Before last year's end, Pinterest rounded up its top 100 trends and showed just how much they'd grown in popularity throughout the 365 days. Ranking high on this list were vegan desserts and plant based\u00a0meats, as well as edamame and snap peas \u2014 which were frequently posted about as healthy replacements for potato chips. Because of their success on the website in 2017, Pinterest suggests these foods\u00a0and other lifestyle\u00a0choices as trends to try in 2018. Pinterest wrote on each of them: "Lean, mean plant proteins: Meat isn\u2019t the only protein powerhouse. Lentils, hemp and quinoa pack a nutritional punch and taste just as good (saves for \u201cplant proteins\u201d +417%) "We can\u2019t believe it\u2019s not dairy! Desserts can be awesome without animal products\u2014just trade coconut oil for butter and flax seeds for eggs (saves for \u201cvegan desserts\u201d +329%) "Oh snap: World-class snack artists are swapping greasy chips for dressed up edamame and snap peas (saves for \u201csnap peas\u201d +273%)" These trends, were not selected by Pinterest. Rather, they earned their spot on the list based on the number of times people saved a pin under a certain phrase. In this case, the phrases were, as written above, "plant proteins," "vegan desserts," and "snap peas." 2017 was an extraordinary year for the vegan and plant based movement, with accessibility, fast food options, public acceptance, and market variety increasing dramatically \u2014 while traditional choices like dairy milk, for example, saw decreases in profit. Given the amount of change in food culture \u2014 with products like the Beyond Burger bridging gaps between vegans and non-vegans \u2014 it's hard to consider the above foods "trends." But they certainly do have a lot of attention right now, which is a great thing for animals\u00a0and\u00a0the environment.