Frozen entrée line cuts down on sodium

by Meat&Poultry Staff
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DALLAS – Meals to Live frozen entrées, designed for consumers living with diabetes, offers healthy, low-sodium meals for any Americans looking to lose weight in 2012. Many low-calorie frozen entrées are high in sodium – sometimes containing up to 800 mg of sodium per entrée. All Meals to Live entrées contain 480 mg or less of sodium.

According to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the daily maximum amount of sodium recommended is less than 2,300 mg, and less than 1,500 mg for people age 51 or older, African-Americans and people living with high blood pressure, diabetes or chronic kidney disease. Despite those recommendations, Americans on average consume more than 3,400 mg each day, with about 75 percent coming from processed and prepared foods.

“All Meals to Live entrées have no more than 350 calories, 6 g of fat and 480 mg of sodium and provide an ideal quick meal option for people living with diabetes or anyone wanting a convenient, healthy meal,” said Meals to Live Founder and CEO Cole Egger.

Meals to Live is one of the first frozen food companies to clearly display nutritional information such as calories, sodium, carbs and fiber on the front of its packaging, making it easier for consumers.

Meals to Live frozen entrées, such as Chicken Fajita, Turkey Meatballs, Shrimp Jambalaya and Spinach Omelet, have a suggested retail price of $3.99 to $4.99 and are available in select grocers nationwide including Publix, Tom Thumb/Randalls, Raley's, Brookshire's, Ralphs, Meijer and Sprouts.

Founded in 2010, Meals to Live claims to be the only line of frozen meals specifically designed for those living with diabetes. Available for purchase in nearly 2,000 retail locations in the US, Meals to Live may also be purchased online through the company’s website www.mealstolive.com.

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