April 15/Tualatin, Ore. -- Pacific Foods has introduced new All Natural Pasta O's and All Natural Mac & Cheese.

A modern twist on nostalgic favorites, both of Pacific's new ready-to-eat pasta meals represent market firsts for their category and are made from high-quality ingredients, without the use of added colors, flavors or preservatives.

All Natural Pasta O's: The first ready-to-eat pasta meals on the market with two full servings of vegetables; carrots, celery, spinach and beets are combined into a delicious tomato sauce that kids will love.

All Natural Mac & Cheese: The first ready-to-eat, shelf-stable macaroni and cheese on the market prepared with only the best ingredients; real cheddar cheese, butter and cream - no powders!

"As families continue to dine out less, demand for convenient meal solutions, without the sacrifice of quality, continues to rise," said Kevin Tisdale, vice president of Marketing for Pacific Foods. "These new flavor-driven products are designed to help parents prepare all-natural, quick meals at home that they can feel good about serving, and kids will enjoy eating."

In addition to premium ingredients on the inside, the new line is packaged in BPA-free Tetra Recart cartons. Plus, the easy-open box makes it simple for kids to prepare themselves -- no can openers or scissors needed.

Both pasta meal varieties are currently available at select natural food stores and grocers nationwide for a sugested retail price of $2.99-3.29 for 13.5oz.