Another year, another slew of food trends we simply CAN’T wait to sink our teeth into! Pun completely intended!
From sea greens to a rise in vegetarian or vegan food varieties… we’re listing off five trends all of you foodies MUST try!
Image Credit & Recipe by: @lgroyeski
2017 Food Trends - Brit, Team Ambrosia
I hope that you all had an absolutely lovely holiday season spent with your friends and loved ones! I actually cannot believe that it’s ALREADY 2017… I feel like we seriously just
welcomed 2016. Time FLIES that’s for sure!
One of my absolute favourite parts about ushering in a brand New Year are all of the unique and new experiences that come with it! Each year brings different trends or fun fads so I thought that it would be a fun way to kick start the year by listing off some of the food trends that have been forecasted for 2017!
THANKFULLY this year there are no edible insects or crickets topping the list… Let’s just say that I’m definitely NOT sorry to see that
particular food frenzy go… 2016 can keep this one.
Five Food Fads For 2017
1. Vegan Prepared Foods That Taste Like Meat
As the term “flexatarian” becomes part of our vocabulary more and more, it’s easy to see how this particular food trend will top the list in the upcoming year! Side Note:
For those of you that are unfamiliar with this term, “flexatarian” essentially means you’re flexible with you’re eating: for example, you may be 80% plant based/vegan and 20% a meat and potato’s kinda person!
If you’re interested in this lifestyle and new 2017 food trend, we definitely
have a few plant-based options that pose as uncanny imposters of their meaty counterparts! Look for beefless burgers, tips and meatballs from Gardein
or “chicken” shawarma, “tuna” and “beef” wraps from Yam Chops
(a vegan butcher) at our stores!!! Yam Chops
is a particular hit with the staff over here at Team Ambrosia!
Ps. How great do these cauliflower "Chicken Wings" look?!
Here's What You'll Need:
- 3/4 cup Bob's Red Mill flour
- 1 cup water
- olive oil
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- your favourite bbq sauce
- salt & pepper (to taste)
2. Sea Veggies
- preheat oven to 450
- spread olive oil on a baking pan
- mix flour, water, onion powder, salt, and pepper together in a bowl using a whisk until batter is smooth
- add cauliflower to batter
- mix until fully coated
- Add to pan & bake in until lightly browned (20 to 25 minutes).
- Brush BBQ Sauce over each cauliflower piece
- Bake in the oven until cauliflower is browned, about 10 minutes.
- Remove, allow to cool & serve!
Step aside kale…. Helloooooo sea veggies! 2017 will have us delving under the sea for our greens this year because sea veggies are going to be making their mark in a HUGE way! Try incorporating this nutrient dense green super food into your diet this 2017, and I’m not referring to simply upping your sushi game!!! If you’re an avid shopper here at Ambrosia, I’m sure you’ve noticed our vast selection of seaweed products from seaweed chips to dried nori and even seaweed salad mix!! The options are endless… experiment a little!
3. Coconuts All ‘Round
Thought coconut’s reign as the super
SUPERFOOD was over? Well think again… because foodies near and far are predicting that this food will become an even BIGGER part of our everyday diet and lifestyle in 2017!! Yes… coconut will start to creep up into even more
of our products, offering up cleaner alternatives to conventional items! The coconut is here to stay… and it is returning with a vengeance my friends.
4. Clean Eating Chips
I am oh so excited about this 2017 food trend because chips just so happen to be my very own, personal kryptonite. Brands like SkinnyPop
, Kettle Chips
have actually been around for quite some time now… so it’s about time that they get the recognition that they deserve!!!
These brands have rightfully recognized the demand for clean, yet tasty, snacking alternatives! Take the ever so delicious TerraChips
for example! Their chips are made from real whole vegetable like beets, carrots, sweet potato and parsnip just to name a few!
5. Sustainability Awareness
This may just very well be the most significant
food trend we’re going to be seeing in the upcoming year! Consumers are becoming more aware of how their foods were cultivated, raised and produced so you can expect to see an emphasis on brands that use environmentally friendly and fair trade practices… which we’ve been prioritizing for YEARS now here at Ambrosia!!!!
Will you be trying out any of these foodie trends in 2017?!