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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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.
Why it matters

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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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

As we’re expecting lots of rain this weekend, why not stay in and make this yummy Courgette, Chickpea and Tomato Soup by #MeatFreeMonday co-founder @MaryMcCartney, guaranteed to warm the soul! Find the recipe in our bio link. 🍅 ...

Happy Friday! Here’s some tasty #NoMeatMay inspiration! • 😍💛😍💛

#repost - @no_meat_may “This Roasted Cauliflower & Curry Soup is packed with veggies, lentils and lots of gorgeous herbs & spices, to make a really comforting but healthy dish! 💛⁠


◦ 1 large cauliflower chopped into florets (2 lbs)⁠
◦ 3 tbsp vegetable oil⁠
◦ 1 onion diced⁠
◦ 1 leek diced - using white/light greens parts⁠
◦ 3 tbsp tomato paste, 2 cloves of garlic minced ⁠
◦ 1 inch peeled & ginger grated⁠
◦ 1 tbsp curry powder⁠
◦ 2 tsp cumin⁠
◦ 1/2 tsp turmeric⁠
◦ 6 cups veggie broth⁠
◦ 1 cup cooked yellow split peas (sub golden/red lentils)⁠
◦ 1 bay leaf, ⁠
◦ juice of 1/2 lemon⁠
◦ 1 tsp Garam Masala ⁠

Toppings: reserve some roasted cauliflower, fresh herbs such as basil, chives & zoodles (spiralised zucchini) optional.⁠

1. In a large bowl add 1 tbsp of vegetable oil to cauliflower florets season with salt & pepper, place on parchment lined baking sheet. Roast 425 F 20-25 min until edges get brown & caramelised.⁠

2. In a large pot or dutch oven, heat oil on med and sauté onions & leek till translucent about 5-7 min.⁠

3. Mix in tomato paste, garlic, ginger, & the rest of seasonings for 1 min until you can smell spices.⁠

4. Add Broth, lentils, cauliflower (reserving 1 cup for soup topping) bay leaf and bring to a boil then simmer 15-20 min.⁠

5. Use a blender, (may need to blend in batches) till smooth. Add lemon juice & garam masala. Adjust seasonings. Top with reserved roasted cauliflower & fresh herbs. Enjoy!⁠

Recipe from the fab @thevegansara 💛”

Get feasting this #MeatFreeMonday bank holiday with a stunning Artichoke Paella! Recipe courtesy of @MiguelBarclay, with a single serving costing just £1 to make. Find the recipe in our bio link. ...

What’s in your shopping bag for #MeatFreeMonday tomorrow? 🍆🥦🌶🌽🥕 ...

🍄 So simple and so delicious! Thanks for the #MeatFreeMonday inspo • @chilliesnlime

‘Miso broth with mushrooms, kale and udon noodles 〰️

Hearty, healthy and so good for ya gut, this tea was perfect to end the day. Starting with a simple broth of spring onion, ginger, garlic, miso and water, brought to the boil and left to simmer for 15 mins to let the flavours infuse 🧄 I then fried ginger, garlic and coriander seeds until fragrant and added the kale, fried for a couple of mins, followed by the mushrooms. I love the little fragrant pop you get from the whole coriander seeds!

Add 1 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tsp of rice vinegar and 1 tsp white pepper which gives it a fragrant spicy kick. Sauté until cooked. Check for seasoning and add more soy sauce if desired. Served with udon noodles and a sprinkling of sesame seeds 🍜’

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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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