(SOLON, Ohio) May 2008 Whole grains, antioxidants, fiber, Omega-3s – we know they're good for us and want to reap the nutritional benefits they offer, but we don’t always know how to incorporate them into convenient and tasty meals. A wealth of research has been released recently regarding the heart-healthy benefits of the Omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA. These types of Omega-3s are most commonly found in many types of seafood like fish. However, purchasing and preparing fresh seafood several times a week is not always a viable option for today’s busy, yet health-conscious consumer. That’s why LEAN CUISINE is pleased to introduce Seafood Selections entrées, all offering an excellent source of the Daily Value of DHA/EPA in each serving*. With fewer than 350 calories and 8 grams of fat or less, Seafood Selections entrées are also an excellent source of lean protein.*
The chefs at LEAN CUISINE pride themselves on creating meals which feature the nutritional benefits consumers want, and the taste and quality they deserve. They have selected quality Alaskan Pollock and farmed shrimp from Thailand for Seafood Selections. In addition, the entrées feature exciting and contemporary preparations such as tortilla and parmesan crusted filets and Szechuan style stir-fry. Accompaniments include flavorful vegetables, whole grain pastas and unique accents such as poblano peppers, and sour cream and white wine sauces. With nine Seafood Selections entrées to choose from, even the most discerning palates are sure to find a favorite.
“USDA's MyPyramid encourages Americans to eat fish rich in Omega-3s more often. LEAN CUISINE® Seafood Selections offer a convenient way for women to include more Omega-3s into their diet,” said Kristin Gibbs, Director of Marketing for LEAN CUISINE. “We are proud to be among the first to offer such a wide variety of entrées featuring delicious seafood choices.”
The Seafood Selections menu consists of nine mouth-watering meals, four of them new. The new Seafood Selections entrées include:
NEW! Parmesan Crusted Fish features a parmesan crusted whitefish filet topped with melted cheese with penne pasta, zucchini, and yellow peppers in a light tomato and olive oil sauce with a touch of fire-roasted tomatoes.
NEW! Shrimp Alfredo combines high quality shrimp with tender broccoli and peas in a creamy Alfredo sauce with linguini noodles.
NEW! Szechuan Style Stir Fry with Shrimp pairs shrimp and crisp vegetables like red peppers, snap peas, carrots, and baby corn, over whole wheat vermicelli in a spicy Asian-style Szechuan sauce.
NEW! Tortilla Crusted Fish features a tortilla crusted whitefish filet with rice, poblano peppers, roasted red peppers, and corn, in a sour cream sauce and topped with cheese.
Additional Seafood Selections entrées:
Salmon with Basil pairs wild salmon on a bed of whole wheat orzo pasta with yellow and orange carrots and spinach in a basil cream sauce.
Salmon Mediterranean offers wild salmon with zucchini, peppers and whole grain pasta, all tossed in a garlic tomato sauce.
Lemon Pepper Fish combines lightly coated whitefish with rice, broccoli and red peppers in a lemon herb sauce.
Shrimp & Angel Hair Pasta features shrimp tossed with angel hair pasta in a creamy seafood sauce, with accents of sherry, and topped with red peppers.
Lemon Garlic Shrimp offers shrimp with freshly made linguini pasta in a lemon garlic sauce, accented with a touch of white wine, and served with broccoli florets.
Visit LeanCuisine.com for more information about the new LEAN CUISINE Seafood Selections and to access LEAN CUISINE wellness resources, such as a personal nutrition assessment, meal recommendations, recipe ideas, and special offers for registered users.
Seafood Selections from LEAN CUISINE have a suggested retail price of $3.49 and will be available in the freezer sections of grocery stores nationwide in July 2008.
* The serving of fish in these entrées contain between 65 and 220mg of EPA and DHA combined per serving, which is between 40% and 137% of the 160mg Daily Value for a combination of EPA and DHA.