Go Meatless Monday — It’s Good for You, and Good for the Planet

We have delicious plant-based recipes and guides to help you implement Meatless Monday in your school, hospital, workplace, and community.

Weekly Features

Browse our collection of recipes and learn the many ways you can replace a Thanksgiving turkey centerpiece with seasonal, plant-based foods and plant-based meats.
Get creative in the kitchen and see how you can use plant-based ingredients to prepare a vegetarian Thanksgiving meal on a budget.
Enjoy your favorite recipes and creamy fall dishes, made dairy-free and totally delicious.
Check out our collection of hauntingly yummy Halloween treats that are perfect for daring diners of all ages.
Get our tips, tricks, recipes, and cooking hacks to help you prepare and flavor beans like a master chef.
Get our better-than-beef jerky recipes for tasty plant-based snacking.
Traditional beef dishes made plant-based, get our top ingredient swaps and recipes for Meatless Monday meals.
Learn easy microwave cooking tips and recipes for simple and quick plant-based meals.

Celebrate the Wonders of Beans

Beans are nutritious, sustainable, and inexpensive, making them one of the most cost-effective sources of protein available on the planet. With all of these amazing properties, it’s no surprise that beans serve as the cornerstone of many great global cuisines. So why not make them the cornerstone of your pantry? The Meatless Monday Bean Resource Center is designed to provide you with all the facts, tips, and recipes you need to bring the best out of your beans.

In the News

In Needham, Massachusetts, a triumvirate of non-profit organizations decided to take matters into their own hands and start their own version of Meatless Monday.
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The City of New York has taken the next step in its commitment to meat reduction by including Meatless Monday in its first-ever 10-Year Food Policy Plan.
In Bedford, New York, a group of volunteers working with the Bedford 2020 organization encouraged restaurants, businesses, hospitals, places of worship, and school cafeterias to offer meatless options on Monday.

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Success Stories

In Columbia, South Carolina, every Monday is now officially Meatless Monday, thanks to a city proclamation fueled by a partnership with Let’s Meat Less, an organization advocating plant-based eating.
Meatless Monday has officially arrived at the prestigious network of NewYork-Presbyterian hospitals, giving the hard-working staff and visitors at the Allen, Columbia, Westchester and Cornell sites new vegetarian choices every Monday.
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NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza, and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams announced that Meatless Monday will be expanded to all New York City public schools beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, reaching 1.1 million students every week.

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