Reigning in the year 2020, we are justified in saying that most of us would have a set, or at least, a few resolutions every turn of the year. This year, we can see many folks out there have goals of achieving a healthier lifestyle, body and mind through better eating habits.
What exactly those healthy food trends are in 2020 is anybody's guess, but for us here are some of our favourite line-ups that we can expect to see this year.
Superfoods will continue to win over the hearts of many this year due to increasing demand for healthy and better quality food in addition to reaping their nutritional benefits.
Rich nutrient foods like Chia Seeds, Quinoa will continue to be the favourite with superfoods also becoming the preferred option for snacking. So expect to see many more superfood snacks on-the-go like the dried fruits, which range from Dates, Prunes, Apricots to wonderful nuts like Pistachios, Cashews and almonds
A combination of increasingly hectic lifestyles and the pursuit of a healthier body and mind will also put natural performing, raw superfoods in trend. Don't be surprised, therefore, to see foods like Beetroots, date fruits, berries and seeds, like pumpkin seeds and Flax seeds, filling up your local grocer's aisle.
Alternative spreads and nut butters - beyond the typical tahini, cashew, almond and peanut - in 2020 will bring a completely new breed of Butter and spreads.
This includes unique flavours like chickpea, pumpkin, watermelon seed and other artisan types of butters. Expect to see innovative products like Vegan butter made with organic coconut oil and cashew cream that's fermented with live cultures, creating a tangy and very butter-like experience, as well as spreadable plant butter made from a blend of coconut, palm, sunflower and flaxseed oils.
And some producers may include plant butter-blends such as palm kernel, canola, palm fruit and avocado oils. These new butters still contain saturated fat, but have less per tablespoon (3.5 grams to 5 grams versus 7 grams) than traditional butter.
Transparency is also a key player in this trend; the health enthusiast consumer is also becoming a more responsible one, they want to know where their foods are coming from. In 2020, we can expect to see more of them supporting responsible and sustainable farming and produce. This can be through purchasing nuts, grains and other similar produce that are grown in ways without hurting the farmers or that have a less likelihood for environmental impact.
More preference will be given to more environmentally friendly products and brands that do away with plastic or any other environmentally harmful packaging.
Paleo diet is another way to get back to your ancestral roots, so to speak, when it comes to your food. People on a paleo diet eat food similar to what would have been available during the paleolithic period, like lean meats, fish, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds.
The keto diet, on the other hand, will have more ready-made options at grocery stores for followers. The low-carb diet has consistently gained popularity in 2019 and the trend is expected to gain more traction into 2020 in the form of more keto-friendly packaged products.
The trends will continue, only now they will opt for better quality produce to meet the increasingly conscious consumer.
Previously, the demand for organic food was at all time high. More and more adults were making the shift from consuming regular to organic produce, this year we can expect to see more organic options available and it will not stop at just adults.
Organic food options for kids are also becoming more mainstream and with a better understanding of good nutrition and diet, we can see a more expansive menu for kids with parents also making a similar shift for their children's food and snacks.
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Looks like it's going to be a ‘Go Green or Go Home' kind of year and we are a big supporter on that! Remember to always eat fresh and stay healthy, only with All Kurma.