What is plant-based? 

A plant-based or plant-forward eating pattern focuses on foods primarily from plants.

Choosing more plant-based foods can be good for your body and the planet! Many plant-based foods such as legumes, nuts & seeds, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are nutrient dense and high in fibre. These foods are often environmentally sustainable, and many are can even be budget friendly choices!

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What nutrients should I focus on in a plant-based diet? 

Looking for a plant-based source of some of the most common nutrients we typically get from animal sources can be challenging. Here are 5 important nutrients to focus on, and some tips for getting them through plant sources.

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In this guide, we offer you more information and a sample of a one-week plant-based grocery list & menu


Plant-based eating on campus 

We are proud to offer you tons of plant-based options on campus! Every location offers a variety of plant-based protein options to ensure you can have your meal how you want it! 

A few examples: 

  • Beyond Burgers at Chef & The Farmer and ML Diner
  • At least one plant-based main course option at Hot Dish stations in residence
  • Tofu & tempeh at DC Bytes 
  • Plant-based protein options at all of our build-your-own stations (Creation Station, Upper Crust and Burrito Bar) 
  • Tons of options at our franchises too! 
  • Dairy and cheese alternatives at every location

Have questions or want to learn more? Reach out to us and we are happy to help!