Meatless Monday Articles

Kitchen Garden Series: Planting

August 3rd, 2009

kitchen gardening 2nd in seriesSummertime…and the sowin’s easy. In the first installment of our series, we looked at the perfect seeds for summer planting. Now, it’s time to crack open those seed packets of greens, beets, radishes and turnips and get to work! These so-called “cool weather” crops actually germinate faster in warm soil. They grow more quickly in summer, too. Start this Monday, and you could be harvesting the ingredients you need for those end-of-summer salads and slaws!

52 Opportunities for Rejuvenation

July 27th, 2009

renew!Don’t worry, this isn’t a promotion for the latest skin treatment or another time-share deal. It is however a reminder that something important happens 52 times a year. What do Mondays mean to you? Do you jump out of bed excited to start a new week? Or are you lethargic, seeing the world in shades of gray? If we treat every Monday as a time for renewal, we can improve our nation’s health, save money on healthcare and have happier weeks 52 times a year

Kitchen Garden Series: Seeds

July 20th, 2009

kitchen_garden_toolsNow that the kitchen garden revival is in full swing, thousands of newly minted gardeners are starting to savor their first harvests. But what if you missed the boat on the spring planting season? Don’t worry, it’s not too late. And it’s Monday – the perfect time to start a new personal project. This week respected food blogger Kerry Trueman launches her Kitchen Garden Series where you’ll discover mid-summer is a great time to plant certain delicious veggies!

The Skinny on Ice Cream

July 13th, 2009

ice creamIce cream is one of summer’s simple pleasures. It comes in every imaginable flavor, and is always a hit with kids. But not all frozen treats are created equal. Many ice cream brands contain hidden calories. Often, the closer you look, the more you find dubious chemicals and questionable processing practices. To cap off a healthy Meatless Monday meal, why not try some flavorful, nutritious alternatives!

Your Kitchen, Your Castle

July 6th, 2009

cook at homeCooking in your kitchen versus eating out offers so many powerful benefits. It’s healthier, costs less, is more fun, brings the family together, and makes home feel, well, more like a home. Here at Meatless Monday we’re all about helping you start your week with the recipes and nutrition information you need to cook at home. This issue we highlight our users’ recipes (and video!) and provide tips on how you can make your kitchen a fortress of nutrition

Recipes Please!

June 29th, 2009

submit_recipesDoubtless you’ve noticed our new fresh, uplifting look. We’ve introduced features like Reviews, Seasonal Picks and News. Plus, we’ve increased our functionality to offer comment and rating capabilities. We’ve also responded to your requests to focus more on the environmental benefits of limiting meat intake. All that said, recipes remain the lifeblood of Meatless Monday. That’s why this week we’re highlighting the meatless recipes of our readers!

The Movement Goes Global

June 21st, 2009

mm_globe_01We’re happy to welcome Sir Paul McCartney to the cause! On the same day we launched our new website, the former Beatle, along with his daughters Stella and Mary, kicked off Meat Free Monday in the U.K. Sir Paul has put together an impressive list of celebrities and international organizations working to slow climate change. Now on both sides of “the pond,” people have a compelling reason to start the week meatless

New Site, Same Good Sense

June 9th, 2009

mm_sprout_01We’d like to use this issue to thank our loyal users and fans around the world for their support and involvement. From Belgium to Boston to Brisbane, the meatless Monday movement is growing fast. So fast that when we asked you how to make a better Meatless Monday, the response was overwhelming. The site you see here is the result of that dialogue: more of the kind of content you’re looking for, more functionality and more to come.

Nutritional Glossary

May 21st, 2009

Understanding all the words and terms nutritionists use can be confusing. That’s why we’ve taken the time to put them all down in one place and define them. Please use the glossary in conjunction with our weekly articles, and let us know if you’d like to see other terms added

Protein: Healthy Amount, Healthy Sources

May 20th, 2009

Found in every cell of your body, protein is essential to life. It builds and maintains muscles, bones, skin, and other tissues. It regulates basic processes like metabolism and digestion. Protein is one of life’s basic building blocks

Calcium: An Essential Mineral

May 20th, 2009

Calcium is best known as the mineral that builds and maintains strong teeth and bones. In addition, calcium is essential for the body’s basic functions, including nerve transmission, blood pressure and clotting, heartbeat and hormone regulation

The Facts on Fat

May 20th, 2009

Fats are a necessary part of our diet and something our body needs to function properly. In addition to being an energy supply, fat is used to produce cell membranes and certain hormone-like compounds that regulate blood pressure, heart rate, blood vessel constriction, blood clotting, and the nervous system

Carbohydrates: the Good, the Bad and the Complex

May 20th, 2009

Carbohydrates are the body’s most important and readily available source of energy. Even though they’ve gotten a bad rap recently, "carbs” are a necessary part of a healthy diet

The Cholesterol / Saturated Fat Connection

May 20th, 2009

Cholesterol is a type of fat your body needs to produce cell membranes and hormones. Most (65-85%) of the cholesterol in your body is produced by your liver. Additional cholesterol in our bodies comes from foods such as meat, high-fat dairy and eggs

Antioxidants in Food

May 20th, 2009

Antioxidants are compounds that help prevent and repair oxidative stress, a process that damages cells within the body and has been linked to the development of cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease