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COOKED FROM SCRATCH EVERY DAY

We truly believe eating whole foods without refined sugars and oils is what’s best for our bodies and the planet. We enforce three rules to make sure that we stay true to our health requirements.

RULE #1
WHOLE FOODS

We cook only with unprocessed and rich in nutrients food. We believe that staying close to what nature is offering is better for our health and the environment.

RULE #2
NO REFINED SUGARS AND OILS

A sweet taste can be obtained naturally from foods as a whole food with all the added nutrients. We do not add any refined sugars because they add no health benefit.  We only use coconut oil and olive oil and no refined oils to not bring a dis-balance between Omega 3 and Omega 6. 

RULE #3
health benefits

Every single item on the menu should contain ingredient(s) that add something to our health. If this is not the case we won’t add it. 

Plant forward EXPLAINED

Unlike a vegan or vegetarian approach, a plant-forward diet showcases vegetables, fruits, legumes and grains but does not necessarily eliminate all animal-based foods.

Our  belief is that a plant forward diet can be one of the best diets for your health if done correctly. We want to show that plant forward food can be healthy, sustainable and delicious.

When starting Oliver Green in August 2019 we were big believers in a 100% plant based diet, mostly because we thought animal agriculture was harming the planet and animal products were not contributing to our health. ⁠⁠

As we’ve learned more about the health of our planet and of ourselves we figured this is not necessarily the case. What does make a difference is what kind of animal products we eat and where do you source them. ⁠

Feedlot animals are never good for the planet and our health, but regenerative farming can be a good way to produce food without chemical fertilizers and keeping our soils healthy. When the animals are fed a natural diet it also changes the nutritional value of their meat, eggs and milk. ⁠Therefore some foods that are considered unhealthy can actually be very healthy if the source is right.

The last two years we got many questions about adding more protein sources to our menu and this left us in an internal discussion. We were a vegan company, but also big believers in a diet of whole foods without added sugars and harmful oils. Therefore we chose not to add vegan meat replacers full of artificial ingredients, but adding sustainable sourced organic animal products. 

Our menu still has over 90% vegan meals, but will include some animal products as well like egg and feta cheese.

duurzame inkoop

Biologisch en duurzaam zijn vaak onderling uitwisselbaar, maar ze betekenen niet precies hetzelfde. Duurzaamheid komt neer op efficiënt water-, land-, energie- en hulpbronnen gebruik en kijkt naar het verlagen van emissies, terwijl biologische landbouw wordt beheerst door strikte regels voor het gebruik van door de mens gemaakte meststoffen, pesticiden en genetisch gemodificeerde organismen.

Hoewel biologische landbouw ook duurzaam kan zijn, is conventionele landbouw in veel gevallen efficiënter in termen van land-, water-, energie- en hulpbronnengebruik. Biologische landbouw zegt ook niets over het gebruik van fossiele energiebronnen en CO2-uitstoot. 

Ons doel is om een evenwicht te vinden tussen onze impact op de planeet en de kwaliteit van de ingrediënten die we gebruiken. Daarom maken we individuele keuzes voor elk van onze ingrediënten, hoe en waar ze vandaan komen. We baseren de beslissing om biologisch te kopen op basis van residuen van bestrijdingsmiddelen die in het eindproduct worden aangetroffen. Daarom kopen we bijvoorbeeld biologische bessen en bladgroenten.De rest van onze producten kopen we lokaal in als dat de meest duurzame optie is. Zo gaat onze voorkeur uit naar tomaten die in Spanje worden geteeld met behulp van de zon, in plaats van tomaten die in kassen in Nederland worden geteeld, omdat de uitstoot van transport lager is dan de uitstoot van de kasproducties. 

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