Whether it’s family gathering around the table or strangers gathering from around the world, food is what brings all of us together! While you may not have time to try every last intriguing item on your must-taste list, these upcoming food trends to watch in 2019 will give you a pretty good idea of where to start. Plus, we’ve got a few tips to help them fit into your healthy 2019 diet! So, what’s on the menu for 2019?
This year, your unicorn toast is going to be replaced with better-for-you versions of snack foods made from whole foods like whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. Now, snacking isn’t going to be just focused on curbing cravings, but rather providing your body with hefty doses of nutrients, too.
You know and love your TLS Nutrition Shake, but it looks like it’s time to break out those TLS Plant-Based Shakes to see what creations you can whip up! While shaking it is a great place to start, don’t forget to check out the TLS Blog for great desserts, snacks, energy bites, and even breakfast foods you can whip up using this plant-based goodness!
Recent studies have shown that most Americans don’t eat enough omega-3 fats, but 2019 seems to be the year where a major shift is happening. Whether it is due to consumers becoming more aware or companies trying to get ahead of the trend, you’re likely to see a shift towards foods higher in (whether naturally or due to fortification) omega-3 fatty acids.
If you’re wanting to add this into your healthy eating goals for 2019, try adding more seafood! Fortunately, 2019 will see many companies making it simpler to hit your mark with pre-portioned products to save you the trouble of buying, storing and prepping fresh fish. Just be careful: these convenient options may still be higher in sodium and unhealthy fats as well, so always remember to read your labels!
The momentum behind CBD is picking up steam, even more so than it had behind it in 2018! Don’t get us wrong: it’ isn’t the “cure all” that many assume it to be, but that isn’t to say it doesn’t have its beneficial properties for things such as chronic pain and anxiety.
The most common CBD-infused products – many of these we’ve already seen creeping onto store shelves – include grab-and-go items like candies, gummies, chocolates, and soda. Notice a trend? None of these are exceedingly healthy choices. If you know this is a trend you want to hop on board with, try checking online for omega-3 oils infused with CBD (knock out 2 birds with one stone!) or CBD-infused coffees and teas!
Look for them on top of your pizza, at the bottom of your grain bowl, blended into your burger, or even in your coffee! Whether you love them or hate them, mushrooms are making big moves as one of our trends to watch in 2019. But, why?
In-line with the increase of plant-based snacking, consumers are craving more plant-based and plant-forward meals as well! Since mushrooms are cheap, packed with nutrients, and contain a rich and meaty flavor, even the meat-lovers in your family are bound to fall in love with one of the many versatile meals you can craft with these plants. The options are truly endless!
The mushroom-blended burger is something you’ll see popping up left and right this year! While it is beneficial for reducing calories and unhealthy fats while you’re dining out, make sure you aren’t allowing yourself to overdo it on the toppings because of a little extra plant in your meat!
Soymilk saw a huge drop in 2018, being quickly overtaken by almond milk. But, on our list of trends to watch in 2019, is the massive increase in oat milk sales! Made by blending presoaked oats and water and then straining the mixture, this milk alternative is packed with nutrients, protein, and fiber. Who knows, 2019 just might be the year your favorite coffee chains welcome oat milk to their menus!
Those with gluten intolerances may still need to be careful with this one since not every brand may be using gluten-free oats to craft this mixture! Also, make sure you’re keeping an eye on the sugar added to these beverages. As we learned last year, sneaky sugars are everywhere!