Meatless Monday Articles

Baltimore Schools Go Meatless

September 28th, 2009

Baltimore Schools Go Meatless MondayThe Baltimore City Public School system is about to become the first fully Meatless Monday school system in the U.S. They’re joining a growing international movement of individuals, organizations, communities and cities making the commitment to lower meat consumption and enjoy a plant-based diet on Mondays

Eating Green At “The” Garden

September 21st, 2009

Whitehouse gardenThe beginning of autumn marks the point when many of our favorite fruits and vegetables are ripe for the picking. This year, harvest has become a national affair. Michelle Obama’s famed White House garden is in bloom and ready to offer its bounty to a country hungry for nutritional guidance.

Good Nutrition Starts at School

September 14th, 2009

One Tray graphicKids need fresh, wholesome and nutrient-dense foods to ensure proper brain development. Talk about a no-brainer! You can’t nourish children on a steady diet of processed foods full of fatty, empty carbs and sugary soda or juice. Blogger extraordinaire Kerry Trueman argues that the real food renaissance must begin at school!

Site Expands, Movement Grows

September 7th, 2009 scales up!The Meatless Monday movement is growing around the world, continent by continent, as we’ve reported. But we’re also growing right here – on our website! This week we introduce a whole range of new features to help you go meatless on Monday: Video, Q&A Corner, Letters To The Editor and Recipe Submissions. Take a look around, then tell us what you think!

The High Cost Of Cheap Food

August 31st, 2009

yours...while supplies lastLarge quantities of cheap fast food may seem like a bargain on the surface, but a closer look shows us that these highly processed, industrialized food products have a multitude of hidden expenses. Brian Walsh, a health and science writer for TIME Magazine, recently tallied up the impact that industrial farming is having on the environment, our health and the national budget. Our solution: go meatless on Mondays!

Cutting Meat Boosts Cash!

August 24th, 2009

healthier and wealtherTough times call for bold measures. Sometimes, though, the most innovative solutions are the easiest ones to implement. People looking to save money during this recessionary period need look no further than what they place on their plate. By cutting meat just one day a week, we can put more green in our pockets!

Going Meatless Has Gone Global

August 17th, 2009

around the world with Meatless Monday!The movement we began in 2003 is spreading around the globe! From cities in Europe, and religious institutions in Asia, to city school systems right here in the U.S., people are cutting back on meat one day a week to improve their health and the health of the planet as a whole. It’s an extremely exciting time as we wonder what city, which celebrity, which organization will be next to go meatless? Have you taken the Meatless Monday pledge

As American as Collard Greens

August 10th, 2009

can of collard greensMichelle Obama’s recent harvest of a healthy crop of collard greens from the White House vegetable garden made for an excellent photo op. It was a victory for fresh produce, but an especially great day for collards. Long derided and dismissed as trash food, collards have become positively presidential. This Monday we celebrate the historical and nutritional importance of collard greens – they’re the perfect way for you and your family to go meatless

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