Meatless Monday Articles

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

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