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

jamaican jerk tofu
This week, we are showcasing our most-viewed Meatless Monday recipes. All of these vegetable-forward recipes utilize familiar flavor profiles, so both vegans and meat-eaters alike can enjoy them together.
There’s an overwhelming body of research showing that, when it comes to agriculture, meat production has the most significant impact on the environment and climate change.
meatball shop balls
Eating more plant-based foods is good for our health and the environment, but many people new to meatless meals have questions about getting enough protein without meat or dairy. But thankfully, it’s easy to get plenty of protein from eating plant-based foods.
squash burger
This summer has been far from typical, but cookouts are still very much a thing, and we want to make sure your next backyard barbecue is full of plant-based burger options
The summer tomato is juicy, bright, and pleasantly tart. It’s a versatile ingredient that can be transformed into everything from chutneys and salsas to salads and savory tarts.
Recreating our favorite meaty meals using only plant-based ingredients just requires a little bit of technique and some imagination. This Monday, try cooking up some meatless versions of the classics.
Preparing plant-based ingredients isn’t hard, but it does require some extra know-how. When making food without animal products, you can use creative solutions to recreate your favorite textures and flavors.
Zucchini is a favorite amongst home cooks because it’s inexpensive and easy to prepare. Incredibly versatile, try incorporating it into soups, dips, chips or even brownies.

In the News

Livestock is the cause of one-fifth of all climate change causing greenhouse gas emissions, according to a 2014 U.S. land use study, with cattle taking the greatest toll on the health of the environment.
Family meal time is also an important opportunity to explore different cultures through food. Cooking is a global art form that bridges you to other cultures and traditions, and eating global cuisines offers a delicious lesson in diversity, teaching us to appreciate our d...
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As families eat more meals at home, getting kids to help out in the kitchen has become even easier. Teaching children how to cook helps develop an appreciation and reverence for food; they’re also more likely to experiment with different ingredients.

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Success Stories

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.
A small but dedicated group can make a big difference in the fight against climate change; and that’s exactly what the community of Bedford, New York proved when they took on the Bedford 2020 Meatless Monday pledge and challenge.

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