Meatless Mondays encourage communities to explore the many benefits of a plant-based diet for one day a week, at the least. MUTTS is happy to join in this popular movement that’s celebrated by people with all types of diets. For some people, Meatless Monday starts as an experiment and later leads to a commitment to vegetarian or vegan lifestyle.

Meatless Monday was popularized by Sid Lerner in association with the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and founded in 2003 and is now active in 36 countries.

So why adopt a plant-based diet, even just for one day a week? There are loads of benefits:

  • reduce the risk of dementia, arthritis, obesity, high blood pressure and other medical conditions
  • help the environment
  • reduce risk of foodborne illnesses
  • reduce pollution
  • avoid toxic chemicals
  • help reduce famine
  • save money
  • spare animals lives
  • reduce factory farming support

Don’t know where to start for meal ideas? We have you covered!

  • Search the volumes of pins on pinterest to get an ideas for simple and yummy dishes.
  • Vegetarian and vegan cookbooks can be purchased online or borrowed for free at your local library.
  • HSUS Meatless Monday recipe of the week is a helpful resource that can deliver recipes directly to your inbox or text them to your phone.
  • If you don’t like to cook? Search Meatless Monday website’s restaurant guide or use the Happy Cow website and phone app to find a delicious vegetarian option close to home.

You won’t be alone in your Meatless Monday journey, most of the MUTTS team is vegetarian or vegan, including the creator of MUTTS, Patrick McDonnell and his wife Karen, who have been vegan for years! Happy eating!

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