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Expo West 2017 trend: Vegan meal kits make breakfast, lunch and dinner easy and healthy

People need food and they need it fast, on-the-go and delivered in one kit, not to mention nutritious, natural, made from whole foods and ready to meet any special diet request, such as vegan and gluten free. “No problem!,” says the natural products industry. Here, Jessie Shafer, RD, editor-in-chief of Delicious Living magazine, and Jenna Blumenfeld, senior food editor for New Hope Network, give a preview of several new plant-based meal kit solutions ready to meet the modern consumer’s demands.

Products featured:
Field Roast
Upton’s Naturals

About the Author(s)

Jenna Blumenfeld


Jenna Blumenfeld lives in Boulder, Colorado, where she reports on the natural products industry, sustainable agriculture, and all things plant based. 

Jessie Shafer, RD

Director of Influence & Health Education, New Hope Network

Jessie Shafer, RD, is New Hope Network's director of influence and health education. In this role, Jessie curates opportunities and appropriate partnerships for New Hope's health and wellness influencer audience, as well as health practitioner and nutrition expert audience. Jessie is a Northwestern University graduate, registered dietitian, and long-time health journalist, having worked for more than 17 years at four major publishing houses on consumer-facing health brands, including Meredith Corporation and August Home Publishing and holding the role of editor-in-chief of Delicious Living for four years. Jessie and her husband relocated from Iowa to Colorado in 2015 where they enjoy riding their bike, hiking in the mountains and being mom to a cute and curious toddler. 

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