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Food trends are just as changeable as fashion trends and new healthy foods are making their way onto menus faster than you can say activated almonds! So move over kale, quinoa and cacao, because there are some new healthy heroes on the menu!
Broth was concocted back in the days when food was sparse and nothing could go to waste. Many health lovers have realised we should bring back this trend. Bone broth has been advocated by nutritionists for a while and can easily be made at home but it’s now appearing at on the menu at healthy restaurants too! Melbourne eatery Brothl is one of the leading Australian locations celebrating humble organic bone stock.
Ever since quinoa exploded onto the health food scene, the foodies have fast been looking for the next best grain. Millet is a staple seed in the diet of about one third of the world’s population and now we know why! It’s gluten-free, rich in protein and high in fibre making it the perfect addition to fritters, cakes or on its own for breakfast!
Always considered Broccoli’s little cousin, this year is the year for cauliflower to come into the spotlight. Cauliflower really packs a nutritional punch and includes a healthy dose of protein, fibre, magnesium and even 77% of your daily intake of vitamin C!
Grains that are difficult to pronounce have been making their way into our healthy vocabulary for some time now but there’s a new grain on the block. Kaniwa (pronounced ‘ka-nyi-wa’) is high in protein, gluten-free and just as versatile as our old favourite quinoa.
You may know seaweed as the star of sushi and miso soup but this year, seaweed is coming into its own! Though unexpected, seaweed is a nutritional powerhouse and is full of iron, vitamin C, vitamin D and heaps of iodine and zinc which are super important for your metabolism and immunity.
Vegetables in desserts
In the past, desserts have been the host of sweet flavours to tantilise your tastebuds after a delicious savoury meal. This year, the vegetables are making a sweet statement by popping up in desserts. We think there’s never been a more delicious way to get your fix of greens.
Often considered a meal reserved for the fine dining, Lobster is now popping up on more relaxed dining menus in various incarnations.