Selling Frozen Food Online: Veggie Entree Options

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Selling Frozen Food Online: Frozen Veggie Entrees are Hot 

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Vegetarian and vegan consumers are on the rise. And they want healthy, convenient entrees that meet their dietary needs.

So, if you’re selling frozen food online, you need to include meatless entree options. 


Check out my previous article on why frozen food is a hot choice to sell online.

Vegan vs. Vegetarian—What’s the Difference?

Vegetarian mark (European Vegetarian Union)
Vegetarian mark (European Vegetarian Union)

Vegetarians avoid all meat products.  But, they still eat other products from animals, such as milk and eggs. 

Vegetarians are divided into three types:

  • Ovo vegetarians avoid milk products, but still eat eggs.
  • Lacto vegetarians avoid eggs, but still eat milk products.
  • Ovo-Lacto vegetarians eat both eggs and milk products.



Certified Vegan mark (Vegan Action)
Certified Vegan mark (Vegan Action)

Vegans avoid all products made from or produced by animals.

  • Meat, milk, eggs, honey, gelatin, dyes from insects, and any other animal-derived products are off-limits for vegans.

Advantages of Selling Vegan and Vegetarian

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  • 6% of Americans (about 15 million people) currently identify as vegan. That’s a 600% increase from 2014 to 2017 (Top Trends in Prepared Foods 2017).
  • Millennials (people between the ages of 20 and 30) are the generation with the most vegetarians and vegans.
    • They’re also the world’s largest generation.
    • In addition, millennials purchase the most natural and organic food. After all, they’re health-conscious and environmentally concerned.
    • And millennials are the most inclined to buy food online!

Three key trends in food purchasing have made veggie frozen food a hot-selling category on the web. (Source: Top Trends in Prepared Foods 2017.)

  • “Go Meat-Free:” Vegan and vegetarian diets are on the rise. After all, more consumers are aware of the negative effects of eating meat. Buyers want meatless dishes.
  • “Fresh and Easy:” Consumers are getting busier and busier, so they want quick eats. But, they want “fresh, natural ingredients” that they can pronounce, too.
  • “Ethical Eating:” Consumers want ethical and environmentally sustainable meals. They associate ethical eats with health and well-being.

Thus, sell veggie frozen foods online! This will help you appeal to the rising number of meatless consumers. It’ll especially help you win over the ethical millennial market.

Category 1: Vegetarian Entrees (no meat, but some dairy)

Cedarlane Eggplant Parmesan (contains milk)

Cedarlane Eggplant Parmesan

  • A gluten-free take on the Italian classic, without the time-consuming preparation.
  • First, Cedarlane starts with slices of baked eggplant, never fried.
  • Then, lightly roasted zucchini, bell pepper, onion and natural cheeses add flavor between the eggplant layers.
  • Finally, Cedarlane rounds the dish out with hearty sun-dried tomato sauce.
  • An excellent source of protein: 13g protein per serving.
  • Also, a good source of calcium and iron.
  • Cedarlane’s a completely vegetarian company. So, add this or any frozen food from the company to your online product list. You’ll be sure to please vegetarians.

Feel Good Foods Vegetable Fried Rice (contains eggs)

Feel Good Foods Vegetable Fried Rice

  • This frozen food choice brings all the flavor of a traditional Chinese takeout dish. It’s much healthier, though.
  • Inspired by the chef’s time working at the gourmet restaurant Spice Market. But Certified Gluten-Free.
  • Brown rice provides more nutrition and better taste than the conventional white rice.
  •  Leeks and ginger are also key stars.
  • An excellent source of Vitamin A, and a good source of Vitamin C and iron.
  • 7 grams protein per serving.
  • All natural—made with only simple ingredients your consumers can pronounce.

Evol Three Cheese Mushroom Risotto (contains milk)

Evol Three Cheese Mushroom Risotto

  • Portobello and crimini mushrooms meld with arborio rice and caramelized onions.
  • An addicting three cheese sauce, with Parmesan, Fonti and Romano cheeses, completes the dish.
  • This risotto provides 10g protein per serving, plus Vitamin A and calcium.
  • Also, it’s a gluten-free food, with no preservatives.
  • No artificial colors or flavors, either.

Category 2: Vegan Entrees (no animal or animal-derived products)

Gardein BBQ Pulled Porkless Pockets

Gardein Porkless Pockets

  • Gardein vegan “pork” (made from soy protein) and barbecue sauce, packed into a soft roll-style pocket.
  • A Certified Vegan, Kosher, and dairy-free product.
  • These frozen pockets are ready to serve after only 2 minutes. Your consumers will love the convenience!
  • 10g protein per serving. Also, a good source of iron.
  • A cholesterol free and non-GMO food.

Amy’s Light & Lean Quinoa and Black Beans with Butternut Squash and Chard

Amy's Light and Lean Quinoa and Black Beans

  • Simple, yet packed with nutrition and delicious—plus, it’s Certified Vegan.
  • Organic black beans, quinoa, Swiss chard and butternut squash satisfy without making your consumers feel guilty.
  • Easy to prepare, high in protein, and low in fat and calories.
  • A good source of Vitamin A and iron.
  • Also, a low-sodium food choice. 
  • 11 g fiber per serving!
  • Made with organic grains, beans, and vegetables.
  • Quinoa’s naturally gluten-free, making it a perfect, nutty-flavored staple for this gluten-free dish.
  • In addition, the dish is tree nut free, non-GMO, and Kosher (DE).


Amy’s Black Bean Veggie Enchilada

Amy's Vegan Enchilada (Low Sodium)

  • Organic corn tortillas, filled with organic black beans, tofu, and veggies, provide a healthy vegan take on a Mexican classic.
  • Traditional Mexican enchilada sauce ties the dish together.
  • This Certified Vegan frozen food contains 50% less sodium than the brand’s regular enchilada.
  • Gluten-free, dairy-free, lactose-free, tree nut free, non-GMO, and kosher (DE).
  • Your consumers will love the convenience and tradition of this dish. Sell it online today!
  • Amy’s also offers plenty of other options to satisfy vegans and vegetarians.


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Author: Jessica.Huhn
Jessica Huhn is a graduate of Mount St. Mary's University and a content writer for When she is not engaging in her passion for writing, there is a good chance that Jessica is singing, whether by herself or with one of her choirs. She might also be admiring cows, animals that she has seen a unique beauty in since the age of two.