Millions of people all over the world are more curious than ever about the most recent developments in the vegan culinary world. Over the past few years, veganism is still growing, and as 2019 comes, more and more food businesses are starting to capitalize on the popularity of this change.
For a more sustainable society, we must reevaluate our entire food system, and what’s good is that every day, more and more individuals are getting used to with this lifestyle. Surprising protein sources, fresh non-dairy favorites, and fanciest vegan foods are still in the rise this year that will help improve people’s health and spare millions of animals from an unfortunate death.
So what’s the hottest vegan menu this 2019? Here are the top plant-based foods that belong on the trend this year.
The pale cousin of broccoli is still in. For several years, cauliflower has been popular on the healthy-eating scene, but it won’t be gone in the spotlight anytime soon. Like mushrooms, this cruciferous vegetable can change into different variations of comfort foods.
There are the traditional cauliflower rice and buffalo cauliflower, but there are also amazing cauliflower pizza crust, outstanding whole roasted cauliflower heads, juicy cauliflower steaks, and unexpectedly mouthwatering sweet cauliflower smoothies.
Oat and Pea Milk
Oat milk has gradually become a preference for baristas everywhere, and more people are also catching on to this trend. It tastes so good in a coffee as well. Sure, it can be a bit pricey at coffee shops, but it’s cheaper if you make it on your own. If you choose to do the DIY route for plant-based milk rather than buying them at the store, oat milk is the best option.
Although almond milk is still one of the people’s favorites, oat milk also has a great advantage because of its very creamy texture, smooth taste, and natural sweetness in which you don’t need to add any refined sugar.
On the other hand, pea milk is also on the rise because of its calcium and protein content, with 8 grams per one-cup serving. It is lactose-free, nut-free, soy-free, gluten-free, and vegan.
Try protein-packed pea milk or a luxurious oat milk latte available at various local coffee shops, supermarkets, and health food stores.
Snacks made of Mushroom
For people who recently switched to veganism and are looking for plant-based substitutes to their old favorite foods, mushrooms are a perfect choice because it has a natural savory flavor. It is also a versatile food since you can make it like pizza or veggie burger topping, bake it into a casserole, toss it into any pasta dish, and the list goes on.
This 2019, we will expect to see more food companies that will use mushrooms to produce healthy snacks like vegan bacon ships and vegan pork rinds.
If you’re into pizza, the healthier option would be making your own at home. You can read more about this on kitchenettejen.com
Unusual Healthy Desserts
2018 introduced many desserts that raised a few eyebrows. People somewhat got used to brownies and blondies made of beans, but avocado ice cream, hummus milkshakes, and dessert hummus came out unexpectedly.
Regardless of the unique ingredients, these sweet treats also became popular for individuals with sweet tooths, and this trend will continue this year.
Plant-based Seafood Alternatives
There’s a lot of alternatives to chicken, bacon, and even burgers, but for plant-based seafood, the choices have been slowly rising. Since some people are becoming more aware of issues such as overfishing, more of us are also considering to quit eating seafood, so the demand for vegan substitutes is increasing.
This year, expect more plant-based versions of seafood dishes to pop up on grocery store aisles and to hit restaurant menus. Food manufacturers are launching out more vegan crab cakes, tuna, shrimp, fish fillets, and even expensive options such as vegan smoked salmon.
Using animals for food is unkind, unsustainable, and unhealthy. You can take part in the vegan lifestyle this 2019 by eating plant-based foods and discarding eggs, meats, and any dairy products. Cauliflower dishes, oat milk, mushroom snacks, hummus milkshakes, and the rest mentioned above are just some of the vegan food trends that will be in the spotlight this year. And there’s still a lot more plant-based foods that are still waiting to be discovered.