The events of 2016 can be summed up as the salt and pepper flavoring a plate of pandemonium. That said, there were some things that were not so unsavory. In fact, 2016 food trends showed an improvement in comparison to previous years in terms of nutrition. Instagram and other social media sites ate up healthy food. So let’s bring in 2017 with a look at the healthiest food trends of 2016 and try to keep the craze going strong!
1. Zucchini noodles
Also known by the catchy name “#zoodles,” spiralized zucchini was a huge player this year in also sorts of picture worthy recipes. Zoodles and pesto, zoodles and marinara, baked zoodles, and zoodles and shrimp… basically, anything that calls for pasta can use zucchini-noodles.
What makes zoodles so delectable is that anything in the squash family is low in calories, dense in minerals and vitamins, and high in fiber. Plus, if you have a wheat or gluten allergy, or are simply cutting down on carbs, the swap is a no-brainer.