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

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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“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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🌮 Happy #TacoTuesday 🌮 Tuck into these delicious Harissa Cauliflower Tacos with a generous dollop of Smoky Red Pepper Dip. ...

☀️ It’s the perfect weather for small plates in the sunshine! This #MeatFreeMonday, why not try these Spicy Patatas Bravas by @MiguelBarclay. 💚🥔

handful of small potatoes, skin on
200 g roasted red peppers (from a 400 g jar), plus half the oil
squirt of sriracha
pinch of dried oregano
1 spring onion, roughly chopped
olive oil
salt and pepper

Cook the potatoes in a pan of salted boiling water for about 15 minutes until soft. Drain and let them steam for a bit to dry out.

Transfer the potatoes to a frying pan and squash each one slightly with the back of a fork to break the skins and expose the fluffy middle. Season and fry the potatoes in a generous glug of olive oil for about 20 minutes until crispy all over.

Meanwhile, to make the sauce, grab a blender and add the roasted red peppers, along with the oil from the jar, the sriracha, oregano and a pinch of salt. Blend and then pour into the pan with the potatoes. Simmer for a couple of minutes to warm the sauce, then add the chopped spring onion and some cracked black pepper, and serve.

These Crispy Quinoa Vegetable Burgers by @PollanFamilyTable are packed full of flavour and protein – and are perfect for a Meat Free Monday BBQ! 🍔🍔 ...

Anyone having a BBQ this weekend? Lovely Grilled Veggie Skewers recipe idea from @pblifeorg! ☀️🌱 Info below ⬇️⬇️⬇️

There are only so many amazing days left to break out the grill, and this weekend is a perfect time to fire it up.

If you’re looking for a whole foods, plant-based option, look not further than our Grilled Veggie Skewers.

A colourful mix of your favourite veggies marinated in a sweet and tangy sauce then grilled to perfection, this simple recipe is sure to be a hit.

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For best results, consider letting the veggie skewers marinate overnight.

We recommend a number of veggies that grill well, but you can also mix and match ingredients to your liking.

If you give this recipe a try, let us know what you think by tagging @pblife or using #mypblife!

🍫 All you need are three ingredients for this delicious melt-in-your-mouth Chocolate Fudge recipe! Today is the last day to enter our prize draw for your chance to win a trio of Choc Shots by @SweetFreedomUK! Link in our bio. 🔗 ...


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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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