Meatless Monday Articles

Dietary Advisory Committee Releases Controversial Report

March 2nd, 2015

The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) submitted their report last week. While normally these reports don’t attract much attention, this one most definitely did. Not only did the Committee consider personal and public health when reviewing the dietary patterns of Americans, they also considered the health of the planet. Their recommendations mirror

Meatless Monday Class at Eataly a Delicious Experience

February 23rd, 2015

Eataly is not just an incredible emporium filled with exquisite food and wine from Italy. It’s not just a collection of wonderful restaurants, bakeries, coffee bars and gelato stands. It’s also a school. And this past Monday we got a delicious lesson in Italian cuisine, Meatless Monday style, from Chef Nicoletta Grippo.

How to Celebrate Chinese New Year on Meatless Monday

February 23rd, 2015

The festival marking the start of the Chinese new year began on Thursday, February 19th with families reuniting, fireworks exploding, and decorations everywhere. Special dishes are eaten on New Year’s Eve and throughout the sixteen day festival, with certain foods believed to bring good luck for the coming year. Not only do the dishes themselves

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 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