The New Year means new food trends! We’ve scoured through predictions made by RD’s, popular food bloggers (big difference between the two!), and everything in between to give you what we think will be the top 5 food trends of 2017. Check it out, so you can be in the know!
1. Bone Broth
With temperatures dropping, this is the perfect trend to try ASAP. Bone broth is essentially soup that provides added health benefits, such as, reducing intestinal inflammation and supports a healthy immune system. Bone broth contains healing compounds like collagen, glutamine, glycine, and proline that aid in healing your gut! You can either make your own with leftover bones from dinner or buy pre-made bone broth, we suggest buying high quality bone broth for the most benefit. Key words: pasture-raised and grass-fed. Be sure to find one with minimal added ingredients as well.
2. Fermented Foods
Think yogurt, kombucha, kimchi, and kefir. Fermentation is not a new process, but it’s recently been getting a lot of attention due to its amazing health benefits. Fermented foods are rich in probiotics, which support a healthy digestive system and are very tasty! Try making a kefir and fruit smoothie in the morning or having kimchi as a side dish for dinner.
3. Food from the Philippines
This trend is taking the world by storm with its combination of Indonesian, Malaysian, Chinese, Spanish and American influences. Expect to see its unique flavors like turmeric, coconut milk, adobo spices and banana ketchup in restaurants around town. If you haven’t tried it before, definitely give it a chance!
4. Grain bowls
Grain bowls will be popular this year, partly because of their appearance, but also because of their function. Bowls are just easier than plates, you can put so many different foods in and mix it all up and it works! You can also have a grain bowl for any meal of the day, whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner. Some grains to try are quinoa, millet, wheat berries, and amaranth.
2017 looks like it’s going to be filled with opportunities to try some new and exciting foods. Don’t be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone, you never know what you might like!