FiveStar Gourmet Foods' new Simply Fresh 2GO line has 12 stock-keeping units and is available to retailers and school foodservice programs. ( Courtesy FiveStar Gourmet Foods )

FiveStar Gourmet Foods, Ontario, Calif., is introducing a retail and school foodservice line with 12 stock-keeping units, designed to serve families and schools during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

Each item in the Simply Fresh 2GO line meets U.S. Department of Agriculture standards for school meals, containing protein, grains, fresh fruits and vegetables and a beverage, according to a news release.

“We knew that families, schools, and retailers had the same pain points in trying to provide portable, healthy, and easy meals for students and stay-at-home adults, navigating this pandemic,” Mark Baida director of culinary at FiveStar Gourmet Foods, said in the release. “Our team of chefs spent countless hours to develop the most cutting-edge line of nutritionally-balanced and flavorful fresh meals available for retail and schools.”

“We are known for providing fresh, healthy, and convenient salads, snacks, and entrees to consumers,” CEO Tal Shoshan said in the release. “We realized that people have grown tiresome of preparation and knew we had the solution to their fatigue.”

SKUs in the Simply Fresh 2GO line, and some of the items they include, are:

  • Buffalo Style Chicken: Chicken filet slider, baby carrots, celery sticks, apple slices;
  • Avocado Ranch Chicken: Chicken filet slider, baby carrots, celery sticks, apple slices and avocado ranch dressing;
  • Tangy BBQ Chicken: Chicken filet slider, coleslaw and sliced apples;
  • Smoky Chipotle Chicken: Chicken filet slider, coleslaw, and sliced apples;
  • Turkey Cheddar Slider: Roasted turkey and white cheddar slider, baby carrots, celery sticks and sliced apples;
  • Honey Mustard Chicken: Chicken filet slider, baby carrots, celery sticks and sliced apples;
  • Protein Pack: Hard-boiled egg, white cheddar cheese, baby carrots, celery sticks and sliced apples;
  • Zesty Hummus: Hummus, white cheddar cheese, mini pitas, baby carrots, celery sticks and sliced apples;
  • Trail Mix & Cheddar: Trail mix, cheddar cheese, baby carrots, celery sticks and sliced apples;
  • Sunbutter & Jelly: Sunbutter and strawberry jelly slider, baby carrots, celery sticks and sliced apples;
  • Asian Style Chicken Salad: Grilled chicken breast, romaine lettuce, green and red cabbage, fresh carrots and sesame dressing; and
  • Chicken Caesar Salad: Grilled chicken breast, fresh tomatoes, romaine lettuce and dressing.

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