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50 Foods that shape the future guide
Future 50 Foods

What’s on the menu? A healthier YOU and planet, please!


These 50 future ingredients are bite-sized, simple changes that make eating for good a practical and realistic principle. Small tweaks to what you eat, how you prepare food, and which ingredients you use can bring a better nutritional impact. 

The 50 future foods are nourishing, feed the body and mind, are easy to prepare and sustainable. 

It’s about getting healthy and leaving behind a healthier planet.



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Make a change, one delicious future food at a time. 

Sweet and soft, yet so powerful; Adzuki beans are high in antioxidants, protein, potassium, B vitamins and fibre. One can’t get a more complete meal than that! Toss into a stew or soup or eat on its own. Filling, healthy and simple.

Don’t you want a food in your repertoire that “never embarrasses the cook”? Make friends with fonio, an age-old cultivated grain from Mali. This grain has been around for more than 5,000 years and has earned its stripes as a health helper. Fonio is gluten-free and contains iron, zinc, magnesium, and phytonutrients. Add to salads, crackers, pastas, and even baked treats. Or as an oats alternative for breakfast. At dinner you can serve it instead of rice. It can also be used to brew beer.

“The next super grain,” – Teff is a tiny grass seed that’s a staple in Ethiopia. For good reason: it’s a source of iron, calcium, manganese and phosphorus. In Ethiopia, teff is ground into flour and baked into sourdough flatbread. Use it in porridge or add it to bulk up soups or even sweet dishes. 


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Focus on all the exciting flavours you can add with plant-based foods. Try new recipes to help introduce different foods, such as umami-rich enoki mushrooms, or rethink the way you see familiar foods, perhaps by utilizing lusciously roasted walnuts in a savoury dish.

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  • Slow-Cooker Lentil & Sweet Potato Chili

    This Lentil and Sweet Potato Chili recipe will become a regular after you've made it once! Find out all the required ingredients and cook instructions here.

    • Vegetarian
  • Quinoa Crab Cakes

    A lightened up version of crab cakes that you can feel great about serving to friends, family and picky kids alike. Try it tonight!

    • Vegetarian
  • Classic Spinach Dip with Greek Yogurt

    Replacing the sour cream with nonfat plain yogurt gives this dip extra tangy flavour. Serve with crackers and veggies for a great snack.

    • Vegetarian

About the Future 50 Foods

From lentils to lotus roots, discover 50 exciting and delicious foods that are good for you and good for the planet.

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