Meatless Monday Articles

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

Stefanie Sacks Says
What’s in Your Food

December 15th, 2014

On January 1, Stefanie Sacks will release the highly anticipated What The Fork Are You Eating? An Action Plan for Your Pantry and Plate. Within the pages, Stefanie provides an aisle-by-aisle rundown of how to shop for healthier items and create simple, nutritious, and delicious meals. It is a book that challenges

Have a Happy,
Healthy Holiday

December 15th, 2014

As the holidays approach with all their cheer and good spirit, you might be tempted to overindulge. So invariably you can find tips to avoid overeating and various admonishments that show the benefits of eating less. But we’ll take a softer approach, here—if you do gorge, try to gorge smartly. Vegetables offer more

Batali’s Cookbook
Celebrates Small Farms

December 8th, 2014


This October, Mario Batali released a cookbook that challenges the standard approach of many other cookbooks. In America: Farm to Table, Mario elevates the farmer onto a stage that was previously occupied—almost exclusively—by the chef.

Acknowledging the importance of local farmers and their connection to the earth and commitment to the

EWG’s Free App Looks
Behind the Label

December 8th, 2014

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) recently launched Food Scores: Rate Your Plate™, a website and app that scores foods on a 10-point scale, evaluating the nutritional value, ingredients, and processing of foods: nutritional concerns—measures calories, fats, sugar, salt, and fiber content; ingredients concerns—considers food additives, hormones, antibiotics, and pesticides; and processing concerns—estimates how

FDA Mandates Calorie
Counts Nationwide

December 1st, 2014

The FDA has just released its final rules mandating that chain restaurants, movie theaters, amusement parks, convenience stores, and prepared food departments in grocery stores will all have to post calorie counts on their menus. The mandate is part of the 2010 Affordable Care Act. After years of delays and strong pushback from restaurants and

‘Tis the Season for
a Meatless Potluck

December 1st, 2014

As the holiday season grows near, there is temptation to overindulge in unhealthy foods. But an office potluck doesn’t have to be an unhealthy affair. Do a Meatless Monday potluck and it will test your office’s ingenuity. It will also accommodate any in-office vegetarians.

Here are a few tips on how to launch a successful

The Israeli Parliament
Meatless Monday

November 24th, 2014

Meatless Monday is now served up at the Knesset (the Israeli parliament) cafeteria. This achievement—the labor of Meatless Monday Israel’s founder Miki Haimiovich and MK Rabbi Dov Lipman—was over a year in the making.

Now the 120 seats of the Knesset, whose influence passes all laws and elects the Israeli President and Prime

The Vegetable-Side
of Thanksgiving

November 24th, 2014

Let’s lay our stuffing on the table—on Thanksgiving Day in most households, the turkey is king. And that’s perfectly fine. But don’t forget   those unsung heroes—the yams, the string beans and carrots, the salads and casseroles.

What do vegetables bring to the party? Well a number of things:

Color—eating a variety of different

Quote of the Week:
Tony Cárdenas

November 17th, 2014

On November 13, Tony Cárdenas, Representative of California’s 29th Congressional District and fan of Meatless Monday, wrote an editorial piece for the Los Angeles Daily News asking all Californians to do their part to conserve water during the record drought. “We can’t create the rain, but we can take actions in our everyday lives to create a meaningful impact

Meatless Monday
Is at APHA in NOLA

November 17th, 2014


The American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting & Exposition gathers in New Orleans this year. From November 15–19, health specialists from across the country convene to exchange knowledge and network to strengthen the profession of public health.

The Monday Campaigns, represented by Rachelle Reeder, MPH and Morgan Johnson, MPH will reveal two poster-presentations

No Incentive to Address
Meat Consumption Role
in Climate Change

November 10th, 2014

A new study suggests that despite strong scientific evidence indicating meat consumption is among the most important contributors to climate change, most non-governmental organizations (NGOs) did not consider addressing this issue as a core part of their mission.

After interviewing representatives from 34 environmental, food-focused, and animal protection NGOs in Sweden, Canada, and the US,

Meatless Monday
World Diabetes Day

November 10th, 2014

Meatless Monday will join the rest of the world on Friday November 14, in observing World Diabetes Day. The theme chosen for this year is, “Healthy Living and Diabetes” which aligns strongly with the Meatless Monday mission.

According to the World Health Organization, 347 million worldwide suffer from diabetes. In the United States