6 food trends to help you eat better in 2016 _ the huffington post

Bowls are the new plates. Avocado and egg weight loss All sorts of creative one-dish meals are being served in a bowl with various monikers – protein bowls, Buddha bowls, broth bowls, quinoa bowls and globowls – for globally inspired bowl meals. Egg and avocado bake recipe The same rules apply to breakfast bowls, which are being dubbed smoothie bowls, acai bowls and Banzai bowls.

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For lunch and dinner, power bowls are edging out the entrée salad. Baked avocado w egg Served cold or warm, bowl meals combine all sorts of vegetables with whole grains such as quinoa, farro, brown rice or soba noodles and a protein source, including grilled meats, eggs, beans, nuts, cheese or tofu. Bacon egg and avocado Sliced avocado often makes a starring appearance on top. Avocado and poached egg One of the best parts: Instead of a creamy salad dressing, power bowls are dressed up with a flavor-packed sauce that ties it all together. Avocado and egg baked in oven In the morning, breakfast bowls can help you check off fruit, yogurt and whole grains in one easy meal. Is avocado and egg good for your hair 2. Egg and avocado breakfast Spiralized vegetables

There are lots of tools available now to transform vegetables into pasta-like noodles. Avocado deviled eggs recipe no mayo These nutrient-rich pasta-imposters are a tremendous way to eat more vegetables – and, of course, they can help you cut down on calories and refined grains, if that’s a goal. Egg and avocado on toast You don’t need to invest in a large spiralizing machine (although I love mine). Poached egg and avocado breakfast The less expensive julienne peelers work just fine. Avocado and egg sandwich Some of the best vegetables to turn into noodles are butternut squash, carrots, turnips, beets and zucchini – known as zoodles. Avocado egg roll recipe from cheesecake factory Top with marinara or pesto sauce, make an Asian-inspired noodle bowl or use as a base for a salad or casserole.

The good thing about this explosive trend is how you can now find packages of ready-made spiralized vegetables in some supermarkets, and they’re showing up on more menus and salad bars. Avocado egg bacon breakfast Cookbooks and blogs are devoted to spiralized vegetables, so you’ll never be short of recipes. Avocado egg rolls recipe cheesecake factory This is a trend that definitely has staying power. Egg stuffed avocado recipes 3. Baked avocado and egg Ancient grains

Isn’t it great that what’s old is new again? All sorts of whole grains with ancient pedigrees are being embraced by restaurants and are more widely available in supermarkets. Avocado with egg recipes Quinoa darted to the top of the heap, but 2016 will be a time for other ancient grains to shine – including teff, millet, amaranth, spelt, kamut, kaniwa, freekeh and farro.

Ancient grains definitely deserve a spot on your plates (or bowls) in 2016. Avocado and egg pizza Rich in fiber, protein, B vitamins and other nutrients, ancient grains can be swapped for pasta or rice in dishes, added to salads and power bowls, and prepared like oatmeal for a warm breakfast bowl topped with fruit and nuts. Egg and avocado breakfast ideas 4. Recipes with avocado and egg Pulses

Beans, peas, lentils and chickpeas are getting new respect. Baked avocado and egg recipe The United Nations has declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses, which will bring broader awareness of these dry seed crops for their stellar nutritional profile and positive impact on the environment. Avocado and egg pizza recipe Let’s hope the celebration will inspire more people to build meals around pulses.

One of my favorites is the humble chickpea. Avocado and egg for weight loss Perhaps best known as the primary ingredient in hummus, chickpeas are gaining fame beyond this iconic Lebanese dip. Baked egg and avocado recipe Trending recipes include roasted chickpeas as a snack, chickpea curries and stews, pilafs, salads and falafel – which many trend-trackers believe will be a break-out star in 2016. Egg white and avocado Chefs are also cooking more often with chickpeas. Avocado egg rolls recipe healthy In fact, chickpeas are up 290 percent on restaurant menus since 2005, according to Dataessentials’ MenuTrends report. Healthy egg and avocado recipes 5. Is avocado and egg good for you Healthy fats

Fat may fully shred its devilish reputation in 2016. Boiled egg and avocado Now there’s scientific consensus that the type of fat we eat is more important than the amount. Eggs and avocado healthy recipe So instead of low-fat, the focus is on healthy fats – the unsaturated kind that’s found in olive oil, fatty fish such as salmon, olives, nuts and seeds. Egg and avocado recipes Perhaps the biggest beneficiary of the healthy fats trend has been the avocado – chocked full of monounsaturated fats.

One avocado trend that rises above all others is avocado toast – smashed avocado on toasted bread, often sprinkled with hot sauce or topped with a fried or poached egg. Avocado and egg for face The avocado and egg combination will continue to be big in 2016 – avocado egg salad, avocado deviled eggs and baked eggs in an avocado half. Avocado and egg toast recipe Other trending avocado recipes outside of the classic guacamole include baked avocado fries, avocado sushi, hummus, pasta sauce and salad dressing. Baked avocado and eggs Popular sweet applications include avocado in puddings, smoothies, brownies, cheesecake, ice cream and mug cakes. Salad with egg and avocado 6. Baked avocado and eggs recipe Plant-based meals