The 1st Meatless Monday of 2015

TheMountainKitchenLogo8MMAlthough I am busy working on the new website, I couldn’t let the first Meatless Monday of 2015 go unnoticed. David and I have been going Meatless on Monday for two years now. That’s 104 days a year that we didn’t eat meat. At first, we started doing it as a challenge for me to be more creative with meal ideas during the week. But then it became more than that.

In September of 2013, The Mountain Kitchen was invited to become an official Meatless Monday “Blogger on Board” and joined the growing ranks of bloggers spreading the word about the healthy Meatless Monday Movement. I was excited at the opportunity, but really needed to study up on what Meatless Monday really was all about. After better familiarizing myself with the movement, I was even more excited to become a “Blogger on Board”. Here’s why:

The Meatless Monday Mission

  • Meatless Monday aims to reduce meat consumption by 15% in order to improve personal health and the health of our planet.

Meatless Monday Company Overview

  • Meatless Monday offers the information and recipes you need to start each week with healthy, environmentally friendly, meat-free alternatives.
  • By reviving the American tradition of Meatless Mondays, they are helping to improve our health as a nation and reduce our carbon footprint.
  • Meatless Monday is a non-profit initiative of The Monday Campaigns, in association with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

So not only was I getting the challenge to get out of the rut of the same old meals every week, but I was also doing something that would be healthy for David and me, while helping the planet.

That’s our Meatless Monday Story. Why not start your Meatless Mondays today?!?


For my Meatless Monday recipes, click HERE

For more information about going Meatless go to

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18 thoughts on “The 1st Meatless Monday of 2015

  1. Wanda

    But…..there are only 52 Mondays in a year, not 104! Good effort though; I like the idea of Meatless Monday!

  2. Good for you! Keep up the good work Debbie. Cheryl

  3. We also do Meatless Mondays in our house. Not every week, but we try. Can’t wait to see the new site! 🙂

  4. I used to do meatless for a lot of meals, but after doing the Paleo diet, I feel much better leaving out beans and restricting grains and dairy. I think it’s a good diet and makes a lot of sense, but just doesn’t work for me. Having said that, I still enjoy seeing what your recipes are!


  5. I plan on doing meatless ONEday this year. Had wanted to do Mondays but my husband wanted the latitude to choose which day would be meatless on a weekly basis. Compromise!

  6. Debbie, you make some excellent points here…I’d like to try, but do you think I could talk Gene into it? Maybe if the meatless dish is smothered in cheese? Ha!
    Can’t wait to see your new site, but take your time & don’t let it get to ya!

    • If David, MR. I HAVE TO COOK PORK, goes meatless one day a week, then surely Gene can. Cheese is a good start! 😉
      Thanks for the comforting words, Jeanne. At the rate I am going it is going to be a while. I don’t have but a couple hours during the day to spend on it. At least I have something to look forward to. I actually enjoy learning the web lingo. Yes, I’m geeky like that…lol!

  7. We did a meatless Monday without really realizing we were doing it! We had penne with anchovy butter, garlic and broccoli rabbe. But with a blog called Give Me Meatloaf, I had to go for the strip steak today. One day at a time! 🙂

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