“All of the kit ingredients are fresh, 100 percent prepped and measured, offering only what is needed to prepare the meal, so there is no food waste, and cooking time is in about 20 minutes or less. Each Prep+Pared kit feeds two adults and ranges in price from $14 to $20, and there is no subscription or pre-order needed.”
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The stores will offer eight dishes/recipes, which include: Vietnamese-Inspired Spicy Lemongrass Pork, Athena’s Lemon Chicken Saute, Peruvian-Inspired Salmon, Crispy Fish Tacos, Moroccan-Inspired Vegetables, Chimichurri Steak and Chicken Enchiladas Rojas, and, available soon, Stuffed Poblano Peppers. Kroger officials said they will continue to rotate and add new recipes.
Kroger initially introduced the meal kits in several Cincinnati-area stores: Sharonville, Hyde Park, Oakley, Harpers Point and Newport.
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“Customers tell us that they love the convenience of the kits and how easy it is to make a fresh and delicious, restaurant-quality meal at home in no time,” Margaret McClure, vice president of merchandising for Kroger’s Cincinnati/Dayton division, said in a release.
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The prepped meal kits have become popular mail-order items from upstart companies such as Blue Apron and Green Chef. In May, Sprinly, a Cleveland-based healthy-meal home-delivery service, expanded to the Dayton area.