We look at some of the new food trends making headlines this year.
Functional foods are the new superfoods
Everything from coconut oil to bacon has been touted as a ‘superfood’. Now we know that this was marketing hype, not science. Expect to see talk about functional foods with proven benefits – oats, fermented vegetables, ginger and manuka honey. These all deserve a place in your shopping trolley.
Souping is the new juicing
Move over green juices, ‘souping’ is the latest way to use high-powered blenders. Unlike juicing, no part of the vegetable is thrown away when you make soup, so you retain more healthy fibre and nutrients that live in the skin. Sounds soup-er!
Sweet potato toast is the new smashed avo
We’re moving on to a new way with vegies for brekkie: sweet potato toast. Thin slices of sweet potato are cooked in the toaster, just like regular toast. Try topping it with peanut butter or eggs – or even avo!
Vegan eating is the new paleo
If 2016 was all about paleo and protein, this year the spotlight is on humble vegetables. Aussies Google the word ‘vegan’ more than any country in the world, as we explore the health benefits of plant-based eating.
Turmeric latte is the new matcha tea
Lattes spiked with the anti-inflammatory spice, turmeric, are frothing up in cafés, replacing matcha tea as the hottest hot drink of 2017.