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

Our list of Juneteenth recipes are from Black food bloggers, many of whom are committed to recreating the flavor and essence of soul food with a modern, healthier twist.
By using ingredients like tofu, cashews, nutritional yeast, and cauliflower, you can add richness and a smooth, silky texture to recipes without altering the flavor or character of the original dish.
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Unlike the stuff you find in the frozen aisle of your local supermarket, making your own veggie burgers allows you to control the flavor and feel of your food. Using ingredients like grains, beans, and nuts, you’ll make a delicious burger without having to rely on meat.
Something amazing happens when fruit hits the grill. As the natural sugars caramelize against the searing heat of the flame, the flavor of the fruit transforms into something sweet, smoky, and juicy—depending on the fruit you choose.
Start saving money this Monday with 10 plant-based foods that are both inexpensive and easy-to-use. To inspire your culinary imagination, we’ve included meatless Monday recipes to go along with each ingredient.
When it comes to different eating habits, diets, and lifestyles, the terminology can get confusing, but the distinction between the different dietary categories—vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, flexitarian, plant-based—is actually pretty straightforward.
This Monday, try cooking up some different condiments, sauces, and spreads, and explore how you can apply them to different meals. A side of peanut sauce, squirt of garlic aioli, or tablespoon of carrot ginger dressing goes a long way in boosting the flavor and texture of...
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.

In the News

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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 suburb just outside of New York City, a group of volunteers working with the Bedford 2020 organization promoted Meatless Monday as part of their larger environmental sustainability initiative. The group encouraged restaurants, businesses, hospitals...
Since its start in 2003, the Meatless Monday movement has taken root in over 40 countries and has been adapted to 22 different languages—and that’s just the beginning.

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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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