Happy 2017! The New Year provides a superb opportunity to reflect upon the food and nutrition trends in the past, and make predictions for the options that are likely to take hold in the coming year.
As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, trending foods excite me – especially when they deliver nourishing nutrition. That is why in 2016 I was thrilled to see that pulses (dry peas, beans, lentils and chickpeas) took center stage – going beyond hummus and salad toppers and into burgers, noodles and breads.
Also in 2016, from smoothie bowls to green wraps, people found beautiful and delicious ways to enjoy their leafy greens. People even loved sharing images of their beautiful creations to social media, too! With a growing interest in plant-based eating styles, enjoying healthy fats and less of a focus on calories and more focus on wholesomeness, 2016 brought welcome change to the way many people eat. As we look to 2017, I hope those food trends continue.
Here my top predictions for the new food trends likely to take kitchens by storm in the coming year: