I grew up in an era when convenience foods like Lunchables and Uncrustables were the holy grail of snacktimes everywhere.
However, Millennials have proven to possess a more sophisticated palate, and the gourmand trend is continuing, because it's predicted that Generation Z (that's newborns to age 23 now) has a predilection for healthy, green stuff, like salad and fresh foods -- healthy!
A report by market research group NPD says that Gen Z will eat more salad, eat better breakfasts (think scrambled eggs), and forgo Pringles for salsa and pita chips.
I think this new trend is fantastic, but I do encourage the occasional processed food item. You gotta keep it real.