Meatless Monday Articles

Celebrate a Meatless Mardi Gras this Monday!

February 16th, 2015

Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday.”  It marks the last night of eating richer, fatty foods, the ‘last hurrah’ before the fasting and discipline that starts on Ash Wednesday and continues for the forty days of Lent. Louisiana is the only state that has declared Mardi Gras a legal holiday, but elaborate

Key Influencers Use Monday to Keep 2015 Healthy

February 16th, 2015

Happy February! How’s that New Year’s resolution going? If you’re anything like the average consumer, it might not be going as well as you hoped. Thirty-five percent of all New Year’s resolvers don’t make it through the end of January. And for those with fitness-related resolutions, the second week of February (right now, in

Women ‘Go Red’ during Heart Health Month

February 9th, 2015

This past Friday was ‘Go Red Day’ when women across America wore red to raise awareness about women’s heart health. But why settle for one day a year?  The Healthy Monday initiative is urging Americans to sport something red every Monday and keep heart health top of mind.  

“If more women wear

Meatless Monday is in the House!

February 9th, 2015

Meatless Monday has made it to the House of Representatives, thanks to Tony Cárdenas, Congressional Representative from California’s 29th District,  Congressman Cárdenas recently sent a ‘Dear Colleague’ letter to his fellow Representatives in the 114th Congress that was all about Meatless Monday; its history, its benefits, and the reasons why last

You’re never too young to lower your cholesterol

February 2nd, 2015

To all those under 40 who go meatless on Mondays – a new study on cholesterol is reinforcing just how smart you are.

Conventional wisdom used to say – don’t worry about cholesterol until you’re at least 40; then, if you’re cholesterol levels are high you can think about cutting back on the cheeseburgers, fried

Super Bowl Sunday. Salad Bowl Monday.

February 2nd, 2015

The Monday after the Super Bowl should be a national holiday.  At least that was the opinion of some folks at 4for4.com Fantasy Football, who petitioned the White House two years ago to make it a holiday.  Their reasons: it would promote camaraderie among the American people, honor the most popular event in our culture,

Chipotle Celebrates Meatless Monday with Sofritas Monday

January 26th, 2015

To get the word out about their new organic tofu Sofritas, Chipotle is offering a tasty deal, nationwide.  If you order their Sofritas today, January 26th, and save your receipt, you can return anytime between January 27th and February 28th, 2015, for a FREE burrito, order of tacos, salad or bowl of your choice.

New Yorkers Rally to Support Meatless Monday Resolution

January 26th, 2015

Despite freezing temperatures, a crowd of public health, environmental, and animal rights advocates rallied on the steps of New York’s City Hall this past Thursday to support the Meatless Monday Resolution being introduced by Council Members Helen Rosenthal and Corey Johnson, chair of the Health Committee.  The resolution would bring awareness to efforts already

Make Meatless Monday
a Family Affair

January 19th, 2015

Author and food activist Michael Pollan enjoys Meatless Monday with his family.

So does author Laurie David, who dedicated a full chapter of her book The Family Dinner to Meatless Monday.  You’ll also find meatless entrees around the Batali family table on Mondays.  Getting  your whole family to join you for Meatless

US News Releases ‘Best Diet’ Rankings for 2015

January 19th, 2015

US News & World Report just released their 2015 diet rankings and no, the Cookie Diet did not win this year.

Nor did Paleo, Flat Belly, or South Beach.  And the Biggest Loser wasn’t the big winner (it finished 9th overall.)   The panel of diet and nutrition experts considered 35 programs

Meatless Monday
Fights Global Obesity

January 12th, 2015

A recent study from Mckinsey Global Institute (MGI) has revealed obesity now accounts for approximately 5 percent of all deaths worldwide. The global cost of the disease has risen to about $2 trillion. MGI also estimated that more than 2 billion people, about one-third of the world’s population, are now obese or overweight. This

The Chew crew kicks off 2015 with a Meatless Monday

January 12th, 2015

“The holidays are over, and if your pants are feeling a little too tight,” said co-host Kelly Clinton of the ABC’s daytime food show, “pay attention.  Today we’re starting the year off Lite, with delicious dishes that are low on calories, but high on flavor.”  And without further ado, The Chew started the new year

Sharon Palmer & Oldways
Cook Up a Meal Plan

January 5th, 2015

The Oldways 4-Week Vegetarian & Vegan Diet Menu Plan is the result of a collaboration between Oldways, a nonprofit food and nutrition education organization, and Sharon Palmer, RD, author of two whole plant-focused books, and long-time friend of Meatless Monday.

The book is a how-to-guide to cutting the meat, and keeping the

Make Meatless Monday
Your New Year’s Resolution

December 29th, 2014

A new year is just a few days away. Along with being frustrated by accidentally writing “2014” instead of “2015”, many of us will also be setting resolutions to commit to healthier habits. One resolution to consider is participating in Meatless Monday. Why?—it’s easy, there are tons of free and delicious Meatless Monday recipes

Meatless Monday
Staff Picks

December 22nd, 2014

What’s the Meatless Monday team cooking up at home? These cookbook titles will give you a glimpse into their kitchens. You might just like to pick one up for yourself, or as last minute gift idea.

“Mark Bittman’s How to Cook Everything and How to Cook Everything Vegetarian are the encyclopedias of