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.


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


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


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


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Meat Free Monday

The easiest way to help save the world

Attempt to build your own wind turbine out of sticks you find in the garden? Start taking your daily baths in a local duck pond? Vow to never turn the heating on ever again? … Or just skip meat for a day.
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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

“I believe meat has so many toxins in it that your body never really manages to get rid of it. People believe that you have to have protein and bulk to give you energy, but fruit and vegetables are full of health. Your body processes these efficiently so they do the maximum good for you. You feel so well, light, supple, and full of energy.”

— Vivienne Westwood

“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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With the summer holidays underway, it’s time to get cooking! Check out our #MeatFreeWithTheFamily recipe series with @CookSchoolClub for lots of veg-spiration! 💚🍅🍓💚 #linkinbio ...

Loving this dish by @we_are_food, perfect for a #MeatFreeMonday spread! 🍅🍅🍅🍅

#repost • ‘K A C H U M B E R / I make this on repeat all summer, and I will not stop until the good, ripe tomatoes run out. Its good on its own with some flatbreads, next to a summery dhal or curry and of course a great thing to have on the side at a BBQ. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Serves 4 as a side⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
½ tsp cumin seeds⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
500g mixed tomatoes⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Zest and juice of 1 lime⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1 small bunch coriander, finely chopped⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1 red onion, peeled and finely diced⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Extra-virgin olive oil, to drizzle⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Salt and black pepper⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Start by toasting the cumin seeds in a hot, dry frying pan, then set aside to cool⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Roughly chop the tomatoes, and mix in a large serving bowl with the toasted cumin seeds, lime zest and juice, chopped coriander and red onion⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil, season, then give everything a good mix and serve.’

🍋🌞 Cool down this #MeatFreeMonday with a jug of refreshing Ginger Lemonade. Get the full recipe from our long-standing supporters @cafemziuri.


150 g fresh ginger
15-20 fresh mint leaves
500 ml hot boiled water
ice cubes — as many as you wish
50 ml fresh orange juice
50 ml fresh lemon juice
50 ml fresh grapefruit juice
2 slices lemon
2 slices orange
2 slices grapefruit
50 ml sugar syrup
100 ml soda (plain carbonated water)


Cut the ginger into cubes, and put these along with 15 fresh mint leaves into a large bowl or jug. Pour in 500 ml boiled water (still hot), and rest the mixture for 3 hours.

After 3 hours, take a 1-litre jug and put some ice cubes in it. Add the filtered ginger and mint liquid, and all the remaining ingredients; orange juice, lemon juice, grapefruit juice, lemon slices, orange slices, grapefruit slices, sugar syrup soda.

Shake well and add a few mint leaves to serve.

🌱💚 Up your #MeatFreeMonday game! We’ve teamed up with @Learningwithexperts to offer supporters the opportunity to win a place on a #vegan cookery course with acclaimed chef @kirk_haworth from @plates_london! Click the link in our bio to be in with a chance of winning. ...

🌭💚 If you just can’t decide your favourite type of #meatfree sausages, why not make them all? There’s something for everyone with these #vegan American Hot Dog, German Wurst and British Bangers by @markdredge. #linkinbio
Check out our competition to win a copy of his new cookbook ‘Beer and Veg’, published by @rylandpetersandsmall.

🌲🌳🌴 Buy One Get One Tree 🌴🌳🌲
From today until Sunday, the #MeatFreeMonday @teemillstore will plant a 🌳tree🌳 for every order placed. News so good that we’re shouting it from the treetops! 💚🌱
You can find the store link in our bio. 👀

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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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