CHELSEA, Mass., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- al fresco All Natural recently entered the meatball business, creating two flavors of all natural chicken meatballs with 60% less fat and 40% less sodium than traditional beef and pork meatballs. The new gourmet chicken meatballs are a delicious addition to the weekday dinner rotation, and were rated a '5' out of '5' on flavor by focus group participants on a scale of '1' to '5', with '5' meaning "love it".
"Homey comfort foods like meatballs are very popular right now and so many people want to enjoy these classic dishes in a more healthful way," said Sarah Crowley, al fresco Sr. Brand Manager. "Our new chicken meatballs are fully cooked, so they are a quick and easy way to add flavor to your favorite recipes, without a lot of fat, sodium or calories."
Just like their best selling line of chicken sausage – which was recently awarded Family Circle's "Circle of Excellence" mark – al fresco All Natural Chicken Meatballs are made with lean chicken meat and contain no artificial ingredients, preservatives, nitrates or MSG.
al fresco All Natural Chicken Meatballs are available in two delicious flavors:
- Tomato & Basil: a savory blend of sweet basil, sun-ripened tomatoes, Asiago and mozzarella cheeses
- Teriyaki Ginger: infused with ginger, garlic, sweet pineapple and sesame
While great served on their own as a party appetizer, al fresco Chicken Meatballs are also the perfect swap-in for traditional meatballs in recipes that need to be lightened up, from spaghetti to kebabs. al fresco Executive Chef Susanna Tolini has created wonderful recipes for both the Tomato & Basil and Teriyaki Ginger flavors to inspire home cooks, all available on al fresco's website, alfrescoAllNatural.com.
al fresco All Natural Chicken Meatballs are available at major grocery stores nationally and sold fresh and fully cooked in the refrigerated section – just heat, serve, and enjoy! Each package of 16 meatballs contains four servings (SRP $4.99).
To learn more about the al fresco brand or to explore the many recipes created to highlight al fresco's variety of flavors, please visit www.alfrescoallnatural.com. You can also interact with al fresco on Twitter and Facebook.
About al fresco: al fresco All Natural is manufactured by Kayem Foods, Inc. the largest meat processor in New England, making over 500 products under eight brand names. Based in Chelsea, MA, the privately held and operated company has been owned and operated by the same family since 1909. Kayem Foods offers the best of both worlds - "Old World" flavor and "New World" quality and freshness. For more information, visit the al fresco All Natural website at www.alfrescoallnatural.com.
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