KANSAS CITY — Better-for-you bowls are barreling onto grocery store shelves, featuring ingredients such as whole grains, fresh greens and organic fruit.
A new bowl format from B&G Foods, Inc. blends whole grains and vegetables. Green Giant Harvest Protein Bowls contain 12 to 14 grams of plant-based protein and come in four varieties: Southwest Style, Asian Style, California Style and Italian Style.
Fresh greens and fall flavors boost Bonduelle’s new Bistro Bowl from Ready Pac Foods. The new limited-edition Smoked Turkey with Pomegranate Vinaigrette & Cornbread Crumble Bistro Bowl features a blend of arugula and baby greens topped with smoked turkey breast, feta cheese, cranberries and a cornbread crumble dressed with a pomegranate orange vinaigrette.
“The holidays are certainly a time to indulge, but we believe that indulgence can be balanced with healthier choices throughout the months ahead,” said Priscila Stanton, vice-president of marketing for Bonduelle Fresh. “Our chef crafted a delicious, satisfying option, packed with fresh veggies, to give consumers something healthier to enjoy, but still allow them to delight in the flavors of the season.”
Organic ingredients including oats and acai join forces in Imperial Frozen Foods’ new Happy Healthy brand 10-oz Acai Bowl. It features all organic acai, oats, honey, apples, pomegranate and blueberries.
“Consumers are asking for convenient, healthy options at a reasonable price and we heard them loud and clear,” said Alex McIntosh, vice-president of sales for Imperial Frozen Foods. “We have seen consumers resonate with these items at quick-serve restaurants and juice bars and we wanted to bring these great options to the frozen aisle for consumers to enjoy at home.”