Leading dietitians shared food trends set to make it big in 2023, including dates in everything, “pasta 2.0” and medicinal mushrooms.
Sydney’s Susie Burrell and Brisbane’s Leanne Ward have agreed that nothing will be bigger than canned goods over the next 12 months, with a “canned fish revolution” set to dominate 2023.
“With fresh foods costing so much and especially protein per kilo, if you look at the price of canned fish, things like sardines, herring and mackerel, obviously they’re going to be big,” said Susie on the podcast. The nutritional couch.
Leading dietitians Susie Burrell and Leanne Ward (both pictured) shared the food trends set to make it big in 2023
The couple agreed there was going to be a ‘canned fish revolution’ as the cost of living soars and people want to eat healthy but on a budget (pictured)
1. The canned fish revolution
The first trend set to make waves in 2023 is the rise of canned fish.
Dietitians both agreed that foods like sardines, herring, tuna, and mackerel are a budget-friendly way to get plenty of omega 3s without having to shell out for expensive fish like salmon and barramundi.
“I have a feeling that like how butter boards swept the food scene this year, tin fish boards are going to be big for 2023 with different flavored fish,” Susie said.
This is evident from the fact that there are already countless different flavors of tuna on sale in the supermarket.
“In Scandinavia they already eat a lot of canned fish because it’s so healthy and healthy,” Susie said.
“If you like it, it’s very cost effective to add tuna, sardines or mackerel to your meals.”
The hashtag “Tin fish date night” has been trending on TikTok in recent months, with home chefs using canned sardines, oysters or mussels as hero ingredients in their meals.
According to a Canstar survey out of 1,700 people this year, Aldi’s canned fish has proven to be the most popular in Australia based on taste, texture and consistency, variety of range, appeal of the packaging, value for money and overall satisfaction.
The second food trend set to hit the mainstream is the ‘medicinal mushroom’ or adaptogen trend, which can be found in some cafes (pictured)
2. Medicinal mushrooms
The second dietary trend that is expected to hit the mainstream is the “medicinal mushroom” or adaptogen trend.
Adaptogens are herbs and fungi that help your body respond to stress, anxiety, fatigue, and general well-being.
“I remember going to Los Angeles a few years ago and ordering a coffee and they asked me what ‘mushrooms’ I wanted in my drink, but it all for medicinal mushrooms didn’t work. still really exploded here in Australia,” Leanne said.
“I think 2023 will be the time when medicinal mushrooms will be mainstream.”
Susie said increasing your food intake with adaptogens can improve your exercise performance, and she expects athletes in particular to add adaptogens to their coffee over the next 12 months.
Pasta made from chickpeas, lentils and legumes is making a permanent fixture in many pantries these days, but there will be even more unusual varieties in 2023 (pictured)
3. Pasta 2.0
Pasta made from chickpeas, lentils and legumes now has a permanent place in many pantries.
And many predict that 2023 will see even more alternative pasta arrive in supermarkets and on our plates.
“Zucchini pasta, sweet potato pasta, spaghetti squash, all these low carb plant-based pastas are going to be big trends in 2023,” Leanne said.
The main reason is that we are all more health conscious and looking for healthy and delicious ways to increase our fruit and vegetable intake.
Some of the more unusual pastas you might see include those made with hearts of palm and green bananas.
“Dates are making a comeback as a trendy superfood,” said Susie (pictured dates), with many choosing to use them in baking because they’re so high in antioxidants
“Dates are making a comeback as a trendy superfood,” Susie said.
“We’re going to see people using them especially in baking as a sugar substitute instead of regular sugar, either through date paste or date sugar.”
Dates are an ancient Middle Eastern fruit that dates back to the 18th century, and they’re popular in health circles because they’re high in antioxidants.
Many date supporters claim that they help them with both their gut health and overall bone health.
The plant-based trend will go nowhere in the next 12 months, dietitians agreed, with plant-based dairy and meat alternatives only to get bigger and bigger (pictured)
5. All Plant Based
The plant-based trend will go nowhere in the next 12 months, dietitians agreed, with plant-based dairy and meat alternatives only to get bigger and bigger.
“Plant-based baking is also huge, with more products set to launch,” Leanne said.
Look for plant-based bowls from the popular Impossible Foods line, which have been designed to convert even the most dedicated meat eaters.
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