Service members will soon see a new plant-based dish in military dining facilities across the country. A sweet potato and black bean burrito recipe developed by the HSUS was recently approved by the Department of Defense’s food service team, which greenlights recipes that meet stringent nutrition requirements. The approval represents a trend toward offering healthier meals in the military, says Stefanie Heath, HSUS food and nutrition specialist. “The Army is battling—across the board—literally billions of dollars in terms of healthcare costs for soldiers,” she says, and it had started to implement a “Go for Green” initiative before partnering with the HSUS Forward Food program. Incorporating more plant-based options like the burritos helps soldiers opt for healthier, more nutritious food.