2022 Health Trends So You Stay Ahead Of The Curve
Chewing through your umpteenth salad and thinking, “is this all healthy food has to offer?” If you’re like me and tired of sticking to the same old routine, it might be time to shake it up with the hottest 2022 health trends (approved by our resident Gousto nutritionist).
Over the past few years, Gousto has been turning up the veg, cutting back on salt and reducing the fat in our recipes. But there’s so much more the health game has to offer.
A whopping 77% of us want to eat healthier, but don’t know where to start. So I’ve trawled the internet for the top tips on the easiest ways to keep your diet healthy and trendy. You’ll eat them up.
Swap dairy for plant milk
Plant-based milk isn’t the new kid on the block when it comes to health trends. With less environmental impact than traditional dairy, it’s no wonder more people are turning to these plant-powered beauties to give meals that extra something.
To embrace plant power in your daily flat white fix, pick a milk alternative that’s fortified with calcium. It’s an easy nutritional boost in a mug. You’ve heard of oat and soy, now try the latest milk on the scene – potato.
Already opting for dairy-free tea and coffee? Why not try whipping up a non-dairy béchamel sauce? Or add some indulgently thick oat cream to our Plant-Based No Butter Chicken With Fragrant Rice?
Ahoy, sea vegetables
Land-based veg is yesterday’s news. Health in 2022 is all about sea vegetables.
Why turn to the sea? Well, these texture-loaded vegetables are packed with vitamins, minerals and omega-3 fatty acids: around 10 to 20 times more than their land-based counterparts. And they’re tasty too.
Don’t forget, because sea vegetables have a low carbon footprint, they’re perfect for helping us do our bit for the planet.
Healthy gut feeling
Prebiotics. Probiotics. What’s with all the biotics?
Taking care of your digestion has become easier than ever with this two-pronged approach to 2022 health trends. Fibre-rich prebiotics (think apples, oats and garlic) provide food for a healthy gut biome, and natural probiotics like yoghurt and kimchi are packed with good bacteria, increasing the amount in your digestive system.
If you want to give your gut some prebiotic TLC, take a gander at our flavourful Lighter Asparagus, Pea & Basil Speltotto. You’ll be improving your digestion in no time.
I don’t know about you, but I’m a sucker for a meaty feast. For those carnivores amongst us, if faux chicken and mock duck haven’t piqued your interest yet, maybe 2022 is the year you give plant-based food a go.
This year, the humble mushroom is peaking in popularity. The “it girl” of meat-alternatives, this fibre-filled superfood is a great source of vitamin D. And it’s by far the most versatile vegetable you’ll lay your hands on.
Looking for an easy way to boost immunity and your shroom game? You have to try our unbelievably meaty Pulled Hoisin Mushroom & Crispy ‘Seaweed’ Wraps. Trust us, you won’t be able to taste the difference.
Booze-free and buzzing
Switching out your usual tipple could just introduce you to a whole new taste-scape and won’t leave you feeling worse for wear the next day.
If you think alcohol-free fizz can’t be the life of the party, swap your G&T and reach for a refreshingly cool summer iced tea instead. You’ll see what all the fuss is about.
Keep it trendy
Now that you’re up to scratch with all the latest 2022 health trends, including viral veg and punchy probiotics, get a taste of the work we’ve been doing to give you healthier dinners, without compromising on flavour.
What is Gousto?
Dinner, but not as you know it. Our big red recipe boxes will help you whip up wholesome, impressive meals no matter your skill level, with all of the flavour and none of the fuss.
From everyday favourites and ten minute meals, to global cuisines and healthy choices, you’ll have over 75 recipes to choose from each week from our menu. We’ll send you step-by-step recipes and all the fresh ingredients you need too. Just pick what you fancy for dinner, and leave the planning to us.