Healthy Food Trends 2017
Healthy Food Trends 2017
Healthy food is BIG business and you only have to look on Pinterest and Instagram to see just how influential the latest ‘in’ foods… Read More

It's a big business for healthy food. You only have to look at social media to see how influential the latest foods can be. We have already given you our predictions for the fitness trends of the year, but now we have something for everyone.

The top 10 foods. You need it. In your life. In the year of 2017:

Nordic Nosh.

There is nothing new about food experts telling us to eat more like our ancestors.

The Nordic diet is all about eating seasonal, sustainable and super healthy food, taking inspiration from the eating habits of other countries.

The plant has water.

We believe that the trend of plant waters will continue in 2017, with more botanical beverages set to quench our thirst. Coconut water is still the main player in the natural water premier league. You think of a tree, shrub or plant. Someone is already thinking about how to get into the liquid.

There are many health benefits to drinking plant water, it's jam packed with vitamins and minerals. They are a better drink option than the energy drinks in our supermarkets.

They aren't going to blow your taste buds away, but they are a subtle hint of flavour. What are we going to see in the new year? Artichoke water, prickly pear, and barley water are all vying for the crown, but we think they have a long way to go before they get the same status as coconut water.


If you are a vegan, this won't be new to you, but nooch is going to change the way we eat.

Nooch is a great source of vitamins B12 and B6, which are great for metabolism and cellular function. Nooch is just as good as Marmite in terms of nutrition and may become the new thing you hate the most.

The plant has power.

You don't have to be vegetarian or vegan to enjoy good tasting vegetables.

Next year's vegetables to look out for include:

Broccoli leaf – Yep you can eat the leaves! Given the trendy name ‘BroccoLeaf’, the leaves taste similar to a sugarsnap pea and contain 100% of your daily vitamin C as well as plenty of vitamin K, vitamin A, potassium and folate.

Daikon – This white, radish-like, root vegetable is widely used in Asian cooking, but is only just coming to the attention of us westerners. Daikon, meaning ‘great root’ in Japanese, is a great source of vitamin B6, vitamin C, potassium and magnesium. But, perhaps the best quality of this vegetable is it’s subtle bitter taste, which helps curb cravings for sweet food and could be the just the thing you need to politely refuse when the waiter asks if you’d like to see the dessert menu.

Dandelions – Not just weeds in your garden, dandelions are fast becoming a fashionable culinary ingredient. Many of us may associate them as one part of the double act from the drink Dandelion and Burdock, but these green leaves offer a whopping 111% of our daily vitamin A requirements. Bung them in a salad, make a dandelion pesto or treat them as you would any herb. And no it’s not true that if you pick dandelions you’ll wet the bed – did anyone else get told that story as a child?!?

Moringa – The leafy green vegetable, moringa, is looking to give king of the veg, kale, a bit of a run for it’s money in 2017

Skinny Prosecco

The Babycham of the 21st century is Prosecco, with women listing it as their preferred drink of choice.

Savoury yogurt.

The flavoured yogurts we are used to are not as healthy as we think.

Yogurt has gone back to its roots, using spices and natural vegetable flavours. To give the taste. The Greeks and Indians have different types of yogurt, but with vegetable yogurts coming into the mix, it is bound to cause a stir.

We can think of many possibilities, such as eggs benedict with sweet potato yogurt instead of hollandaise sauce, or sweet Potato toast dipped in avocado yogurt.

'Poké' mon.

We are not going to send you out on a Pokémon Go mission to find a pikachu for dinner. The Hawaiian version of sushi is called Poké.

Make a mocktail for yourself.

With the war on sugar raging, the rise of teetotalism and many of us becoming more aware of our health habits, it is no surprise that mocktails are set to be the drink of the year.

The oil of the avocado

First it was olive oil, then coconut oil and now there is a new healthy oil on the block.


Teff is a wheat that is free of the harmful effects of gluten.

Sweet potato flour is made from potatoes.

Have you ever heard of sweet potato flour? That is. The orange root vegetable can be bought in flour form. Sweet potato flour is one of the least allergic foods on the planet, and it is going to feature heavily in the recipes of 2017!

What does it taste like?

The Art of Healthy Living predicts the healthiest foods of the year.

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