Several weeks ago I was aimlessly wandering around in my favorite local supermarket when I found myself in the natural foods department. It had been a while since I studied the contents of its freezer section, so I stared at it looking for something new and interesting. My eyes rested on some packages of Amy's frozen foods that were labeled "Light in Sodium." I'd never seen them before and was immediately intrigued. In fact, I grabbed an assortment and stuck them in my basket. A few days later I was in my local health foods store and looked for more Amy's "Light in Sodium" products. Interestingly enough, the health food store had less of a variety than the grocery store, but I was able to find a couple of Amy's loso canned soups. About a week later when I was visiting my local Safeway, I discovered a few more of the Amy's "Light in Sodium" canned soups.
We've been trying out these products little by little, and so far, I've been favourably impressed. They all taste pretty good. I especially liked Mexican Casserole Bowl . It reminded me of tamale pie. The Indian Mattar Paneer and the Black Bean Enchiladas were good too. My husband has had both the Vegetable Lasagna and the Macaroni and Cheese while I've had the Shepherd's Pie a couple of times. So far the only items I didn't care fore were the Veggie Loaf Meal and the Brown Rice & Veggies Bowl. Something about the texture in both of those didn't appeal to me -- too mushy. But I've enjoyed all the soups.
The entrees range in sodium content from 290 mg. to 390 mg. per serving while the soups range from 280 mg. to 340 mg. per serving. Not bad when compared to most grocery store frozen food offerings or soups. Amy's specializes in vegetarian & organic ingredients, so you won't find meat anywhere. As a result, most of their products are low in calories and fat. One thing I really appreciate about all the Amy's products is that they are made from real ingredients. No weird stabilizers, additives, flavor enhancers, etc. The one thing I don't like about the products is the cost. They are definitely more expensive than what you'd find in the regular freezer section. So they're probably not a good option for every day use. But for emergencies -- those strange days when you're running behind because everything took far longer than anticipated -- they're great. I've got a mini stockpile in my freezer and my pantry for just such days.