ConAgra expands Healthy Choice line
OMAHA, Neb. -- ConAgra Foods announced that has introduced four new Health Choice brand Café Steamers meals and nine recently improved All Natural Entrées.
“One of the leading nutritional problems identified in the dietary guidelines for Americans is the imbalance of calories in versus calories out, with the overconsumption of calories strongly linked to portion distortion and calorie density,” said Mark Andon, Ph.D., VP nutrition for ConAgra Foods. “Independent research shows that frozen single-serve meals, such as our new Healthy Choice entrées, can help people lose weight better and more rapidly than healthy eating plans that don’t include frozen single-serve meals. Frozen single-serve meals offer portion and calorie control, and are generally lower in calorie density.”
According to ConAgra, each new single-serve frozen entrée contains between 220 and 360 calories, and no Healthy Choice meal exceeds 500 calories.
New Asian Inspired Healthy Choice Café Steamers meals include Lemongrass Chicken & Shrimp, Kung Pao Chicken, Pineapple Chicken, and Beef Teriyaki. The existing All Natural Entrées product line has been updated with a one-step steaming tray to unlock a fresher taste and more vibrant flavor. The contemporary recipes include Asian Potstickers, Pumpkin Squash Ravioli, Portabella Spinach Parmesan, Three Cheese Marinara, Portabella Marsala Pasta, Tortellini Primavera Parmesan, Roasted Red Pepper Marinara, Creamy Basil Pesto, and Lobster Cheese Ravioli. Suggested retail prices of Healthy Choice frozen meals range from $2 to $3.29