The foods you’ll be going crazy for in 2016

2015 saw the rise of foods like kale and quinoa, and even the humble avocado became a staple in the diet of every spiralizer wielding health food fan.

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Instagram was filled with pictures of people enjoying avocado in 2015

But with the last Quality Street eaten and the inevitable return to work looming over us, what are the health foods that you will be eating in 2016?

Cauliflower rice

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Cauliflower rice can be a healthier alternative to carbohydrates

Whilst many people only ever eat cauliflower when it is covered in a creamy sauce and mountains of cheese, 2016 will see us find a completely guilt free way to enjoy this tasty vegetable.

Gluten free and lower in calories than rice, pasta or potatoes, cauliflower rice is considered to be a healthier alternative to carbs.

Many food experts have been enjoying this carbohydrate substitute for many years, including Jamie Oliver, who started eating cauliflower rice after adopting a grain free diet in 2001.

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Chef Jamie Oliver has been a fan of cauliflower rice for many years

Join Jamie and try making one of these cauliflower rice recipes for dinner tonight!

Kimchi

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Kimchi is the national dish of Korea and contains many health benefits

Kimchi  is traditional Korean cuisine. It is made of pickled cabbage, which is then seasoned with a range of spices.

As well as being so delicious that is has been made Korea’s national dish, Kimchi has many health benefits.

It is low in calories, high in fibre and is packed with a range of vitamins and nutrients.

Kimchi also promotes digestion, lower cholesterol, boosts the immune system and even contains anti-ageing properties.

With all these amazing health benefits, it seems inevitable that Kimchi will become the new super food of 2016.

Celeriac

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Celeriac is making a comeback

Similarly to cauliflower, this classic vegetable is making a comeback in 2016.

Whilst its knobbly exterior may not be aesthetically pleasing (it’s probably not one for your Instagram page!), it’s many health benefits will make it a firm favourite on your dinner plate in no time.

Celeriac is low in calories and high in anti-oxidants, vitamin K and vitamin C.

You can mash, roast or turn celeriac into a soup, making it extremely versatile and easy to prepare.

The classic vegetable is extremely affordable as it is now in season, making now the perfect opportunity to enjoy its unique nutty taste!

Watch this video to learn how to make some tasty celeriac soup

Maqui

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Cast aside your acai berries, maqui berries are the new superfruit of 2016

By now you’ll probably have heard about the benefits of acai berries. But make room in your fridge for the new superfruit of 2016, the maqui berry.

The maqui is a dark purple berry that grows in the wild throughout parts of southern Chile.

They are filled with antioxidants and are believed to help people maintain a healthy weight due to their suppression of blood glucose, preventing the formation of new fat cells.

Buy some maqui powder and discover the benefits for yourself.

What new foods will you be trying in 2016? Tweet me or comment below to let me know.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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