Blog: Plant-Forward

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Many of us have had the experience of questioning how our food choices impact the climate and the environment. To prevent a kitchen calamity or existential crisis at Whole Foods or Wegmans, we’ve put together these handy-dandy tips that make low-carbon eating simple, easy, and (dare we say) fun.

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With a little help from our Plant-Forward Culinary Collaborative, a working group of Bon Appetit chefs who have helped to define the future of plant-forward in our cafés and spread best practices companywide, we’re here to provide some low-carbon, plant-forward culinary tips that dispel these misconceptions.

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.  I am quite fortunate to work for a company that truly believes we have the opportunity and responsibility to make this place a better world through sustainable food practices. I have been a part of the Bon Appétit team for 20+ years but have lived the “Farm to Fork” principle almost all my life.  As I recall my childhood in the Philippines, I am reminded of how my grandmother cooked for us every day. She went to the market daily and bought fish and other seafood that was so fresh they […]

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 […]