Meatless Monday Articles

New Study Confirms
Continued Rise
of the Flexitarian Diet

August 18th, 2014

According to a new study from Datamonitor Consumer conducted in 24 countries, a third of global consumers are cutting back on meat. This confirms the findings of the April 2014 Meatless Monday study conducted by FGI Research—there is a growing dietary trend toward flexitarianism.

Flexitarians actively seek to reduce the amount of meat

Is China Ready for
Meatless Monday?

August 11th, 2014

Meat production has been pointed to as one of the biggest sources of the pollution that is disrupting the global climate.

As a country, China consumes about two times more meat than the U.S. And meat consumption in China has been increasing steadily over the last half century. It’s more than doubled since

US News and Report
Gives a Nod to
Meatless Monday

August 11th, 2014

Many flock to popular social media outlet, Pinterest, for the latest and greatest from fashion to food.  And according to US News and World Report, the platform can also be useful in budgeting, saving, organizing, and generating DIY or meal ideas.

When it’s used to curate and search Meatless Monday recipes, well then it’s satisfying

New Study Reveals the Carbon Footprint
of Meat-Eaters, Vegetarians & Vegans

August 4th, 2014

Climate Week NYC is less than two months away. And as governments, businesses and individuals will gather to focus on ways to find low carbon solutions, one answer is right on our plate. Quite simply: eat less meat.

According to a study from Oxford University, as reported by the Washington Post, the difference

Paul McCartney & MFM
Celebrate 5 years;
Offer Fans A Cameo

August 4th, 2014

Meat Free Monday—Meatless Monday’s friend with a British accent—turns 5 this year. To mark the occasion and promote the cause, Paul McCartney and Meat Free are making a music video to go along with the Meat Free Monday song. And they’ve opened up an opportunity for you to be a part of the video—share

Zucchini: a Delicious,
Versatile Summer

July 28th, 2014

Zucchini—you summer squash, you courgette, you flowering fruit who is treated like a vegetable—you are loved. This time of year, gardens and farmers’ markets alike are replete with zucchinis. And how nice that such a versatile vegetable is such a great source of folate, potassium, vitamin A, and vitamin C. The zucchini is the subject of countless

Juni in July:
The MM Interview with
Chef Shaun Hergatt

July 28th, 2014

Shaun Hergatt is the executive chef of Juni, a boutique restaurant which celebrates the height of the season. With over 20 years experience–not to mention three stars from the New York Times, two Michelin stars, and an across-the-board 29 of 30 ranking in Zagat–Hergatt is not new to the local, fresh food movement. After

A Visit from
Acacia Courtney,
Miss Connecticut

July 21st, 2014

On June 28th, Acacia Courtney was crowned Miss Connecticut. Her personal platform is “The Monday Campaigns: A Guide to a Healthier World,” a platform we’re completely behind. Last week, Acacia stopped by Monday Campaigns HQ to answer questions, take some photos, and meet the staff.

Meatless Monday: First, congratulations on a winning the Miss Connecticut Crown.

A Walk Through
the Greenmarket
with Diana Rice, RD

July 21st, 2014

It’s summer and farmers’ markets everywhere are flooded with locally grown fresh produce, herbs, flowers and breads. Diana Rice, our resident Meatless Monday Registered Dietitian, took me a guided tour through the Greenmarket in Union Square, NYC. And being an opportunist, I resolve to leverage her expert opinion to plan a dinner.

To impose a little

Meatless Monday Interview: Sharon Palmer, RDN

July 14th, 2014

Sharon Palmer would like more people to fall in love with vegetables. With the release of her new book, Plant-Powered For Life, Palmer continues the conversation she started with The Plant-Powered Diet and brings her whole food, plant-based philosophy into the kitchen. A registered dietitian, editor of the award-winning newsletter Environmental Nutrition and a

Happy Bastille Day!
Meatless Monday
Travels to France.

July 14th, 2014

Celebrate Bastille Day by exploring the rich cuisine of the French. What better way to add a little romance to your Meatless Monday? Sure France isn’t exactly renowned for it’s vegetarian options, but here are few recipes that can cut the meat and keep the flavor.

Braised Green Beans & Summer Vegetables It’s summer,

Founder of MM Israel
Awarded Green Globe

July 7th, 2014

Miki Haimovich—who singlehandedly launched Meatless Monday Israel—was awarded the prestigious Green Globe on June 17 by the Israeli non-profit organization Life and Environment. Miki was one of eleven recipients honored for advancing public health and environmental initiatives.

Miki has a long history with the Meatless Monday campaign. In 2012, Miki met with Prime

Produce & Peppers: Delicious, Nutritious
Summer Reading

July 7th, 2014

Looking for some delicious, colorful summer reading? If you’re the type of person who goes from the beach to the farmers’ market, two books that recently came across our desks will provide plenty of menu options for all the seasonal produce now in stores.

Melissa’s Great Book of Produce and The Great Pepper Cookbook are

Meatless Monday Goes
To the White House:
Second Grade Student
Wins “Healthy Challenge”

June 30th, 2014

Meatless Monday is going to Washington, D.C. And a second grade student deserves all the credit.

Lily Vinch, an 8-year old who attends Andersen Elementary School, Guam, created a winning recipe and will be traveling with 54 other students, all of whom earned a trip to the third annual “Healthy Lunchtime Challenge” in Washington.

Even on Campus,
Healthy and Monday
Just Go Together

June 30th, 2014

Like Batman and Robin, hats and scarves, or Guac and Chips, some things are better in pairs. Just like the words “Monday” and “healthy.” That’s one reason why Meatless Monday has grown from an idea to an international movement; for individuals and institutions, Meatless Monday is an easy program in which to participate while offering