Meatless Monday Articles

Don’t Toss The Greens! 6 Ways to Use Stalks & Stems in Meatless Meals

August 10th, 2015

Greens, stems, and stalks often get forgotten, but they have immense nutrition and flavor to offer. With a few exceptions (like rhubarb, whose stems are edible but leaves are toxic), most edible plants can be cooked and eaten from root to stem. The next time you prep veggies for your meatless meal, make sure to

9 Farmers Market Veggies that Put Protein on Your Plate

August 3rd, 2015

National Farmers Market Week, August 2-8, is a wonderful time to explore the markets in your community and plan new and exciting meatless meals with local fruits and veggies. In honor of the week-long celebration, we’ve put together this list of protein-packed produce to look for at the market and add to your menu plan.

Renowned Mexican Restaurant Joins Meatless Monday

August 3rd, 2015

With four locations in Manhattan and restaurants in Fort Lauderdale and Atlantic City, Dos Caminos is a go-to place for great Mexican food and good times. One major reason for their success: Executive Chef Ivy Stark, now in her 13th year there.   She’s an expert on authentic Mexican cuisine, and has even authored two

Summer Veggie Tips from FreshDirect

July 27th, 2015

Planning your summertime menu? Enjoying a meatless meal is easy when you’ve got delicious, ripe vegetables to work with.

FreshDirect and Meatless Monday have teamed up to bring you tips on the tastiest vegetables of summer and different ways to prepare them. Click through the slideshow below to see the tips we’ve put together and start enjoying these veggies while they

8 Great Gazpacho Recipes for Summer

July 27th, 2015

Stay cool this Meatless Monday with Gazpacho

Summer is in full effect and that means cool foods are on the menu. This includes gazpacho, a soup that is typically made with raw produce and served cold. A dish with ancient roots, gazpacho was originally prepared using a mortar and pestle. These days a blender or food processor will

Chefs Compete with Artisanal Summer Skewer Recipes

July 20th, 2015

On Monday July 13, Meatless Monday, Natural Gourmet Institute, and Gotham Greens teamed up to present a delicious competition – the Meatless Monday Summer Skewers: Recipe Conversion Contest. The challenge? Take a traditional meaty skewer recipe, re-invent it in a meat-free way, and use a bit of fresh basil. Skewers would be judged on flavor,

5 Meatless Snacks for the Crunch You Crave

July 20th, 2015

Craving crunch between meals on Meatless Monday? Snack foods are a perfect way to sneak healthier foods into your day. These five crispy, crunchy snacks also make delicious side dishes and potluck options. Everyone loves a crunchy snack!


Want a new chip for your favorite dip? Crunchy root vegetable chips and crispy leafy green chips are easy

TEDx Video: Making Headlines with Meatless Monday in Israel

July 13th, 2015

Miki Haimovich, one of the most famous anchorwomen in Israeli history, told TEDx IDC why she wanted to build an initiative for the greater good.“I felt the need to devote my time to something important,” she explained in her talk this summer. After seeing fellow vegetarian Paul McCartney launch Meat Free Monday in the UK, Haimovich decided to bring Meatless

Spread of Western Diet Puts Global Health at Risk

July 13th, 2015

Recently CNN reported on a high-risk trend: around the world, communities are adopting the so-called “Western” diet. Ian Myles of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases describes the hallmarks of the Western diet as “…overconsumption of over-refined sugars, highly refined and saturated fats, animal protein and a reduced intake of plant-based

9 Odd-Ball Vegetables to Try This Summer

July 6th, 2015

Trying a new food is exciting; especially if it’s a vegetable you’ve never seen before. But what is it called? How can you prepare it? And really… what is it? Farmer’s market odd-balls are a delicious way to make your Meatless Monday extra special or punch up a meal any day of the week.

New Eat Well Guide Makes Finding Good Food Easier

June 29th, 2015

On June 23, GRACE Communications Foundation released the new Eat Well Guide, the largest online directory of sustainable food vendors in the country. The free resource features over 25,000 hand-picked restaurants, farms, farmers’ markets, food co-ops and other purveyors of local, sustainably produced food, spanning the entire United States.

The guide allows

10 Red, White and Blue Recipes for the 4th

June 29th, 2015

This Independence day don’t just wear red, white and blue – nosh on patriotic dishes, too! To inspire you we’ve rounded-up 10 tasty, meatless recipes from Meatless Monday bloggers and friends.

Blueberry Salsa | Chickadee Says


Red, White & Blueberry Quinoa Salad |

Meatless Monday Releases Free
E-Cookbook for Schools

June 22nd, 2015

This week Meatless Monday released a beautifully designed, free collection of 30 meatless lunch recipes called Meatless Monday Goes to School. The e-cookbook addresses the need of K-12 schools for delicious vegetarian recipes that fulfill the meat/meat alternate component of the National School Lunch Program’s (NSLP) meal pattern.

Providing healthy, delicious meals for students is more

Skipping Meat This Monday? Skip the Bottled Water, too.

June 22nd, 2015

One reason Meatless Monday has caught on all over the world (38 countries and counting) is it’s a small, simple step each of us can take that can actually have a profound impact on the environment.

For example, it takes approximately 1,850 gallons of water to produce a single pound of beef, verses just 39 gallons of

Real Men Grill Veggies

June 15th, 2015

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