Happy New Year!
I hope your holidays were filled with food, family, and fun!
Are you ready to create some seriously healthy, fun, and even adventurous food experiences in the new year? WE ARE!
We’ve hunkered down and analyzed various food research, habits, and goals to help YOUR food experiences. Here are 6 trends to watch for as the year presses on! Check out each one to learn how YOU can bring that trend to life! Enjoy!
6 Food Experience Trends for 2019:
1. Keeping New Year’s Resolutions.
As you take control over your life and your health, you will realize that goal achievement is within your reach. Talking about your food goals with friends and family over the holidays and throughout the year helps to garner support from others, as well as build your own self-confidence to achieve your food goals.
The increasing quantity and quality of food resources available, and the garnering of support from friends and family in whatever goal you set out to do, will help you keep your resolutions.
The food experience as a whole is shifting from the restaurant to the home. As you come to understand the positive effects of healthy eating, your food attitude changes, your desire for culinary learning increases, and your quest for memorable experiences with food takes on new meaning.
Over the last decade, organic food options have been on the rise. People are trying to learn and understand what they take into the body.
As you become more aware of various food options, you become more scrutinizing of ingredients and food labels. You search for whole, natural foods. You are more aware of the issues surrounding GMOs, the array of chemicals added to the food supply, and the level of influence you have as a consumer to impact the food industry.
There is a lot more desire for culinary learning. In tandem with that is the abundance of resources to develop your culinary knowledge base. People want to be able to have dinner on the table in a short amount of time, but they want that food to be healthy, energizing, and chemical free foods. People ultimately want control over what they eat and they want to have positive food experiences.
Take the initiative to research food choices and take control over what you eat.
There are so many resources for building your food knowledge. Cooking shows, online or in-person cooking classes, video clips, books – the list is endless! There is no excuse NOT to learn cooking skills. The secret is being able to take advantage of those learning opportunities.
The year 2019 stands to be a more active year for food and cooking. Try integrating new recipes into your meal plans. Make time to cook together as family, friends, or work associates. Food, mealtime, and healthy eating are not spectator sports; they are hands-on activities.
As teamwork and comradery build from a food point of view, so too will self-confidence and learning increase. Jonah Berger, author of Invisible Influence: The Hidden Forces that Shape Behavior, stated, “The more others seem to be doing something, the more likely people are to think that thing is right or normal and what they should be doing as well.”
The year 2019 will bring greater encouragement (both giving and receiving) to make and try new foods. There will be people more actively engaged in food research with regard to healthy food options.