Earthbound Farm, San Juan Bautista, Calif., launched several new certified-organic, ready-to-eat products, including new organic salad kits—Kale Caesar, Sun-Washed Mediterranean and Garden Party—and an organic Kale Caesar PowerMeal Bowl.
"Quick, convenient and simple meals should not be boring. Food boredom can lead to overeating or wanting a treat after the meal," says Ashley Koff, registered dietitian for Earthbound Farm. "The new Earthbound Farm organic salad kits are anything but boring; they are a perfect marriage of convenient, delicious and nutritious, the three things I look for in meals and snacks. Their new organic Kale Caesar PowerMeal Bowl is packed with a variety of important nutrients from plants that anyone can quickly assemble for a tasty main meal. It's perfect for a lunch on the go, an outdoor adventure or a picnic."
Developed with Earthbound Farm's executive chef Sarah LaCasse, the salad kits entail:
Organic Kale Caesar includes tender baby kale, crunchy red and green cabbage and sweet shredded carrots packaged with roasted sunflower seeds, aged Parmesan cheese, crunchy multi-grain croutons and a spicy lite Caesar dressing.
Organic Sun-Washed Mediterranean is composed of earthy spinach, peppery arugula and bitter radicchio packaged with chewy sun-dried tomatoes, crunchy roasted chickpeas, tangy feta cheese and a Greek dressing with sun-dried tomatoes and Kalamata olives.
Organic Garden Party includes spring mix and Asian greens together with chewy, mildly tart dried wild blueberries and cranberries, zesty feta cheese and a slightly sweet raspberry-balsamic vinaigrette.
The new Kale Caesar PowerMeal Bowl is complete with baby kale, red and green cabbage and sweet shredded carrots packaged with roasted sunflower seeds, tangy aged Parmesan cheese, crunchy multi-grain croutons and a spicy lite Caesar dressing.
Earthbound Farm's Classic Salad Kits for the Modern Palate boast a suggested retail price of $4.99-5.99 for 9- to 10-ounce bags. Earthbound Farm's PowerMeal Bowls entail a suggested retail price of $4.99 for 4.93- to 5.58-ounce clamshells made from recycled plastic bottles.