Meatless Monday Articles

Spread of Western Diet Puts Global Health at Risk

July 13th, 2015

Recently CNN reported on a high-risk trend: around the world, communities are adopting the so-called “Western” diet. Ian Myles of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases describes the hallmarks of the Western diet as “…overconsumption of over-refined sugars, highly refined and saturated fats, animal protein and a reduced intake of plant-based

9 Odd-Ball Vegetables to Try This Summer

July 6th, 2015

Trying a new food is exciting; especially if it’s a vegetable you’ve never seen before. But what is it called? How can you prepare it? And really… what is it? Farmer’s market odd-balls are a delicious way to make your Meatless Monday extra special or punch up a meal any day of the week.

New Eat Well Guide Makes Finding Good Food Easier

June 29th, 2015

On June 23, GRACE Communications Foundation released the new Eat Well Guide, the largest online directory of sustainable food vendors in the country. The free resource features over 25,000 hand-picked restaurants, farms, farmers’ markets, food co-ops and other purveyors of local, sustainably produced food, spanning the entire United States.

The guide allows

Meatless Monday Releases Free
E-Cookbook for Schools

June 22nd, 2015

This week Meatless Monday released a beautifully designed, free collection of 30 meatless lunch recipes called Meatless Monday Goes to School. The e-cookbook addresses the need of K-12 schools for delicious vegetarian recipes that fulfill the meat/meat alternate component of the National School Lunch Program’s (NSLP) meal pattern.

Providing healthy, delicious meals for students is more

Skipping Meat This Monday? Skip the Bottled Water, too.

June 22nd, 2015

One reason Meatless Monday has caught on all over the world (38 countries and counting) is it’s a small, simple step each of us can take that can actually have a profound impact on the environment.

For example, it takes approximately 1,850 gallons of water to produce a single pound of beef, verses just 39 gallons of

Real Men Grill Veggies

June 15th, 2015

Rip Esseltyn is a real man. Okay, he got the nickname Rip when he was two days old, not because of his lean ripped look.  But it fits.  An all-American swimmer in college, he became a world class triathlete, which is when he adopted a ‘plant-strong’ diet. After ten years in that grueling profession he

13 Meatless Recipes for a Father’s Day BBQ

June 15th, 2015

Father’s Day is just around the corner! Why not dazzle Dad with one of these cookout-worthy recipes from our Meatless Monday bloggers and friends? Even if he’s a hardcore carnivore, he won’t be able to resist these hearty and delicious meatless dishes – they rock as much as he does!

Teen Chefs Win Scholarships with Meatless Monday Recipes

June 8th, 2015

Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) is a national non-profit that’s been transforming lives for 25 years, helping prepare high school students for college, and careers in the restaurant and hospitality industry. Several years ago C-CAP teamed up with Meatless Monday to create a contest for high school seniors across the country aspiring to be

Meatless Monday Resolution Passes in Long Beach

June 8th, 2015

On June 2nd, The Long Beach City Council voted 7-2 in favor of a resolution officially supporting the Meatless Monday campaign. Long Beach joins Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and several other large American cities in supporting the international movement that aims to improve health and conserve resources.

The item was brought

Luxembourg Launches Meat Free Monday

June 1st, 2015

What country eats more meat per capita than any other in the world? If you guessed the U.S. you were close, but the burger-loving United States actually finished second to…Luxembourg!  That’s right, Luxembourg.  The only Grand Duchy in the world.  Small in size but big in terms of meat consumption, according to the U.N. Food and Agriculture

Dig Inn is Changing the Way People Eat

June 1st, 2015

Dig Inn is a thriving chain of fast-casual restaurants that’s making healthy food accessible like never before. As part of their ‘Spring Into Summer’ promotion, Dig Inn is collaborating with Meatless Monday. “It’s less about a marketing tactic to get people in the door on Monday,” said founder Adam Eskin. “It’s more, we’re

Enjoy the Thrill of the Grill — and a Meatless Memorial Day.

May 25th, 2015


It’s hard to enjoy summer without grilling – but it’s easy to enjoy grilling without meat.  In fact, going with veggies on the barbi, or grilling up veggie burgers, will let you enjoy all that delicious smoky flavor you you love without sabotaging your swimsuit diet.

Then there are the health benefits of

15 Mouthwatering Meatless Monday Burgers

May 25th, 2015

Ready to get cooking this Memorial Day? Why not explore the endless array of flavors that veggie burgers can bring? From wasabi spiced adzuki bean burgers to chickpea patties with pineapple sauce, the options are endless and we’re sure you’ll find something here to please a crowd. Keep in mind that veggie burgers require a bit

Top Indian Chef Debuts Meatless Monday Menu

May 18th, 2015

Chef Hermant Mathur is well known in New York for guiding high-end Indian restaurants to rave reviews and Michelin stars. GQ magazine recently referred to him as one of the tip five Indian chefs in America.

Now he’s taken on a new challenge: opening a series of mostly casual Indian restaurants that each focus

10 Indian Recipes for Meatless Monday

May 18th, 2015

Indian cuisine is rich with vegetarian offerings, making Indian recipes a perfect option for Meatless Monday. This Monday, why not explore one of these 10 recipes from our bloggers and friends? Many of these recipes call for specialty ingredients, such as garam masala, curry leaves, ghee and chilis, so planning a vegetarian Indian meal