Margaret Malochleb

Margaret Malochleb

Ocean’s Balance

Made with vitamin- and mineral-rich kelp from the Gulf of Maine, pasta sauces from Ocean’s Balance are suitable for plant-based, keto, and paleo diets.

Freeli entrées

Grab-and-go entrées s are an easy answer for lunch and snack time dilemmas, and are available in the refrigerated section of select retailers nationwide.

Turmeric Salt

Turmeric Salt can be sprinkled over eggs or snacks, used to season meat and seafood, or swapped for chicken bouillon, and is compatible with vegan and paleo diets

Pasta sauces with kelp

Ocean’s Balance recently introduced Mariner’s Pasta Sauces, a plant-based lineup made with sustainably farmed and harvested kelp from the Gulf of Maine. The gluten-free, sugar-free sauces are available in Marinara and Arrabbiata versions.

According to Ocean’s Balance, seaweed consumption is on the rise in the United States, thanks in part to its umami flavor, eco-friendliness, and array of essential vitamins and minerals, including iodine, fiber, potassium, and iron. “Seaweed adds irresistible flavor and dense nutritional benefit to any food,” said Ocean’s Balance CEO Mitch Lench in a press release. “It’s time that Americans move beyond ‘seaweed as Asian’ and start thinking of seaweed as an everyday ingredient on our kitchen tables.”

The sauces are designed to be used over pasta, on pizza, combined with seafood, or as the base for stew, and are suitable for consumers following plant-based, keto, and paleo diets. Packaged in 24-ounce recyclable glass jars, Mariner’s Pasta Sauces can be found online at oceansbalance.com and at retailers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $7.99.

Bite-sized entrées

Freeli Foods has debuted a lineup of bite-sized refrigerated entrées that can be enjoyed right from the pouch or heated in the microwave for an instant meal. Perfect for a lunch or quick snack, the grab-and-go meals are available in five versions.

Mac & Cheese is made with farm-fresh cheddar and American cheeses mixed with durum wheat pasta. Pasta & Meat Sauce starts with al dente pasta and combines it with rich tomato sauce, hearty cooked beef, and Parmesan cheese. Chicken Noodle upgrades a favorite soup with chunks of chicken breast, egg noodles, English sweet peas, and garden carrots. Chicken Teriyaki starts with tender chicken, brown rice, and veggies, and adds sweet teriyaki sauce. Burrito Bowl features traditional burrito flavors in one package that combines savory black beans, brown rice, and Monterey Jack cheese.

Entrées from Freeli Foods can be found online at freelifoods.com and in the refrigerated section of select retailers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $5.49.

Turmeric salt

Former Shark Tank competitor JADA Brands recently added Turmeric Salt to its line of vegan salts. Suitable as a table salt, rub, or bouillon, the all-purpose seasoning is made with unrefined sea salt, turmeric, onion powder, garlic powder, and black pepper.

Turmeric Salt provides a simple way to add a boost of flavor to recipes while reaping the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric. The Non-GMO Project Verified product is compatible with paleo and vegan diets and is free of gluten, soy, and sugar. It also contains no anti-caking agents, no MSG, and no manufactured food additives.

JADA’s Turmeric Salt can be found online at Amazon and JadaBrands.com for a suggested retail price of $8.99 for a 3.3-ounce container.

About the Author

Margaret Malochleb,
Associate Editor,
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Margaret Malochleb