Taste of Home Names the Food Trends You Can Expect to See in 2020

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CBD Invasion

You name it, CBD is in it (or will be). From morning coffee to evening cocktails, from bottled water to ice cream, CBD is everywhere. CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of more than 100 chemical compounds derived from the hemp plant. It is said to support a sense of peace and wellness in people, but is not designed to get you high. CBD shops are popping up all over the U.S., offering everything from CBD-infused oils and lotions to foods with the substance in it. CBD is currently not FDA-approved, but that hasn’t slowed the pace of products adding it as an ingredient. Will home cooks take up the charge? We’ll see in 2020.

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Baby-Led Weaning

When it comes to feeding the youngest among us, parents are scrapping spoon feeding and allowing babies six months and older to feed themselves using baby-led weaning approved foods. This trend introduces solid foods at a time when parents traditionally would transition to pureed baby food. The thinking is that this approach helps babies learn to chew, swallow, develop motor control skills and helps them be aware of how much they’re putting into their mouths. It sets the stage for parents and kids eating the same thing at the dinner table, which can take some stress out of mealtime.

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The Rise of [New Ingredient] in Taste of Home Recipes

Our Taste of Home audience is rarely swayed by fad ingredients, so when we see new things being used regularly in recipes, we know they’re here to stay. The top new ingredients we are seeing on consistent basis are: oat milk and other alternative milks, fermented foods (such as kimchi, kombucha and miso), jackfruit, edible flowers and gochujang (Korean chili paste).