When the new year arrives, it’s traditional to wish each other good health. According to various food trend followers, 2019 is going to be the year of…
We are increasingly going to identify our food as a source of health and well as nourishment. Health will play a greater role when it comes to nutrition. Over the next few years, veganism and non-alcoholic beverages will become the mainstream. Which makes me extremely happy! Remember the famous quotation from Hippocrates “Let your food be your medicine”.
The emphasis is increasingly turning towards proteins rather than carbohydrates and fats. Vegetables in particular are getting more of the attention they deserve, and are much nicer than animal meats. I’m referring to proteins from peas, hemp seeds, chickpeas, lentils or meat substitutes like seitan. For a large number of people, good food doesn’t have to include any meat whatsoever.
3. Cool vegetables and fungi
Yes indeed, vegan vibes can be felt everywhere. We’re now more likely to marinate, smoke, grill or roast vegetables in the same way we used to with meat. Fungi have played a major role here. Chefs talk about “shrooms” – an expression they use for mushrooms. I am already looking forward to the new types of mushrooms that will be coming onto the market. More and more people will be attracted by raw vegetables and get hooked by the vegan vibes.
Fermented foods such as kimchi and kombucha will be coming onto the scene. Here you can find a very simple recipe for kimchi you can try for yourself. You can find all types of varieties of fermented vegetables and drinks on sale in the shops. Great for your resistance and intestinal flora.
5. Healthy fats
Thanks to the success of the Keto and Paleo diet, healthy fats are still in the spotlight. MCT-oils are becoming more popular, particularly those found in extra virgin olive oil. And no, fats will not make you fat! That comes from putting too many calories inside you, and not doing enough exercise.
Hemp and cannabis oil are also becoming more widely known for their beneficial effects. I’m referring here to hemp oil, hemp tea or hemp soap….
6. Dairy-free milk or plant milk.
Just take a look on the shelves of your local shops nowadays. What a fantastic range of possibilities there are: almond drinks, rice drinks, hazelnut drinks, coconut drinks,…
The bigger players are also noticing an increasing demand for these,and want to take advantage of the market. My advice would be: carry on opting for organic and quality.
7. Environmentally-friendly packaging
Consumers are becoming more and more aware and choosing enviromentally-friendly packaging. And at last…we’re all going for glass, cardboard, …sustainable materials instead of plastic! No more plastic bags and straws, no plastic bottles, and as little waste as possible.
I’d like to wish you a super healthy 2019 with a whole lot of fun in the kitchen, and tasty recipes you can share vegan vibes and love for all living things