Margaret Malochleb

Margaret Malochleb

Lean Cuisine

A new line of meal solutions from Nestlé offers four approaches that are suited to popular consumer lifestyles: low carb, high protein, meatless, and gluten-free.

Yogurt Bars

Yasso’s newest innovation is its line of Dipped Greek Yogurt Bars, which contain live and active cultures and provide 4 grams of protein per bar.

Mushroom Coffee

Organic Instant Mushroom Coffee is easy to prepare and contains vitamin D, magnesium, and other vitamins and minerals from mushrooms.

Meal solutions go global

Nestlé’s newest brand, LIFE CUISINE, offers satisfying meal solutions that match four approaches to eating well: low carb, high protein, meatless, and gluten-free. Crafted with protein, vegetables, and whole grains, the new meals offer a convenient way to explore a variety of global flavors and cuisines.

“Eating well is no longer ‘one-size-fits-all,’ so our offerings can’t be either,” said John Carmichael, president, Nestlé Foods Division, in a press release. “As needs evolve and expand, our team of culinary experts and nutritionists works in lockstep to deliver contemporary meals made for these emerging food lifestyles, from gluten-free to meatless and beyond.”

Comprising 15 selections, the LIFE CUISINE line runs the gamut from high-protein breakfasts to low-carb snacks and gluten-free pizzas. Consumers can choose from selections that provide a cup of vegetables, two or more essential nutrients, high protein, high fiber, and more. Varieties include Meatlovers Cauliflower Pizza Bowl, Korean-Style BBQ Beef Bowl, Vermont White Cheddar Mac & Broccoli Bowl, Pepperoni Cauliflower Crust Pizza, and Uncured Turkey Bacon & Aged White Cheddar Sous Vide Egg Bites. The full line of offerings can be found at retailers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $3.99–$4.69.

Dipped yogurt bars

The latest innovation from Yasso is its line of Dipped Greek Yogurt Bars. The better-for-you frozen snacks come in four indulgent flavors and are designed to satisfy a variety of cravings.

 Featuring milk and dark chocolatey coatings, as well as crisped quinoa, the creamy Greek yogurt bars contain live and active cultures and provide 140–160 calories per bar, along with 4 grams of protein.

Available in Mint Chocolate Crunch, Peanut Butter Chocolate Crunch, Sea Salt Caramel Chocolate Crunch, and Vanilla Chocolate Crunch, Yasso Dipped Greek Yogurt Bars can be found at retailers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $5.49 for a package of four.

Organic mushroom coffee

Z Natural Foods recently introduced a new functional superfood beverage, Organic Instant Mushroom Coffee. Infused with three kinds of mushroom powders, the dark coffee is high in antioxidants, beta-glucans, and chlorogenic acid.

Organic Instant Mushroom Coffee blends organic dark Columbian coffee, organic coconut milk, and organic chaga, lion’s mane, and cordyceps mushrooms to create a nutritious instant coffee that does not require brewing and provides vitamin D, magnesium, and other vitamins and minerals derived from mushrooms.

Organic Instant Mushroom Coffee comes in an air-locked, freezer-tight, resealable foil pouch and can be safely stored for two years. It is available at select retailers for a suggested retail price of $29.99 per pound.

About the Author

Margaret Malochleb, Associate Editor, produces content for the News, New Products, Books, and IFT World departments and researches and writes feature articles on a variety of topics.
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Margaret Malochleb