All sorts of food trends are anticipated for 2017 and it’s important to know what they are. When you can stay on top of what’s going on, you can do more in the kitchen and in restaurants. Plenty of healthy options are part of the food trends and this means more options for you and the whole family.

Vegetarian Comfort Food

More and more restaurants are starting to understand that people want vegetarian meals, even if they aren’t vegetarian. There is something extremely comforting in good vegetarian food – and this doesn’t always mean tofu and soy patties.

A variety of vegetarian comfort foods are out there, whether it is vegetarian lasagna, eggplant stacks, or something else.

It’s your chance to indulge in lots of vegetables without depending on a salad. Plus, if you’re following a blood type diet for A or AB, then it’s important to go vegetarian periodically so you can give your body what it needs.

No More Kale

Kale has finally finished its lifecycle, which means you can stop pretending to like it. Not too many people were a fan of the leafy green vegetable, which was being added into everything from salads to smoothies. This isn’t to say that leafy green vegetables are going away – they’re still important to the diet, but you can choose tastier ones, like collard greens, spinach, or romaine.

Lots of Bowls

Restaurants are able to create goals of just about everything – pork, rice, quinoa, and so much more. Rather than creating a place of something, it’s all going into a bowl, and being stacked with lettuce, lots of different chopped vegetables, and amazing sauces.

Even if you don’t want to go out to eat, you can create a bowl for lunch or dinner. It’s something easy to make and you can be decadent about it, too. Chop and plenty of vegetables, start with the base of lettuce, and then layer in everything that you want. It fools you to think that it’s a salad, but you can add hot proteins, and all sorts of deliciousness.

Butcher Shops Go Artisan

You will also find that many Butcher shops are going artisan. What this means for you is that you can expand your proteins beyond chicken and beef. While you may have seafood or pork from time to time, chicken and beef seem to be what most Americans eat. If you can find an artisan butcher shop, you may be able to get your hands on some really exciting cuts of meat, such as elk, venison, and even different types of fowl.

Embrace the food trends and you won’t get bored of what you eat.