Food fads come and go, with trends seemingly changing every other month or so. Some of them are actually tasty, but some just come off a little too experimental for our liking (er, chili ice cream anyone?). Thankfully, there are some fads that focus on health while still satisfying our cravings (poke bowls!). Here are some of the food trends health nuts are obsessing over:
1. Non-Pasta Pasta
These days, you can eat pasta made from brown rice, quinoa, lentils, and chickpeas, among others. However, the healthiest option would be zoodles – noodle made from zucchini and other veggies, such as cucumber, sweet potato, and squash. Some popular recipes of zoodles are with spicy soy sauce, meatballs, and zesty garlic sauce.
2. Healthy Snack Bars
Admit it—you love snacking. But while munching on chips and biscuits is something most of us are guilty of, it’s difficult deny that we might be feeding on too much salt and sugar. This is the reason why snack bars are on the rise. Sometimes called nutrition or energy bars, healthy snack bars contain a variety of rolled oats, grains, fruits, and nuts. They come in commercial packages or could be homemade. Some popular recipes are coconut cashew bars, peanut butter banana oatmeal bars, and blueberry oat snack bars.
3. Coconut Flour
Coconut milk, oil, and water have been popular for years. However, a new form of coconut is on the rise—flour. Coconut flour is gluten-free, high in protein and fiber, and is more easily digestible than regular white flour. It’s produced from dried coconut meat and is an ideal ingredient for making muffins, pies, and pancakes.
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