Forward-looking food trends and recipes for runners
RECIPES Carrot-apple Muffins, Golden Milk, Cauliflower Shawarma
At the start of every calendar year, food enthusiasts around the world predict what the coming year’s food trends will be. From the rise of superfoods, to Instagrammable eats, it’s interesting to track the latest trends. Leading into 2018, food predictions included activated charcoal, cake for breakfast (apparently giving yourself the day to digest it makes it totally reasonable to indulge), meat-like products (veggie burgers that bleed!?) and several others.
As runners, there are a few food trends that 2018 brought which provide great commonsensical alternatives for healthy ways to fuel. Root-to-stem practices, where every part of a fruit or vegetable is used in a dish, spicy and exotic flavours of the Middle East and plantbased diets were all items that graced the 2018 trend lists. While they have all come to light in previous years, these foods are a gentle reminder that the future of food is here – cooking from home, reducing food waste, using delicious spices for a flavour punch and aiming for plantbased alternatives more often than not.
These recipes encompass such ideals. Golden milk is infused with turmeric, an anti-inflammatory spice that contributes to healthy digestion. Carrot-apple muffins use the delicious fall produce for an energy-packed snack. Cauliflower shawarma (which can easily be made with chicken if one desires) falls in line with the fermented food craze and make-at-home meals with pickled cabbage and from-scratch flatbread and fillings. If nothing else, healthy options like these can make a person’s cooking repertoire that much more robust.