MINNEAPOLIS, May 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Bellisio Foods, one of the nation's largest, most trusted and fastest growing frozen food companies, is adding six new EatingWell® frozen meals to its popular single-serve entrée line. EatingWell frozen entrées range from classic comfort food to adventurous world flavors, with lots of vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins.
"We're excited about these additions because they bring new and interesting flavors to our already successful EatingWell product line," says Ken Stickevers, president, Bellisio Foods. "Plus, our consumers asked for more gluten-free options, and we're happy to deliver that, along with an amazing vegetarian gnocchi dish that serves up 14 grams of protein."
The six new entrées are:
- Chicken & Fingerling Potatoes – Roasted white chicken with fingerling potatoes and vegetables in a whole grain mustard sauce; gluten-free
- Gnocchi with Garden Vegetables – Whole wheat gnocchi with peppers, broccoli, and kale in a creamy tomato vodka sauce; vegetarian
- Steak Carne Asada – Grilled beef steak and brown rice in a roja sauce with corn, red peppers, and black beans; gluten-free
- French Inspired Chicken – Roasted white chicken with vegetables and potatoes in a rich Chardonnay sauce; gluten-free
- Thai Style Peanut Chicken – Roasted white chicken in a creamy peanut sauce with vegetables on multigrain pasta
- Butter Chicken Masala – Roasted white chicken and brown basmati rice in a rich curry sauce with spinach and carrots; gluten free
The new flavors complement current consumer favorites Vermont Cheddar Mac & Cheese, Cherry Port Pork, Korean Inspired Beef, Chicken & Wild Rice Stroganoff, Spicy Asian Inspired Chicken, and Creamy Pesto Chicken.
In line with Bellisio's commitment to providing convenient, great-tasting food made to fit consumers' healthful lifestyles, each EatingWell entrée starts with one cup of vegetables; 13 or more grams of protein; chicken, beef or pork raised without antibiotics; and whole grains. Each meal is free of artificial colors and flavors, preservatives, MSG, and hydrogenated oils.
Bellisio licenses the EatingWell brand from Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP). "The consumer's appetite for EatingWell's food content across all media channels has never been stronger," says Elise Contarsy, vice president of Meredith Brand Licensing. "The positive response to last year's frozen entrée launch demonstrates we're also delivering what she wants and expects from the brand in the grocery store."
The new entrées will be available beginning in June 2017. EatingWell frozen meals are currently sold in 8,000 retail stores nationwide. Find them at http://frozenfresh.eatingwell.com/where-to-buy/.
About Bellisio Foods
Bellisio Foods, Inc. is one of the nation's largest and fastest growing frozen food companies with a rich 25-year history of providing quality, innovative food tailored to consumer tastes and lifestyles. Based in Minneapolis, Bellisio Foods produces more than 400 products spanning a wide variety of frozen food categories, including single and multi-serve entrées, snacks, side dishes, and specialty sauces. Bellisio markets these products under its Michelina's® and So Right™ brands, as well as under licensed brands Boston Market®, Chili's®, EatingWell®, and Atkins®. The company also co-manufactures private label, retail and foodservice products. For more information, visit www.bellisiofoods.com.
Launched in 1990, EatingWell is a leading source of science-based nutrition advice, inspiring articles about food, farms and cooking, and delicious, healthy recipes. EatingWell magazine is published six times a year with a rate base of one million and a total audience of 6.2 million readers. The brand has diversified to multiple formats, including a content-rich website that reaches 4.3 million unique visitors per month, social media platforms with nearly three million followers, content and brand licensing, custom publishing, and consumer cookbooks. Its core mission is to make healthy eating a joyful way of life.
EatingWell is a seven-time winner of the coveted Bert Greene Award, the highest award in magazine journalism given by the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP). EatingWell also has won 13 James Beard awards, with an additional 16 nominations, and was selected to the Advertising Age "A-List" in 2013.
For more information, visit www.eatingwell.com.
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