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Foodie Trends To Know About This Summer (2020)

March 7, 2020 Published by

A foodie is a person who has a refined interest in food and who eats food not only out of hunger, but also due to an interest or hobby. And while people who love food have existed throughout history, they have just recently been dubbed, “foodies” and given more notoriety.

Food trends change nearly as often as fashion, and as a result, it can be tough to keep up with what’s, “in,” in the world of foodies. Here are the meals, foods, and other dining options that are all the rage in the summer of 2020.

Food at a dining table

Plant-Based Proteins

If you follow the news, watch TV, or shop at grocery stores, you’ve probably heard about plant-based protein. The most notable of the companies that have made waves with their plant-based food is the Beyond Meat company. This company, which was famously funded by Leonardo Dicaprio, creates “fake” meat products, meaning food products that look, taste, and feel like fake meat, but involve no animal cruelty. They use plant-based protein to create their products and, at the risk of sounding biased, the Beyond Burger tastes pretty damn good!

This trend is tied directly to the increase of vegans and vegetarians, and as people continue to seek cruelty-free ways of eating, plant-based proteins are poised to make noise this summer.

Two veggie burgers on buns

Lettuce Wraps are all the Rage

Lettuce wraps are becoming more and more popular in communities across the country. This trend is most likely the result of the increase in health-conscious eaters who tend to cut bread out of their diets for a variety of reasons. And while not eating bread is probably good for you, it can be really tough to follow through on.

Enter: Lettuce Wraps. Rather than eating just the meat of that burger or taco, throw it in a crispy, green, fresh wrap of lettuce and enjoy your meal while eating healthier than ever. You won’t be the only transitioning to lettuce wraps this summer.

A sandwich wrapped in Lettuce

Cutting Out Sugar

Scientists and food experts have been telling the world about the dangers of sugar for years now. From an increased risk of diabetes and heart disease, sugar really can have a devastating impact on health. But cutting sugar out of your diet, or even cutting it down, can be a struggle.

If you’re trying to cut down on your sugar intake this summer, take comfort in the fact that people around the country are doing the same thing. Nearly all of our favorite snacks are full of sugars, but it’s important to keep in mind that some sugars are more dangerous than others. Natural sugars, for example, are much less harmful than artificial sugars. Read this article from Everyday Health to learn more about what sugars you should try to avoid, and what sugars can actually be beneficial for you.

Just about everyone in the world loves a good meal. And while dietary restrictions and preferences may vary, there are also foods that unify people, and bring us together. The trends we discussed in this article may not last forever, but they are certainly part of our collective consciousness in the summer of 2020.

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