Our Plant Powered menu initiative promotes plant-forward eating, which puts plant-based foods at the centre of the plate. While vegetarian and vegan options are also part of menus, our Plant Powered recipes may contain a small trace of animal-based protein for flavour and variety.
Benefits of plant-forward eating
Many plant-based foods provide our bodies with less saturated fat and more fibre than animal-based foods that are linked to a reduced risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers. Our menus contain many sources of plant-based proteins, such as tofu, beans, and whole grains. A combination of plant-based foods can fulfill the average person’s protein requirements for the day, thereby making them a healthy dietary choice.
Plant forward eating is not only good for your body but it’s also good for the planet because raising meat and producing other, animal-based protein foods requires more water, land and energy than growing plant proteins. By choosing to eat plant forward, you’re choosing more sustainable options than those with higher quantities of animal-based foods.