al fresco Tomato & Basil Chicken Meatballs Named One of "America's Healthiest Foods" by Health Magazine

Sep 26, 2011, 09:00 ET from al fresco

CHELSEA, Mass., Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- al fresco All Natural – America's #1 chicken sausage – was recently selected by Health magazine as one of "America's Healthiest Foods" for its Tomato & Basil Chicken Meatballs. Featured in the magazine's October issue, the awards aim to sort through the plethora of grocery options available to consumers to guide them in finding those products that provide the most nutritional value.

"Our Tomato & Basil Chicken Meatballs are among our newest offerings, so we are honored to have them recognized by Health magazine," said Sarah Crowley, al fresco's Senior Brand Manager. "We know the opinion of Health's editors is something our consumers truly value and their selection proves our chicken meatballs are a delicious and healthy option to use as appetizers or in classic dishes, making healthy cooking easy."

al fresco All Natural Chicken Meatballs have 60% less fat and 40% less sodium than traditional beef and pork meatballs. These gourmet chicken meatballs 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". Just like their best selling line of chicken sausage, al fresco's chicken meatballs are gluten-free and contain no artificial ingredients, preservatives, nitrates or MSG.

About Health magazine's America's Healthiest Food Awards: Health assembles a panel of editors and experts to weigh in on the country's healthiest grocery options. The panel taste tested over 500 food products and selected its top choices in 25 product categories.

al fresco All Natural makes both chicken meatballs and chicken sausages that are made with lean, skinless chicken meat and only the freshest herbs and spices. These flavorful meatballs and juicy sausages are fully cooked for your convenience and come in a variety of flavors, like Tomato & Basil and Teriyaki Ginger chicken meatballs and Sweet Apple and Chipotle Chorizo chicken sausage. To learn more about the al fresco brand or to explore hundreds of delicious and healthy recipes please visit

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

About Health:

Health ( is America's most trusted health-and-wellness magazine, offering women relatable, powerful, and current information. Our readers love their healthy, fabulous lives and look to Health for fresh and fun ways to enjoy themselves every single day. The magazine is published 10 times a year by the Time Inc. Lifestyle Group, a division of Time Inc., the largest magazine media company in the U.S. In print and online, the Health franchise reaches a total audience of over 18 million readers and users each month.

Sources: 2011 Spring MRI and comScore July 2011.

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