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Healthy Summer dishes served in new Aspect and Jewel packaging.

Thursday June 27, 2019

There’s nothing like a bit of sunshine to encourage people to get outside – and this Summer many of us will be taking advantage of the warmer weather to enjoy some healthy cold-food dishes on-the-go. A walk around the block, or through the park at lunch time, will become a part of our everyday routine, and as more and more of us are adopting healthier lifestyles, consumers will be choosing lighter treats and plenty of fruits and salads.

In March 2018, Public Health England (PHE) published plans to cut excessive calorie intakes as part of the Government’s strategy in England to cut childhood and adult obesity. One of the activities is a programme of work with the food industry to reduce calories by 20 per cent by 2024, across 15 savoury food categories that make a major contribution to people’s diets.

Making healthier choices depends on having easy access to vibrant, super-food packed, healthy food on-the-go. The good news is many local retailers and coffee shop outlets now offer a wealth of healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner options. Instead of boring lettuce-tomato-cucumber salads you can now find an array of choices bursting with colour and texture, containing plenty of protein and nutritious vitamins. Whether you’re a meat lover, vegan or flexitarian, there is something for everyone these days, grabbing a healthier meal has never been easier or more affordable.

Think a crispy noodle salad with hoisin dressing, rainbow chicken salad with almond honey mustard dressing or a tropical fresh fruit salad.

When preparing and presenting healthy cold food dishes for on-the-go consumption, packaging plays an important role. It’s vital that healthy food options catch the consumer’s eye and that fresh foods are kept looking crisp and appetizing. Two new cold food packaging ranges, from our supplier partner Klöckner Pentaplast (kp), called Aspect™ and Jewel™, have been launched to present the most on-trend healthy food dishes with style.

The Jewel™ range was derived from the Innovate pillar with its crystal-clear geometric design forming a clever easy-to-hold ‘jewel’ shape, made to fit in the palm of your hand, perfect whilst on-the-go.

The Aspect range offers a stylish and contemporary design that delivers enhanced shelf presence and has airflow technology which allows the air to circulate around each individual pack to assist with product freshness.

Made from 100 per cent recycled PET (rPET), the tubs and trays that form the Aspect and Jewel ranges are fully recyclable, where facilities exist. And consumers make their own contribution by disposing of packaging in the right way, making sure it’s recycled –  an important step towards eliminating plastic in the oceans, and towards conserving our natural resources.

For more information on the range of products from our supplier kp, get in touch with us today.