The Top Health Food Trends For 2019
In 2018 we saw our fair share of multi-coloured lattes, poke bowls and charcoal pretty much everything. So with 2019 in sight, we look at what will grace our shelves and Instagram feeds in the coming year.
Faux meat products
The new year will come with new ways to enjoy the flavours of meats without the actual meat. Yep, the popularity of meat free products will continue to grow, with new snacks set to enter the market. Why not try mushrooms in jerky form or egg whites as chips?
Healthy frozen treats
Vanilla ice-cream is out, avocado, tahini, hummus and coconut water based ice-creams are in. What about plant-based desserts such as CocoWhip soft serve and ice-cream with swirls of cheese? That’s right, no more after dinner guilt!
Hemp, hemp and more hemp
There is no doubt that the benefits of hemp have been a hot topic in the media, and although it’s been around for a while now, this year we take it to a whole new level. Think pasta and even waffle mix!
Thanks to new strains of probiotics, health brands are now making it easier than ever to get probiotics into your diet by adding it to pantry staples such as oatmeal, granola, nut butters and nutrition bars. They are even making their way into sunscreens, cleaners and body products!
The ocean will have an even bigger influence over our eating habits in the coming year, with algae and kelp as star ingredients. Popular dishes include seaweed butter, kelp noodles, puffed snacks and plant-based jerkies.
Newsflash, fats are back. Well, kind of. Phat fats, as they have been dubbed, are becoming popular thanks to our obsession with high fat, low carb diets. But they aren’t your traditional fats. Think coconut butter filled chocolates and butter coffees, yum?
Pacific Rim Flavours
As we are becoming more multicultural with our eating, expect more Pacific Rim inspired foods to hit the supermarket shelves. These flavours, originating from Asia, Oceania and the western coasts of North and South America, include vibrant tropical fruits like dragonfruit and guava, as well as longganisa, dried shrimp, cuttlefish and shrimp paste.