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EatBeat: Meatless Mondays Take Hold Nationwide – Field of Greens Wants to Lead in Palm Beach County

February 28th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Field of Greens, a salad shop with locations in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens and Wellington, is leading the charge for Meatless Mondays in Florida.

Meatless Mondays, a non-profit initiative in association with Johns Hopkins’ Bloomberg School of Public Health, has grown into a nationwide movement to encourage people to reduce meat in their diets and help the environment at the same time by giving up meat for one day a week.

Health benefits are noted – studies show there is an elevated risk of cancer and heart disease in those who eat higher levels of saturated animal fats. Environmentally, it helps scale back  a carbon footprint – growing, shipping and processing meats use a good deal of fossil fuel.

“My husband, a cardiologist and chairman of the Board at JFK Hospital (in Atlantis, FL) learned about this initiative while researching for a speaking engagement,” said Field of Greens owner Debbie Lakow. “Just reducing meat consumption by one day a week can have a powerfully positive impact on our bodies and the environment.”

Field of Greens has added three vegetarian dishes to their already “green” Monday menu. Created by one of the store’s vegan managers, the new only-on-Monday dishes are:

  • Meatless Monday Quesadilla: a quesadilla filled with corn, black beans and cheese, topped with homemade mango salsa and guacamole, and tofu sour cream. $7.50
  • Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms: Roasted portabella mushroom caps stuffed with a tomato, spinach and feta stuffing, served on a bed of baby greens with homemade Italian dressing. $7.50
  • Not Your Daughter’s Veggie Burger: A veggie burger panini grilled on sundried-tomato focaccia bread, topped with sliced tomato, banana peppers, grilled onion, and oil and vinegar dressing. $7.50

Vegan options are available from the salad and soup bars at the restaurants.

These dishes are in addition to the fast-casual eatery’s list of a make-your-own salads bar, vegan chili and other housemade vegetarian soups, wraps and sandwiches.

For more information about Meatless Mondays, including the health benefits, recipes and other participating restaurants nationwide, go to the meatlessmondays.com website.

Field of Greens

  • 460 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach; 561-820-2465
  • 10140 West Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington; 561-795-4345
  • 4665 PGA Blvd., (in Midtown), Palm Beach Gardens; 561-625-0036
  • fieldofgreensonline.com

Tags: The Eat Beat: Restaurant News · Vegetarian · What's Happening Here

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jean Scott // Mar 1, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    Well said. BTW – looks great on my iPhone, but on the Blackberry Pearl’s browser your site comes out a little funky.

  • 2 CS // Mar 3, 2011 at 10:18 am

    This is actually really good. What they are saying about over production of meat affecting the environment is correct, the United Nations has recently confirmed that it is one of the main causes of global warming. Hope this type of movement catches on more. Good stuff!

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