Amy's Kitchen Organic Frozen Food Review & Nutrition - Spinach Feta in a Pocket Sandwich
As someone who used to eat a lot of low calorie "diet food", I have had my fair share of frozen pocket sandwiches. I recently started eating all organic food and was pleased to see that Amy's Organic has a few different types of pocket sandwiches available. I was even more pleased after trying this spinach feta pocket sandwich!
This sandwich is a healthier version of a spanakopita, which is probably my favorite Greek food. In the original version, spinach and feta cheese is baked into a flaky filo dough pastry. Amy's Organic updates this old-time favorite and produces an organic whole wheat pocket that is filled to the brim with organic spinach, feta cheese and tofu bits. The serving size is about the same as one made by the infamous overly-processed frozen pocket sandwich brand, yet I still found this more substantial (nutritional and portion size). I ate it with a side salad and a side of fruit and found it to be a very filling, delicious and healthy lunch.
The taste of this pocket sandwich was really delicious; it tasted fresh and I enjoyed every bite. It didn't taste terribly salty, however there is 580mg of sodium in this sandwich, which is about 25% of the recommended daily value. Unfortunately, even though I scour grocery stores for low-sodium frozen products, there are few to be found.
My only quam with Amy's Kitchen is that they include tofu in almost all of their products and I'm not a fan of soy. However, the protein in this meat-free sandwich is 11g; so that is a good thing. I couldn't taste the tofu bits, at all. For individuals concerned with food allergens, this sandwich does contain wheat, soy and milk. Another issue that people might have with these frozen pocket sandwiches is the fact that they are recommended to be cooked in an oven or toaster oven. So, you will need about 30 minutes to cook this pocket sandwich. I suppose they'd taste okay in a microwave, however the crust would get very soggy.
Some benefits of this Amy's Kitchen product (aside from the awesome taste) include the fact that this sandwich is certified Kosher and it is also tree-nut free. This sandwich is only around 260 calories, which I believe is a little less than the Hot Pockets brand.
All in all, I found this healthy lunch option a lot more delicious and certainly more appealing than other frozen pocket sandwich brands on the market. You should give it a try!
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