Hi there - hope everyone had a nice Labor Day weekend and is enjoying the last few weeks of summer!
Even if you don’t actively post on TikTok it’s still nearly impossible to get away from all of the videos and “trends” that go around. Many of these trends are centered around food. TikTok (and social media in general) can sometimes be a dangerous place to take advice from just anybody or follow videos regarding what others are eating or are not eating. However, some of the TikTok food trends can actually be fun ways to try new things and new methods of preparation in the kitchen.
TikTok Food Trends Evaluated:
Pesto Eggs - cooking your eggs in pesto instead of other forms of fat such as butter or plain cooking oils creates a totally different basil infused flavor to this staple ingredient. This one is an easy way to use up leftover pesto or just provide a totally different taste experience with eating eggs. Pair it with a carbohydrate (toast, bagel, English muffin just to name a few) and maybe a fruit or veggie and you’re good to go with a satisfying any time of day meal.
Baked Cheese Pasta - this was probably one of the first TikTok food trends that really seemed to explode! It’s as simple as baking a slab of cheese (feta, cream cheese, goat cheese - whatever you prefer) with cherry tomatoes, and your choice of oil, herbs and spices. Then mix it together with a pasta of your choice and you’re done! You can certainly add more protein (chicken, shrimp, meatballs for some ideas) or veggies for fiber and color - either way it’s simple and so good!
Nature’s Cereal - putting fruit, coconut water, and ice in a bowl and calling it “cereal” gets a thumbs down here. In fact this one was evaluated in an Instagram post back in March, which can be seen here.
Tortilla/Wrap Fold Hack - This one takes away the mess of trying to fold a tortilla at home! You start with a cut from the middle of the wrap down to one edge, fill the four squares with filling of your choice, then fold it all up into a neat triangle that can be eaten as is or grilled. You can fill the tortilla with sweet or savory ingredients. Try a taco version or one with nut butter and fruit! Either way you won’t end up with a broken tortilla!
What I Eat in a Day Videos - all around big no. These videos are entirely unhelpful and can encourage disordered behaviors around food and exercise as well as judgment around your own food and physical activity choices day in and day out. If you’re following these kinds of videos/accounts please consider cleaning up your account to remove this kind of problematic content.
Any on the list you’ve tried or ones that you like that were missed? What do you think will be the next big food trend to take over social media?