Margaret Malochleb

Margaret Malochleb

Classic ice cream flavors go dairy-free
Enlightened
, a pioneer in high-protein, low-sugar ice cream, has added five dairy-free varieties to its line of low-calorie ice cream bars. The bars are crafted using an almond milk base to deliver the same taste, creamy texture, and rich flavor of ice cream in a plant-based format.

“We’re thrilled to introduce our creamy dairy-free frozen desserts in a spoon-free format,” Michael Shoretz, founder and CEO of Enlightened says. “With the introduction of our dairy-free pints, we began serving a whole new community, and offering our dairy-free bars was the next logical step. But whether you’re dairy-free or just an ice cream lover, we’re confident you’ll love our new bars!”

Consistent with the brand’s commitment to sound nutrition, each bar contains no more than 100 calories and is 100% vegan and gluten-free. The flavors draw on inspiration from classic and quirky fan favorites, including Salted Caramel, Mint Chip, Mocha Chocolate Chip, Monkey Business, and Peanut Butter & Jelly. The bars can be found online and at retailers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $5.99.


Plant-based meats suitable for grilling
Lightlife Foods
offers the taste, texture, aroma, and appearance of traditional meat in new, plant-based products that deliver the sensory experience consumers crave from beef.

Created with culinary expertise, familiar ingredients, and balanced nutrition, the Lightlife Burger is the hero of the company’s new pea protein–based product line, which also includes Lightlife Ground, Lightlife Bratwurst Sausage, and Lightlife Italian Sausage.

The Lightlife Burger contains 20 grams of pea protein with 0 grams of cholesterol and only 2.5 grams of saturated fat in a quarter-pound patty, compared with 80 grams of cholesterol and 9.3 grams of saturated fat in a patty made from traditional beef. The patty includes virgin coconut oil and beet powder, which work together to make a juicy and meaty burger suitable for grilling.

Lightlife’s products are designed to appeal to consumers at all points on the plant-based journey. The line is available at retailers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $5–$8.


Portable meals in three varieties
Mountain House
, makers of outdoor Adventure Meals, has introduced Simple Sensations, a line of just-add-water meals developed to meet the growing demand for portable options made with real, nutritious ingredients.

Each Simple Sensations meal is made from scratch, then freeze-dried to preserve freshness and lock in nutrients. With 10–18 grams of protein and fewer than 280 calories per serving, the meals cook in under 10 minutes by adding hot water to the pouch or microwaving.

“For some people, the concept of freeze-dried food brings visions of life on some futuristic planet,” says Bruce Bechtel, director of marketing for Mountain House. “In reality, the technology has an unrivaled ability to lock in delicious flavor and texture that rivals homemade meals, while also preserving nutrients in an easy-to-pack and prepare format that is light years ahead of other convenience options.”

Simple Sensations are available online and at select retailers nationwide in three savory varieties—Chicken Fajita Bowl, Italian Pepper Steak, and Spicy Southwest Skillet—for a suggested retail price of $5.99 per meal.

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Margaret Malochleb,
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In This Article

  1. Food Product Development
Enlightened’s line of dairy-free bars

Enlightened’s line of dairy-free bars delivers creamy texture and rich flavor in a plant-based format.

Lightlife Foods’ line of pea protein–based products

Lightlife Foods’ line of pea protein–based products offers a familiar taste that fills people up without weighing them down.

Simple Sensations meals

Simple Sensations meals meet the growing demand for portable options made with real, nutritious ingredients.