8 Trendy Foods to Try This Summer

By Alyssa Laffitte on June 3, 2018

Are you tired of eating the same boring foods? Summertime is a great time to try new foods. It’s an opportunity to experiment and find a new food that you love. Here is a list of trendy, healthy, cheap foods to try this summer!

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Avocado Toast

Of course, the first thing many people think of when they hear “trendy food” is avocado toast. This superfood is cheap and very easy to make it at home. Plus, you can add whatever you want to it. All you need to do it toast some bread, mash up a mini avocado, spread the avocado on the bread, and add anything else you’d like to it! For example, you can add salt, pepper, diced tomato, cheese, and other things like that. You can make it however you like it! You can find avocado toast at some restaurants, but it is often overpriced; it’s easy enough to make that I recommend you make your own, rather than going to a restaurant to buy it.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has become a trendy food lately because there are so many benefits to it. For example, it can reduce cholesterol, improve heart health, burn fat, and lower blood sugar. It’s also very useful. It is an antibiotic, useful for cleaning everything from wounds to kitchen surfaces. Beware that it has a very strong, concentrated, sour taste. Too much of it can harm you. If you plan to drink apple cider vinegar or use it in any way, it’s a good idea to dilute it. Start with 1-2 teaspoons (5-10mL) for each large glass of water. If you are like me and are particularly sensitive to sour tastes, you would only need to add a few drops for every cup of water. You can also drink it in a tea or use it as a salad dressing (diluted, of course).

Coconut Oil

We all love fried and oily foods, but some oils are healthier than others. Coconut oil is not only healthy, but it is so versatile, just like apple cider vinegar. It is a natural anti-fungal and an antibacterial substance, so it can be used for many things! For example, you can cook with it, but you can also use it as a mouthwash, exfoliator, makeup remover, or a lip balm. Of course, the purer or the more organic, the better.

Plantain Pasta

We all love pasta, but sadly, it is not the healthiest food out there. Thankfully, there are alternatives that taste almost just like the pasta we know and love. These pasta alternatives are made with other ingredients, like fruits and vegetables, so they are healthier. For example, you can try spaghetti squash, lentil pasta, or plantain pasta. These are veggie based rather than carb based, so they will be much healthier for you, but they taste really good! The next time you are craving pasta, try one of these pasta varieties.

Pizza with Cauliflower Crust

Similarly, everyone loves pizza, but it’s not the healthiest option. You can make it slightly healthier by making your pizza with a cauliflower crust rather than a dough crust. When your pizza is vegetable based rather than dough based, it will be healthier, but it will still taste good. Cauliflower crust pizzas are becoming much more popular; you can easily find them in the frozen pizza section at your local grocery store.

Kombucha

You might have heard of kombucha, which is a fizzy probiotic drink. Probiotics are commonly known as “good bacteria” that your gut needs to help it digest food. Personally, the fizziness is a little too much for me, so I like to dilute my kombucha. There are different flavors of kombucha, too. If you don’t like one, you can try another!

Non-dairy Milk

Non-dairy milks are becoming more popular because many people cannot eat dairy. Milks made with dairy substitutes can be just as delicious and nutritious. There are also many different types of non-dairy milks, so if you don’t like one, you can pick another one. For example, there are almond, soy, coconut, rice, an oat milk. Try them with cereal, coffee, or with other foods to see which one you like the most.

Kale Salad

Another newly popular superfood is kale. It is not only delicious, but full of nutritious vitamins and minerals. It is especially good in a salad, where you can add whatever other fruits and vegetables you would like. It’s also easy to find when you go out to eat or when ordering delivery, as many restaurants serve kale salad.

Summer is a great time to try new foods, so if there are some foods you want to try, try the ones I mentioned! You never know, you might find your new favorite food this summer!

22, ISFJ. Biology student. College lifestyle blogger. Avid reader and writer. Dog lover. Nerd. Boyband enthusiast. Superhero in training. Here to help you become the best you can be!

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