Meatless Monday Articles

Celebrate Whole Grains Month This September!

September 14th, 2015

September is Whole Grains Month, and there’s no better time to discover all the delicious, healthy reasons to eat whole grains!

This year the Whole Grains Council is celebrating in September by running an Instagram photo contest throughout the month. The contest theme is Share the Goodness of Whole Grains, it’s a perfect excuse to share

Tempeh, Tofu, Seitan, and Jackfruit: What They’re Made of and How to Enjoy Them

September 14th, 2015

Chances are you’ve seen some delicious recipes that call for some interesting ingredients that might be a bit unusual. Foods like tempeh, tofu, seitan, and jackfruit, are rapidly taking the spotlight in dishes that are perfect for Meatless Monday meals. These foods add the texture and protein we often crave without using any meat at

6 Reasons to Pack a Meatless Monday School Lunch

September 7th, 2015

With kids heading back to school, parents and teachers agree that a nutritious lunch is key to helping students succeed. While more and more schools are offering Meatless Monday dishes in the cafeteria, bringing lunch from home is another tasty option!

There are many benefits to packing a creative, healthy lunch for students of all

Lompoc Unified School District in California Adopts Meatless Monday

September 7th, 2015

Across the country more and more schools are giving students a nutritious start each week on Meatless Monday. To help schools create meatless menus, Meatless Monday recently released a free downloadable cookbook for school cafeterias: Meatless Monday Goes to School. Over 120 schools in the US are officially part of the Meatless Monday movement,

New Study Confirms: Reducing Meat Consumption is Key to Protecting Biodiversity

August 31st, 2015

According to a new study, the growing demand for meat is the greatest threat to global biodiversity.

The study, Biodiversity Conservation: The Key is Reducing Meat Consumption, found that if demand for meat increases along current trends through 2050, the environmental cost of producing it would put species around the world at risk. As

9 Grilling Recipes for a Tasty Meatless Labor Day

August 31st, 2015

Labor Day is almost here, and that means friends and family will soon be gathering around the grill for picnics, block parties and backyard cookouts. This year, bring some delicious meatless recipes to your celebration with fruits, veggies, and even pizzas for the grill! Since Labor Day is celebrated on a Monday, here are nine

Tempe, Arizona Joins the Meatless Monday Movement!

August 24th, 2015

Tempe, Arizona has officially joined the Meatless Monday movement! This month, Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell issued the proclamation celebrating healthy eating and officially declaring Mondays “Lean and Green.” The goal of this proclamation is to encourage the public and businesses to go meatless once a week. Some school districts in Tempe have decided to jump

Preserve Summer Produce the Easy Way: Freeze it!

August 24th, 2015

Make tasty meatless meals with summer produce all year long!

Summer is a wonderful time to sample new fruits and vegetables – but how can you enjoy those flavors all year long? Preserve your summer favorites quickly and easily by freezing them! Use one of these three methods to freeze your particular produce for the

Survey Reveals Trends for Meatless Monday Restaurant Diners

August 17th, 2015

Do you dine out on Meatless Monday? We wanted to help chefs and diners alike enjoy Meatless Monday more, so we asked what people loved best about meatless menus. Here’s what respondents told us they loved (or would love) to see featured in restaurants for Meatless Monday.

Seasonal

56 percent of respondents to the survey

15 Exceptional Eggplant Recipes for Meatless Monday

August 17th, 2015

Try a New Twist on Eggplant this Meatless Monday

Fresh vegetables make for delicious meatless meals, especially now that eggplant is in season. If you’ve never had eggplant before, now is the time to try it – and if you have had it before, now is the time to try it in one of these

Talking Ugly Fruits and Vegetables with Food Waste Hero Jordan Figueiredo

August 10th, 2015

In the US, roughly 40% of our food supply is wasted – and a lot of it is perfectly ripe and healthy produce. The problem? It’s ugly. The same imperfect fruits and vegetables you might see at the farmer’s market just don’t make it to the grocery store. We caught up with Jordan Figueiredo to

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