Meatless Monday


It is a sure thing that if you are on any kind of social media outlet online, you will have heard of Meatless Mondays. This is a popular trend that took over the blogging world. Meatless Monday is a non-profit initiative of The Monday Campaigns Inc. The program follows the nutrition guidelines developed by the USDA. Healthy Monday encourages Americans to make healthier decisions at the start of every week. Meatless Monday began in 2003, launched in association with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public HealthMeatless Monday say they are now active in 29 countries and growing because every nation can bring its unique culture, customs and cuisine to the table in meat free and vegetarian dishes. It quickly became popular in the states and in May, 2009, Ghent, Belgium, became the first non-U.S. city to go meatless. Shortly thereafter, Paul McCartney introduced the U.K. to Meat-Free Mondays.

They have numerous studies that show skipping meat one day a week is good for you, great for your nation’s health, and fantastic for the planet. On average, Americans consume 8 ounces of meat per day; 45% more than the USDA recommends. Going meatless one day a week can reduce the risk of chronic preventable conditions like cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. It can also help limit people’s carbon footprint and save precious resources like fresh water and fossil fuel. 


There are now a number of restaurants that participate in meatless Monday, providing meatless menus and highlight meatless options on Mondays.

Like mentioned before, the blogging world has fallen in love with Meatless Mondays. Do a simple search on the internet and there are a million meatless recipes now. We wanted to highlight some of our own, as well as fellow bloggers, favorites. Meatless doesn’t mean to only eat carbs or a salad. Here are some yummy creative recipes.  


Here’s a way to pack even more veggies into your meatless pizza! Instead of flour, this crust is made with finely shredded cauliflower, making it gluten-free and packed with vitamin C. This recipe comes to us from Tina Muir of Fuel Your Future with Tina.

A simple but delicious omelet. 2 egg whites one full egg, onions, tomatoes, green peppers, salt, seasonal salt, and covered in Cholula hot sauce. You can throw in any vegetables you heart desires. 

This beautiful watermelon feta salad is creative and unique in flavor. We love is here and the recipe comes from http://www.sweetsonian.com/. The recipes involves: Watermelon, Crumbled feta cheese, Arugula, Balsamic vinegar and, Salt and pepper. Find the full recipe here!

This quesadilla is no joke! This woman has the best most creative recipes! She finds creative and delicious ways to incorporate ingredients that are packed with omega-3 and protein! Check out the full recipe here!

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