Ready Pac Foods is introducing the latest addition to its line of Bistro Bowl Salads, the Baby Kale Turkey Cranberry Bistro Bowl. This complete salad bowl is inspired by gourmet restaurant menu trends, featuring baby kale, diced turkey, sliced almonds, whole cranberries and red apple poppy seed dressing.
Fresh prepared foods is topping the list for 2014 consumer and culinary trends nationwide, serving to complement the fast-paced lifestyles among consumers who are increasingly unwilling to sacrifice quality and healthfulness for convenience, says Tristan Simpson, senior director of marketing & corporate communications. “It has become even more important for brands like Ready Pac Bistro Bowl to innovate and experiment with new recipes in order to delight these new consumers. We look to fill the void previously occupied by calorie-packed fast food and mindless heavy snacking.
“The incorporation of Baby Kale into our core product line is a great way for us to expand our successful Bistro Bowl offerings, while providing consumers with an easy and delicious way to incorporate a new superfood into their diet,” she adds.
The sweetness of the dressing and cranberries provides a nice balance to the notes provided by the Baby Kale, say company officials, while the premium turkey and sliced almonds deliver both protein and texture. The new bowl launched this month and is available nationwide.