2016 National Restaurant Association, Restaurant Hotel-Motel Show Health Food and Drink Trends

The 2016 National Restaurant Association, Restaurant Hotel-Motel Show provides foodservice professionals with the best products, equipment and education sessions with key events for every attendee to enjoy.

As restaurant guests demand more gluten free products, restaurant owners, chefs and pastry chefs should look into Domata, gluten free baking mixes. The company offers cake & pastry flour, pizza crust mix, all purpose flour and seasoned flour, perfect for chicken or fish.

Domata | gluten free baking mixes

Continuing the trend of gluten free products, Watusee Foods‘ Chickpeatos, crispy chickpeas roasted in olive oil, offer a healthy snack with sweet and savory flavors, Rosemary, Spicy Cayenne, Tomato Basil and Cinnamon Toast.

Watusee Foods Chickpeatos

The low-calorie snack has the crunch of a pretzel and offers many health benefits being high in protein and fiber. The Chickpeatos are also vegan, kosher and non-GMO, while being made in the USA. Products are available at Whole FoodsKroger and Walgreens. The company also offers food service for restauranteurs and now offers Chickpeatos breadcrumbs to add a little crunch and acts as breading, similar to panko.

Another health trend at the NRA Show, cactus water. Steaz and cactus water may be the new coconut water and hottest trend in hydration.

Steaz | Cactus WaterThe taste is much more delightful than coconut water and offers many similar health benefits. Cactus water is high in antioxidants, reduces inflammation, provides natural hydration and certified vegan. Steaz made with organic green tea comes in several flavors, including green tea, cucumber & green tea and super fruit & green tea.

 

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