As you know, the healthy and organic food scene is constantly evolving. While some trends prove to be passing fads, others are embedded into our daily routines for years to come. Let’s take a look at six healthy and organic food trends for 2018.
1. Bowl Foods
From the Acai bowl to Korean Bibimap, there is no doubt that the trend for bowl foods is on the rise. Popular bowl foods are both freshly prepared and easy to eat. As a result, they are perfect for those who want to stay healthy while operating on a busy schedule.
2. No Alcohol and/or Healthier Alcoholic Drinks
According to research, the Generation Z demographic are drinking less than previous generations. Having said that, this doesn’t mean they’re any less sociable. Rather, they’re simply opting for alcohol-free and/or low alcohol drinks. Alcoholic drinks are being shaken up with a wider variety of healthier offerings.
3. Healthier/Artisan Gluten-Free Alternatives
Years ago, gluten-free foods were generally highly processed and filled with a myriad of undesirable ingredients. Since the demand for gluten-free alternatives continues to grow, there’s set to be a rise in the availability of healthier and artisan gluten-free alternatives. In 2018 and beyond it’s easier than ever to eliminate gluten from your diet.
4. Plant-Based Diets
Far from a passing fad, the move towards a plant-based diet is truly growing. Whether it’s for health or ethical reasons, more and more people are becoming vegetarian and vegan in part as a result of documentaries such as “What The Health”. Additionally, some meat eaters are slowly gravitating toward a “flexitarian” diet, which features meat and/or fish occasionally alongside vegetarian dishes as the main entree.
5. Local, Seasonal Superfoods
Sure, superfoods once had to originate from exotic shores in order for us to be excited. However, that was before kale became a “thing”. In 2018 it’s time to embrace homegrown nourishment in the form of
- Flax seeds (linseeds)
Just ask Ryan Hibbert, CEO of Riot Hospitality Group based out of Scottsdale, AZ. Hibbert is a huge proponent of seasonal superfoods and their positive impact on the human body.
6. Shunning Traditional Breakfast
Since the arrival of the NutriBullet, America’s love of cereal has been challenged in recent years. As you probably know, many people only prefer toast if it’s topped with avocado and egg. Others are shunning traditional favorites in favor of freshly-made, healthier alternatives. You should expect to see more smoothie bowls, breakfast salads, and coconut yogurt parfaits on the menu of your favorite brunch spot soon.
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