Discover some trendy food finds from the Summer Fancy Food Show 2017!
Each June, I spend an action-packed day in NYC at the Summer Fancy Food Show and along the way, I discover some fantastic foodie finds for you! Some are brand new, some are updates to already trusted and favorite brands. As usual, trends to follow are lower sugar items, healthier snacks, beans, seeds and teas. Check out my review of the Summer Fancy Food Show 2017!
Trend #1: Matcha
Matcha is EVERYWHERE this year, in many forms both for drinking and cooking. A few of my favorite brands stepped up their matcha game with new blends and single serve packs.
The Republic of Tea never disappoints with their enormous booth of tasting pleasure. New this year are U*Matcha single sips which are single serving sticks to add to bottled water. They contain 15 calories and are sweetened with a bit of monk fruit. SO easy for matcha on the go! http://www.republicoftea.com/organic-matcha-to-go/p/v20436/
STASH tea now offers organic Matcha Mate tea bags combining yerba mate with green tea. There’s a natural energy boost with a little calorie burn to boot. https://www.stashtea.com/collections/yerba-mate
ITO EN is my source for premade matcha and green tea. New are a few varieties of ice-steeped cold brew matcha and green tea. Yum! These three are unsweetened which I LOVE in a ready to go bottle. http://www.itoen.com/
Trend #2: Nut Milk and Coffee Make Friends
Cold brew coffee is super hot – no oxymoron intended. There are tons of cold brew ready to drink options on the market. With so many folks avoiding dairy, nut milk creamers are popping up everywhere. (See “What to Order at Starbucks When Trying to Lose Weight” where I talk about their Almondmilk Macchiato.) Califia Farms now offers BOTH! Black and White Cold Brew Coffee contains only 45 calories per 8 ounce serving and is unsweetened with 0 grams of sugar. Enjoy as-is or add your own low calorie sweetener. https://www.califiafarms.com/black-and-white-cold-brew-coffee Califia Farms Coconut Cream and Almondmilk blend creamers are delicious and creamy with around 15 calories per 2 Tablespoon serving. With half and half clocking in around 40 calories for the same serving, that’s a great deal, plus the Better Half Creamers in unsweetened, hazelnut and vanilla varieties have ZERO grams of sugar. Score! https://www.califiafarms.com/original-unsweetened-better-halfDiscover trendy food finds from the Summer Fancy Food Show 2017! #NYC #SFFS2017 @craftcarejoy http://wp.me/p4LsrV-Oa Click To Tweet
Trend #3: Beans and Seeds 2.0
Food companies are continually creating new and different ways to enjoy beans and seeds in your daily diet, mostly as snacks instead of mixed in with entrees. Notable this year are beans and seeds that have taken a sweet turn.
Chocolate Covered Chia Seeds by Salba Chia http://salbasmart.com/our-products/salba-chia-chocolate/
I use chia seeds daily in all sorts of recipes but definitely not as a snack. Now you can get your fiber and omega 3 fats by way of a chocolate treat with Salba Chia’s chocolate covered chia seeds. Imagine them atop some Enlightened Ice Cream or Greek yogurt. Mmmmmmm.
Chocolate Coated Roasted Chickpeas by Biena
Seriously, these are awesome. For a sweet indulgence with zero guilt, these chocolatey crunchy snacks contain 130 calories, 4g of protein and 4g of fiber. Just try to keep to one serving! They are not available yet but you can sign up for updates on Biena’s website. You’re welcome. https://bienafoods.com/collections/chocolate-covered-chickpeas/products/dark-chocolate
White Bean Cinnamon Twists and White Bean Salted Caramel Twists by Beanitos http://www.beanitos.com/
I always try to buy snacks packed with extra nutrients so I’ve been a fan of Beanitos for years. I especially love the white bean and pinto bean chips for kids because they are a little less, well, beany. Up and coming are a sweet “twist” on bean chips with these tasty cinnamon or caramel white bean twists. I got a sneak peek, watch for them in stores 🙂
Sriracha Toasted Hemp Seeds by Manitoba Harvest https://manitobaharvest.com/products/toasted-hemp-seeds/?size=27&flavor=94
I first tried hemp hearts about 7 years ago at a dietitian conference and I use them a lot on top of cereal, salads, smoothie bowls, yogurt and oatmeal. I love that they are a source of plant-based protein, fiber and omega 3 fats. New on the scene are toasted hemp seeds (the whole seed vs the heart) flavored with sriracha. They are heartier and crunchier than the hemp hearts and definitely good for snacking. Yum!
Trend #4: Low FODMAP foods
For those suffering from IBS, low FODMAP foods are a hot topic. Since onions and garlic are a no-no for this way of eating, FODMAPPED has created a line of gluten free broths, soups and sauces sans onion and garlic for easy meal prep. http://www.fodmapped.com/
Trend #5: Just for fun- The Matzo Project Matzo Ball Soup https://www.matzoproject.com/
As a lifelong lover of matzo ball soup, I always cringe a little when I need to purchase the mixes in the supermarket containing less than stellar ingredients. The Matzo Project is a new company introducing a better matzo with creative, fun packaging plus a Matzo Ball Soup Kit that’s got ingredients I want to serve to my family complete with instructions on how to make “Fluffy floaters” or “Hearty Sinkers”. I prefer sinkers, you?
I hope you enjoyed my recap from the Summer Fancy Food Show 2017. I have no financial affiliations with any of the companies featured at the time this blog was written.