today.com – While we can’t predict everything that 2018 will bring, we do know there will be a new onslaught of healthy food trends headed our way in just a few weeks.
After a year filled with unicorn food, Golden Milk lattes and enough good-for-you bowls to make you want to dive headfirst into a cheeseburger, we’re looking forward to sinking our teeth into the latest tasty and nutritious culinary offerings.
Here’s what you’ll be seeing and sampling in 2018.
The hunger for jerky isn’t going anywhere, and soon there will plenty of plant-based options to suit a range of appetites. At this year’s Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo in Chicago, I found coconut jerky from Cocoburg, which is vegan-friendly and gluten-free. While you’re not going to get the same protein boost as you would from turkey jerky (only 3 grams per 1-ounce serving versus 9 grams for turkey), the coconut meat jerky has a similar chewy consistency and comes in popular flavors, including Ginger Teriyaki and Chili Lime. The coconut jerky is also significantly lower in sodium, while boasting as much potassium as a large banana.
I never tried coconut jerky but the description and the picture makes it look pretty fucking banging.