Meat Me Halfway Challenge

Join the Meat Me Halfway Challenge

The Meat Me Halfway Challenge is a delicious, nutritious and fun way to eat well and do something good for the planet and our future.

This June, we're challenging staff to go meat-free for at least 2 days each week and make the swap to plant-based proteins. If you're up for a bigger challenge, aim to go meat-free for 4 days a week!

All you have to do is:

  1. Register here for the Meat Me Halfway Challenge.
  2. Share pictures of your meat-free meals AND/ OR your favourite meat-free recipe on Monash Wellbeing Workplace Group.
  3. Use the following hashtags: #planetaryhealthmonash #meatmehalfway

Fast Facts

  • Australia one of the top meat consuming countries globally, with Australians eating ~110kg of meat/ per person annually. [Marinova et al, 2019]
  • A diet with more plant-based foods and fewer animal-based foods is good for both people and planet, and these dietary changes that we make collectively as a population contributes to a large positive impact.[Eat Lancet Commission]

Top tips to eating less meatVeggie Pizza

  1. Eat more plant based foods (e.g. fruits, vegetables, wholegrains, legumes, nuts). Plant based foods require lesser resources to produce compared to meat products.
  2. Find vegetarian swaps for your favourite dishes. Swap your mince for some lentils, or swap out the chicken in your stir fry for some tofu.
  3. Embrace nuts and seeds.
  4. Check out all the amazing meat-free recipes online.
  5. Add flavour with herbs, spices and aromatics.
  6. Elevate your tofu game. Tofu is one of the most versatile alternatives to meat - Extra firm tofu has a firm meaty texture which is great for stir-fries, sandwiches and grain bowls, while soft silken tofu is great in soups.
  7. Start with small achievable goals. If you're going meat-free for the first time, start small with two days rather than going cold turkey completely.
  8. Buddy up and make it fun! Partnering with a like-minded friend/ colleague or making it a fun family affair can help you stay the course.

Keen to get started? Try these meat-free recipes!