ConAgra healthy choice introduces new frozen meals

Healthy Choice, a brand of ConAgra Foods, has introduced 11 new frozen meals for its Cafe Steamers,

The new products include Mediterranean varieties such as Balsamic Garlic Chicken, Grilled Vegetables Mediterranean and Lemon Garlic Chicken and Shrimp. Additionally, the introduction of Chicken Pad Thai adds one new Healthy Choice Asian Inspired Cafe Steamers product to the line.

The company said that the new Mediterranean-inspired flavours introduced to Healthy Choice Cafe Steamers feature ingredients such as whole grain pasta, extra virgin olive oil and vegetables, cooked in the DuoTray Steam Cooker.

Four new varieties of Healthy Choice Entrees include Tortellini Primavera Parmesan, Lobster Cheese Ravioli, Roasted Red Pepper Marinara and Creamy Basil Pesto. The company claims that these recipes do not contain preservatives, artificial flavours or colours and these meals have vegetarian and meat-free options for consumers looking to eat less meat on a day-to-day basis. Healthy Choice frozen meals have a suggested retail price range of $2.00 to $3.29.

The company said that the new varieties of Healthy Choice Select Entrees feature whole grains, protein, fiber and ingredients such as pineapple, black beans and corn. New varieties include Pineapple Chicken, Ravioli Florentine Marinara and Spicy Caribbean Chicken.

Jonathan Gray, manager of research and development at ConAgra Foods, said: "Healthy Choice is all about making great food with healthy ingredients. We are not giving consumers 'diet food,' but rather delicious food - packed with protein, fiber, whole grains and antioxidants and free of any preservatives - that is intended to be a part of a healthy and balanced lifestyle."