Meatless Monday Articles

Yes, You Can Go
Meatless and Have
Your Protein, Too

April 7th, 2014

Everyone who participates in Meatless Monday–those of us who are adding more plant-based meals into our diet–eventually face the same question: how do you get your protein?

The answer is right in your kitchen.

To be sure, eating completely vegetarian one day a week is hardly cause for concern when it comes to protein.

Meatless Monday Peru
Hosts First Major Event;
Hundreds Participate in
Picnic Sin Carne

April 7th, 2014


Meatless Monday Peru–Lunes Sin Carne Peruheld their first major event last month in honor of Meatout Day.

Meatout Day is an annual holiday observed internationally on March 20th, the first day of spring, and seeks to promote the benefits of a plant-based diet while exposing the public to the vast selection of

APHA Recommends
Meatless Monday for
Nat’l Public Health Week

March 31st, 2014

Everyone has heard of “Bring your Child to Work Day.” For Meatless Monday advocates, April 7th could be called “Bring Your Veggies to Work Day.” Next Monday marks the start of National Public Health Week, an initiative of the American Public Health Association (APHA). This year, the APHA has recommended holding community-wide Meatless Monday

Green Monday Gains
Foothold in Hong Kong

March 31st, 2014

Over the past few decades, Hong Kong has emerged as a leading center of culture, finance and trade. But the city’s rapid growth has brought all the familiar problems of modernization: its per capita carbon footprint is the planet’s second highest, and it consumes beef at an astonishing rate. David Yeung, a cofounder of

These Five Recipes
Are Madness Tested,
Meatless Approved

March 24th, 2014

Schedules are cleared, brackets unveiled and Buffett offers a billion: March Madness is upon us. Whether or not you find yourself personally invested in this year’s NCAA Division 1 Basketball Championship, you likely know someone who is. And that means a minimum of screen time, of ambient shouting, of complementary colors and chaotic sports bars.

MM in the Hamptons:
Nick & Toni’s
Joins the Movement

March 24th, 2014

A new celebrity has been spotted at Nick & Toni’s. A friend to some of the world’s most famous personalities, and loved by millions everywhere, Meatless Monday has arrived: every Monday at Nick & Toni’s, the East Hampton landmark, Meatless Monday vegetarian dishes will be featured on the menu.

It makes sense. In a

St. Patrick’s Day
Shines a Light
on Irish Cuisine

March 17th, 2014

For many Americans, St. Patrick’s Day conjures up images of tartaned ties, green confetti, and mass parades—not to mention corned beef and cabbage and a pint Guinness. Although such pub fare still dominates our perception of eating Irish, like all cuisines, Irish food enjoys a rich history and has evolved conspicuously even within the past few

Prevention Publishes
The 7 New Food Rules;
MM Makes the List

March 17th, 2014

When it comes to culinary guidelines, Americans have learned to keep up their guard. After decades of shifting trends, fluctuating fads and fashionable diets, it has become hard to distinguish sound advice from popular opinion. But right now, all across America, there is something bigger than a diet or a trend going on; there

Celebrate National
Nutrition Month by
Cooking With Kids

March 10th, 2014

March is National Nutrition Month, a good time to take a look at your overall nutritional habits that can carry you through the rest of the year. Here at Meatless Monday, we’re marking the occasion by focusing on one group in particular: kids. Getting kids interested in eating nutritious food, teaching families about the

Meatless Monday
Takes Manhattan

March 10th, 2014

Meatless Monday enjoyed a whirlwind tour of NYC’s culinary scene last week, cropping up at events all over the city.

On March 2-4, New York City hosted International Restaurant and Foodservice Show, an annual convention that draws over 16,000 industry professionals. In the category of “Hot Trends,” Meatless Monday took center stage for a

Delicious, Meet Healthy:
A MM Interview
with Ellie Krieger

March 3rd, 2014

If you think cooking a healthy, delicious weeknight dinner takes too much time, then try a recipe or two from Ellie Krieger’s new book, Weeknight Wonders. In less than 30 minutes from prep to table, Ellie’s new collection of 150 dinner ideas will have you preparing entire meals that are faster, and definitely

Celebrate Mardi Gras
with a NOLA Favorite,
Red Beans and Rice

March 3rd, 2014

Tomorrow marks Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, a traditional day of frenzied indulgence before the fasting season of Lent. Millions of households around the country observe Lent every year, abstaining from meats, treats and other luxury items in a gesture of self-denial that goes back millennia.

And what better way to prepare for tomorrow’s

A Walk Through the
Winter Greenmarket
with Alicia Walter

February 24th, 2014

On Friday, February 14, one day after a storm dropped a foot of snow on New York City, Meatless Monday and Alicia Walter, Resident Chef of La Scuola at Eataly NY, pulled on their boots and headed to the Union Square Greenmarket. Our mission was to discover what vegetables are in the market right

Talking TED with
Peggy Neu, President of
The Monday Campaigns

February 24th, 2014

When Meatless Monday founder Sid Lerner wanted to expand the program’s reach, he knew what industry to take his cues from. As a former ad man, Lerner understood the need for smart marketing. In 2008 he tapped Peggy Neu, a fellow advertising executive, to head Meatless Monday’s parent organization The Monday Campaigns. Under her

Meatless Monday Interview:
Dr. Neal Barnard

February 17th, 2014

Dr. Neal D. Barnard, M.D., is optimistic that America is turning a corner. After decades of poor diets and resulting health problems, Dr. Barnard is buoyed by trends like our reduced consumption of meat and a leveling off of some diseases. One of America’s leading advocates for plant-based diets, Dr. Barnard is the founder and