What have ZOE members been eating this year?

Every day, tens of thousands of ZOE members record their dietary habits in detail. This gives us a fascinating glimpse into people’s meals.

So, as we hurtle toward 2024, we thought we’d dig in and see what you’ve been eating this year.

We trawled through more than 100 million entries to uncover what you've been up to in your kitchen.

ZOE members’ top 5 recipes of 2023

So, what have you been cooking up? Below are the top five recipes logged by our members over the past year.

Each entry has a ZOE link. If you’re a ZOE member, click it to see how the recipe scores for you.

If you’re not a member, and you’d like to learn how the program works, you can start by taking our free quiz.

1. ZOE almond cookies

Logged: 5,177 times

Preferences: vegan, gluten-free

Ingredients: dark chocolate, ground almonds, olive oil, pecan nuts, salt, flaxseeds, brown sugar, water

ZOE link

From: ZOE’s Instagram

2. ZOE granola

Logged: 4,623 times

Preferences: vegan

Ingredients: almond butter (crunchy), almonds, coconut oil, desiccated coconut, psyllium fibre supplements, honey, oat bran, pecans, salt, flaxseeds, chia seeds, mixed seeds, ground cinnamon

ZOE link

From: ZOE’s Instagram

3. Homemade vegetarian chili

Logged: 3,651 times

Preferences: vegan, gluten-free

Ingredients: black beans, canned tomatoes, carrots, celery, coriander, extra virgin olive oil, garlic, onions, peppers, pinto beans, salt, vegetable stock, red wine vinegar, chili powder, cumin, paprika, oregano, bay leaf

ZOE link

From: Cookie and Kate

4. Honestly Healthy's chia seed porridge

Logged: 2,976 times

Preferences: vegan

Ingredients: unsweetened almond milk, flaked almonds, chia seeds, ground cinnamon

ZOE link

From: Red Online

5. Avocado and black bean eggs

Logged: 2,833 times

Preferences: vegetarian and gluten-free

Ingredients: avocado, canned black beans, canned tomatoes, fresh coriander leaves, eggs, garlic, lime, red chili peppers, cumin seeds, rapeseed oil 

ZOE link

From: BBC Good Food

ZOE members’ top 10 vegetables

Next up: veggies. These are the most popular vegetables, according to our members.

Now, the eagle-eyed among you will notice that some of the “vegetables” in this list are really fruits or fungi. But colloquially, they’re considered veggies, so we’re going with that.

  1. onion: logged 2,014,720 times

  2. garlic: logged 1,718,784 times

  3. avocado: logged 1,084,950 times

  4. red pepper: logged 980,318 times

  5. carrot: logged 958,883 times

  6. cucumber: logged 822,599 times

  7. mushrooms: logged 634,510 times

  8. zucchini: logged 582,926 times

  9. lettuce: logged 533,933 times

  10. celery: logged 471,416 times

ZOE members’ top 10 fruits

And what were your favorite fruits? 

  1. tomatoes: logged 1,071,991 times

  2. apples: logged 1,042,742 times

  3. cherry tomatoes: logged 891,002 times

  4. blueberries: logged 827,694 times

  5. bananas: logged 793,864 times

  6. raspberries: logged 792,950 times

  7. strawberries: logged 572,248 times

  8. satsumas, tangerines, and clementines: logged 303,185 times

  9. pears: logged 297,091 times

  10. lemons: logged 237,511 times

ZOE members’ top 10 nuts and seeds

At ZOE, we’re huge fans of nuts and seeds. They’re all packed with good fats, protein, fiber, and healthy plant chemicals.

Which did you enjoy most often?

  1. almonds: 1,087,572

  2. chia seeds: 765,697

  3. pumpkin seeds: 670,628

  4. walnuts: 619,874

  5. sunflower seeds: 611,402

  6. flax seeds: 362,319

  7. pecans: 321,281

  8. cashew nuts: 305,965

  9. Brazil nuts: 279,432

  10. sesame seeds: 278,381

ZOE members’ top 10 beans

Beans are another underappreciated food group. They’re excellent for your health, chock full of fiber, and most importantly, delicious. 

There’s a wonderful variety of beans to experiment with. Here’s what you logged most often:

  1. green beans: 312,838

  2. black beans: 221,472

  3. butter beans: 138,184

  4. red kidney beans: 121,317

  5. baked beans: 106,063

  6. cannellini beans: 93,305

  7. pinto beans: 39,929

  8. runner beans: 39,071

  9. broad beans: 38,764

  10. chickpeas: 22,658

This concludes our data deep dive for 2023. We hope some of these ingredients and recipes will inspire and delight you as we roll into 2024.