Kroger, Cincinnati, introduced prepared meal kits called Prep+Pared, available in the Hyde Park, Oakley, Harpers Point and Sharonville, Ohio, stores.

Prep+Pared meals are fresh-made, chef-inspired, restaurant-quality and can be easily prepared at home. Varieties entail Japanese-Inspired Beef Bowl, Chimichurri Steak, Moroccan-Inspired Spring Vegetables, Creamy Chicken and Bacon Alfredo and Chicken Enchiladas Rojas.

“Kroger continuously looks for ways to make our customers’ lives easier, and they have told us they want fresh, convenient and affordable meal solutions,” says Vanessa Egle, senior director of culinary strategy and development. “With Prep+Pared, we’ve taken all of the work behind planning and preparing a fresh, delicious meal and made it easy to cook in just minutes.”

All of the kit ingredients are fresh, 100% prepped and measured, offering only what is needed to prepare the meal; cooking time takes about 20 minutes or less. Each Prep+Pared kit feeds two adults and boasts a suggested retail price of $14-18.