PLANT-BASED SHRIMP BOWLS
CLO-CLO Vegan Foods introduces plant-based shrimp entrée bowls and a "mac and cheeze" bowl as consumer demand for plant-based frozen entrées continues. The plant-based shrimp is based off the konjac root, which gives the shrimp the texture, look and taste of traditional shrimp. All four bowls are made without the top 8 allergens (dairy, egg, soy, shellfish, fish, peanuts, gluten & tree nuts) with zero cholesterol per serving. The four new entrée bowls are available now in the frozen aisles at Sprouts Farmers Market stores.
NEW CHICKEN INDIAN ENTRÉES
Deep Indian Kitchen has added two new frozen entrees to its product lineup: Chicken Vindaloo, and Coconut Chicken Korma. For consumers unfamiliar with the dishes, Chicken Vindaloo is similar to Tikka Masala but with a hot-spice coconut based sauce, while Coconut Chicken Korma is similar to Chicken Curry but with a coconut-based sauce blended with tomatoes and cream and accentuated by mild, sweet spices like cardamom. The company is switching from lamb to chicken in 2021 for its Vindaloo meals, since research shows chicken is the #1 preferred protein in America, far ahead of lamb consumption.
ON-TREND FROZEN MEALS
Conagra has launched new frozen dishes for its Healthy Choice brand, including: Healthy Choice Zero—keto-friendly meals with less than 10g net carbs and no added sugar. They include smart carb swaps like zoodles and riced cauliflower, and come in Tomato Basil Chicken, Carne Asada, Sesame Chicken with Zoodles and Verde Chicken varieties. Also new are Healthy Choice Max meals, which are 40% larger than regular Healthy Choice Power Bowls. These hearty entrees deliver up to 34g of satiating protein. Flavors include Tex-Mex Chicken, Lemon Herb Chicken, and Honey Sriracha Chicken.
Lean Cuisine has launched a line of Oven Fried Chicken Bowls, containing flavorful, white meat chicken that is breaded, lightly coated with a touch of oil, and then blasted with superheated air for an ‘air fried taste’, which makes the chicken extra crispy and juicy. They come in two varieties: Oven Fried Chicken with Buffalo-Style Mac & Cheese, and Oven Fried Chicken with Mashed Potatoes, each with an MSRP of $3.49.
FAMILY-SIZE ASIAN DINNERS
Supporting the demand for premium products from shoppers across all income levels, plus honing in on the desire for convenience and variety in at-home meals, Saffron Road has launched a new line of family-size meals with three dishes: Chicken Pad Thai, Chicken Biryani, and Pineapple Fried Rice with Chicken—all of which will transport your senses to far off destinations and can easily be prepared and shared with family or friends at home. These family size dinners are available at Whole Foods Market, Walmart and Harris Teeter.
PROTEIN-PACKED BREAKFAST BOWLS
Sweet Earth has launched three new Breakfast Bowls, in Protein Lover’s, Huevos Rancheros, and Southwest Veggie varieties. The Protein Lover’s Breakfast Bowl features a plant-based meaty scramble filled with cage-free eggs, plant-based sausage and bacon, spinach and cheddar cheese. The Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Bowl contains Mexican-inspired flavors with cage-free eggs, plant-based chipotle seitan, cotija cheese, sweet potatoes, peppers and tortilla strips. Finally, the Southwest Veggie Breakfast Bowl is made with a Southwest scramble of cage-free eggs, poblano peppers, black beans, cilantro lime brown rice and Monterey jack cheese. Each is sold for an MSRP of $4.79.
VEGETARIAN AND VEGAN ENTRÉES
Tattooed Chef is continuing to up the ante with new textures and flavors for plant-based eaters. Available in Sam’s Club stores nationwide, shoppers can find three new meals: the Cheeseburger Bowl, with riced cauliflower, plant-based beef and cheddar cheese topped with secret sauce, relish and grilled onions; Pad Thai Riced Cauliflower, containing carrots, red bell peppers and bean sprouts mixed in a tangy pad Thai sauce; and Huevos Rancheros, featuring cage-free scrambled eggs and black beans layered in with a corn tortilla, ranchero sauce, salsa verde, and topped with cotija cheese. MSRP is $9.98 - $12.98.
Yaya’s Garden, maker of frozen plant-based and Mediterranean entrées, is launching into Whole Foods and Central Market stores. Each entrée is inspired by the recipes of the brand’s Greek matriarch and grandmother, Yaya, offering shoppers fresh, bold and unique flavor profiles paired with a convenient frozen format. Entrées include: Pastitsio, a luscious Greek lasagna; Gemista, a Greek take on stuffed peppers and tomatoes; Moussaka, a rich, Greek casserole; and Melitzana, a Greek baked eggplant dish. Each entrée has an MSRP of $6.99.