Food Trends for the New Year: 2017

Registered Dietician

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food trends for 2017
The new year always brings new possibilities and trends, even when it comes to food. The following are some potential food trends for 2017.
Purple foods: The strong, unique color of purple foods add an array of antioxidants, such as reservatrol and anthocyanins. We forget about purple carrots, asparagus, potatoes and cauliflower as a wonderful way to incorporate purple foods, besides using their usual counterparts in standard color. Plus, the color is beautiful and adds a new dynamic to the foods your create with them. Don’t forget about eggplant, blackberries, acai berries, goji berries, red and purple grapes too. Yum!
Pressure cookers: The Instant Pot happens to be a brand name of one of the most popular pressure cookers in the market today. Pressure cookers are great because they are the faster sibling to the slow cooker. With a great goal of more home-cooked meals, the pressure cookers allows you to do this, even if you forget to defrost the meat before hand. Trust me, if you don’t have one, you will want to get one.
Medicinal tonics: Many people talk about the benefits of having an ounce of apple cider vinegar (ACV) daily. With antifungal, antibacterial and antibiotic properties, I can’t deny those benefits either. But the smell and taste are also a point of discussion. Blech! That said, I think people will start mixing their ACV with other juices and even herbs and spices for a greater kick of nutrients with less of the disgusting taste. Please note, if you have low potassium or a health condition where your electrolytes are imbalanced, you will want to discuss using ACV regularly with your physician.
Dried seafoods and meats: Many people already enjoy beef jerky, dried venison meat or turkey jerky as a snack. It is high in protein and easy to carry around with you. Taking it to the next level are dried seafood. I believe these will be added to many dishes for added depths of flavor, while also benefiting from cost savings of dried seafood over fresh seafood.
Below are some recipes that you can try to kick start your love for these 2017 food trends. Enjoy!

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