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Top 15 healthy, trendy foods for 2012

By Jessie Price, December 20, 2011 - 10:39am

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Jessie asks: What do you think the biggest food trend of 2012 will be?

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It seems to be Indian food as far as I can see from my cooking classes which I teach all over Los Angeles. I offer a wide variety of classes in all regions of Indian cooking and find people very interested in this magical, delicious and complex cuisine.

Anonymous

06/20/2012 - 12:20pm

Whole foods for fewer additives and more complete nutritional value.

Anonymous

02/23/2012 - 8:52pm

The economy and ever increasing prices of food is pushing ME out ot the "big box" stores into our weekly Saturday Fresh Market. A smaller, local grocery offers more ethnic choices. These two markets alone have introduce high flavor, high interest foods to our table. Again, due to the economy we are looking at less meat and less expensive meals. Awareness of health concerns are leading us to fresher, more nutricious recipes.
Since I teach school and have implemented gardens into our fifth grade curriculum, even the kids are getting into more experimentation with food. We are shunning fast food in a big way, and have even made some SMALL differences in the cafeteria.
it looks like to me that more people are ready to make some good choices and changes in the way we eat. I am in the DEEP South of the fattest state in the United States. We have more heart disease, more diabetes, more high blood pressure than any other state. These welcome changes won't happen in one year, but it is a step in the right direction.

Anonymous

02/17/2012 - 3:54pm

I am not sure if it would be a "Trend," but with the sales of 'Pressure-Cookers' rising in the US it may be a good opportune for Eating Well to come out with a cookbook on 'Pressure-cooking'. I know there are other cook books on PC cooking books, but none of them are on your standers, Just an Idea?

Bink

Anonymous

02/09/2012 - 10:53am

I'm going for healthy foods. It should be the trend food for 2012! We need to strengthen our bodies to, not only survive til 2012 is over, but for long years to come. That will always be the trending! There are so much healthy foods waiting your way. Here's some that you will find interest in: http://eatrightamerica.com

clickershawn

02/03/2012 - 3:42am

Interesting take on the Agave. As to some of the others, I LOVE Greek yogurt and eat it all the time. People do need to be careful on the sugar content as some have much more than others. Of course plain being the best choice. On to my little ones, they are huge Kefir fans.

Tamie

01/25/2012 - 10:01pm

What I really can not understand why Americans have to lable every thing even if it wrong not only that but also you mislead people with your WRONG information couscous is an Arabic word couscous is an Arabic dish that israeelis who came from western Europe does not even know how to pronounc it it is an Arabic food mostly done in morocco please correct your information .

Anonymous

01/18/2012 - 6:30pm

Agave syrup?
Low glycemic index, yes because it is pure fructose that is turned into fat really quick. As if people were not obese enough!

"nonfat Greek yogurt"?
What's the point. It's the extra fat that makes "greek yoghurt" "greek"!!!

Kefir
That's an excellent trend. Better yet make that real organic "greek kefir" which is kefir with double the cream. delicious and healthy!

Nut Butters
Another great choice, with a high percentage of calories from fats. Particularly pecans and cashews with more omega 9 fatty acids!

Spice Blends
Excellent, don't forget to add in some Turmeric, organic of course!

Kombucha
Great. Also shiitake, maitake, reishi, portabello, oyster, etc. Fungi are a most overlooked powerhouse of healthy nutrients!

Artisan Multigrain Breads / Israeli Couscous / Multigrain Tortillas
More variations of the same old wheat cabs. Moderation here is the key.

Steel-Cut Oats / farro
More carbs for carb-addicted population.

Brussels Sprouts
There are better tasting sources of vitamin C, if that's all there is to it!

AJ

Anonymous

01/16/2012 - 9:49pm

I think gluten-free flours will be a big item for 2012.
I personally designed a gluten-free flour mixture for my husband who loves sweets. He has a gluten sensitivity and had to stay away from many deserts. The flour I came up with works great in deserts. His favorite is waffles made with my flour, with a few pecans sprinkled on top before cooking.
I also think organic foods will continue to grow in popularity this year. People are becoming more aware of GMO's and their effects on our health.
THANKS!

Anonymous

01/16/2012 - 9:46pm

Agave syrup?
Low glycemic index, yes because it is pure fructose that is turned into fat really quick. As if people were not obese enough!

"nonfat Greek yogurt"?
What's the point. It's the extra fat that makes it "greek yoghurt" "greek"!!!

Kefir
That's an excellent trend. Better yet make that real organic "greek kefir" which is kefir with double the cream. delicious and healthy!

Nut Butters
Another great choice, with a high percentage of calories from fats. Particularly pecans and cashews with more omega 9 fatty acids!

Spice Blends
Excellent, don't forget to add in some Turmeric, organic of course!

AJ

Anonymous

01/16/2012 - 9:35pm

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