2017 is coming to a close, and with the new year comes new potential food trends. A few weeks ago, we reviewed Whole Foods Market’s predicted trends for 2018 and even shared some recipes for how to use those trends in your home cooking. Now, Packaged Facts, a market research firm, released their own expected food trends for the new year. Two things that excite us the most about these trends is that vegan and non-GMO are predicted to become more commonly included on food labels and fake meat products are showing up more frequently in restaurants.
There are eight other predicted trends including: Hawaiian foods, colorful foods, cracker pepper, French cuisine, figs, meatballs, pistachios and sweet potatoes. You don’t have to wait until the new year to start enjoying these anticipated trends, though. With the help of the Food Monster App, we’ve gathered a list of recipes that spotlight some of these ingredients.
A homemade oat and walnut tart crust is filled with a fig and lavender curd that is lovingly dolloped with a citrus and chamomile cashew cream. So basically, this Fig Curd Tart With Lavender and Chamomile Cream by Gina Fontana has every flavor you could possibly want all in one crispy crust. Decorate with edible flowers and fresh figs for the cutest dessert you’ve ever laid eyes on.
This paleo easy healthy Sweet Potato Casserole With Pecan Topping by Taylor Kiser is the best side dish. You could even serve it as a healthy dessert! Also, it’s vegan-friendly and gluten/grain/dairy/egg/sugar-free!
These Italian Sunflower Seed and Chickpea ‘Meatballs’ by Natalia Yonan are deliciously packed with plenty of savory umami flavor even though they’re completely free from meat, egg, dairy, and gluten! They’re made from a base of chickpeas and sunflower seeds. Plus, they’re completely nut-free, which is a good thing if you have small kids or nut-allergies in the family!
Check out these Sweet and Savory Recipes Made With Pistachio Nuts by downloading the Food Monster App, where you can find more recipes like this Hearts of Palm Ceviche. The app is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 8,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to ten new recipes per day. Check it out!
Lead image source: Fig Curd Tarts
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