Building a better you in 31 days
You’ve decided to ditch animal products for a month! It’s not just our furry friends and the planet who’ll thank you, so will your body. Changing the way you eat might seem a little daunting at ﬁrst but your efforts will be rewarded. In this blog we cover seven short-term benefits of ditching meat and upping the veggies!
Boosting your Iron Levels
Iron is an essential element that aids in energy production within our bodies, but the World Health Organisation estimates that 25% of the world’s population has anaemia, and 30-50% of these cases are caused by an iron deficiency! Read on for our top tips on ensuring you have an iron-rich plant-based diet.
Kidney Bean Burgers
This wonderfully meaty bean burger recipe is courtesy of Maria-Carin Gala from Galas Organic Kitchen. Serve with the Tomato Harissa Dip for a complete flavour bomb!
Chocolate Orange Bliss Balls
Not just another bliss ball recipe - the combo of creamy cashews, sweet dates and cacao is to die for! This wonderful gluten-free recipe is courtesy of Maria-Carin Gala from Galas Organic Kitchen.
There is nothing more satisfying than a meat-free twist on those hearty classic dishes, and this lentil bolognese recipe is no exception! Meaty, warming and a real crowd-pleaser.
Q&A with Tracey Sharman (The Lentil Diar...
Meet Tracey, also known as The Lentil Diaries - part of our incredible No Meat May community, who shares her inspiring meatless recipes with our Facebook Group; quite frankly, it is the cream of the plant-based crop. Join us as we find out more about Tracey's Vegan journey.
Sweet Chilli Hummus
Unless you've been hiding under a rock, chances are you've tried this Middle-Eastern dip, but have you tried making your own? This Sweet Chilli Hummus recipe takes the basics, and jazz's it up with some lime juice and sweet chilli sauce, creating the ultimate dip!
De-Bunking Meat Industry Myths
Despite the overwhelming evidence that plant-rich eating contributes to a more sustainable, healthier world, big players in meat production are determined to pose mass-meat consumption as harmless - and they spend billions each year doing so.
Have a Cracking Cruelty-Free Christmas
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! But navigating the Christmas dinner table can be a tricky one. If you don’t know where to begin, read on for our top tips and recipes for having a cracking cruelty-free Christmas!
Tips for a Turkey-Free Thanksgiving
Each year for Thanksgiving, over 45 million turkeys are bred, drugged, and genetically manipulated to grow as large and as quickly possible. But there are so many plant-based alternatives that we can indulge in for Thanksgiving, where no turkeys are needlessly harmed.
Sesame Soy Tofu
This tasty sesame soy tofu dish is so quick and simple to make, perfect as a side or part of delicious buddha bowl. Tofu is packed with protein, is anti-inflammatory, and low in saturated fat - in our eyes, it's a power house food!
World Vegan Day: So Many Reasons
Going strong since 1994, World Vegan Day is a celebration of healthy living and compassion towards the world and its animals. To join in the festivities, No Meat May is taking the opportunity to revisit the many reasons WHY we support and love a plant-based lifestyle.
No Meat Balls
These No Meat Balls in a rich, red wine and tomato sauce are guaranteed to hit the spot! By swapping out meatballs for plant-based mince and adding in some extra herbs & spices, we get all that delicious meaty flavour whilst giving our animal friends a break.
Plant-Based Eating for Busy People
It can be hard to create a balanced, plant-based meal that hits all the nutritional boxes, whilst juggling everything else life throws at us. In this blog we look at all the essentials you should be fitting into your busy day, and some quick go-to recipes for when you just don't have time to think.
Red Lentil Dahl
Packed full of nutrients and high in protein, this Red Lentil Dahl recipe is sure to become a staple go-to recipe. Super simple to make and great for bulk cooking and meal prep, this Dahl is tasty and satisfying!
The Food Waste Epidemic
Many of us have made a habit of buying more food than we need, often letting it spoil. But did you know that wasting food equals more greenhouse gas emissions, intensifying climate change impacts.
Decadent Chocolate Pancakes
Pancakes are just one of those breakfasts that everyone gets excited about. Decadent and dairy-free, these chocolate pancakes will not disappoint!
Thai Red Curry
We love this authentic Thai Red Curry recipe from Kindness Cafe, Sydney. Replacing meat with tofu is a great way to add low-fat protein into your day, and we think it tastes incredibly delicious!
