Who doesn’t love to experiment with new foods and tastes? Lately, people have started paying more attention to what, where, and how they eat. Only recently, the term “foodie” has become a common nickname for someone who loves to pamper their palate with extraordinary tastes and keep an eye on all of the current nutrition trends.
There are thousands of blogs, Instagram feeds, or YouTube videos focused on food solely. People share recipes, talk about their diets, and eating habits. If you are obsessed with trying out new foods and diets, you might be interested in what are the best nutritional plans for the new decade.
It is only natural that each year has its favourites. In 2018, everyone drank matcha lattes, and 2019 was undoubtedly the year of açai bowls. How about 2020? What are the newest and hottest nutrition trends for the year ahead?
According to some researchers, the new decade will bring a wave of meat-lovers converted into vegans. Going vegan is becoming more common for various reasons. People are more aware of the poor conditions the animals are kept in and want to oppose it. Additionally, they want to improve their overall health, which a vegan diet strongly supports. On top of that, veganism is gaining popularity because of the broad range of restaurants offering vegan food.
For those, and other personal reasons, it is estimated that people will choose vegan, plant-based diets and foods, more often than ever. You might have already seen this trend on food-related blogs such as Nutrition You Can Use or 101 Cookbooks.
If you are interested in what dishes will be served at the table in 2020, here are six top nutrition trends for the new decade.
Quinoa is a gluten-free seed that is commonly used as a substitute for white rice or grains. It is a rich source of wholesome protein, healthy fatty acids, and many vitamins and minerals.
People love quinoa for its natural taste that goes with many other products. Most popular, easy-to-prepare quinoa dishes include:
- Quinoa and kale salad
- Quinoa enchilada
- Spring rolls with shrimp and quinoa
- Oatmeal with blueberries, and quinoa
- Garlic mushroom quinoa.
Many restaurants specialize in quinoa bowls – bowls full of various vegetables, quinoa, salmon, or chicken. All the colours, freshness, and smells make them a delicious lunch option and one of the most eye-pleasing dishes you will experience in restaurants in 2020.
Quinoa bowls are also easy to make at home and can be taken to work or school as healthy snacks.
The plant-based meats trend started booming a couple of years ago, and since then, it has only become more popular. It sounds counterintuitive, innovative, and extraordinary. Out of curiosity, many people want to try it, and because it’s tasty a lot of people decide to stick with it.
Most of the new plant-based meats are designed so that a meat-eater will not experience the visual distinction. The taste of those products will be different from animal meat. However, with some plant-based meats’ the goal is to resemble regular chicken in taste as much as possible.
Plant-based foods, including meats, are perfect for people concerned about the environment, who want to live more sustainably.
Have you ever thought you can make a pizza using mashed cauliflower as a dough? If you have underestimated the potential of cauliflower before, you will not do it in 2020.
Cauliflower can be prepared in various ways, from a coating to chicken nuggets, to a low carb bacon butternut cauliflower bake.
Oat Milk Latte
Soy milk and almond milk have been known as cow milk substitutes for the longest time. For those who have nut allergies or are looking for a new taste to their coffee, oat milk is a great thing to try in 2020.
Be prepared for something different from what you consider regular milk. Oat milk is much thicker in consistency and sweeter in taste than any other milk you have already tried. Nevertheless, it is worth a try!
Since 2019 coconut milk and coconut water are a part of many people’s regular diet. In 2020 you can only expect more coconut products such as coconut-based snacks, shakes, and yogurts.
If you thought it would be impossible to come up with another juice flavour, you were wrong. Here comes celery juice – fresh, fit, and detoxifying.
All the high-fashion models claim that drinking celery juice helps them keep their shapes slim, their skin clean, and their bodies energized.
If you prefer a thicker consistency, you can also prepare yourself a celery smoothie for a healthy breakfast or as a snack.
With all the eco-movements growing in popularity, and people having a raised awareness about planet Earth’s condition, diets will be changing into more plant-based ones. Unprocessed foods and natural ingredients are what restaurants aim to serve, and people want to eat.
Nutrition plans you will come across in the new decade are likely to be more vegan-oriented than ever, with lots of exciting substitute options and delicious meals you might have never thought of before.