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Food Trends to Watch for in 2017

Eater.com has released the top 80 food trend predictions for 2017, here are a few to watch out for!

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Buddah / Quinoa Bowls

Quinoa Bowl

We know what you're thinking, what the heck is a Buddah Bowl? Well...a buddha bowl is a carved out bread bowl (for lower carbs skip the bread) packed with fresh ingredients usually grains and veggies which is then topped with dressing. So it totally makes sense that this would be trending in 2017. Yum! Try this excellent recipe we saw for a Southwestern Quinoa Bowl from Heather Christo.

Image © Heather Christo

WIldbrine Probiotic shots

Probiotics

It's not just yogurt anymore bragging about the benfits of containing natural probiotics in thier products. Fremented foods like saurkraut and kim chee are also high in the beneficial bacterias that are good for your gut. If packing in a half cup or so of sauerkrat or kim chee everyday doesnt seem like your thing try Wildbrine Probiotic shots.

Brands we like: Wildbrine Probiotic Shots, Dairy (by the eggs)

Charcuterie

This cured-meat answer to the cheese plate is popular with chefs and diners alike. Meat-loving consumers are gobbling it up and chefs, using all parts of the animal to prepare it, can potentially lower their food costs in the process. It’s a tasty win-win for everyone. Lucky for you we have a great selection in our deli.

Brands we like: SaltBlade Salami, Deli

Alternative Pastas

We have already begun to see this trend popping up Aisle 8 with alternative pasta made from edamame, ancient grains and even garbanzo beans.

Brands we like: Banza, Pow, SEapoint Farms, Ronzoni Supergreens, Aisle 8

Jackfruit as a Meat Substitute

The texture of jackfruit is similar to chicken and pork and it has been commonly used as a meat substitute throughout Asia for many years. Jackfruit is super good for you containing potassium, zinc, probiotics and dietary fiber so it's definitely worth a try. Great news for those dieting in the new year.

Brands we like: Upton's Naturals

Sauerkraut and Fermented Foods

Much like the alternative pastas have already been trending and gaining popularoity from 2016 to 2017 so has sauerkraut and other fermented foods. Saurkrauts aren't just for hot dogs and sausages anymore, there are some really interesting craft sauerkrats available that are worth eating on their own.

Brands we like: Pickled Planet Dairy, (by the eggs)

Mead

This elixir of fermented honey and water is enjoying renewed interest among young drinkers in the US, having cast off its Hobbity associations.

Brands we like: Beehaven, Beer

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