BRIDGEWATER, NJ. – Hormel Foods Corp. subsidiary Applegate Farms LLC is entering the breakfast daypart with the launch of Applegate Naturals Frittata Bites.

The frozen egg bites offer a convenient, hand-held breakfast option for on-the-go consumers seeking an organic source of protein. Each serving of two frittatas contains 13 to 19 grams of protein, roughly 1 gram of sugar and is ready-to-serve in three minutes.

“As we looked at the egg bite category, we noticed a 100% natural egg bite didn’t exist that met our high standards, so we set out to create it ourselves,” said Joseph O’Connor, president of Applegate. “As a longtime leader within the natural and organic meat category, we’ve led food movements including organic and meat raised without antibiotics. We’re looking to do it again by offering the first and only frozen handheld egg bites where the eggs and meat are Certified Humane, providing our fans with a convenient, tasty breakfast option that also fulfills their desire for natural ingredients, clean protein and Applegate humanely raised meat.”

Applegate’s frozen frittatas are now available in two varieties, uncured bacon and chicken sausage, red pepper, onion and spinach, exclusively in Sprouts Farmers Market locations.

“Applegate Naturals Frittata Bites are a solution for people who are committed to living a better lifestyle and who want breakfast options made with quality ingredients,” said Lauren Manaker MS, RDN, LD, registered dietitian and Applegate spokesperson. “Having a convenient breakfast option made with natural ingredients is a solution that breakfast skippers or those who grab unhealthy breakfast options are seeking, and these new Frittata Bites fit the bill.”