Walnut Creek, California-based Del Monte Foods has introduced a new way to eat vegetables with just launched Del Monte Veggieful Pocket Pies. Baked in a golden cauliflower crust, the product line is filled with vegetables, cheese variety of plant-based proteins. The “better-for-you” offerings serve up as convenient heat-and-eat meatless snacks that may be enjoyed at any time.
With two-thirds of the USA workforce now said to be laboring at home, primarily due to government- and company-imposed restrictions due to the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic, lifestyle and eating habits have changed. Many adults are concerned this shift will limit a healthy diet; in fact, 41% of Americans admit to snacking more.
“We’ve all been faced with a number of setbacks during the pandemic, but for many of us, we are busier than ever,” said Liam Farrell, Del Monte’s vice president of brand marketing. “We understand the dilemmas people face daily and empathize with the new challenges we’re experiencing. Creating a balanced diet through food that packs in delicious nutrients to fuel the day should be easy. Veggieful Pocket Pies take the stress out of making healthful food choices by providing a tasty, easy-to-prepare veggie-packed option.”
Pocket Pies expands Del Monte’s Veggieful line of snacks and nutritious meal options. Containing one full serving of vegetables in each pie and no artificial flavors or preservatives, the products are now available in the frozen aisles of North American supermarkets and grocery stores in four flavors: Spinach Artichoke Parmesan, Broccoli Potato Cheddar, Plant-based Philly Cheesesteak and Rosemary Garlic Plant-based Chicken.