On the Ball

Already known for its chicken sausages, al fresco All Natural recently bowed a line of gourmet chicken meatballs featuring 60 percent less fat and 40 percent less sodium than traditional beef and pork meatballs.”Homey comfort foods like meatballs are very popular right now, and so many people want to enjoy these classic dishes in a more healthful way,” explains Sarah Crowley, senior brand manager at al fresco, a division of Chelsea, Mass.-based Kayem Foods Inc. Made with lean chicken meat and containing no artificial ingredients, preservatives, nitrates or MSG, the product line comes in two varieties: Tomato & Basil: a blend of sweet basil, sun-ripened tomatoes, and Asiago and mozzarella cheeses, and Teriyaki Ginger, infused with ginger, garlic, sweet pineapple and sesame. As well as serving as a better-for-you substitute for traditional meatballs, the product can be enjoyed on its own or as a party appetizer. A refrigerated package of 16 meatballs serving four retails for a suggested $4.99. For more information, visit