Nestlé USA, Glendale, Calif., expanded its Lean Cuisine line with new limited-time entrées inspired by international culinary trends and regional flavors.
The four entrées are crafted and designed by Lean Cuisine's culinary chefs who travel the country, from New York City to San Francisco, visiting top restaurants, hot spots and tastemakers for meal inspirations. They offer high protein and are made organic, high-quality ingredients.
"Lean Cuisine dishes pair nutritious foods and real ingredients with our chefs' culinary expertise, so you can feel good about what you're eating. Like all our offerings, the recipes behind these new entrées were created with care; every ingredient has purpose, whether it's a distinct flavor or a key nutrient, like a good source of protein," says Julie Lehman, marketing director.
"The Lean Cuisine culinary team keeps a constant pulse on food culture, taking cues from the latest flavor profiles, and we noticed an increase in people's desire for bolder, spicier flavors," says David Bailey, culinary chef. "The new limited-time entrées gave our team of chefs a chance to explore new ideas and flavors while bringing creative, delicious foods to your home."
Southwest-Style Potato Bake consists of red potatoes blanketed in a spicy cheddar cheese sauce with poblano peppers.
Chicken Tikka Masala is perfect for those seeking a high-protein option, as it entails tender white meat chicken, sweet peas, carrots and rice combined in a creamy tomato, Indian-style sauce.
Cheese & Fire-Roasted Chile Tamale is the newest tamale in the Lean Cuisine collection, accented with a sweet and spicy chile sauce and cilantro lime rice.
Thai-Style Ginger Beef features tender prime rib beef, broccoli, yellow carrots and rice combined with a sweet and spicy Thai-style sauce.
"Our recipes are carefully crafted to be nutritious, and oftentimes, ingredients are paired to make the most of each other. For example, our Thai-Style Ginger Beef brings together broccoli and yellow carrots with the right serving of beef, creating a balance of flavor and ingredients that offer a nutritional boost," says Rhonda Richardson, manager of nutrition, health and wellness. "Our new dishes are simply frozen to maintain their freshness, and do not include artificial preservatives."
These limited-time-only entrées are available at grocery and mass retailers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $2.99.