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5 Awesome Food trends for a healthier you!

Bindiya Sharma | January 25, 2017

5 Awesome Food trends for a healthier you!

By Bindiya Sharma

1. Power bowls-Bowls are the new plates. All sorts of creative one-pot meals are being served in a bowl– protein bowls, Buddha bowls, broth bowls and quinoa bowls. A power bowl is a fool-proof way to pack in nutrients, use a variety of leftovers and create a wonderful blend of flavors and textures all in one bowl.

Try this recipe in a bowl-

2. Spiralized vegetables-Get in on one of the hottest vegetable trends with a spiral vegetable cutter, or spiralizer. This handy tool transforms vegetables into noodles or pasta look alikes .A tremendous way to eat more vegetables – and, of course, they can help you cut down on calories and refined grains.

Here is a deliciously tangy recipe to get you started

3. Ancient grains -Isn’t it great that what’s old is new again? All sorts of whole grains with ancient pedigrees are being embraced by restaurants and are more widely available in supermarkets. Quinoa is at the top of the lot, but soon it will be a time for other ancient grains to shine – including millet, amaranth, spelt etc.

Here are some fabulously healthy alternative cereal and grain recipes-

4.Super seeds– Chia, Hemp, Flax , Pumpkin and Sunflower making their way into our everyday lives. Don’t judge food by its size..these tiny super seeds are packed with essential nutrients like protein, fiber, Iron and Omega 3 fatty acids.

Kickstart your day with this

5. Healthy fats-There’s scientific consensus that the type of fat we eat is more important than the amount. So instead of low-fat, the focus is on healthy fats – the unsaturated kind that’s found in olive oil, fatty fish such as salmon, olives, nuts and seeds. Perhaps the biggest beneficiary of the healthy fats trend has been the avocado – chockful of mono unsaturated fats.

Here are some wonderful ways to incorporate Avocado in your daily meals

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