Nestlé’s Life Cuisine caters to various dietary preferences


Nestlé is looking to help consumers with various dietary preferences, find some easy meal solutions.

New to the Solon, Ohio-based company’s portfolio is Life Cuisine, a line of ready-to-eat meals that come in four preferences — low carb lifestyle, high protein, meatless and gluten-free.

Made with protein, vegetables and whole grains, recipes are available in such options as layered bowls, cauliflower-crust pizzas and sous vide egg bites, the company said.

“Eating well is no longer ‘one-size-fits-all,’ so our offerings can't be either,” John Carmichael, president of Nestlé Foods Division, said. “As needs evolve and expand, our team of culinary experts and nutritionists works in lockstep to deliver contemporary meals made for these emerging food lifestyles, from gluten-free to meatless and beyond.”

Recipes part of the Life Cuisine family include:

  • Meatlovers Cauliflower Pizza Bowl, which contains 13 g of net carbs, 20 g of protein, and features Italian sausage, chicken, beef and cauliflower florets layered with mozzarella cheese and tomato pizza sauce;
  • Korean-Style BBQ Beef Bowl, which has 21 g of protein, 3 g of fiber and contains prime rib beef steak that has been layered with a medley of shiitake mushrooms, edamame, peppers, egg, kale and carrots, then tossed in a Korean-style barbecue sauce and garnished with sesame seeds;
  • Vermont White Cheddar Mac & Broccoli Bowl, which features 20 g of protein, 3 g of fiber and contains macaroni and broccoli in a Vermont white cheddar cheese sauce that is topped with panko breadcrumbs;
  • Pepperoni Cauliflower Crust Pizza, which has 18 g of protein, is gluten-free, and contains a crispy cauliflower crust topped with mozzarella cheese and pepperoni over a tomato sauce; and
  • Uncured Turkey Bacon & Aged White Cheddar Sous Vide Egg Bites, which is ideal for those adhering to a low carb lifestyle, and contains diced turkey bacon and aged white cheddar.

“We heard from consumers that they want meals that fit their personal definitions of wellness without compromising on taste or satisfaction,” Rhonda Richardson, registered dietitian and nutrition communication manager at Nestlé said. “They asked for delicious recipes with more protein, vegetables and ingredients that allow them to eat well, their way.”

In addition, Nestlé will be adding new Lean Cuisine recipes and improve its current portfolio with renovated and calorie-conscious recipes and updated packaging.

“From the start, it has been our mission to offer recipes that fit people's varying needs and nutrition preferences,” Suzy Ponikvar, the marketing innovation manager at Nestlé said. “We remain committed to doing so and will constantly ensure that our offerings empower confidence in mealtime choices.”

Shoppers can find Life Cuisine offerings at retailers nationwide and greater availability in the months to come.