18 Vegetarian and Vegan Celebrities Who Make the Case for Meatless Monday

January 15th, 2018


If you are aware of the benefits of cutting out meat once a week in favor of three plant-based meals on Monday, you know that it doesn’t just improve your health – it does the environment a lot of favors as well. Meatless Monday is the perfect way to make your diet more plant-based and try out delicious recipes that put fruits, vegetables, and other sources of protein in the spotlight. But if you still need convincing, here are some familiar folks who can tell you how going meat-free has had a positive impact on their lives.


Kristen Bell

Bell has been a vegetarian since the age of 11 and went vegan until she found it “wasn’t sustainable” during her first pregnancy. She still doesn’t eat meat, and she chooses humanely produced dairy products.


Natalie Portman

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Portman is an outspoken vegan who promotes the environmental impact on following a plant-based diet: “[W]e get to make decisions three times a day, what we do with our planet, and you can make a difference by even once a day or once a week choosing not to eat animals or animal products.” She’s expressed support for Meatless Monday, saying it “would make a huge impact” if everyone adopted it.


Mark Ruffalo

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A supporter of Meatless Monday, Ruffalo is purported to be a vegetarian with a keen sense of how meat production affects climate change.


Ariana Grande

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The vegan pop singer is well-known for lending her voice to many great causes, including the environment.


Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth

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Vegan power couple! Cyrus and Hemsworth are both proudly vegan; Cyrus has two tattoos commemorating her commitment to a plant-based diet and Hemsworth was just named Australia’s sexiest vegan.


Beyonce and Jay-Z (part-time vegans)

It only lasted 22 days, but Queen Bey and her husband famously went vegan a few years ago as a way to shed a few pounds. Twenty-two Meatless Mondays would be almost half a year, if you want to spread those meat-free days out!


Woody Harrelson

 

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One of Hollywood’s most famous vegans, Harrelson denies he tries to convert others to follow the same plant-based diet. But he may have made Mark Ruffalo throw up with his vegan cheesecake.


Joan Jett

Rock legend Joan Jett has been a vegetarian since the 1980s, recognizing the impact of meat production on the environment.


Stevie Wonder

 

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The legendary R&B singer became vegan just a couple of years ago and is a vocal advocate for the environment.


RZA

 

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After initially following a pescatarian diet, the Wu-Tang Clan artist “completely dived” into being a vegan about 20 years ago.


Peter Dinklage

 

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The award-winning star of Game of Thrones has been a vegetarian for over 15 years, and recently went vegan.


Kate and Rooney Mara

 

 

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Both sisters are actresses and devout vegans. Kate recently discussed how she found the perfect plant-based substitutes for her favorite foods, like Follow Your Heart’s vegan cheese and the Beyond Burger.


Al Gore

After the former Vice President made An Inconvenient Truth, he was criticized for not addressing how a plant-based diet could help reverse climate change. He put his money where his mouth is and went vegan.


Leonardo DiCaprio

An investor in Beyond Burger, DiCaprio devotes much of his time and money to environmental activism. He may have also been the one who convinced Gwyneth Paltrow to give up meat.


Alicia Silverstone

 

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Silverstone originally became a vegetarian and then went full vegan, and has attributed improvements in her health to this diet change. She’s also a confirmed fan of Meatless Monday!


See more vegan celebrities at Bustle.