Yough! frozen pizza
Yough! frozen pizza

Greek yogurt in pizza dough

Yough! recently announced the launch of its new frozen pizzas and pizza dough made with a blend of wheat flour and Greek yogurt.

“We knew two-ingredient dough was taking off, but felt there had to be an easier way for consumers to enjoy it while also making it cleaner and more delicious,” said cofounder and Chief Operating Officer Jason Miller in a press release. “We’re starting with frozen pizzas and dough, but Yough!’s ultimate goal is to continue pushing the boundaries of what comfort food can be, while prioritizing health and flavor.”

The frozen pizzas from Yough! are available in three varieties: mozzarella cheese, uncured turkey pepperoni, and naked crust. Also available is a plain dough that can be used in a variety of applications.

The naked pizza crust offering contains 19 grams of protein and 320 calories for the entire crust. The mozzarella cheese and turkey pepperoni varieties contain 32 grams and 42 grams of protein, respectively, and 490 calories and 540 calories, per entire pizza.

Yough! frozen pizzas and dough can be purchased on the brand’s website; the company plans to expand into grocery retailers in the future. The mozzarella cheese pizza can be purchased at a price of $15.99, the uncured turkey pepperoni for $16.99, the naked crust for $14.99, and the dough for $9.99.

SweetLeaf Indulge Zero Calorie All-Purpose Sweeteners
SweetLeaf Indulge Zero Calorie All-Purpose Sweeteners

Natural sugar substitutes

Wisdom Natural Brands announced the expansion of its SweetLeaf product line with two new zero-calorie sweeteners and three 50% reduced-calorie sugars. These new sweeteners employ a combination of alternative sweeteners to mitigate some of the unwanted tastes associated with noncaloric sweeteners.

The SweetLeaf Indulge Zero Calorie All-Purpose Sweeteners, which are available in both granular and powder form, are made from a combination of allulose, inulin, stevia leaf extract, and monk fruit extract. They are intended to be a one-to-one sugar replacement.

The SweetLeaf 50% Reduced Calorie Sugars include a coconut sugar, date sugar, and cane sugar option. These sugars contain a mix of allulose, stevia leaf extract, and monk fruit extract, and they offer eight calories per serving.

Wisdom Natural Brands claims that the two new sweetener offerings taste, bake, brown, and caramelize like traditional sugar. They can also be used in a variety of applications, including baking and beverages.

The new SweetLeaf Indulge Zero Calorie All-Purpose Sweeteners can be purchased for a suggested retail price of $17.99, and the 50% Reduced Calorie Sugars have a suggested retail price of $15.99. Both offerings are available at natural food retailers, Amazon, and the brand’s website.

Hood Cottage Cheese Medleys
Hood Cottage Cheese Medleys

Cottage cheese snacks

Hood debuted the newest addition to its cottage cheese offerings: Cottage Cheese Medleys. These single-serve snacks feature a two-sided package: one side with cottage cheese and one with ready-to-add mix-ins.

The new Cottage Cheese Medleys are available in three varieties: Pineapple with Honey Roasted Almonds, Strawberry with Graham Crackers and Chocolate Chips, and Blueberry with Crunchy Oat Granola. The mix-ins can easily be flipped into the cottage cheese, so consumers can “just flip, stir, and go.”

“We know our consumers are seeking quick, easy, and exciting new ways to add protein into their diets in ways that are satisfying and delicious,” said Hood spokesperson Lynne Bohan in a press release.

The Hood Cottage Cheese Medleys contain between 200 and 210 calories and between 12 and 13 grams of protein per container, depending on the variety. They can be purchased in select grocery stores across New England and New York at a suggested retail price of $1.99 per 5-ounce container.ft

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