Meat Free Monday One day a week can make a world of difference

Having at least one plant-based day a week is a fun and easy way to do something good for the planet and our future.

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It can take 30 bathtubs of water to produce just one beefburger

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An area of rainforest the size of a hundred football pitches is cut down every hour to create room for grazing cattle

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Almost a third of all land on Earth is used for livestock production

London Heathrow Marriott Hotel

MFM in action

London Heathrow Marriott Hotel has been going meat free on Mondays since 2022. “We like to be at the forefront of sustainable initiatives at the hotel and as an organisation. Meat Free Monday has been a huge success – there’s no going back!” – Ron Vos, General Manager
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A little help from our friends

“We know that this is THE most important thing we can do to save our earth, and it’s also the best thing we can do for our health. Plus it’s so yummy! Join me on this adventure of plant-based living and please be meat-free Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and if you can only do Monday we’ll be OK with that too. The more the merrier, thank you!”

— Alicia Silverstone

“Try it, you might like it … and the planet definitely will appreciate it.”

— Woody Harrelson

“I grew up in the ‘meat and two veg’ era but there’s so much more choice now in terms of plant-based food – it’s far more exciting on the plate! I’m consciously reducing how much meat I eat, and that’s no bad thing for the planet and all of us living on it.”

— Ainsley Harriott

“Meat Free Monday is a simple idea which makes so much sense! By not eating meat at least one day a week we help the environment, save animals and improve our health. Try it, get your friends and family to try it and why not encourage your school to try it too?”

— Fearne Cotton

“Meat Free Mondays is a great idea though I live meat free every day. Being vegetarian is good for your body, good for the planet and a peace and loving thing to do.”

— Ringo Starr

“Thank you for inspiring the way I live my life now. Even if you’re not veggie, vegan or plant-based, reducing our meat and dairy consumption, even for just one day a week, has a positive impact on our planet, the animals we share it with and our own personal health.”

— Gabrielle Aplin

“It’s a great initiative and an opportunity for us to really reduce meat consumption that not only saves our lives but saves our planet. Let’s continue to move towards a Meat Free Monday!”

— Eric Adams

A win-win situation

Good for you, good for the planet

With enough of us taking this small step, we can significantly reduce our impact on the earth - and boost our health at the same time.
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Delicious recipes

Good for your taste buds

Meat free is mainstream! And the result is flavourful, imaginative and exciting plant-based food. Why not give it a try?
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One Day a Week

Featuring the McCartney family, Woody Harrelson and Emma Stone, this documentary short highlights the environmental impact of animal agriculture.
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Perfect for a crowd-pleasing morning meal, or even a time you fancy breakfast for dinner, this Big Meat Free Brunch is the ultimate #plantbased treat! Featuring our delicious tofu scramble, this will become a family favourite in no time. 😋

Head to the link in our bio for the full recipe, or to https://meatfreemondays.com/recipes/the-big-meat-free-brunch/
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Looking for ways to protect the planet this #WorldEnvironmentDay? Check out these simple tips from #MeatFreeMonday supporter @londonheathrowmarriott! 🌎💚 ...

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Perfect for a #MeatFreeMonday breakfast, lunch or dinner, these Savoury Polenta Waffles are versatile and can be made with any delicious #plantbased toppings of your choice! 🧇
Find in the link in bio or head to: https://meatfreemondays.com/recipes/savoury-polenta-waffles/
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🌱 Studies spanning 20 years have proven the incredible health benefits of #plantbased eating! This new analysis shows eating meat free can help preventing cardiovascular diseases and cancer, making it well worth doing this more often. 🎉

To read more, head to the link in bio or our website https://meatfreemondays.com/two-decades-proof-that-plant-based-food-is-best/
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Long considered a `luxury` vegetable, asparagus is more accessible right now in the UK as it`s in season! Perfect steamed, grilled or pan fried – and rich in vitamins A and K, antioxidants, fibre and folic acid – asparagus will keep your body in tip-top shape! The ends of the stems can be used in soups and sauces too, as they contain loads of nutrients which often go to waste.

Try asparagus in @marymccartney`s New Potato and Asparagus Salad with Mustard Dressing for a simple seasonal dish that brings out all the delicious flavour of asparagus.
https://meatfreemondays.com/recipes/new-potato-and-asparagus-salad-with-mustard-dressing/
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What's your beef?

Around 60% of the world’s agricultural land is used for beef production, yet beef produces less than 2% of the world's calories.

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Cow

People support Meat Free Monday for many reasons, including reducing carbon emissions and eating more healthily. But let’s not forget the animals. Andrea Arnold’s 2021 documentary ‘Cow’ provides a unique opportunity to look at life through the eyes of a dairy cow called Luma.
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