Snack Scene Is Changing
Snacking trends include:
- Meal replacements that are low-prep and prepackaged with little or no clean up are in high demand.
- High-protein snack choices like lean meat, nuts and granola bars are generating more buzz in the social health arena.
- Better-for-you snacks like fruit, bars, and vegetables are replacing snacks with higher fat and sugar content.New snack options include protein foods which would have once been part of a meal. Hormel is testing “Spam Snacks.” Cereal is being sold in “to-go-pouches.” A number of snacks are incorporating an assortment of healthy ingredients such as chickpeas, lentils and quinoa.Remember that some snacking can be part of mindless eating. Stop and ask yourself if you really are hungry before consuming a snack.