Company recently launched slew of new frozen foods, snacks, sauces and more.
Innovation on tap from the Gardein brand includes a meatless burger, meatless hot dogs and sausage products. The Ultimate Burger contains 10 grams of plant protein per serving, and The Ultimate Hot Dog provides 12 grams of plant protein per serving. The Ultimate Sausage comes in varieties including Italian Style.
Under the Birds Eye brand, Conagra is introducing Family Favorite Meals with vegetable swaps. The four new multi-serve freezer meals substitute traditional pasta for pasta made from zucchini and lentil and swap out rice for riced cauliflower. While three of the recipes include breadcrumbs, the Three Cheese Ziti is completely grain-free. Each dish may be cooked in the microwave and is ready in fewer than 15 minutes.
Conagra’s Banquet brand is expanding its Banquet Mega portfolio with four new chicken varieties: Nashville Hot chicken strips, Georgia Gold chicken strips, Buffalo style chicken strips and drive-thru style chicken nuggets.
Debuting from Rotel is a range of hot sauces with ingredients such as roasted green hatch chilies, red cayenne, red jalapeño and hot habanero.
Slim Jim Pork Rinds are high in protein, low in carbs and come in Squealin’ Hot and Hog Wild BBQ flavors.
New Banquet Mega Sandwiches provide 15 to 19 grams of protein per serving and come in four varieties: steak and cheddar, smoky barbecue seasoned pork, pepperoni stuffed pizza, and meatballs and mozzarella.
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Egg Beaters is introducing whole liquid eggs with nisin. The eggs contain 60 calories per 3-tablespoon serving.
Co-branding will be central to Conagra’s go-to-market strategy as it pairs Gardein meatless products with other brands in its portfolio. Examples include Udi’s gluten-free pizza with Gardein saus’age, Bertolli spaghetti with Gardein meatballs, Frontera skillet meals with Gardein barbacoa, Marie Callender’s Gardein Chick’n Pot Pie, Bird Eye Voila! Meal with Gardein garlic chick’n, and Healthy Choice Power Bowls with Gardein adobo chick’n.
From Conagra’s Healthy Choice brand comes a new line of grain-free Power Bowls featuring combinations of greens, vegetables, lean proteins and riced cauliflower. Each bowl boasts 18 to 20 grams of protein and 5 to 7 grams of fiber and is gluten-free.
The Spicy Beef Teriyaki Power Bowl combines braised beef with carrots, broccoli, red bell peppers, chard, kale, spinach and scallions served atop a bed of riced cauliflower in a sweet and spicy teriyaki sauce.
The Basil Pesto Chicken Power Bowl contains pulled chicken breast with white kidney beans, yellow squash, tomatoes, chard, kale, spinach, riced cauliflower and a basil pesto sauce.
The Spicy Black Bean & Chicken Power Bowl mixes pulled chicken breast with black beans, red bell peppers, jalapeño peppers, onions, chard, kale and spinach served atop riced cauliflower with a spicy chili sauce and cotija cheese.
The Chicken Marinara Power Bowl includes pulled chicken breast with broccoli, red bell peppers, chard, kale, spinach, riced cauliflower, marinara sauce and Parmesan cheese.
“We’re excited to launch new Healthy Choice Power Bowls for people looking to power through their days while avoiding or limiting their gluten and grain intake,” said Alan Brooks, senior brand manager for Healthy Choice. “People are looking for delicious meals with key nutrients to help with their overall wellness and provide a good source of protein to stay fuller longer.”
Conagra Brands is bolstering its Gardein brand with a slew of new meat-free offerings.
New Chick’n Wings, Tenders and Nuggets contain a proprietary blend of pea and wheat protein. The new offerings include Gochujang Style Chick'n Wings, Chipotle Georgia Style Chick'n Wings, Nashville Hot Chick'n Tenders and Crispy Golden Chick'n Nuggets.
Gardein is introducing the Shakshuka Breakfast Bowl and Saus'age Benny Breakfast Bowl, which is a vegan version of an Eggs Benedict. Both contain 12 grams of plant-based protein.
Two new skillet meal flavors are joining Gardein’s portfolio, and both are certified vegan. Made with plant-based proteins, vegetables, whole grains and sauces, the new meals include Porkless Thai Curry and Lambless Vindaloo.
New Gardein Breakfast Saus’age comes in two flavors: maple and spicy. The plant-based patties contain 6 grams of protein per serving.
The Italian Saus’age Patties contain 10 grams of plant-based protein.
Gardein’s new Entrée Bowls for One contain 13 to 16 grams of protein and fewer than 350 calories. Varieties include Orange Beefless Bowl, Teriyaki Chick'n Bowl, Chick'n Fajita Bowl and Italian Saus'age and Pasta Bowl.
“Fifty-two per cent of households purchase plant-based foods, and more than 60% are trying to incorporate more plant-based foods into their diet, yet have concerns that they’ll sacrifice taste or texture,” said Tara Rozalowsky, vice-president and general manager at Conagra Brands. “Gardein’s strength has always been that we offer a wide variety of delicious plant-based meat alternatives for chicken, beef, pork, fish and seafood. Gardein offers home cooks and chefs alike a great way to make any dish plant-based.”
Conagra’s Marie Callender’s brand is launching a line of layered savory pies in three varieties: beef and bean chili cornbread pie, beef shepherd’s pie, and chicken and bacon shepherd’s pie.
Conagra is giving its Manwich brand a modern makeover with improved recipes and graphics. The sloppy joe sauce comes in four varieties: original, bourbon barbecue, bold, and thick and chunky.
Marie Callender’s is introducing Pub Style Pot Pies packed with 19 to 24 grams of protein. The pies come in steak and ale and herb roasted chicken varieties.
Conagra’s P.F. Chang’s Home Menu brand is introducing restaurant-quality Japanese ramen meals in spicy chicken miso and chicken tonkotsu varieties.
Conagra Brands is kicking ketchup up a notch with new Hunt’s Best Ever Ketchup. Free from high-fructose corn syrup, the condiment is made with California tomatoes and cane sugar and is thicker and richer than traditional Hunt’s ketchup, according to the company. Hunt’s Best Ever Ketchup is Non-GMO Project verified and contains 20 calories per serving.
With 45 grams of protein per meal, new Hungry-Man products nod to the brand’s roots of “never leaving the table hungry.” One of the new offerings is a classic fried chicken meal served with mashed potatoes and sweet corn.