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Amy's Kitchen Organic Frozen Food Review & Nutrition - Spinach Feta in a Pocket Sandwich

Updated on September 29, 2010

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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      Simone Haruko Smith 7 years ago from San Francisco

      Yah, that pocket sandwich is rather tasty! I've had it a bunch of times. You make a very good observation about the soy though... Gotta love that soy and corn in nearly everything American! Hahaa.

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      Kevin Peter 7 years ago from Global Citizen

      Thank you girly_girl09. for another very informative hub that I will definetly bookmark for future reference.

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      girly_girl09 7 years ago from United States

      Hi Lily Rose! I found that the hardest part about "going organic" was that I had to get rid of many of my staple convenience foods. Therefore, I love Amy's!! As you said, it's fast, yet still nutritious. I haven't tried their pizzas yet, but will definitely have to. I love the burritos, as well. Every product of Amy's Kitchen that I've tried, I love.

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      Lily Rose 7 years ago from East Coast

      Amy's products are a staple in my house - we LOOOOVE them! Actually, the Spinach Feta pockets are probably my favorite, next to the non-dairy roasted veggie pizza. My kids also LOVE the spinach pockets and when I don't feel like cooking, that's usually what I give them because I know they're still eating nutritious even though it's "fast" food. They also love the spinach pizza mini pockets and the spinach pizza and lots more...I could go on and on about many of the Amy's products, but I'll spare you my babbling!