Our top 3 healthier food trends that will make it onto your plate this Spring

Spring is just around the corner, and aside from the warmer sunny days and blooming flowers, what us foodies are really looking forward to is enjoying some yummy Spring food. What's even more amazing is that supermarkets are offering more and more vegan and gluten-free options, to enable everyone to enjoy UK classics such as Easter eggs, hot-cross buns and the ever-popular BBQ (British weather allowing!)

So, without further ado, here's our top 3 healthy food trends available in your local shops/supermarkets this Spring 2019!


Easter eggs

We cannot wait to try Tesco's Finest Free From Salted Caramel Egg, a beautifully crafted caramel flavoured egg, filled with fondant truffles in two flavours -raspberry and caramel- which is not only vegan, but also wheat and gluten-free.

And for your little ones, try one of Moo Free's Chocolate Easter Eggs, which are sure to be delicious as they are made from their award-winning, organic and dairy-free recipes. Even better, all their chocolates are suitable for vegans, and are also gluten, wheat, and casein-free.


Hot cross buns

It just wouldn't be Spring without a warm, spicy hot cross bun, right? Well, you're going to be spoiled for choice this year, with many new healthy options available.

Asda just released a brand new range of vegan hot cross buns, made with chocolate and caramel, which sound utterly delicious. Their existing mouth-watering vegan and gluten-free classic version with currents, raisins, sultanas, orange and lemon peel, is also still available. What's more, their range has been approved by the Vegan Society. Well done Asda!


BBQ food

A bit of a national sport here, BBQs are often not the most inclusive gatherings for vegans or people with food allergies. Thankfully, supermarkets are really stepping up their game (see what I did there?) this year, with Marks & Spencer coming on top with the launch of their new vegan range, the aptly-named Plant Kitchen. This collection features a whooping 60 meals, snacks and ingredients, that are all vegan and gluten-free.

The range is BBQ-ready, with products such as the Cumberland-style No Pork Sausages, the Sweetcorn and Chickpea Burgers, or the No Beef Burger, which the team spent a year developing, and is a perfectly seasoned soya patty. Top up with their gluten-free burger buns, and you're all set!

So there you have it, our top 3 healthy food trends this Spring 2019, all available in your local British shops and supermarkets. Which one are you the most looking forward to trying?

Matthew Norton