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Are you tired of eating the same bland meals day after day? It is time to spice things up in the kitchen! Check out these foods trends that you need to try. Not only are the healthy and delicious, but they are exciting dishes that you probably would never try otherwise. You might just find your new favorite food or drink! After all, they became trends because of their striking colors, original flavors, and healthy nutrients.

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Root-to-Stem Meals

To prevent food waste, people are taking an interest in root-to-stem cooking. This food trend includes cooking with the entire fruit or vegetable rather than just a part of it. For example, carrot stems, broccoli stalks, chickpea juice, and yogurt whey can all be used for more meals. Don’t forget about asparagus tops, beet greens, and cauliflower leaves. Once you start thinking about it, you are probably wasting more food than you realize.

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Seaweed

The thought of eating this plant will probably make you turn your nose up, even if you are into leafy greens. Luckily, this food trend comes in the form of a chip. Seaweed chips have been popping up all over the food scene. This unusual, but edible green is also being used more expressively among chefs for soups, sauces, oils, and more. Similar to kelp, you might notice a lot of traditional cooking products adding seaweed to the ingredient label.

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Golden Lattes

With the craze of the rainbow colors and unicorn sparkles all over your favorite beverages, this drinking trend will help you transition from summer into fall. It is inspired by the Ayurvedic diet, which aims to cleanse your body and soul not only through eating fruits and vegetables but also practicing healthy life habits. The ingredients include turmeric, ginger, honey, coconut oil, cinnamon, and unsweetened almond milk. The natural-cozy color is not only tasty but an impressive beverage to pass around during the holidays.

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Jackfruit

This sweet fruit is native to Southern and Southeastern Asia, but you can find it in Brazil in East Africa, too. In more recent years, jackfruit has become a new favorite. You can eat the bright yellow pods both raw and cooked if the jackfruit is ripe. A green, less ripe one can but used in vegetable dishes as well. Some people opt to use the thick texture in place of meat, but it does not have as much protein compared to tofu and, as a fruit, it is full of natural sugars. Regardless, jackfruit is popular as a pulled pork type of sandwich. It is full of healthy nutrients including vitamins A, B3, and C along with potassium, magnesium, and iron.

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Dinner Kits

If you are tired of eating tacos, pizza, and some other random meals every single week, then you can hop on the subscription train. There are a plethora of meal kit services available online that can not only help you discover new ingredients that your family will love, but they can ship it all to your front doorstep. Not only can you skip the grocery store once in a while, but you can be praised as a terrific chef when you did hardly any meal prep. It is also fun to make a meal with the entire family!

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Ancient Grains

You probably have heard of quinoa and even farro by now, but the new thing when it comes to ancient seeds (used like grains) is teff. Just like the others, it has been around, virtually unchanged, for thousands of years. The taste and look are similar to quinoa and flax seeds, but the good thing about teff is that it carries the same nutritional profile, too. It is packed with 10 grams of protein and seven grams of fiber per cup. Another grain-like food that is also becoming more popular in food trends is sorghum, which is closer to Israeli couscous regarding flavor and texture. They have a whopping 22 grams of protein and 12 grams of fiber per cup.

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Unique Noodles

Say that five times fast! Instead of eating traditional pasta, which is full of carbohydrates and calories, you can make (or purchase) a healthier alternative. Nutritious lentil, quinoa, kelp, and more have been used to create mouthwatering dishes. Try a new take on chicken noodle soup or spaghetti, and you will not only enjoy the flavor but depending on the noodle, you will consume more protein and fiber.

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Coconuts

This fruit is incorporated in all types of healthy food alternatives from coconut oil to coconut milk and water. However, the newest way to use coconuts is to baking flour. Not only is it high in protein and fiber compared to traditional white flour, but it is gluten-free, too. Coconut sugar is another food trend; even though you should steer clear of sugar in general, it is better than using artificial sweeteners. Nevertheless, coconuts are everyone from bathroom scents to baking products and will be around for a while.

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Naturally-Flavored Ice Cream

Move over chocolate chip; ice cream has a new best friend. Rather than indulging in the typical flavors this year, you can try a savory blend of natural tastes from avocado to basil. This food trend is accessible on the east coast in Philadelphia where a pizza-flavored ice cream merely is as interesting as it is satisfying. You can have vanilla anytime; opt for a healthy and scrumptious blue cheese or rosemary treat instead this year. Another ice cream, which is somewhat of an antidote to the unicorn craze, includes the all-black food trend. It might be harder to find this gothic food, but you can get it in parts of Montreal. How does the ice cream get so black? Activated charcoal, which is edible.

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Unicorn Everything

Ever since the coffee conglomerate Starbucks introduced the limited edition of Unicorn Frappuccino, the world was not quite the same. A colossal food trend that happened practically overnight went between rainbows into a glitter confection. Noodles, toast, and lattes, oh my! The always-happy treats are relatively easy to make; it just takes a little patience and practice. You can easily impress your friends and tickle your taste buds if you give it a try. Enjoy the multi-colored sensations while they last.

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Acai Bowls

Pronounced ah-sigh-EE, these delicious bowls feature a tropical Brazilian berry known as acai. You can probably find one in your local juice bar, but you can also make your own and throw in some extra fruits, nuts, and other tasty ice-cream-like toppings. This bowl is the type of parfait that is rich in antioxidant.

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Buddha Bowls

While we are on the subject of bowls, this vegetarian dish has made headlines recently. Although there are many different types of Buddha bowls, they all incorporate fruits, vegetables, and grains. Protein is also added like chickpeas or tofu. You can eat a big bowl and not feel guilty because all of the ingredients are packed with essential vitamins and minerals. Basically, you can throw in everything but the kitchen sink and walk away healthier.

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Sour Beer

If you like to travel the vineyard or hit up a brewery, then you might already be aware of this trending beverage. The sour beer has become relatively popular, even in place of summer shandies and other craft ales. However, prepare your palette for an acidic brew that is extremely tart, but fruity. Some bars even had them on tap during the summer months, but if you live where it is always hot (or traveling somewhere with a warm climate) try a sour beer for a refreshing twist. Wine lovers who want to stray into hoppy territory will also like the fruited beer.

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Naan Pizza Bread

Mostly found in Central and South Asia, naan is a leavened flatbread that is often baked in the oven. It could be used in place of pre-made dough. If you are on a diet but crave the deliciousness of pizza, you can opt for healthier ingredients. The thought of cauliflower bread might be a big leap for you, so try this healthy bread instead. Not only does it taste great, but you can include other healthy alternatives on your homemade pizza with fresh tomatoes, basil, and goat cheese.

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Grapeseed Oil

Although olive oil and flaxseed oil are just as healthy as grapeseed oil, this latter is taking the food world by storm for a different reason. Did you know that grapeseed oil will allow you to cook food at a hotter temperature without burning it? There are several ways you can incorporate this nutritious oil into your delectable food dishes.

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