Meatless Monday Articles

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

What Chefs Are Saying About Plant Based Menu Trends

March 14th, 2016

Recently Meatless Monday sat down with top chefs and industry leaders to discuss plant based menu trends at the International Restaurant and Foodservice Show of New York. The good news: veggie focused menus and plant based menu options are not a passing fad, but are here to stay! So you’ll be sure to see more

7 Ways to Get Your Green on for St. Patrick’s Day

March 14th, 2016

Here are seven ideas to help you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with an extra green twist! Each and every plate is supposed to have a rainbow of colors, this is true, but there can be a little extra green on St. Patrick’s day, don’t you think so too?

Green vegetables like

Try Cooking with Kids for National Nutrition Month!

March 7th, 2016

March is National Nutrition Month, and we can’t think of a better time to get the chefs of tomorrow in the kitchen cooking delicious meatless meals.

What is National Nutrition Month? National Nutrition Month is a month-long celebration of all things healthy, complete with a nutrition education and information campaign from the Academy of

Picture Worth a Thousand Meals: a Meatless Monday Infographic

March 7th, 2016

Here in the United States, there is a huge focus on piling animal products on your plate, and eating meat at every meal. All that meat in your diet isn’t a healthy choice, for you or for the planet! While eliminating meat from your diet can be a challenge, you don’t have to forgo meat

A Plant-Powered Interview with Registered Dietitian Sharon Palmer

February 29th, 2016

Recently Meatless Monday caught up with Sharon Palmer, the registered dietitian behind the Plant-Powered Blog and the books The Plant-Powered Diet and Plant-Powered for Life. Through her writing and her public speaking, Palmer is helping turn the modern American/Western Diet on its head with one not-that-radical change: put vegetables, instead of meat, at

Arby’s Leaps Into the Meatless Monday Movement?

February 29th, 2016

This Leap Day Arby’s, the unabashedly meat-centric chain that prides itself on its ability to cram as much roast beef, brisket, and other deli selections on any given bun, will launch a one-day promotion of a variety of vegetarian options to its line of sandwiches.

While some corners of the veggie camp remain suspicious

Meatless Monday Interviews Chef Josh Bernstein

February 22nd, 2016

Recently Meatless Monday caught up with Chef Josh Bernstein, Executive Chef of The Shannon Rose Irish Pub, which has locations in Clifton and Ramsey, NJ, to talk about the ways he and his team have incorporated wonderful vegetarian and vegan options into the restaurant’s menu offerings, and the decision to get involved with the

Mark Bittman Delivers a Strategy for Eating Less Meat

February 15th, 2016

Recently Diana Rice, Registered Dietitian at Meatless Monday, spoke with Mark Bittman about his newest ventures and eating meatless once a week. Bittman, the renowned mover and shaker in the world of food, shocked the culinary world when he announced his intention to leave his columnist role at the New York Times to join a

5 Hearty Meals for a Healthy Heart

February 15th, 2016

February is American Heart Month – a month to focus on cardio vascular health and start some good habits your heart will thank you for all year long. Going meatless once a week does a lot of good for the planet, but also for your own health. Valentine’s Day may be over, but the health

Enjoy a Meatless Feast for Mardi Gras

February 8th, 2016

Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday, and is a day for feasting and revelry. Every year the holiday falls on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the 40 days of Lent. While Lent is often associated with giving up vices or rich foods, Fat Tuesday is all about cleaning out all