Meatless Monday Articles

Grill the Unusual! Vegetables and Fruits Perfect for Charring

May 30th, 2016

Sweep that meat off your grill! This summer, farmer’s markets are bursting with fresh, colorful fruits and vegetables that are perfect for grilling at your Memorial Day blast. But don’t reach for the normal culprits. This holiday sear up some off-road options like charred romaine or grilled kale; they’ll make excellent salad starters. All you’ll

C-CAP Teens Rock the Veggie Burger World

May 23rd, 2016

The 2016 Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) and Meatless Monday Recipe Contest just announced the winners of their annual contest for teenage chefs. This year the challenge was: “get the beef off their buns” and create the best veggie burger on the block.

High school students from seven C-CAP markets participated, and

Banza Co-Founders on Creating a Chickpea-Powered Pasta

May 16th, 2016

We here at Meatless Monday love chickpeas. And what’s not to love?  A great source of protein and high in fiber, magnesium and folate, these naturally gluten-free legumes are loved across the globe for their nut-like taste and buttery texture. In its newest rendition, the versatile chickpea is used to make pasta, and we sat down with

Pittsburgh Joins Meatless Monday Movement

May 9th, 2016

For a city once enamored with hot sausage sandwiches, pierogis, and 25-cent wings specials, Pittsburgh has just made a huge leap. Understanding the impact that reducing meat consumption has on sustainability, the environment, and public health, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto has recently signed an official proclamation recognizing every Monday in 2016 as Meatless Monday! This

Spring into Meatless Monday at Your Local Farmers Market

May 9th, 2016

Smell the strawberries and taste the sugar snap peas!

Spring is prime time to visit your local farmer’s market. Not only will you support your local growers by buying from them, you’ll also have access to the freshest and ripest produce available in your region. As well, you’ll enjoy the opportunity to develop a relationship

Sneaky Ways to Get Your Mom to Go Meatless

May 2nd, 2016

So, you’ve changed your diet from what you grew up with. Less meat, more veggies. But going home for the holidays, like Mother’s Day, can be a real stress-out when it comes to dining with your meat-and-potatoes family. Maybe your mom is still making those meat-heavy dishes you used to love as a child every

Sara Moulton on Home Cooking, Family Meals and Getting Your Vegetables

May 2nd, 2016

Interview by Diana K. Rice Registered Dietitian, The Monday Campaigns

Author, TV star and all-around weeknight meal whiz Sara Moulton‘s newest book is Home Cooking 101 (Oxmoor House). Since many of the themes and recipes in the book tie in with the Meatless Monday and Kids Cook Monday

Fight Deforestation With Your Fork

April 25th, 2016

In celebration of Earth Month, each Monday in April we’re highlighting an environmental benefit of cutting out meat, one day a week. This week focuses on our rainforests.

Can going meatless once a week change the course of our rainforests?

Let’s look at what, why, and how. Today, the raising of livestock uses

The Super Power in Meatless Mondays

April 18th, 2016

In celebration of Earth Month, each Monday in April we’re highlighting an environmental benefit of cutting out meat, one day a week. This week we focus on saving energy.


On this Earth Day, April 22, two superpowers – China and the United States – will be the first to sign the historic Paris

Celebrate Earth Day with Our Free Recipe Cards

April 18th, 2016

Every year, Earth Day is a time to think about the new habits we can introduce that will benefit our planet. It’s also a perfect opportunity to share earth-friendly tips and resources with our communities. To help spread the message about how going meatless once a week can conserve water and

Spring for a Cleaner Planet — Every Meatless Monday

April 11th, 2016

In celebration of Earth Month, each Monday in April we’re highlighting an environmental benefit of cutting out meat, one day a week. This week we focus on greenhouse gas emissions.


Did you know you could change your carbon imprint just by going meatless one day a week?

It’s true. A 2013 study by

Meatless Meat to the Front of the Line!

April 11th, 2016

If you’ve been wondering if your seitan burger or veggie bacon really helps the environment, here’s proof.

A recent study just proved that – yes! –  the production of vegetarian meat alternatives generates about 10 times less greenhouse emissions than comparable beef-based products.

Researchers from Andrews University tracked CO2 emissions from the whole life

Less Meat, More Water — Earth Day Math

April 4th, 2016

April 22 is Earth Day – a worldwide celebration for the planet and a time to reflect on how we can support sustainability – individually and collectively. Want to help the Earth survive? You could choose between … not gulping down that quarter pounder one day a week OR not showering for

Voices from Public Health: Meatless Monday

March 21st, 2016

In this new video, Robert Lawrence, MD, Founding Director, Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future and Professor of Environmental Health Sciences at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health discusses how a simple dietary change can make a lasting impact on individual health and the health of the planet.

5 New Plant-Based Foods from Expo West!

March 21st, 2016

Gardein’s executive chef Jason Stefanko gives us the inside scoop from Expo West, the nation’s largest natural products tradeshow.

After a busy 3 days of setup and showing off gardein I found some time to walk the show floor and check out the newest in everything plant based.  Here were my 5 most memorable