Millennials know a thing or two about food.
After all, we’re talking about the generation that made everyone a foodie via Instagram and is oddly accused of not being able to buy a home because they eat avocado toast. It’s no secret this generation loves food (maybe more than any other), but if you can believe it or not, their behaviors are quickly changing.
Perhaps it’s because they’re getting older or maybe it’s just getting sick of going out. Whatever the case may be, millennials are not only cooking for themselves but doing it much healthier than anyone else has before. And even though some might consider it a fad, this trend is here to stay. Here’s why:
Breaking old habits
For the longest time, millennials have been noted as the generation that goes out to eat at an unprecedented level. While it is true that they go out to eat more than any other generation (clocking in around 44 percent of their total food dollars), their habits are quickly shifting in a new direction. Like previous generations before them, as they get older, their spending and eating habits are going to change as well.
While we don’t have a clear-cut set of data on younger generation’s habits yet, it could be entirely possible that going out to eat is just a habit of college and post-grad aged folks. There are numerous reasons that could suggest this, including a lack of knowledge on cooking/grocery shopping, family practices from at home, and not having a set budget in place based on income. However, even though we consider going out to eat as a bad habit, for millennials, it’s actually been a great teacher.
The growing trends
When removing the element of going out, millennials have some pretty exceptional eating habits. For example, according to the Organic Trade Association, 52 percent of organic consumers are millennials. Furthermore, as noted by NDP, younger generations have upped eating vegetables by 52 percent and frozen vegetables by 59 percent in comparison to other generations. Yes, millennials are healthier eaters than previous generations, which some folks have taken note on how their eating habits are changing.
As this generation has aged, they’ve started to cook more at home. Sure, they’ve traded in recipe books for Google, but the principle still remains: Millennials know they can not only save money by eating at home but are eating better than going out. An excellent example of this is the popularity of Blue Apron, a home-delivery ingredient, and recipe service. While their price of $8.99 per serving is comparable to going out, the quality of the food is much higher, especially when you’re producing meals for yourself that would cost $15-20 per plate at a restaurant.
Even though their presence is everywhere, Blue Apron isn’t the only company taking advantage of the growing trends on millennial eating habits. Startups all across the country have been establishing local grocery delivery services which highlight farm-to-table/organic approaches that have been widely popular. Additionally, over the past decade, national grocery store chains have started introducing their own lines of private label organic and all natural selections to take part in the expanding demand. All in all, the future of millennial shopping habits looks bright, which some innovators have taken note on how they can shake up the landscape.
What the future holds
With how the current market is transforming, don’t rule out how millennials are quickly becoming the majority. Not just in how we buy food but how it’s prepared as well. Bare in mind; this is still the generation that wants everything delivered to them two minutes ago, including healthy meals. And while that might sound like an impossible feat, the folks over at Elements have started to find a way to do just that.
What makes Elements unique is that they take something that otherwise would be perceived as one of the most unhealthy foods you could eat (I.E.: pre-packaged / on-demand prepared meals) and turned them into nutritious meals. Besides being a low-calorie solution, perhaps one of the most impressive things about them is that their process doesn’t lose any of the nutrients from the initial food, a feat that’s yet to be accomplished.
Overall, millennials have started expressing their demands in what they want to eat, and the market has listened. When you break it down, this was inevitable, as their on demand, yet health-conscious attitude was bound to start taking over what they eat. And for future generations, they can be pretty thankful.
This post is part of our contributor series. The views expressed are the author’s own and not necessarily shared by TNW.
