New year, new trends: 2019 will be an exciting culinary year again. We have compiled the 10 hottest food trends of the year for you. You can expect exotic foods, such as a fruit that tastes like chocolate or delicious avocado ice cream with few calories. But the focus is not only on food, because this year a completely new awareness of consumption is emerging.
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Keyword: Healthy Hedonism. You ask: Healthy what? Okay, in other words: Healthy nutrition combined with more enjoyment and joy. For many people, healthy eating is a real challenge, including abstention and restrictions. This will finally come to an end in 2019: there will be an awareness to listen more to one’s own body and its needs again – but also to those of the environment. All this is reflected in our 10 Food Trends.
1. super-sugar: sweetness from the monk’s fruit
A healthy sugar substitute can be produced from the monk fruit, also called Luo Han Guo, which originates from China. The fruit is 300 times sweeter than commercial sugar, but at the same time has no calories. Unlike sugar, it does not cause insulin secretion, making it ideal for diabetics.
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Due to the neutral sweetness without an unpleasant aftertaste, monk sugar is ideal for sweetening baked goods, tea and coffee. You can buy the whole fruit in Asia shops, while monk sugar can only be ordered online in certain shops.
2nd Nutella fruit: black sapote
Attention, sweet tooth: This fruit, native to Latin America, tastes like chocolate. The dark brown fruit flesh can be spooned out straight or enjoyed as a Nutella alternative as a spread. Despite its sweet, creamy taste, black sapote has few calories (less than 100 calories per 100 grams). It is also a real vitamin bomb, rich in calcium, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium and vitamins C, B1, B2 and E.
The black Sapote: A fruit that tastes like chocolate © SewCream / Shuttertsock.com
You can get the fruit in special fruit shops. Alternatively, you can buy the plant or seeds and enjoy the fruit fresh from the harvest.
3. cannabis in salad: hemp oil
Hemp oil, better said CBD -oil (CBD stands for cannabidiol) is produced from the cannabis plant. But don’t worry, you won’t get high from this oil, because the psychoactive THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is eliminated by special processes. CBD -oil has analgesic, anxiolytic and anti-inflammatory effects. Its positive properties make it a real trend that is unlikely to fade away so quickly.
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You can drip the oil directly under the tongue or use it as an ingredient in the kitchen, for example in dressings, dips, muesli or other cold dishes.
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4. anti-plastic: environmentally friendly drinking straws
A macaroni noodle as a drinking straw substitute – who hasn’t tried this in his childhood? Since then EU -wide ban on plastic drinking straws, there are many other environmentally friendly alternatives, so you won’t have to resort to pasta in 2019.
Thus, in addition to drinking straws made of glass, stainless steel, bamboo and paper, there are also straws made from apple leftovers. When you have finished drinking, you can simply nibble the straw away.
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5. healthy licking: vegetable ice cream
You will love this trend: Delicious ice cream without milk, artificial sugar and sin. Instead with many good ingredients from avocados, hummus or tahini. Sounds funny, but tastes great. You can order it on the Internet, for example from lieferello, or you can do it yourself without much effort.
Tip: To keep in-house ice cream production stress-free, it is worth investing in practical ice cream moulds, for example the Popsicle moulds from amazon.de.
Healthy avocado ice cream: Not only tastes great, but is also super healthy. © Zarzamora / Shutterstock.com
Our recipe for 3 portions of avocado ice cream:
- 400 ml chilled coconut milk
- 1 1/2 avocados
- 4 EL Agave syrup
- Juice of 1 lime
- Beat the solid part of the chilled coconut milk in a mixer until creamy. You can keep the liquid coconut milk for other dishes.
- Add the avocado pulp, lime juice and agave syrup and mix well.
- Pour the ice cream mixture into popsicle moulds or a suitable plastic bowl and freeze in the freezer for about 5 hours.
6. sea food: snacks from the ocean
In addition to the classic seaweed noodles, which taste somewhat fishy, kelp noodles are becoming increasingly popular this year. Not only are they low in calories and fat, they also taste much more pleasant – because they are more neutral – than algae noodles. The vegan pasta alternative, which is reminiscent of rice noodles, goes best with Asian dishes.
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In addition to pasta made from seaweed, you will also encounter more snacks such as seaweed chocolate, seaweed butter, chips made from salmon skin and the seeds of the water lily and water lily in 2019.
7. shiitake & Co: mushroom products
Mushrooms are trendy now? Yes, but not just on the side. Mushrooms have long been considered a great meat substitute among veggies and now the industry is taking advantage of this. In 2019, mushrooms will be used in more and more products, for example as mushroom burger patties or bacon mushrooms.
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You can also simply prepare these yourself: Cut shiitake or maitake mushrooms into thin slices and brush them with a mixture of olive oil, soy or tamari sauce, sesame and garlic. After about 40 minutes at 190°C you can enjoy your home-made Food Trend 2019.
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8. crawling nibbles: insect meat
Insects are DAS Food of the future. Not only are they healthy and incredibly nutritious, they are also more environmentally friendly than meat. Until now, you could order the crawlies mainly via the Internet. This will change in 2019! You will find foods such as bars, chocolate, muesli, shakes, pasta and burgers with insects even in many supermarkets. The first insect burger has even been available at Rewe since last year.
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And who knows, maybe the protein-rich insects will soon even be available in selected restaurants and fast-food shops? Whether’s is your taste, you have to try, of course!
9. dough trend: wheat-free flour
This trend cannot be stopped in 2019 either: While last year there were already many wheat-free flours available in organic shops or online, they are now making the leap to the discounters. New varieties are also being added, such as flour made from sweet potatoes, lentils, white beans, rice, linseed and chestnuts.
From now on, baking will be done with gluten-free flours, for example from sweet potatoes.
The special flours not only score points with a high proportion of protein and fibre, they also contain few carbohydrates and are gluten-free. Simple cereal flour can be easily replaced by the healthy alternatives. The range of wheat-free flours will grow significantly in 2019.
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10. Reuse & Recycle: Sustainable packaging
We are particularly pleased about this trend: in 2019 supermarkets will declare war on plastic waste. Plastic packaging will be reduced or replaced by recyclable alternatives. More and more food is being offered for sale in bulk and instead of plastic bags you can get so-called reusable freshness nets in some shops. Join in, saving the planet is more than a trend!
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What is your favourite food trend for 2019? Above all, listen to what your body needs. Healthy Hedonism creates a symphony of pleasure and healthy food. This is also reflected in the food trends, which score points with sustainability and good ingredients.