Ask Leah! The Ingles Dietitian

Sponsored: What’s New for 2019?

Sponsored: What’s New for 2019?

Every year it’s fun to predict what will be the new food fads or trends. This year “plant-based” is the term du jour and more products are reflecting that trend…or is it only a short term fad? Let me know what you think!

Here are some other trends and fads I see reflected on the Ingles Supermarket shelves. 

1 Splurging. From high fat ice creams to expensive cuts of meat. More customers want the option of being able to splurge for special meals, treats and holidays.

2 Single-Serve. The notion of individual containers and “grab- n-go” continues to be popular. We already have everything from peanut butter and hummus in single serve sizes; but expect to see more drinkable yogurts and kefir, soups that can easily be eaten at your desk or in your car, fruits and vegetables and snack kits in smaller sizes and servings.

3  Snacktastic. This year the top snacks seems to be sweet treats like caramel and chocolate popcorn or sweet mixes featuring cookies, candy and nuts. 

4  Simplify. Whether you call it “simple” or “clean”, many brands have chosen to shorten their ingredient lists to appeal to consumers. (note: this doesn’t necessarily mean that the items are healthier or better for you!)

Related Items

Leah McGrath, RDN, LDN

Ingles Markets Corporate Dietitian

twitter.com/InglesDietitian

facebook.com/LeahMcgrathDietitian

800-334-4936

 

Leave a comment

Smokey Mountain News Logo
SUPPORT THE SMOKY MOUNTAIN NEWS AND
INDEPENDENT, AWARD-WINNING JOURNALISM
Go to top
Payment Information

/

At our inception 20 years ago, we chose to be different. Unlike other news organizations, we made the decision to provide in-depth, regional reporting free to anyone who wanted access to it. We don’t plan to change that model. Support from our readers will help us maintain and strengthen the editorial independence that is crucial to our mission to help make Western North Carolina a better place to call home. If you are able, please support The Smoky Mountain News.

The Smoky Mountain News is a wholly private corporation. Reader contributions support the journalistic mission of SMN to remain independent. Your support of SMN does not constitute a charitable donation. If you have a question about contributing to SMN, please contact us.