Heart of the Plate, Heart of the Pyramid

Harvard Unversity Dining Services Tofu dishMollie Katzen and Harvard University Dining Services chefs Martin Breslin and Patty Gregory collaborated to create the "Heart of the Plate, Heart of the Pyramid" food station at Sebastian’s Café in the Harvard School of Public Health. The station encourages you to rethink your plate and put the Department of Nutrition’s Healthy Eating Pyramid into practice: Move away from the traditional mealtime paradigm of a large portion of meat at the center of your plate, and instead build a plate with equal portions of healthy protein (including fish, chicken, and tofu), whole grains, and vegetables.

Try creating a healthy plate at home: Here recipes for some of the most popular vegetable and whole grain dishes from Sebastian’s Café, scaled down to fit the home kitchen.

Vegetables
  • Fresh Spinach with Sesame Seeds — Harvard University Dining Services
  • Green Beans with Dried Cherries — Harvard University Dining Services
  • Green Beans with Chili Garlic Sauce — Harvard University Dining Services
  • Kale with Caramelized Onions — Harvard University Dining Services
  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts — Harvard University Dining Services
  • Roasted Beets with Balsamic Vinegar — Harvard University Dining Services
  • Roasted Balsamic Vegetables — Harvard University Dining Services
Whole Grains
  • Bulgur Pilaf — Harvard University Dining Services
  • Forbidden Rice with Scallions — Harvard University Dining Services
  • Mediterranean Rice — Harvard University Dining Services
  • Mixed Up Grains — Harvard University Dining Services
  • Mushroom Barley Risotto — Harvard University Dining Services
  • Spicy Coconut Rice with Limes — Harvard University Dining Services

 

Harvard Unversity Dining Services Tofu dish Mollie Katzen and Harvard University Dining Services chefs Martin Breslin and Patty Gregory collaborated to create the “Heart of the Plate, Heart of the Pyramid” food station at Sebastian’s Café in the Harvard School of Public Health. The station encourages you to rethink your plate and put the Department of Nutrition’s Healthy Eating Pyramid into practice: Move away from the traditional mealtime paradigm of a large portion of meat at the center of your plate, and instead build a plate with equal portions of healthy protein (including fish, chicken, and tofu), whole grains, and vegetables.

Try creating a healthy plate at home: Here recipes for some of the most popular vegetable and whole grain dishes from Sebastian’s Café, scaled down to fit the home kitchen.

Vegetables
Whole Grains

 

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