Exciting updates to our prepared foods!

After a busy summer of bringing our Mabel’s Bakery & Fresh City kitchen teams together, we have made several exciting updates to our prepared foods line up over the month of October. These improvements reflect feedback from our customers -- including requests for new products and products that fit more dietary preferences. Plus, through our partnerships with Mabel's Bakery & The Healthy Butcher, we are using more premium, house-made ingredients than ever.  Try them out and let us know what you think!


Salad Jars:

NEW! Organic Chicken Caesar Salad is a greens-heavy version of this classic salad. We use kale, cabbage, romaine, and pea shoots and top them with our house-made Creamy Caesar Dressing. We’re grilling whole chicken breasts, seasoned with Mabel’s spices, and sliced into juicy strips. This salad also features The Healthy Butcher’s Signature Smoked Bacon, using locally raised, pastured, heritage breed pork. 

NEW! Organic Sesame Orange Chicken Salad is an exciting new Paleo-friendly jar! We packed this jar with nutritious cruciferous veggies, and topped it with bell pepper, green onion, and spicy sesame topper for a sweet-and-savoury crunch! We made sure to boost the protein, with both cashews and our grilled chicken breast. Served with Mabel’s Citrus Honey Dressing, this jar can be enjoyed cold or warm.

Organic Chicken Cobb Salad is now Paleo-friendly, as we removed the corn! We’re grilling whole chicken breasts, seasoned with Mabel’s spices, and sliced into juicy strips.

Falafel Salad is now has a brighter flavour from our herbed-cucumber salad and Mabel’s Tahini Dressing. Now Nut-free! 

Organic Kale Caesar Salad is now Paleo-friendly! We removed the parmesan and roasted chickpeas and added our house-made vegan parmesan mix and coconut oil roasted sweet potatoes.

Organic Sunshine Salad is now even sunnier with Mabel’s Citrus Honey Dressing instead of our House Dressing (so this salad is no longer vegan).

Harvest Lentil Salad now features our coconut oil roasted sweet potatoes.

Morrocan Salad is improved with Mabel’s Tahini Dressing!


Meal Jars: 

NEW! Organic Veggie Hash is a hearty new Vegan-Paleo meal. We layered coconut oil roasted sweet potatoes, herb-roasted potatoes, kale, mushrooms, and bell peppers to create a healthy hash. Hemp hearts and shelled sunflower seeds add protein, and we topped it off with an umami-rich house-made Sundried Tomato Pesto. Best served warm!

Organic Pulled Pork is now using The Healthy Butcher’s BBQ Sauce recipe and we think you’ll love its sweet and smoky flavour. We’re also using our coconut oil roasted sweet potatoes in this jar.

Swedish Meatball jar now features The Healthy Butcher’s beef & turkey meatballs. Made with Ontario grass-fed beef, Ontario turkey, and Mabel’s bread crumbs, these meatballs have an improved, light texture. The meatballs are bigger than our previous meatballs, so we include three meatballs instead of four.

Organic Butter Chicken now has cauliflower in the curry. The chicken is now from The Healthy Butcher, who is custom-butchering our meat weekly. We are using a mix of boneless leg and breast to yield a juicier, more flavourful chicken curry. 

Greek Chicken also features chicken from The Healthy Butcher, who is custom-butchering our meat weekly. We are using a mix of boneless leg and breast to yield a juicier, more flavourful chicken dish. We have added zucchini to the Mediterranean sauce, for a little extra veggie boost!

Beef Bolognese is even heartier now that we’re using Mabel’s bolognese sauce recipe, featuring umami-rich mushrooms and The Healthy Butcher’s ground beef.

Organic Veggie Burrito now contains corn and our coconut oil roasted sweet potatoes.

Tofu Korma got a veggie-boost! The curry now features green beans, and we’ve topped the curry with pickled onions, which adds a nice texture and flavour contrast to the curry. 

Kung Pao Tofu is a little sweeter, thanks to the julienned carrots we saute with the tofu. We like the way the carrots balance the heat!


Wraps:

Tahini Chickpea Wrap (Previously Falafel Wrap) has been updated to remove the falafels so that we can increase its volume with fresh chickpeas and more veggies. We have also enhanced the flavour with Mabel’s Tahini Dressing and a dash of hot sauce.

Organic Chicken Caesar Wrap is now made using our house-made Creamy Caesar Dressing. We’re grilling whole chicken breasts, seasoned with Mabel’s spices, and sliced into juicy strips. The wrap now features The Healthy Butcher’s Signature Smoked Bacon, using locally raised, pastured, heritage breed pork. 

Organic Chicken Gyro Wrap is now made with Mabel’s Tzatziki and grilled whole chicken breasts, seasoned with Mabel’s spices, and sliced into juicy strips.

Organic Black Bean Burrito is now kid-friendly: we replaced the cilantro pesto with salsa, which makes it saucier and a little sweeter. 

Organic Egg Salad Wrap now uses Mabel’s Egg Salad, containing celery, mustard, fish-free Worcestershire sauce, capers, and fresh dill. 

Tempeh Club Wrap now contains spinach and our house-made vegan parmesan seasoning. We upped the tomatoes and avocado, too! 


Small Salads:

All 8oz salads are being scaled up to 12oz. 

NEW! Organic Chicken Caesar Salad  is a greens-heavy version of this classic salad. We use kale, cabbage and romaine, and top them with our house-made Creamy Caesar Dressing. We’re grilling whole chicken breasts, seasoned with Mabel’s spices, and sliced into juicy strips. Our 12oz version is bacon-free!

Falafel Salad now has a brighter flavour from our herbed-cucumber salad and Mabel’s Tahini Dressing. Now Nut-free! 

Morrocan Salad is improved with Mabel’s Tahini Dressing!

Organic Chicken Cobb Salad is now Paleo-friendly! We’re grilling whole chicken breasts, seasoned with Mabel’s spices, and sliced into juicy strips.

Organic Detox Slaw is now Nut-free, and we’re switching the dressing to a Mabel’s favourite: Citrus Honey Dressing (so this salad is no longer vegan).


In order to introduce more new products, we have discontinued the following:

  • Tuna Nicoise, 8oz & jar 
  • Mediterranean Tuna, jar 
  • All large salads (Kale Caesar, Taco, Chicken Cobb)
  • Snack Cups (Fruit Cups, Farmer’s Picnic, Veggie & Hummus)
  • Classic Grilled Cheese


You will also notice some price increases on our prepared foods. These reflect the increasing price of food and labour.