Making The Healthy Choice
The Easy Choice
Food is a powerful influence on health and wellness, but regularly making the right choice can be challenging. We bring nutritious food to the table and provide opportunities for you to make the healthy choice at every meal.
BeWell was created to make it easier for you to choose well. Each BeWell menu option will be identified by the blueberry icon. A small, yet powerful fruit, the blueberry is a perfect symbol for healthy eating and represents our company’s commitment to being small enough to care and big enough to make a difference. Our BeWell wellness approach also encourages positive behavior change through our promotions, wellness education programs, and partnerships.
BeWell Eating Approach
The BeWell eating approach combines the latest in nutrition science and culinary trends to create a crave-worthy, nutritious menu choice. Instead of a calorie-driven or fat-driven diet mentality, BeWell focuses on high-quality, whole food ingredients aimed to satisfy and help you feel good too. Based on six highly regarded diet patterns recommended by healthcare professionals, including the popular Mediterranean diet, the BeWell eating pattern emphasizes plant-based foods while still incorporating lean meats.
Promoting positive behavior with change
BeWell recognizes promotions, wellness education opportunities, and partnerships may help influence positive behavior change. The following activities below are a part of our BeWell Wellness Approach to help you choose well when you dine with us.
- BeWell monthly specials
- BeWell recipe sampling
- National Health Month promotion
- Did You Know? promotion
- Wellness tips
- Quarterly BeWell newsletter
- Cooking demonstrations
- Local food sourcing
- Wellness committee partnership
Build a BeWell Plate
Looking to improve your physical and mental health? Build your plate the BeWell way whenever you eat. Follow these six diet guidelines while also being mindful of portion size and salt and limiting processed foods and trans-fat.
Emphasize plant-based, whole foods
Health benefits of a plant-based, whole food diet are plentiful – from decreasing risk of disease and cancer to managing weight. They also have a lower impact on the environment compared to animal and processed foods.
Examples: fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, legumes, soy foods, herbs and spices.
Eat healthy fats
Add lean protein or plant-based protein
Protein is an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood. While high-protein diets surge in popularity, most people get too much. Fill your plate with plant-based foods and add lean protein in 2 -3 oz portions. Or go veggie all the way and choose plant-based protein only.
Plant-based protein examples: tofu, tempeh, soybeans, legumes, lentils, nuts and seeds.
Lean protein examples: lean beef, lean lamb, veal, lean pork, bison, venison, poultry, fish, and eggs.
Limited added sugar
Fill-up on high fiber foods and add probiotic foods
Fiber is a nutrient all-star; it feeds good gut bacteria to keep you healthy, maintains digestion and weight, and stabilizes blood sugar. Probiotic food is a fermented food that naturally produces probiotics or a food with added probiotics and also maintains your health and digestion.
High fiber food examples: whole grains, fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and seeds.
Probiotic food examples: kefir, yogurt, miso, kimchi, kombucha, and tempeh.