Shaneeshwaruni Divya Charitra Episode 112
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నరకాసురుడు అనే రాక్షసుణ్ణి చంపినా సందర్భంగా జరుపుకుంటున్న పండుగ దీపావళి భారతదేశం లోనే హిందువులు చేసుకుంటున్న పండగలలో ఇది ఒక్కటిగా చెప్పుకోవొచ్చు.దీపావళి నాడు లక్ష్మి దేవి ని పూజిస్తే ఐశ్వర్యాలు సిద్ధిస్తాయని,విజయం సాధిస్తామని చెడుని ఎదిరించి దైర్యం వస్తుందని అంటారు పెద్దలు.దీపావళి మహా లక్ష్మి కి చాలా ప్రీతిపాత్రమైనది గ చెప్పుకుంటారు.ఆ రోజు భక్తి శ్రద్దలతో తల్లిని పూజిస్తే ఎలాంటి కోరికలు అయిన తీరుతాయని నమ్మకం.ఇక దీపావళికి భక్తిగా నోముకుంటే ఆ సంవత్సరం అంతా శుభం కలుగుతుంది.అయితే ఇప్పుడు దీపావళికి అర్ధం మార్చేశారు దేఎపావలి అంటే పటాసులు కాల్చడమే పండగ అనుకుంటున్నారు
ఇక మరికొందరు దీపావళి పండగ అనగానే పొద్దున్న లేవటం మటన్ లేదా చికెన్ వంటి మాంసాహారం తెచ్చి వండుకొని తింటుంటారు.దీపావళి మహా లక్ష్మి కి ప్రీతిపాత్రమైన రోజు అందుకే ఆ రోజు మాంసాహారం తీసుకోవడం మంచిది కాదు.దీపావళి నాడు పూర్తిగా ఉపవాసం చేసి కేవలం శాఖాహారం అది కూడ ఆకు కూరలను తీసుకున్నట్లైతే మంచి జరుగుతుందని చెబుతున్నారు పండితులు.ఎంత పూజ చేసి ఎన్ని కొబ్బరి కాయలు కొట్టిన కూడ ఆ రోజు మాంసాహారం తింటే ఫలితం ఉండదు.లక్ష్మి దేవి పూజ చేసిన రోజు మాసాహారం తీసుకోవడం మంచిది కాదని అలా చేయడం వల్ల అష్ట దరిద్రాలు చుట్టుకుంటాయని అంటారు.అలా చేస్తే ముఖ్యంగా ఆర్ధిక ఇబ్బందులు ఎదురు అవుతాయి.డబ్బులు వచ్చినట్లు వచ్చి ఖర్చు అవుతుంటాయి అందుకే ఆ రోజు ఎత్తి పరిస్థితుల్లో మాంసాహారం తీసుకోవోద్దని చెబుతున్నారు
7 Haunted Hotels That’ll Scare
The idea of ‘ghosts’ has always been interesting but experiencing paranormal activity can lead to some indelible scars on one’s mind. People all around the world have felt spooky feeling in some hotels. Some fled while some stayed back to narrate stories. From icy sensation to weird sounds to haunting apparitions, some hotels of the world have really seen “too much”. Apart from celebrities, royals and common people, some hotels have also been visited by ghosts and spirits.
Here’s a list of spooky hotels from around the world:
#1 Stanley Hotel, Colorado
A hotel of paranormal activity has witnessed the ghosts of F.O. Stanley, the founder, and his wife passing through the lobby quite frequently. Also, the sound of children running and giggling down the halls is a common phenomenon in this spooky hotel. Opened in 1907, this hotel lost one of his housemaids, Elizabeth Wilson, in 1911. It is said her ghost once returned to assist the guest with their belongings in room 217. Chilling, isn’t?
#2 Hotel Roosevelt, California
This hotel is world famous for the celebrities it houses and also the lavish parties. Sadly, this lovely hotel has also witnessed some spooky happenings like the ghost of Marilyn Monroe viewing herself in the mirror placed in her former suite and also the ghost of the late actor Montgomery Cliff playing his trombone from room 928. How spooky is this!
#3 Langham Hotel, London
A very notable historical hotel in London, Langham hotel was established in 1865 and since then it has seen the coming and going of famous celebrities and some lavish parties. Other than celebrities and royals, ghosts also find respite in this hotel which has often heard guests complaining about seeing the apparition of Napoleon the third, a German soldier and a doctor who murdered his wife. If willing you can book room 333, the most haunted of all rooms! Willing, anyone?
#4 Hotel Raj Kiran, Lonavala
The authorities got so disturbed from constant complaints from residents of the room at the corner of reception area about bed sheets being pulled off forcefully, seeing a blue ray of light in midnight, that they have now stopped renting that room. It’s been vacant since many years. So scary!
#5 Ballygally Castle, North Ireland
The castle was built by Lord Shaw and his wife Lady Isabella in 1625. Sadly, Lady Isabella fell off from the top of the tower. Some say she jumped while some say she was pushed. Her ghost is seen wandering in the hotels, knocking at the doors and then disappearing. In her honor, the hotel has reserved a room as the “The Ghost Room”.
#6 The Savoy, Mussoorie
One of the most famous haunted hotels in India, The Savoy was built in 1902 but after the murder of Lady Garnet Orme in 1910, began witnessing weird paranormal activities in the hotel. Famous for its haunted corridors and walls, the hotel was visited by the Indian Paranormal Society who recorded a lady’s whispers. Wonder what she was trying to say?
#7 Hotel Burchianti, Italy
Built in Florence, the hotel is famous for its impeccable styled rooms and the opulent décor. But apart from these what makes this hotel a bit more special is a list of paranormal activities going on at a regular basis. Guests have often seen the ghosts of children skipping down the halls, a lady sitting in a chair and knitting and a maid doing her cleaning jobs early morning. Visitors of Fresco Room where once Mussolini stayed, complain of being watched continuously and feeling an icy breath on their faces. Haunting!
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