Lots of healthy foods became a big hit last 2016. But, this 2017, people expect to see more healthy food options to boost their overall health condition. Below are some of the popular healthy food trends that you shouldn’t dare to miss this year:
- Ugly Produce
Consumers particularly millenials are very attuned to the impact their food options may have the planet and their communities. That is the reason why experts say that ugly produce will pick up steam this 2017. For those who don’t know, ugly produce are basically vegetables and fruits that often go straight to dumpsters. You will find ugly produce at the farmers markets. However, if this healthy food trend became popular, you’ll spot ugly produce in some health food stores.
- Seaweed and Some Unusual Greens
You have seen seaweed chips popping up lately and you will likely see nautical green a lot more this new year. Based on the recent report from a restaurant consulting company, many consumers start to seek out seaweed often. This report attributes its growing popularity to its alluring umami flavor that most chefs use in sauces, soups, and finishing salts and oils.
- Stem to Root Cooking
It’s a new healthy food trend comes from the interest of people in food waste preparation. Instead of using beautiful parts of vegetables and fruits, chefs and home cooks alike are starting to incorporate all byproducts as well. Things like beet stems, broccoli stalks, and carrots. Even if at first glance, such things seem no savory, there are tons of ways to make these tasty.
- Golden Lattes
These are a drink made with coconut oil, turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, black pepper, unsweetened plant-based milk, and honey. They’ll be a big trend this new year because of an increased interest in the anti-inflammatory foods. If the previous year was basically turmeric’s year, it just makes sense that more turmeric lattes will become popular this 2017.
- Veggie Burgers
2016 was no doubt a year of extraordinary happenings. One of these is the introduction of vegetarian burgers that taste like real meaty. This new year, it is expected to be available in different restaurants and supermarkets as well. It might seem crazy, but veggie burgers will be the new trend in the world of burgers.
It’s a known from Asia that can be used in place of meat and once cooked, it comes with a texture that is strikingly the same to pulled pork. There are just some things to remember. In spite of the meaty texture, jackfruit is not high in protein. Therefore, if you will be cooking with jackfruit, experts encourage you to incorporate some protein sources into each of your recipes. Since this is a fruit, it has also a decent amount of sugar, so it might not be a meat-alternative you are searching for if you are trying to reduce sugar intake.
There are other healthy food trends you should know. But, before you consider one, make sure to consult your nutritionist first.