The Planetary Health Diet

Join us to benefit both people and planet.
Falafel wrap with beetroot hummus align with the EAT-Lancet Planetary Health Diet

The planetary health diet is a global reference diet for adults that is symbolically represented by half a plate of fruits, vegetables and nuts.

The other half consists of primarily whole grains, plant proteins (beans, lentils, pulses), unsaturated plant oils, modest amounts of meat and dairy, and some added sugars and starchy vegetables.

The diet is quite flexible and allows for adaptation to dietary needs, personal preferences and cultural traditions. Vegetarian and vegan diets are two healthy options within the planetary health diet but are personal choices.

Learn more: The EAT-Lancet Summary Report.

The Planetary Health Challenge

The #planetaryhealthchallenge is based on the EAT-Lancet findings that introduce the planetary health diet – the optimal diet for people and planet. Join us by eating more vegetables, fruits, legumes and nuts.

Every day we hope to inspire you with practical tips, tempting recipes, interviews with cool chefs, podcast episodes or other surprises. Let’s waste less food and eat more plants! Who is with us? Follow us on Instagram @eatfoundation for more.

Find all the recipes here! 

Join the movement

The diet is not set in stone. Adjust it to where you live and what you like. Share recipes, meals, motivation and struggles with us by using #planetaryhealthchallenge on Instagram.

Take Action & Join the Movement:

EAT’s new podcastLet’s Rethink Food!
EAT x Iman Meskini: How to eat to save the world 
EAT’s Instagram: Get updates and get involved
EAT-Lancet ReportRead the Summary Report
EAT’s blogRead how Dr. Sonja Vermeulen explored the diet

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Day 1: Veggie Pizza To Kick Off The Week

Thought pizza should only be a weekend treat? Think again!

Read article "Day 1: Veggie Pizza To Kick Off The Week"

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Day 2: Baked Cod with Creamy Pesto

This delicious dish is perfect for family gatherings!

Read article "Day 2: Baked Cod with Creamy Pesto"

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Day 3: Easy Chicken Ramen Soup

It will only take you 30 minutes to make this flavorful broth with chicken and noodles.

Read article "Day 3: Easy Chicken Ramen Soup"

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Day 4: Creamy & Wholesome “Risotto”

A cheap and comforting barley-otto with roasted root veggies for winter evenings.

Read article "Day 4: Creamy & Wholesome “Risotto”"

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Day 5: Veggie Taco with a Twist

This plantbased veggie tacos with tomato salsa and guac is the perfect start to the weekend!

Read article "Day 5: Veggie Taco with a Twist"

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Day 6: Simple Falafel Wrap with Hummus

Colorful, healthy and delicious falafels! What more can you ask for?

Read article "Day 6: Simple Falafel Wrap with Hummus"

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Day 7: Cauliflower Chili Con Carne

This tasty chilli and cauliflower recipe is healthy and filling, perfect for the whole family!

Read article "Day 7: Cauliflower Chili Con Carne"


Weekly Shopping List

Ready for a whole week of delicious planetary health dinners? Here is the shopping list.

Read article "Planetary Health Shopping List"

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The Planetary Health Wok

Running low on time and want something simply delicious? This super healthy wok will satisfy your every need.

Read article "The Planetary Health Wok"

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Simple & Healthy Granola

Your weekly breakfast is here.

Read article "Simple & Healthy Granola"

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Beetroot Hummus

This easy side dish will spice up your life.

Read article "Beetroot Hummus"

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Ripe Banana Bread

No need to throw away bananas. Make bread!

Read article "Ripe Banana Bread"

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Beluga Bolognese

Want to try out a vegetarian version of spaghetti bolognese? This dish is easy to make and tastes delicious!

Read article "Beluga Bolognese"

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Leftover Red Curry

One third of all food is wasted. Why not turn your leftovers into a delicious curry?

Read article "Leftover Red Curry"

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Tasty Spring Salad

This vibrant spring salad with chicken, halloumi cheese and avocado is bursting with nutritious ingredients and delicious flavours.

Read article "Tasty Spring Salad"

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Read article "E0: The Big Picture"


E1: The Planetary Health Diet

Prof. Walter Willett and Prof. Johan Rockström take you through the key findings of the EAT-Lancet report.

Read article "E1: The Planetary Health Diet"


E2: Why Choose Plants

Chefs and culinary entrepreneurs Claus Meyer and Alice Zaslavsky give their best advise on how to make plants the new stars in the kitchen.

Read article "E2: Why Choose Plants"