Walking through the grocery stores, you might notice some new alternative foods popping up, including bean pasta, grain-free bread and nut cheeses. These arent just for vegans and people with food allergies these new options are gourmet and healthy foodies everywhere are taking notice.
We have more people following gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan diets now, as well as the paleo trend, said Frances Largeman-Roth, RD, author of Eating in Color. Theres been a real shift in the market of what people are looking for.
This new spin on traditional foods isnt just about eliminating ingredients, but adding something nutritious as well. Amanda Orso started her grain-free bread business, Barely Bread, when she couldnt find anything on the market that cut out grains, carbs and calories without sacrificing taste and nutrition.
I left [the bread] out on my stovetop and my 100 percent Italian husband came home and ate half the loaf, so I thought it must be good if my Italian husband is eating this bread, Orso said.
Three years later, she sells a full line of grain-free bagels, rolls, baguettes and sliced breads on her website BarelyBread.com.
Unlike other frozen breads, you could eat right out of the refrigerator, ...