Veganism has exploded in popularity in recent years, and for good reason. Many more people are taking the time to educate themselves on the benefits of what going vegan can do for your health, animals, and the planet.
With the increase of demand, more companies than ever before have launched plant-based alternatives to accommodate these new dietary needs. Due to the rise of veganism, and the rise of air fryers as well, we can expect to see some trends that combine the two in 2022.
Here are 5 vegan air fryer trends to keep an eye out for:
1. The rise of vegan chicken
The plant-based world changed when the Impossible Burger was released and we can expect to see an increase in vegan chicken. Allegedly, KFC has been doing trial runs of vegan fried chicken since the summer of 2019.
Fast-food chains will likely follow suit and many frozen vegan brands are expanding their spread of grocery store options. We all know that leftover fast food and frozen chicken nuggets heat up amazingly in an air fryer, so why not do that with vegan chicken?
2. More vegan cookbooks with air fryer recipes
This would make absolutely perfect sense. There are vegan cookbooks aplenty in today’s market, but this one from Amazon is full of recipes specifically meant for the air fryer.
There’s just something about holding a book in your hands versus reading a recipe from a screen. We need more of these!
3. An increase in air fryer veggie recipes
When you get all of your protein and other nutrients from plants, you need to be a little creative sometimes. No vegan likes to eat the same boring vegetables every day, but luckily an air fryer can spice that up.
Have you ever had vegetables come out of an air fryer that weren’t cooked to a perfect crisp? I’m sure the answer is no!
4. More vegan seafood
Plant-based burgers, without a doubt, dominated the market in recent years and left other vegan foods behind, especially seafood. It would not be shocking to see an increase in vegan seafood on grocery store shelves in 2021.
Pair this with an air fryer and you just may have a match made in heaven. Could you imagine how delicious and crispy vegan crab cakes would be in an air fryer? Yum!
5. More blogs being created about various vegan air fryer recipes
Blogs are great for sharing your voice and experiences with an audience. If somebody wants to go vegan but doesn’t know how to begin, they will likely turn to the internet for advice.
Reading blogs is a great way to learn and gain insight. It also makes it even better when said blog provides vegan air fryer recipes to help you in the early stages of your veganism journey. And, let’s be honest, an air fryer makes everything better!
Vegan trends, and air fryer trends, are only going to continue to grow more prevalent, but they are definitely delicious trends that we can get behind!