendy’s Adds a Meatless Burger to the Menu!

February 1st, 2016

There’s a new meatless option for you to try this Monday, and it’s at Wendy’s! The fast food chain is officially testing an all-new meal, the Wendy’s Black Bean Burger. The meal is being tested in select markets across the US: Salt Lake City, Utah; Columbus, Ohio; and Columbia, South Carolina. With a flavorful

6 Cauliflower Wings Recipes for Superbowl Sunday

February 1st, 2016

Are you ready for the big game? Bring savory, spicy “wings” to your game day celebration with these recipes for the hottest trend in hot wings: cauliflower! Cauliflower is rich in nutrients and makes a versatile base for almost any flavors you want to cook with. Cauliflower wings are particularly perfect for game day, and can even

Mario Batali Talks Meatless Monday (Tuesday and Wednesday) on The Chew!

January 25th, 2016

Celebrity chef Mario Batali has been a part of the Meatless Monday movement for nearly five years, and this month on The Chew he helped spread the word! He joined the movement in May of 2010 after learning about the environmental and health toll the western diet was taking on the world. Since that

Stock Your Pantry with Plant-Based Protein

January 25th, 2016

Gearing up to go meatless on Mondays? Keep your kitchen and pantry stocked with plant-based foods that are rich in protein and flavor!

When folks start eating meatless once a week, many wonder where they can get enough protein to stay healthy. The truth is, plants (especially pulses) are full of protein, and

Trend Watch: 2016 is Already the Year of the Veggies!

January 18th, 2016

Just a few weeks into 2016 experts are already calling this the Year of the Vegetable, and with good reason: around the world people are beginning to see that meat doesn’t need to be at the center of the plate!

NPR’s food blog The Salt recently stated that vegetables would take center stage

Eat Your Beans: United Nations Declares 2016 the International Year of Pulses

January 11th, 2016

The United Nations has declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses. But what is a pulse, and why focus on them in 2016?

‘Pulses’ are a specific group of foods including lentils, beans, peas and chickpeas.

This food group is consumed regularly around the world in a huge variety of cultural cuisines. Using the slogan

New US Dietary Guidelines Miss the Mark: Cutting Back on Meat is Key

January 11th, 2016

The US Dietary Guidelines are updated every five years, and the most recently updated guidelines have just been released. The guidelines have a long history in the US, and were the basis for nutritional resources like the Food Guide Pyramid, My Pyramid, and most recently the ChooseMyPlate.gov graphics.

The new guidelines include a

Want to Eat Healthier? Make a New Year’s Resolution Every Monday!

January 4th, 2016

New Year’s Day and the whole month of January is a time for making resolutions. For some it’s a time to think about eating healthier, exercising more, or getting on and sticking to a budget. A great way to get started on all three of those resolutions is pledging to go meatless on Mondays! But