Plant forward foods are the food trend that is not going away.
While food trends come and go, plant forward foods are the healthy eating option that seems to be taking over grocery store shelves. Putting aside any meat shortages, the popularity of flexitarian lifestyle choices or just food curiosity, the plant-based food world continues to expand. From pork to fish alternatives, it seems that anything can be transformed into plant-based cuisine.
Each year, the National Restaurant Association announces it FABI Awards during the annual trade show. While the 2020 NRA Show was canceled, the FABI Awards were still announced. Even though attendees didn’t get to taste the award recipients, the winning products are sparking much curiosity with foodies.
Over the past several years, many plant forward foods were huge FABI winners. This year was no exception. The majority of top choices were plant focused which shows that this way of eating continues to be a huge healthy eating food trend.
While some people might debate plant-based foods taking over grocery store shelves, the truth is that consumers want these options. From a sometimes substitute to an always choice, more and more of these products will be available.
Here are some of the FABI award winning plant forward foods that will want to try.
While Impossible Burgers are everyone, the pork option was considered by many people to be the game changer. Although some people are touting the environmental benefits, the versatility is key to this product’s success. From Asian inspired dishes to even a ragu, the options are many.
Gardein Crabless Cake
Fish is the newest plant-based makeover. The Gardein Crabless Cake offers a similar texture to the classic crabcake. It will be interesting to see how restaurants and consumers include this plant based option.
Beyond Breakfast Sausage
Whether you like a breakfast sandwich or just want something else with that avocado toast, the Beyond Breakfast Sausage offers the same bite as an old school breakfast sausage. Challenge someone to do a taste test at your next brunch.
CAULIPOWER Chicken Tenders
While not completely plant-based, this new CAULIPOWER chicken tenders swap the traditional breading for a vegetable forward option. Available in both original and spicy(ish), the crunchy coating satisfies and is a better for you option.
These plant forward foods are just a few of the healthy eating options that will be on store shelves. Maybe if your traditional choices are out of stock, it could be a perfect time to try something new. You might even like it.
Have you been eating more plant based foods? Do you think that this food trend is here to stay?