Will cauliflower flour be on your shopping list this year?

Whether you're a hardcore foodie or someone who dabbles in passing trends, here's what is set to be big for 2020.

If you're wondering what you'll be filling up your shopping basket with this year, nutritionist Lorraine Sarayeldin makes some bold predictions. 

From cauliflower flour to an increase in plant-based meals, Lorraine reveals her top predictions for what we'll be eating!

Boost your flour

"With baking and cooking there are always interesting options to reach for on the shelves when it comes to flour. Why settle for an average gluten free flour when you can take your cooking to the next level and introduce your family to vegetable flours! Consumers are always on the lookout for healthy carbohydrate swaps and there has been a popular switch over to vegetable flours which include broccoli, beetroot, sweet potato and even cauliflower flour. PomPom Paddock offers a neutral tasting cauliflower flour mix, perfect for your savoury or sweet recipes."

Hybrid plants and meats

"Are you hesitant to try the increasingly popular plant-based meat substitutes such as plant patties and vegetable sausages? If you’re not quite ready to make the switch yet, there is now an alternate option that is essentially a blended combination of both meat and plants. Options include protein burgers that contain pea protein and beef, or chicken and quinoa blends. The idea of these hybrid plant and meat products allow us to consume less meat and sneakily eat more plants without having to make the full swap!"

Ube or purple yam

"Australia is renowned for trying new exotic foods and blasting them into every meal or drink we can! Think matcha, acai and quinoa that flooded the market with its goodness, however 2020 is expected to be the year of the purple yam, known as ube. Native to the Philippines and discovered by Instagrammers due to its naturally violet hue, this exotic food used to tantalise western taste buds it's a key ingredient in making traditional sponge cake. It is predicted that Ube will be mixed into sweet desserts such as donuts, ice cream and even pies."

Vegan ice cream

"With more people choosing their desserts consciously, vegan ice creams have started to make more of an appearance in our markets. The attraction of an almond, soy or coconut milk alternative includes not only the health benefits however it also attracts environmentally conscious food buyers. It is a trend to continue in 2020 with surely many more flavours to come."

Oat milk

"Milk alternatives have been a trend for a couple years running now however there is a new non-milk milk that isn’t nut based! Oat milk offers a more neutral flavour that is also more sustainable, with less water levels needed than other plant-based milk. Oat milk is a great option for environmentally friendly buyers as well as health conscious consumers. Look out for oat milk this year and see how you go!"

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