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Last Updated on June 13, 2020
The journey your food goes on before arriving on your plate is quite an adventure. It’s not as grueling as it once was. There’s now a wider variety of products from all over the globe at your local store. So what’s currently trending in the kitchen?
- Everyone in the kitchen together
This is the 21st century, and everyone has a place in the kitchen. No longer are women the designated chef. Cooking together is a great way to show your appreciation of your loved one, especially after they’ve had a hard day at work. Getting into the kitchen can be a fun activity for the whole family to enjoy, too. Kids love getting stuck in and seeing simple ingredients transform into a feast.
- Apps and gadgets lending a helping hand
Understanding the science behind your food has never been easier. There are gadgets and gizmos aplenty out there. Want to know exactly the nutritional information of your food? Then a smart food scale is for you. Just place your food on the scale, adjust to your desired weight, and watch as the nutritional information is sent to your phone via the app. This is great if calorie counting.
A kitchen trend that has everyone wide-eyed over are programmable coffee makers.
Getting out of bed on a cold winter morning isn’t easy for anyone, so having a coffee waiting for you downstairs would definitely help.
Nothing screams the future like a scanner in your trash. Placed on the side of your trash can, this device will add items to your shopping list when you scan and throw out the used ones. A smart fridge can also help you keep track of your food and let you know what else needs to be added to the weekly shop.
Eating responsibly sourced food is a trend that is here to stay. Switching to organic tastes better and is better for the earth. Be a global citizen and make a change that could impact your future. You’ll know exactly what’s in your food, with no added preservatives or genetic modifications. Organic and responsibly sourced food is better for the animals, too. Happy chickens are more likely to have higher levels of Vitamin D and less cholesterol in their eggs than non-free range eggs.
- Faster food preparation
In this fast paced world, your time matters. Cooking a nutritious meal after work might not be at the top of your priority list, compared to a fast meal before getting the kids bathed and into bed. But fast can still be tasty and healthy, if you cut the time on the food preparation.
How, you ask? Food processors are a great way to chop, slice, dice, and mix your food. You can make delicious airy cakes in a fraction of the mixing time, or prepare all your vegetables for dinner quickly. Uniform preparation of vegetables can also help with cooking, saving you those precious minutes to spend with your family instead.
Fancy doing no cooking when you get home from work, but still have a restaurant worthy meal? Slow cookers are for you then. Put everything in before work, and forget about it during the day. By the time you get home, you’ll have a mouth-watering meal ready. Worried about leaving the heat on during the day? Then a smart slow cooker is for you – you can control the temperature from your office via the app, being in control of your cooking no matter where you are.
Once the food is cooking, you’ll need to effectively recycle the packaging. Being a global citizen means looking after the world we are living in, acting sustainably, and being aware that we all can play a part in making the world better for the next generation. Recycling and reusing what you have has a direct impact on the demand for raw materials and the ecosystem. Do your bit, and reduce waste in landfills for a greener future for us all.
- Ready for the gram
So you are almost ready to dig in to your delicious dinner? But you’ve forgotten the latest trend when cooking…getting a picture of your food for Instagram! You never know who you’ll inspire to get into the kitchen with your picture, and why not be proud of the work you’ve done and show off your masterpiece!
Whether you’re cooking for the first time or are a pro, there’s no better time to get off the couch and into the kitchen. These kitchen trends will have you making nutritious, quick, and environmentally friendly meals for the whole family to enjoy every night of the week.