I wanted to do a few reviews on some vegan products my readers might be interested in trying. This one is a frozen dinner by Amy’s and is a brown rice and vegetables bowl.
From Amy’s website “Organic brown rice, tofu and vegetables in a delectable sesame tahini sauce. A flavorful, nutritious high protein meal, containing no dairy or gluten. Satisfying at any time of the day. (Amy’s dad eats his for breakfast on the way to work.)”
Let’s check out the ingredients:
So the ingredients look pretty good overall, considering most frozen dinners have things like high fructose corn syrup, sugar, MSG, preservatives and chemical flavors in them. It also has food ingredients first and not oil or sugar, so this is good.
Now let’s check out the nutritional info.
This is not a low fat meal, but it is not a high fat meal either. The fat in this product is mainly coming from olive oil, tahini and safflower oil. I’m not sure why there are two kinds of oil in this food. That’s the only thing I find strange about this product.
Now let’s see what it actually looks like out of the package.
Microwave directions: Cut slit in package and microwave on high for 4-5 minutes.
Now that my frozen dinner is hot and ready it’s time to eat!
While it has a nice mild taste and some colour, I would say it tastes more like a creamy mushroom sauce rather than a sesame tahini sauce (tahini means sesame paste.) The tofu had a nice flavor. It kind of reminded me of the tofurky flavor, but maybe that’s just me.
In any case it’s a nice mellow flavored bowl and if you like mushrooms, broccoli and flavored tofu you will like this. Here’s a little review breakdown for you.
Basic Nutritional Info: 260 calories 9 grams of fat 31% fat by calories
Price: $3.74 USD on sale ($4.99 reg) In Canada about $6-$7
Low fat: No, medium fat recipe
Gluten Free: Yes
Soy Free: Yes
Nut Free: Yes
GMO Free: Yes
Would I eat it again? Sure for a quick mini meal on the go. But I won’t likely buy it again soon as I enjoy homemade rice bowls better.
What could be improved? More rice so it’s not so moist and wet (and more filling) and remove the two kinds of oil which is kind of overkill and unnecessary.
*Disclosure, I’m doing this review of my own accord, I was not given any free product nor was I paid to do this review.
Hope you enjoyed my review! Let me know what you thought of your Amy’s Bowls Brown Rice And Vegetables.