New Meals & Entrées
FROZEN THIN CRUST PIZZA
Nestlé USA expanded its DIGIORNO brand with the launch of new DIGIORNO pizzeria! thin crust pizzas, available nationwide. Crafted with care using premium ingredients, DIGIORNO pizzeria! thin crust pizzas start with a preservative-free crust that is proofed for nearly 90 minutes before being baked in an oven at 700°F, then drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and topped with a sauce made from scratch using vine-ripened tomatoes and flavored with basil, thyme and oregano. They come in Supreme Speciale, Margherita, Primo Pepperoni and Spinach & Mushroom varieties for a suggested retail of $6.99.
HEARTY FROZEN ENTRÉE
Meanwhile, Nestlé’s STOUFFER’S brand of premium-quality frozen entrées now includes STOUFFER’S Fit Kitchen, a hearty meal that offers 25 or more grams of protein, paired with complex carbohydrates and crisp vegetables. Fit Kitchen comes in Steak Fajita, Cilantro Lime Chicken, Rotisserie Seasoned Turkey, Monterey Chicken, Bourbon Steak and Oven Roasted Chicken, and is available nationwide for a suggested retail price of $3.99.
CAFÉ-STYLE ARTISANAL PIZZA
Kayco, also known as Kedem, launched a line of premium thin crust café-style artisanal pizza imported from Italy. Tuscanini Premium Handmade Pizza is made from the freshest Italian ingredients and the finest cheese. These all-natural pizzas come in Classico Margherita, Mushroom, Roasted Vegetable and Four Cheese for a suggested retail price of $5.99-9.49. The flatbread pizza kinds come in Margherita and Pomodorini and Mushrooms. The line is available in the United States and Canada.
GLUTEN-FREE, ASIAN-INSPIRED MEALS
Feel Good Foods developed a line of clean label, chef-inspired, gluten-free cuisines. “Made by a chef and approved by a celiac,” these Asian-inspired frozen meals come in Vegetable Fried Brown Rice and Broad Noodles with Chicken & Chinese Broccoli, and are available nationwide in Whole Foods Market, Wegman’s, Shoprite, Big Y, Hy Vee and more.
HEAT-AND-SERVE RIBS, PULLED PORK
Rupari Food Services launched Tony Roma’s all-natural, heat-and-serve ribs and pulled pork. Hand-trimmed and slow-smoked in natural hardwoods, Tony Roma’s ready-to-eat meats are covered in such sauces as Kansas Style Sweet Hickory BBQ, Kansas City Style Kickin’ Sweet & Spicy BBQ and Blue Ridge Sweet & Smoky BBQ.
GLUTEN-FREE PIZZA MADE WITH ACIENT GRAINS
Smart Flour Foods expanded its lineup of gluten-free frozen pizzas made with ancient grains in the crust with new Chicken Sausage, Tuscan Inspired Uncured Two Meat and Sundried Tomato and Escarole varieties. The crust is made with a proprietary gluten-free flour blend that contains sorghum, amaranth and teff. Plus, each pizza features real mozzarella and provolone cheese that is free of rGBH and hand-selected uncured meats free of antibiotics, nitrites and nitrates. The new kinds are available at select natural and specialty stores nationwide for a suggested retail price of $6.99-7.99.
DAIRY-FREE, MEATLESS PIZZA
Daiya Foods teamed up with Beyond Meat to create a new Supreme Pizza offering, which combines Daiya’s dairy-free mozzarella-style shreds with Beyond Meat’s gourmet meatless sausage, peppers and onions. This new variety is available at leading grocers across the country for a suggested retail price of $8.99.
TILAPIA FOR FOODSERVICE
King & Prince Seafood launched Fish Market Fresh Potato Crusted Tilapia and Fish Market Fresh Panko Crusted Tilapia, both raised in deep-water lakes in the purest conditions and trimmed by hand. Produced under Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) and never treated with chemicals, this encrusted line is gluten-free and packs 14 grams of protein in each 3-ounce serving.
FROZEN MEALS WITH SPECIAL STEAMING BASKET
ConAgra Foods expanded its Healthy Choice brand with Simply Café Steamers, what is said to be the first and only line of meals that feature a special steaming basket to unlock freshness. The magic of steam transforms simple ingredients into crisp vegetables, juicy 100% natural proteins and perfectly cooked grains in just four minutes or less. Varieties include Meatball Marinara, Chicken Fried Rice, Lemon Herb Chicken, Chicken Pasta Primavera, Grilled Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo, Chicken & Vegetable Stir Fry, Southwestern Style Chicken and Grilled Chicken Pesto & Vegetables. All Healthy Choice Simply Café Steamers are available in the freezer aisle at grocery stores nationwide for a suggested retail price of $3.29.
STEEL CUT OAT FROZEN MEALS
Grainful expanded its Steel Cut Meals line of frozen entrées with new Bean & Kale, Thai Curry and Cheddar Broccoli varieties. Made with 100% whole grain steel cut oats, these meals consist of certified gluten-free, non-GMO ingredients, and come in 100% recyclable and 90% compostable trays. They’re available nationwide for a suggested retail price of $4.99.
FLASH-FROZEN FOOD CUBES
Crush Cubes introduced a new lineup of flash-frozen, individually-sealed, pop-and-use herbs, butters, sauces and seasonings for busy at-home cooks. The revolutionary packaging is designed to prevent freezer burn, and comes in trays of 24 perfectly portioned, ready-to-use cubes. Offerings include herbs (Garlic, Basil, Cilantro, Ginger, Parsley, Dill, Epazote and Shallots), butters (Garlic & Herb and Maple Butter) and sauces and seasonings (Pesto, Teriyaki and Chicken). They’re ideal for poultry, meats, seafood, stir-fry, pastas, sauces, dips, salads, soups, omelets, stews, curries and more. Each 3-ounce package is available nationwide for a suggested retail price of $3.99 for the herbs and butters and $4.99 for the sauces and seasonings. They’re also available in bulk sizes for foodservice.