We’re seeing healthy innovative food trends popping up now more than ever. From non-dairy milk to sunflower seed butter, the possibilities are endless. Not only do these trends make eating healthy more appealing, but they also give us a greater range of options while trying to stick to a nutritious diet. With this being said, we’ve rounded up 5 healthy and trendy foods that are projected to be popular in 2023!

More Dates

You might have already noticed this in 2022, but dates are expected to be just as popular in 2023. While there’s nothing new about dates themselves, they’ve become a staple ingredient in sweet healthy snacks recently. They can be used as a paste, a syrup, or even just as an extra touch of sweetness in things such as smoothies or overnight oats.

Alternative Pastas

We all love pasta, but it’s usually not the healthiest option. So, how do we fix this? By making pasta out of healthier ingredients, of course! Spaghetti squash, zucchini pasta, and pasta made by chickpeas or lentils are all projected to be a popular healthy option in 2023.

Seaweed & Kelp

People have recently become more interested in 2 things: sustainable foods and plant-based foods. This option checks off all of the above! Seaweed is a sustainable source of protein as well as fiber and other nutrients, and supports multiple different parts of the body. In addition to having health benefits, you can find seaweed in many different forms, including salads, chips, and even ice cream. 


While this might not count as a food item, it’s still worth being on the list. Ever since the pandemic, people have been focusing more on how things such as alcohol impact their wellbeing. According to Gallup, 60% of American adults drink alcohol now, as opposed to 65% in 2019. We can expect to see more healthy mocktail recipes in 2023.


Most commonly known as the main ingredient in hummus, chickpeas can be used for… well, pretty much anything. These babies are gluten free, high in protein, inexpensive, and also support the soil they grow in. You can turn these legumes into dessert hummus, pasta sauce, a crispy snack, a salad, or anything else your heart desires. 


Overall, we’re heading for more sustainable and plant-based food sources in 2023. Since the pandemic, more people have been focusing on how to treat their bodies right, while also treating the planet right. Say goodbye to fad diets and hello to getting full while still being healthy! If you need help with your nutrition, schedule an assessment with us here!