Nadia's Easy Homemade Pizza
This wonderfully easy homemade pizza recipe is courtesy of Nadia Fragnito from The Vegan Italian Kitchen. You won't need cheese or meat to enjoy this pizza!
Fruity Bread & Berry Pudding
Our fruity take on classic bread & butter pudding is a great way to get those antioxidant-rich berries in. Topped with crushed walnuts, and served with coconut yoghurt, it's a real decadent treat!
Sri Lankan Kale & Coconut Salad
This gorgeous Sri Lankan Kale & Coconut Salad makes for a tasty lunch, but is also a welcome addition to your avocado on toast or a stack of zuccini fritters!
Rebecca's Whole Food Spelt Pizza
We just love this whole food spelt base pizza from plant-based nutrition wellness advocate Rebecca Stonor. Topped with a plant-based mozzarella, made using cashews and tapioca, this pizza is super healthy and delicious!
Scrambled Tofu & Saucy Mushrooms
Scrambled tofu is the perfect dish for when you're craving a plate of scrambled eggs. And this Scrambled Tofu recipe does not disappoint. Served with a side of Saucy Mushrooms - it's simply delicious!
No Meat Lovers Pizza
Did you know you can still enjoy your favourite "Meat Lovers" pizza using only plant-based ingredients? This meaty pizza is topped with veggie bolognese, vegan sausage, and all your favourite veggies!
Blackbean, Zucchini & Corn Fritters
These blackbean zucchini corn fritters are a cracking brekky or brunch stack that everyone will love. Super easy to make, these fritters are packed full of nutrition and flavour.
Peaches & Cream Pizza
Have you ever tried a sweet pizza? This peaches & cream hits the spot and is completely plant-based! A great way to get in one of those 5 a day too!
Onion Bhaji Burgers
These Indian inspired Onion Bhaji Burgers are full of onions and spices, and bursting with flavour. They're baked, not fried, so healthier than a traditional onion bhaji too!
New study finds that Australians are not...
A new study from the UTS Institute of Sustainable Future commissioned by No Meat May & Vegan Australia shows clearly that Australians are not stupid - turns out we know a vegan sausage when we see it.
Pulled Pork Style Pizza
Did you know you can recreate the texture of pulled pork using shredded Oyster Mushrooms!? Mushrooms are a serious contender when it comes to meat-replacements!
Thai Jackfruit & Chickpea Curry
We love this delicious Thai Curry from Kindness Cafe's Dee Kittimorakul. Jackfruit & Chickpeas combine together to make a wonderful "meaty" dish.
Thai Tofu 'Fish' Cakes
These Thai Tofu Fish Cakes from one of No Meat May faves Dee Kittimorakul of Kindness Cafe, are so fresh and full of flavour - they are the real deal!
Creamy Pumpkin Pasta
What's creamy, satisfying and bloody delicious? This creamy pumpkin pasta recipe is what! Full of garlic, veggies and of course, pumpkin, it's perfect for cold nights when only carbs will do!
No Meat May saves 1.9 million animals in...
The results are in! With each of our 65,055 registered participants for No Meat May 2021 saving approximately 31 land and sea animals, we saved a collective total of 1,984,178 living beings!
Meat, men, and toxic masculinity
Why is gendered eating still a thing? We surveyed 1,000 Australians in March 2021 and 73% of male respondents were so wedded to meat, they would rather live up to 10 fewer years than give it up.
What's with the Anarchy in the A?
No Meat May is a little bit punk, a little bit political, a little bit angry, and a big bit about empowering people to change things up for the better.
Meat-free diets are ‘unmanly’? Someo...
If eating zero meat makes you less of a “masculine” man than those who do, then someone forgot to tell Forest Nash. The 29-year-old Men’s Physique bodybuilding champion & fitness trainer has never eaten meat.
The carbon footprint of your protein
If you aren’t ready or willing to give up meat—which could halve the carbon footprint of your diet in one fell swoop—should you change what kinds of meat you’re eating, or just opt for fewer meat-filled meals?
Oxford Students Vote to Ban Lamb and Bee...
College dining halls typically feature meat-heavy menus with few veggie options, but Oxford students are voting to ban meat from the majority of campus eateries with the goal of making uni more earth-friendly.
Spicy Black Bean Tacos
This delicious Mexican inspired recipe is nutrient-dense and loaded with protein and fibre. With a kick of chipotle chilli, this dish is packed with flavour and will fuel your body for No Meat May and beyond!