Emily Little

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Plant-Based Chic’Ken Chopped Fajita
Plant-Based Chic’Ken Chopped Fajita

Plant-based fajitas

RollinGreens announced the launch of its Plant-Based Chic’Ken Chopped Fajita made with ingredients such as fermented shiitake mushrooms, peas, and rice, adding to the brand’s lineup of plant-based meats, including chorizo and ground taco meat.

The origins of RollinGreens extend back to 1980 when cofounder Ryan Cunningham’s parents began operating a food truck in Boulder, Colo. After becoming a trained chef, Cunningham restarted the food truck business in 2011 and began introducing a product line into retail chains in 2016. The brand appeared on the television show Shark Tank in 2020 and struck a deal with investor Robert Herjavec. 

One 4.5-ounce package of the Chic’Ken Chopped Fajita, which is shelf stable, can replace one pound of chicken. The plant-based protein also contains the nine essential amino acids associated with optimal nutrition. In addition to its protein blend, the Chic’Ken Chopped Fajita formulation includes onion powder, paprika, chili powder, red and green bell peppers, cumin seed, and jalapeno pepper.

One serving of RollinGreens Chic’Ken Chopped Fajita, about three tablespoons, contains 60 calories, 56 grams of protein, and 6 grams of carbohydrates. It is also gluten-free and soy-free.

Available in grocery stores nationwide and on the brand’s website, RollinGreens Plant-Based Chic’Ken Chopped Fajita has a suggested retail price of $9.99.

a2 Milk Company whole and 2% reduced-fat milk
a2 Milk Company whole and 2% reduced-fat milk

Milk for better digestion

The a2 Milk Company expanded its product lineup into milk from grass-fed cows by introducing two new products: whole and 2% reduced-fat milk.

Founded in 2000 in New Zealand, The a2 Milk Company uses cows that naturally produce milk that contains only the A2 protein and not the combination of A1 and A2 proteins found in most milk products. According to the company, milk that contains only the A2 protein is easier to digest and may help some milk drinkers avoid stomach discomfort. 

“Combining the digestive benefits that some people experience with a2 Milk with the growing popularity of grass-fed milk provides a compelling new dairy option for health-conscious consumers that will also help us continue to build our brand,” said CEO Blake Waltrip in a press release.

The new products are Non-GMO Project Verified. a2’s whole milk offering contains 160 calories, 8 grams of protein, and 9 grams of fat per serving, and the reduced-fat offering contains 120 calories, 8 grams of protein, and 5 grams of fat per serving. In addition, both products contain vitamin D3.

The a2 Milk Company’s whole and reduced-fat milks are available for purchase at Whole Foods and Sprouts Farmers Market stores nationwide. The suggested retail price for a 59-ounce carton is $6.49.

Dino Biscuits with Hidden Veggies and Dino Biscuits with Prebiotics
Dino Biscuits with Hidden Veggies and Dino Biscuits with Prebiotics

Dinosaur treats with veggies

Beech-Nut Nutrition Company recently launched new Dino Biscuits with Hidden Veggies and Dino Biscuits with Prebiotics. The dinosaur-shaped treats are made with fruits, veggies, and whole grains with no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.

“We are excited to bring the first-ever hidden veggie biscuit and first-ever prebiotic biscuit by Beech-Nut to the market, each featuring purposeful ingredients inside a beloved children’s snack at an affordable price,” said Lauren Evans, snacks brand manager at Beech-Nut, in a press release.

Beech-Nut Dino Biscuits with Hidden Veggies are available in two flavors: Pumpkin & Cinnamon and Butternut Bliss. They contain 9 grams of whole grains and 90 calories per serving. The prebiotic variety is also available in two flavors, Banana Yogurt and Blueberry Yogurt, and contains 10 grams of whole grains and 80 calories per serving. These snacks are recommended for toddlers ages 12 months and up. The biscuits are shaped like herbivorous dinosaurs, such as triceratops, stegosaurus, and brachiosaurus.

Beech-Nut Dino Biscuits can be purchased in the baby food aisle at Walmart or other national retailers for a retail price of $3.48 per bag.

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Emily Little is an associate editor of Food Technology ([email protected]).
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