Plants on the Plate

February 01, 2024

Emissions from livestock can have a substantial impact on the environment because of the methane they generate, land use needed for grazing, and crops grown to feed them. In contrast, plant-forward foods offer a nutritious protein source with significantly lower environmental repercussions.

Eurest’s wellness and sustainability platform, Food with Purpose, drives our plant-forward menu strategy, supporting our commitment to reducing food waste 50% by 2030. We offer monthly special menu options for our guests to enjoy.

Plant-forward is a style of cooking and eating that emphasizes and celebrates a more sustainable culinary approach to food, which includes but is not limited to, plant-based foods like fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, beans, nuts and seeds. Eurest’s chefs and dietitians utilize more than 400 vegetarian, vegan, and plant-centric recipes and continue to innovate for new ways to put plants at the center of the plate.

Interested in more information on the protein power of plants? Hear from Regional Wellness Director Emily Wunder, MSCN, RD, LDN,:

Our strategic partners help us achieve our emissions targets, one bite at a time. They share our mission of working for the good of people and planet.

Beyond Steak®
Beyond Meat has grown to be one of the most popular plant-based meat alternatives with several different products on the market packed with flavor and versatility. It’s Beyond Meat’s Beyond Steak is the only protein in this category that has been certified by the American Heart Association’s heart-check program.

Eurest has incorporated Beyond Steak into several recipes, particularly important during Heart Health Month in February, and some of its proprietary culinary concepts as a protein option.

The Plant-It Food Co.™
The Plant-It Food Co. has created a flavorful chicken alternative that we are piloting in some of our locations with new recipes by our expert chefs.

We’re also teaming up with them on projects to plant trees. It’s part of their mission to do good and plant trees worldwide, especially in the areas where their products are sold. Since we both care about tree planting and reforestation projects, we’ve committed to planting trees in local areas where our products are sold and anywhere else we can make a positive difference.