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The Top 5 Food Trends of this Decade



The experts are predicting that 50% of Americans will be obese within the next decade, some Americans are fighting back.

In a running battle that has gone back and forth from 1 decade to the next the Big Q is which food is best?

The Big A provided during the last decade is healthy fats.

From that, the Mediterranean diet with a Keto bias is now the rage, with an emphasis on fish, fresh fruits, vegetables, olive oil and real good butter.

Below, are 5 of the Top food trends of the 2010’s, as follows:

Avocado Toast: Avocados are another source of healthy fat, and as the term implies, all one has to do is basically mash up an avocado and spread it on a piece of toasted bread. Think of it as a healthy alternative to cinnamon toast, which was popular in the mid-20th Century.

Recipes generally call for cilantro, lime juice, salt, and pepper to be combined with the mashed-up avocado to properly prepare the avocado toast. It is really good

Make-Believe Milk: 1 step beyond fat-free milk is “mylk” , milk made from rice, soy, or almonds to name a few.

Although designed to provide something for lactate-intolerant people to pour over their cereal in the morning, it has been taken over by the health conscious as the “in” milk alternative. That has not been lost on coffee chains like Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX), who now offer the dairy substitute for their lattes, cappuccinos, cafe mistos, macchiatos, mochas, and their ever-growing list of other concoctions.

But that’s not all: Cashew milk, coconut milk, oat milk, macadamia nut milk, walnut milk, and peanut milk have joined the list of dairy milk substitutes. Hemp milk ist another.

Pumpkin Spice: Add pumpkin spice to that list of coffee drink additives served at Starbucks. It’s been cropping up right around Thanksgiving in recent years, and mimics the smell and taste of the cinnamon, ginger, and cloves every pumpkin pie requires to make it a proper pumpkin pie.

Pumpkin spice has since invaded other food products, and is even offered as an air freshener.

The pumpkin spice rage has finally reached the point where Starbucks created a “safe space” Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) page called the Leaf Rakers Society. It even has its own motto: “I believe it’s fall.” The page provides a place where pumpkin spice aficionados can congregate and discuss the beauty of cinnamon and cloves. Both very healthy spices.

Tapas: Tapas come to us from Spain, and are small plates of tasty edibles. Think of them as hors d’oeuvres or canapés, but with a Spanish accent. With Spain being a Mediterranean country, tapas go hand-in-hand with that healthy diet theme.

“These small bites are perfect for entertaining,” according to AllRecipes. “To create your own tapas party, try a variety of tastes and textures: salty, savory dishes, warm and chilled foods, and an assortment of crisp, chewy and soft, succulent textures. You can’t go wrong with a simple, colorful array of marinated olives, marinated red peppers, and traditional Marcona almonds. Cheese, bread, and seafood, sardines, anchovies, tuna, cod are also classic tapas dishes. They’re also supremely simple to prepare!

Poke: Pronounced with 2 syllables (poh-KAY, rhyming with OK), poke is a Hawaiian raw seafood dish, which also emphasizes healthy eating.

Poke means “chunk” in Hawaiian, and is generally prepared with chunks of raw tuna, although other seafoods, or even marinated meat, can also be used.

Poke bowls are being served in a growing number of fast-food eateries popping up in urban boutique neighborhoods and even some strip malls and shopping centers.

The raw fish, typically marinated in soy sauce, is served over a bowl of rice along with a list of extras. “It is garnished with red onion, scallion, various types of seaweeds for texture and toasted macadamia nuts for crunch,” according to Food and Wine.

Eat healthy, Be healthy, Live lively

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S. Jack Heffernan Ph.D. Economist at Knightsbridge holds a Ph.D. in Economics and brings with him over 25 years of trading experience in Asia and hands on experience in Venture Capital, he has been involved in several start ups that have seen market capitalization over $500m and 1 that reach a peak market cap of $15b. He has managed and overseen start ups in Crypto, Mining, Shipping, Technology and Financial Services.