6 tasty and healthy trends to try in 2018

January 2, 2018 | Los Angeles

So fresh and so green! This month, we’re all challenging ourselves to keep it fresh every day. That means finding new, fun ways to eat whole and healthy foods. Because who says healthy can’t be fun? After some research, we have good news! There are super yummy, oh-so-healthy foods just waiting for you to try them this year. Check out our top 6 list:

Tacos with a twist

There’s no reason to give up your beloved Taco Tuesday tradition even when you’re keeping it fresh. Who said tacos are only tasty when wrapped in corn or flour? This year, say hello to seaweed, lettuce, and heirloom wraps. These substitutes aren’t just fancy-looking, they’re mega-delicious too!

Pasta’s got a brand new bag

Pasta’s starchy goodness has come a long way… From zucchini noodles to spaghetti squash noodles, healthy alternatives have never been tastier. For a pasta that’ll keep you feeling fit and (actually) full, mung bean is the new zoodle. Traditionally used in Korean jello, mung bean powder makes a noodle that’s scrumptious and filling!

The purple detox

Fun fact: The color of your fruits and veggies is connected to the nutrient levels found inside. So, what’s the deal with purple? The darker the purple, the higher the antioxidants, cholesterol-lowering, and ulcer-fighting powers. Purple foods worth sprinkling into your daily diet include figs, eggplant, red cabbage, plums, and berries. You can never have too many! We promise you won’t turn purple.

Broccoli’s trendy cousin This veggie has been gaining popularity quietly at trendy restaurants in metropolitan cities, but it’s bound to become more of a staple this year, since grocers like Trader Joe’s started selling dried broccolini as a healthy snack option. As with many leafy-green veggies, broccolini promotes a high-functioning immune system and is high in calcium and fiber as well.

Oldie but goodie

You’ve heard it again and again, but staying hydrated is a simple step that promotes a healthy lifestyle. This year, rather than just adding fruit or veggies to flavor your water, make those 8 glasses exciting by adding herbs instead. Adding basil, lavender, or rosemary along with the lemon or cucumber is a new twist and will motivate you to want to keep that hydration going all day long.

Plant-based meat

We realize this sounds like an inherent contradiction, but vegetarian spin-offs of your favorite meat meals have come a long way from the rubber-like substitutes of their ancestors. With companies like Impossible Foods on the rise, vegetarian burgers and tacos are a nutritious choice when you’re craving comfort foods like burgers and spaghetti and meatballs. Plus, you’ll feel even better knowing that you’re making a sustainable choice - most veggie burgers have a lower carbon footprint to produce compared to their animal-based counterparts.

You can try all these foods, any day and everyday with Uber Eats. Find something you love or something you’ve never tasted, tap the app and it will be at your door in a hurry. It’s going to be a good month for getting fresh—we hope this fresh roadmap will help inspire you to get there!

Posted by Sonja Bistranin
Category: Talk of the Table