Frozen innovation flourishing in new grain-based product launches.
Nestle S.A.’s Lean Cuisine brand is launching Origins, a new line of meatless dishes made with 70% organic ingredients.
The Butternut Squash Lasagna contains 17 grams of protein and features organic pasta, butternut squash and layers of goat cheese, spinach and spices.
The Coconut Chickpea Curry is made with organic chickpeas, organic tomatoes and long-grain brown rice in a Malaysian-style coconut curry sauce. The vegan, gluten-free dish contains 19 grams of fiber and 12 grams of plant protein.
The Farmer’s Market Pizza, which offers 14 grams of protein, features a crispy organic crust topped with organic tomatoes, organic mozzarella cheese, kale, mushrooms and red peppers.
The Linguine with Ricotta & Spinach Meatless Meatballs dish features “meatballs” made with organic ricotta cheese and spinach that are tossed in organic linguine and finished with a tomato vegetable sauce featuring yellow peppers and onion.
The Mushroom & Vegetable Shepherd’s Pie contains peas, carrots and lentils mixed with potatoes and cauliflower mash in a mushroom gravy. The dish offers one cup of vegetables and 15 grams of protein.
The Sicilian-Style Pesto with Lentil Pasta contains 15 grams of plant protein and 5 grams of fiber. The vegan dish features organic lentil penne pasta with roasted red peppers, yellow carrots and spinach tossed in Sicilian-style pesto sauce with chopped tomato and vegetables.
The Tuscan-Style Vegetable Lasagna features organic pasta layered with ricotta cheese, mushrooms, kale and bell peppers in an organic tomato sauce.
Conagra Brands, Inc. is adding breakfast options to its Power Bowls line with new Morning Power Bowls. The offerings contain 190 calories or fewer and provide up to 15 grams of protein and up to 5 grams of fiber per bowl.
The Unwrapped Burrito Scramble bowl features turkey sausage with egg whites, black beans, vegetables, steel cut oats, farro and buckwheat topped with a drizzle of spicy tomatillo sauce.
The Turkey Sausage and Egg White Scramble variety contains turkey sausage, egg whites and vegetables served in an avocado sauce with leafy greens, steel cut oats, buckwheat and red quinoa.
The Roasted Red Pepper and Egg White Shashuska, a vegetarian option, includes egg whites, red bell peppers, feta cheese, onions, leafy greens, buckwheat, farro and steel cut oats with a spicy tomato and red pepper sauce.
The Pesto and Egg White Scramble bowl, also vegetarian, features egg whites, white kidney beans, basil pesto sauce and Parmesan cheese atop leafy greens, steel cut oats, buckwheat and quinoa.
Quest Nutrition is entering the frozen pizza category with new Thin Crust Pizzas. The pizzas are keto friendly, gluten-free and contain 20 to 28 grams of protein and 5 to 6 grams of net carbohydrates per serving. Varieties include four-cheese, uncured pepperoni and supreme.
Additionally, Quest Nutrition is introducing the Maple Waffle Protein Bar, featuring waffle-like pieces and a maple caramel swirl. The bar contains 20 grams of protein, 16 grams of fiber, 5 grams of net carbohydrates and 1 gram of sugar.
PepsiCo, Inc.’s Quaker Oats brand is adding Quaker Chewy Bites to its snack lineup. The granola bites are available in cinnamon and chocolate chip varieties, with the cinnamon offering 17 grams of whole grains per serving and the chocolate chip variety offering 14 grams of whole grains per serving.
Quaker also is launching a new line of Morning Go-Kits, featuring Quaker breakfast flats paired with Greek yogurt and trail mix.
The cranberry almond Breakfast Flats variety comes with a berry almond trail mix and strawberry Greek nonfat yogurt. The kit contains 16 grams of protein, 18 grams of whole grains and 400 calories.
The banana honey nut Breakfast Flats kit includes raisin, nut and seed trail mix and vanilla Greek nonfat yogurt. The container provides 18 grams of protein, 18 grams of whole grains and 410 calories.
The blueberry nut Breakfast Flats kit contains walnut peach apple trail mix and blueberry Greek nonfat yogurt. The kit contains 15 grams of protein, 18 grams of whole grains and 420 calories.
ThinkThin is launching Protein & Probiotics Hot Oatmeal, a new oatmeal line featuring live probiotics, 6 grams of fiber and 10 grams of protein. The hot breakfast option is available in three flavors: Cinnamon almond, which includes cinnamon, sliced almonds and brown sugar; maple pecan, made with maple syrup and pecan pieces; and Blueberry Harvest, featuring whole berries. The 200-calorie oatmeal is Non-GMO Project verified and gluten-free.
Nestle S.A.’s Garden of Life brand is introducing GōL bars, made from 10 or fewer certified organic and clean label ingredients. The Non-GMO Project verified and gluten-free bars offer 12 grams of protein from U.S.D.A. certified organic grass-fed milk combined with ingredients such as wild blueberries, cashews, coconut and Himalayan pink salt.
The chocolate coconut GōL bar features chocolate, coconut, 10 cashews, 2 almonds and 2 dates. The bar contains 230 calories.
The blueberry bar, which weighs in at 220 calories, contains 9 blueberries, 10 cashews, 2 almonds and 2 dates.
The chocolate sea salt variety is a blend of chocolate, sea salt, 10 cashews and 2 dates. The bar contains 220 calories.
The maple sea salt GōL bar flavor contains 230 calories and features 10 cashews, 2 pecans and 2 dates.
Nuttzo is adding two new vegan varieties to its Bold BiteZ refrigerated bars line. Featuring 4 grams of sugar per bar, Bold BiteZ are organic, non-G.M.O., dairy-free and whey-free.
The Peanut Pro Cacao Nibs + Probiotics bar contains one billion CFUs and 10 grams of plant-based protein.
The Power Fuel Maple + Matcha bar is packed with antioxidants and contains 9 grams of plant-based protein.
New from Probar L.L.C. is Probar Live, a line of whole food bars infused with live probiotics. Each refrigerated bar delivers 10 grams of plant-based protein and one billion C.F.U.s of probiotics. Available in four varieties, the 301 to 320 calorie bars contain no added sugars and are certified gluten-free, U.S.D.A. certified organic and Non-GMO Project verified.
The peanut butter Probar Live bar is made with peanut butter and sunflower, sesame, flax, pumpkin and chia seeds.
The peanut butter chocolate chip flavor features a blend of peanuts, unsweetened chocolate chips and se salt.
The coconut cashew variety mixes almonds, cashews, coconut, coconut oil and sea salt.
The almond butter Probar Live bar features almonds and cashews mixed with sunflower, sesame, flax, pumpkin and chia seeds.
New product launches already are crowded with pumpkin spice themed snacks.
Nearly 1,000 baking industry exhibitors filled the Las Vegas Convention Center Sept. 18.