These Are the Top 10 Food Trends to Try in 2018, According to Pinterest
A popular kitchen gadget took the top spot.
This article originally appeared on RealSimple.com.
A popular kitchen gadget took the top spot—and it's not the Instant Pot.
1. Air Frying
The air frying trend is showing no signs of slowing down. The popular appliance churns out crispy, golden fries and drumsticks with up to 75 percent less fat than deep-frying. It’s not cheap, but it will save you weekly trips to the drive-thru.
While the juicing trend may be fading, the souping trend is just beginning to take off. Souping typically involves a soup-only cleanse, meant to fill your body with nutrients while acting as a natural detox.
3. Healthy Coffee
Taking your coffee black is becoming increasingly rare. In 2018, more and more caffeine-lovers will add superfoods like maca root powder (a plant native to Peru said to benefit energy and the immune system) to their morning brew.
4. Moroccan Spices
North African spices like cumin, coriander, and cardamom can transform ordinary dishes into extraordinary ones. Try tossing veggies in cumin and coriander before roasting them, and adding cardamom to granola or oatmeal for breakfast.
5. Plant Proteins
Instead of defaulting to meat as your primary protein source, look to delicious plant-based proteins such as lentils, hemp, and quinoa. Try them in salads, or formed into a veggie burger.
6. Snap Peas
Snap peas have always been great served raw with hummus or tossed into an Asian-inspired salad, but now they’re being roasted and served as an alternative to chips. With enough seasoning, we might just get on board.
7. Korean Condiments
Gochujang, a fermented Korean chile paste, is becoming a pantry staple in many households. Try it in these poached eggs, or for braising brisket. If you’re not ready to give up Sriracha, opt for this hybrid hot sauce.
Lactose-free butter that can withstand high heat—what’s not to love? Use it for cooking pancakes or grilled cheese and we guarantee you’ll see what the hype is all about.
9. Vegan Desserts
We’re always impressed by vegan desserts that taste like the real thing. Thanks to coconut oil (use it in place of butter) and flax seeds (a great substitute for eggs), the possibilities are endless.