Gardein adds new items to its plant-based line-up

Gardein, a brand of Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE: CAG) is answering the growing demand for plant-based food by expanding its line of meat-free dishes, including new items that feature pea and wheat protein. In the past, meat substitutes were mostly tailored to vegans and vegetarians. Now more than ever, people are seeking a flexitarian diet due to a variety of lifestyle and dietary needs including animal welfare, health and sustainability.

"Fifty two percent of households purchase plant-based foods and more than 60 percent are trying to incorporate more plant-based foods into their diet*, yet have concerns that they'll sacrifice taste or texture," said Tara Rozalowsky, Vice President and General Manager at Conagra Brands. "Gardein's strength has always been that we offer a wide variety of delicious plant-based meat alternatives for chicken, beef, pork, fish and seafood. Gardein offers home cooks and chefs alike a great way to make any dish plant-based."

Gardein's latest innovations provide convenient, great tasting plant-based options for any snack or meal, breakfast through dinner. New items are available in retailers this summer and include:

  • Chick'n Wings, Tenders and Nuggets – Gardein is taking plant-based snacking to a whole new level with the launch of meat alternatives that contain a proprietary blend of pea and wheat protein. Chicken is the largest meat behavior and the fastest-growing protein type in meat alternatives, growing 26 percent since February of 2019**. The new offerings include: Gochujang Style Chick'n Wings, Chipotle Georgia Style Chick'n Wings, Nashville Hot Chick'n Tenders and Crispy Golden Chick'n Nuggets.
  • Breakfast Bowls – Gardein has expanded its flavorful and convenient breakfast offerings with two new on-trend items: Shakshuka Breakfast Bowl and Saus'age Benny Breakfast Bowl, which is a vegan version of an Eggs Benedict. Each bowl contains 12 grams of plant-based protein and are available in an 8.5-ounce size, a perfect size for one person.
  • Skillet Meals – Gardein has launched two new skillet meal flavors that are certified vegan: Porkless Thai Curry and Lambless Vindaloo. These flavorful meals offer a delicious meat-free version of popular ethnic dishes, with plant-based proteins, crisp vegetables, whole grains, and flavorful sauces. Skillet meals are available in 20-ounce size that serves two.
  • Breakfast Saus'age – Gardein has launched two flavorful, plant-based breakfast sausage patties: maple-flavored and spicy. They're perfect for breakfast and more, with 6 grams of protein per serving and 75 percent less fat than traditional pork sausage.
  • Italian Saus'age Patties – Ready in minutes, sliced sausage patties contain 10 grams of protein per serving and are the perfect addition to Italian dishes.
  • Entrée Bowls for One – These all-in-one bowl meals come in four new flavors: Orange Beefless Bowl, Teriyaki Chick'n Bowl, Chick'n Fajita Bowl and Italian Saus'age and Pasta Bowl. Each bowl has up to 13-16 grams of protein and all are under 350 calories.

Founded in 2003, Gardein has seen tremendous growth in the past few years as consumer demand for plant-based meat alternatives has increased. The brand's Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) has increased 34 percent since 2012.*** Gardein offers a vast menu of vegan, plant-based, meatless options across categories. Gardein products are Non-GMO Project Verified and can be found in both retail stores (in the frozen aisle) and food service locations. Visit to learn more.

About Conagra Brands 
Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE: CAG), headquartered in Chicago, is one of North America's leading branded food companies. Guided by an entrepreneurial spirit, Conagra Brands combines a rich heritage of making great food with a sharpened focus on innovation. The company's portfolio is evolving to satisfy people's changing food preferences. Conagra's iconic brands, such as Birds Eye®, Marie Callender's®, Banquet®, Healthy Choice®, Slim Jim®, Reddi-wip®, and Vlasic®, as well as emerging brands, including Angie's® BOOMCHICKAPOP®, Duke's®, Earth Balance®, Gardein®, and Frontera®, offer choices for every occasion. For more information, visit

SOURCE Conagra Brands, Inc.