Recognition of the need for healthier breakfast options has prompted many food producers to rethink key ingredients, and the most direct way to a healthier meal is incorporating more fruits and vegetables. The basic truth is that plant-based foods tend to be relatively low in calories at the same time as being more filling because of their higher fiber content
Between the pandemic and the continuing influence of social media in shaping trends, people are more aware than ever before of the need for making healthy food choices. This is particularly notable with snack foods, an area that has traditionally been dominated by high-calorie, nutrient-thin processed options. As we continue here in 2023, look for snack foods to become even more health-oriented.
Vegetables don’t have to be eaten raw in order to bring value. In fact, dehydrated vegetables are an important part of the food system and allow access to nutrients for far longer than fresh produce. Some vegetables can even be made into a powder form that makes them useful for a variety of purposes.
If you are surprised that frozen-yogurt “pup-sicle” treats are now a thing, it is probably time to take another look at the trends that are going to dominate the pet food market in 2022. Everything from mono-protein diets to avoid allergies to antioxidant-laden foods for your furry friend, trends toward humanizing pet food, and making it easier on the planet, are set to dominate the next year of pet product purchasing.
If a glass of potato milk, some plant-based “salmon” sashimi, or a turmeric ice cream sandwich sounds like a crazy idea, then it is time to get acquainted with some of the new and adventurous food trends that are going to be hitting menus, shelves, and shopping carts in 2022.
A lot of time, effort, and energy can go into making regular meat sausage. For meat-free patties and links, though, the process is even more involved. With a base of lentils or chickpeas instead of savory, meaty pork, you need to do more work up front to ensure the final product is going to stand out on grocery store shelves and in customers’ minds.
Trends show that people are continuing to eat at home even as restaurants are reopening, and other influences of COVID are changing what we are buying and eating at home. The focus on healthy living brought about by the pandemic has only increased trends toward clean labels and more nutritionally dense foods.
While perfecting tried and true beers with all their hoppy or malty notes is the first step in getting a great beer, adding flavors and adjuncts can open a wider world of possibilities that will challenge even the best brewer and attract increasingly savvy customers.
It is no secret that human food trends affect the food people buy for their pets. So, as more and more people have adopted vegetarian or vegan diets, interest in meat-free pet food options has increased as well.
New meat alternatives have brought more consumers around to seeing plant-based proteins as viable options on menus and at the grocery store. What is more, numbers show the trend is only gaining steam.