In case you haven’t heard, Kraft Heinz and the Food Network just partnered to release a bunch of new sauces, dressings, and meal kits.
The new Food Network Kitchen Inspirations products are novel for a couple of reasons. This is the first line of grocery store products from the Food Network, and they also include some global flavors that might not be as easy to find outside of bigger cities in the U.S., giving those who enjoy, for example, Korean gochujang or Jamaican jerk flavors another option to look for at their local store.
The line is also all high fructose corn syrup-free, as well as free from artificial flavors.
But as with any new product line, it’s important to check the labels to make sure there aren’t any ingredients that are outside of your own dietary preferences.
How does the new Kitchen Inspirations line stack up for those eating a plant-based diet? Pretty well, if you completely avoid the meal kits, which all have meat or dairy. Instead of making the Kitchen Inspirations versions of their meal kits, you could try making this Spicy Sichuan Eggplant, this Zoodle Pad Thai, or this Paneer Tikka Masala.
Here are all of the Kitchen Inspirations products we could find that are free from animal products.
The dressings are mostly vegan-friendly, but be sure to check the ingredients.
The French Style Dijon Balsamic is plant-based. You can also get the unique Cuban Style Orange Citrus dressing, which is animal product-free. The Mexican Style Mango Chipotle dressing, which sounds like it would be delicious in a burrito bowl, is totally vegan. The Asian Style Sesame Ginger dressing is also plant-based, just be aware that it contains soy and wheat, for anyone avoiding soy or gluten.
All but one of the new line’s sauces are vegan-friendly.
The Japanese Style Teriyaki has soy and wheat, as does the Thai Style Sweet and Spicy Chili, but both are animal product-free. The Korean Gochujang and Jamaican Style Jerk sauce are also suitable for vegans.
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