Blog: Plant-Forward

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During National Nutrition Month, we’re profiling chefs and Registered Dietitians who are plant-forward influencers at Bon Appétit. These dynamic individuals are demonstrating how to make plant-forward eating as delicious as it is good for you. Each has a story that shaped their personal and professional journeys toward plant-forward eating.  When people ask me about my commitment to plant-forward, I point out that there’s a contradiction between what nutrition science has been telling us for a long time and our culture. If you look at USDA’s MyPlate, approximately 50% of the plate is fruits and vegetables, which has been the recommendation for years. So, in a way, plant-forward eating has always been the recognized approach for a healthy diet. But our society focuses on the protein on the plate. When people ask what someone had for dinner, the response is usually […]

This Thursday marks the 51st annual Earth Day celebration. On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans, in what is now recognized as the planet’s largest civic event, took to the streets to demand a new way forward for our planet, effectively creating the modern climate movement. The COVID-19 pandemic means that no one will be taking to the streets this year, but we’re still hoping everyone will join us in embracing a commitment to #plantforward eating, wherever you may be. In 2019, the EAT-Lancet Commission — 37 experts in human health, agriculture, political sciences, and environmental sustainability from 16 countries — released a headline-making, in-depth report that outlined the principles for the healthy and sustainable diet that will feed a growing population of 10 billion by 2050. The Commission confirmed the philosophy that has long guided us as a company: […]

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Don’t be scared of healthy fun! Delight your inner child (or actual kids) with these three recipes for creative, colorful treats.