Tessemae's has entered into a partnership with Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment label to promote the release of their new animated film EARLY MAN. The film, from four-time Academy Award® winning director Nick Park and stop motion animation studio AARDMAN [WALLACE AND GROMIT and SHAUN THE SHEEP], opens in theatres on February 16th. Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures roamed the earth, EARLY MAN tells the story of courageous caveman hero Dug and his best friend Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy to save their home. EARLY MAN stars Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, Maisie Williams and Timothy Spall.
Lionsgate and Tessemae’s are kicking off the partnership with the introduction of the EARLY MAN “Prehistoric Pack” of sauces, merging Dug’s paleolithic lifestyle with the brand’s dedication to using only natural ingredients and educating America on clean eating. Tessemae’s knows the importance of choosing the healthiest, most natural ingredients to enhance lives. Head Chef and EVP of Culinary Development at Tessemae’s, Kristen Dittami says, “The most important thing to us is how a product tastes, and how it makes us feel. It all connects back to our mission of “simplifying food to amplify life.”
When asked about the partnership, CEO Greg Vetter stated, “We thought this was a perfect brand fit and are so excited. We are not only entrepreneurs and marketers, but parents of children who loved earlier Lionsgate films, like SHAUN THE SHEEP, and we can't wait for this release!”
“We are thrilled to partner with Tessemae’s to bring EARLY MAN to life for families at the dinner table and at the movies,” said Paula Kupfer, SVP Global Partnerships and Promotions at Lionsgate.
Hi, I’m Genevieve, Wifey of Tessemaes. As you may have heard... my Mother In Law (THE Tessemae) was having trouble figuring out how to get her three athletic boys to eat their veggies while staying healthy. Low and Behold the Lemon Garlic Dressing was Born. Fast forward to her oldest boy marrying his college sweetheart and having four kids of their own. Some 30 years later, we were met with the same challenge Tessemae was. How do you get your kids to eat their veggies without adding dressings and sauces full of artificial ingredients? Luckily, we have a healthy Ranch that is Kid Tested, Mother Approved!! Like Melissa says, Changing the way you think about food is hard… For us, changing the way kids think about food is hard. Society wants us to believe that there are foods just for kids. That we need to offer options that they will eat, because let's face it sometimes we will do anything just to have them eat. However, you don’t have to think that way.
It’s about making it fun and letting them help. We include our kiddos on the meal prep, letting them pick out their favorite containers for Ranch and their favorite containers for carrots, celery and peppers and letting them assemble. We let them help meal plan for the week. Do we want broccoli tomorrow or sweet potatoes? Purple or Orange? Having them a part of the process will help them change the way they think about food. Here are some of our favorite family Whole 30 Recipes. We hope you and your kids love them as much as we do! Happy Whole30!
Doing a Whole30 is a challenge. Doing a Whole30 with little kids in the house is more of a challenge. One standard tip is to remove non-compliant food from your house. We agree, this a great way to keep temptation at bay when you get started! But, there are a few moms here at Tessemae’s whose happy, wonderful and good little eaters LOVE their grains and dairy. Here are some strategies for full family meals from our Chef, Kristen.