Top 8 Food Trends for 2018

Curious about what your foodie friends will be posting on Instagram? Here are some of the hottest food predictions of 2018.

1. Ethnic-inspired breakfast items

Introduce new flavors early in the day. Ethnic breakfasts are starting to appear on brunch menus everywhere.

Try: Indian Savory Pancakes | Spicy Chorizo Zucchini Frittata | Shakshuka

Indian Savory Pancakes

2. Healthful kids’ meal

Kids meal are getting a makeover, and it’s for the better. Healthier food options have been trending in the last few years, and more people are finding creative ways to teach kids that eating healthy does not have to be boring.

Try: Homemade Chicken Nuggets | Veggie Zucchini Boat | Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes | Sweet Potato Fritters

3. Vegetable carb substitute & veggie-forward cuisine

Zoodles and cauliflower “rice” for the win! We love this food trend because it is a great way to boost our vegetable intake, while keeping our health goals in check. We aim to get 5 servings everyday. 🍅 🍆 🥑 🥕 🥒

Try: Zoodle Pad Thai | Curried Cauliflower Rice Pilaf | Spicy Zucchini & Carrot ‘Noodle’ Soup | Cauliflower Crust Pizza

4. Ancient grains

Ancient grains — those that are mostly unchanged over recent millennia by way of selective breeding — includes einkorn, farro, spelt, millet, quinoa, amaranth, barley, and many more. It was claimed that ancient grains offer more varieties in term of tastes, textures, and nutrients.

Try: Beef & Vegetable Farro Soup | Millet Breakfast Porridge | Quinoa Veggie Burgers

5. Protein-rich grains & seeds

Hemp, chia, quinoa, or flaxseed — sprinkle some in your morning smoothie, or better yet, make it the highlight of your meal!

Try: Raspberry Chia Seed Pudding | Coconut Flax Granola

Raspberry Chia Seed Pudding

6. Overnight oats

To no surprise, this breakfast staple is still a popular trend this year. It requires minimal effort, and is the perfect grab-and-go item when you are pressed on time in the morning.

Try: Protein Overnight Oats | PB&J Overnight Oats | Strawberry Maple Overnight Oats

7. Turmeric

Does the name ‘golden milk’ sound familiar to you? Even though the spice has been around for thousands of years, turmeric has been gaining popularity in the recent years, and is notorious for the antioxidant property of its active ingredient, curcumin.

Try: Turmeric Carrot Soup | Broccoli and Turmeric Yellow Rice Bowls

8. Environmental sustainability

Last but not least, fighting against food waste is another big part of the food trends this year. With EatLove, you can sort your meal plans by the ‘Best Efficiency Score’ to optimize your meals to yield the least food waste possible.

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