Meat-Free Monday is an idea coined by the McCartney family (Stella and Paul), they released a cook book about 'going' meat-free and enjoy a meat-free lifestyle. They talk about the ramifications of eating meat, the waste, the effect on the environment, and it has extensive back up research. Whilst going completely meat-free is their goal, and how they live their lives, they understand not everyone feels the same, so they advocate at least meat-free Monday when you can try, at least, to give up meat for one day of the week.
Jamie Oliver practises this, as well as a host of other celebrities and chefs who have made this dietary choice.
I personally eat meat as often as I like, and vegetarian foods as I like, but do I follow Meat-Free Monday? Unfortunately no, but I am giving it a go for this next month, to see how I feel, and hey, saving the animals, our crops, and largely, the world, is surely a better way to live.
I've never heard of the 'Meat-Free Monday' movement. I'm too busy to plan what we eat in advance anyway, so it would be difficult to stick to a particular day of the week without meat. I do try to have at least one day a week without meat, but it could be on any day of the week!
Back when I used to consume all non-vegetarian foods, I did do a 3 day period of no-meat, non-dairy and only fruits diet to enable to body naturally detox itself. I think it's a good idea to do this or any other sort of relaxation so that the body (stomach, kidneys, liver) can flush toxic materials and get rested from having to handle excess fats, cholesterol and other substances that are present in meat products.
it could only help, in my opinion!
I love meat-free monday. Very good notion to check ourselves how we can enjoy a good meal without meat. Though my family are meat lovers we strictly follow Meat-Free Monday! I urge everybody to give it a try!
We have one day a week that is meat free. But I think it's more important to know were your food comes from and that your beef is not from huge feed lots or your pigs kept on concrete all their lives or the chickens and eggs you are buying are not from caged and tortured animals. Source locally and get to know your farmers at farmers markets. We keep Chickens and quails so we are in control of what they eat and how they are treated from birth to death, they are all organic and free range. It's very important you understand were your food comes from.
Never heard of it, but thank you for introducing me to it. I'll definitely be giving it a go. I recently had my wisdom teeth removed and had a week off meat as I just couldn't face chewing anything, and I enjoyed creating different types of dishes. I cook a lot of vegetable based foods, but it will be fun having this as a regular thing.
I only eat seafood or poultry. I decided to do this over 30 years ago when it was pointed out to me that even though I don't kill animals myself I am responsible for their deaths. I realised I should only eat animals I can kill and animals that have not had horrible lives to end up on my plate.
No I don't practice meat free Mondays. I probably eat vegetarian meals at least 70% of the time.