Food has never been trendier or more talked about. From the very words ‘food porn’ to Instagramming your own creations, exploring hole-in-the-wall joints to trying exotic cuisines, we think we’ve seen it all. Or have we? Here are some food trends we think are going to shine in 2018.
Trend #1 – Mindfulness
What is mindfulness? And how does it figure in your food habits? Simply put, mindfulness is understanding what the company’s values are, and actually looking at the label at the back to make sure they’re actually selling what they are claiming to. Is that millet muesli with its superior health benefits really good for you? Flip it over and you may find that millets make up less than 4% of the entire cereal, and it is only one kind of millet. The rest is sugar.
Trend #2 – A salad with every meal
Think you’re healthy if you eat your rotis, veggies, and dal?. This year is all about adding a salad to every meal you eat. Whether it is an Indian style kachumber or an Italian fresh mozzarella salad with raw tomatoes and basil, make sure you’ve got a salad course with every meal. You need that vitamin B and C boost to stay healthy and fight that flu everyone in office has caught. Try some for breakfast – quarter a tomato, drizzle a little olive oil, and sprinkle a little Himalayan pink salt on it. Simple!