Social Media Food Trends 2022
If you’ve been following the blog for a while, you may remember this post from September 2021 reviewing social media food trends at that time, and which ones were a yay or a nay nutritionally. I thought it may be fun to circle back on this same topic as there are new 2022 trends floating around the internet.
Yogurt toast AKA “yoast”
This one is a really fun way to mix up a breakfast or snack option. All you need for this is a slice of bread of your choice, Greek yogurt, egg, maple syrup and toppings of your choice (think fruit, chocolate, nuts). If you want to fancy it up even further some recipes use vanilla extract, cinnamon or nutmeg into the mixture as well. You then bake the bread with the custard poured into a divot in the center in an air fryer or oven. Overall, this recipe should take you no more than 15 or 20 minutes to make a tasty option that can help you get a good mix of carbohydrate, protein, fat, and fruit.
I feel somewhat torn by this trend. I have heard from some that it can be a more enjoyable way to consume an egg for someone who may not love the texture of an egg or just to mix up ways to utilize a hard boiled egg - and if that’s the case then go for it! However, keep in mind that this trend may not necessarily save you time with making your meals. It requires grating a hard boiled egg that has been cooled over a piece of toast (often avocado toast) so some may find it to just be too tedious.
Air fryer “banana split”
If you are a follower on Instagram you might have seen a post about this trend recently. As stated in the caption of this post, this one creates a sliced banana with nut butter and chocolate chips, which is then put into the air fryer to get yummy and melty. However sometimes with the naming of these trends it can give off the connotation that this is a “better” or “healthier” version of what most of us probably know as a banana split (think ice cream, toppings, whipped cream, which is also yummy!). So please remember, if you’re trying food trends, do it because it would be fun and enjoyable or make an eating experience simpler for you; not to replace other foods or make them off-limits or feel guilty about having a “regular” banana split.