Find Out What Food & Wellness Trends Whole Foods Expects to Rule in 2019

The healthy eating movement has shown no signs of slowing down. Consumers want more menu transparency and plant-based food options, but also want to get adventurous with flavors.

So what are some of the food trends the grocery giant expects to take off in 2019?

According to Whole Foods' 2019 forecast, pacific rim flavors are on the rise.

Jackfruit Taco |   Shutterstock

Jackfruit Taco | Shutterstock

"Ingredients like longganisa (a Filipino pork sausage), dried shrimp, cuttlefish and shrimp paste are already on many restaurant menus, spanning from breakfast to dinner, while vibrant tropical fruits such as guava, dragon fruit and passionfruit are making their way into your smoothie bowls and cocktails," writes "Body and Soul."

As the cannabis industry is booming in states with recreational marijuana, hemp products without the psychoactive effects that are legal are popping up at all different retailers.

"Hemp seeds are being heralded as the new chia seeds, as ‘complete proteins’ and are packed full of essential fatty acids," writes "Body and Soul."

The plant-based trend is on most 2019 prediction lists. But Whole Foods said that we are going to see more frozen treats, like plant-based desserts like CocoWhip Soft Serve and low-calorie mini desserts in grocery aisles and also being served at restaurants.

Today's busy consumer is also looking for meals that fit into their on-the-go lifestyle. Gone are the days when eaters had three meals a day. Instead, many are having mini meals throughout the day and are looking for elevated snack options.

"Snacking has become an occasion of its very own — think charcuterie or cheese boards for one. This is encouraging a wider breadth of deluxe snacking options with better ingredients, all neatly packed in a single-serving," writes "Body and Soul."Bites like prosciutto and aged mozzarella, and artisanal versions of classic snacks like cheese or peanut butter cracker sandwiches are about to make your 3 pm a whole lot more exciting."

Check out the other trends listed by Whole Foods that are expected to gain momentum in 2019 at "Body and Soul" now.