Amy’s Kitchen Organic Frozen Entrées: So Many Vegan, Gluten Free Options!
Amy’s Kitchen frozen meals have been a staple in my home for as long as I remember them being available. All of them are vegetarian, many are vegan and gluten free, and they’re all super convenient. I like to have them on hand for work lunches, or for days when I find myself low on food and not wanting to run out to the store again.
What else makes Amy’s so great? They use organic ingredients and no GMOs (no genetically engineered ingredients). I also love the story behind how their company started. You can read the full story on their website, but here’s a quick overview: in 1987, when Amy’s mother was pregnant with her and on bed rest, her father went in search of organic vegetarian food and couldn’t find anything they liked. So they decided to make their own food, and Amy’s Kitchen was born.
Today they have a large and varied selection of products widely available in stores. So which are the best, the yummiest, and the most nutritious vegan, gluten free offerings? I tried all of them I could find, because I’m happy to do an extended taste test when everything’s pretty much guaranteed to be delicious. Here’s the rundown.
Amy’s Kitchen Vegan Gluten Free Breakfast Foods
420 cal, 20 g protein, 27 g fat, 24 g carbs, 790 mg sodium
One thing I appreciate in a good frozen meal is a dish that would take a long time if I made it myself, therefore making it worthwhile to opt for the convenience food version. This is the case with the Tofu Scramble, which includes a number of chopped and prepped veggies, cubed tofu, and hash browns! This is also a rare frozen meal that looks as good on your plate as it does in the package photo. Even the sliced tomatoes on the side are included in your meal.
I have a special love of hash browns, and I honestly don’t know how they managed to make these so good in a frozen meal format (that is, not soggy).
Although I enjoyed this for breakfast, this would work well for any meal of the day. I can imagine pairing it with a mimosa for brunch, or wrapping it in and gluten free tortilla for dinner. You can probably tell this one tops the list for one of my favorites. I loved it.
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280 cal, 10 g protein, 13 g fat, 31 g carbs, 420 mg sodium
Since I’m originally from New Mexico, a good breakfast burrito is true comfort food for me. This Tofu Scramble Breakfast Wrap certainly satiates my cravings on mornings when I want a hot breakfast. It’s hearty and filled with a delicious combination of tofu, hash browns, and vegetables. This is another one I loved and would buy again, although I prefer higher protein content in a meal.
Amy’s Kitchen Vegan Gluten Free Bowls
290 cal, 9 g protein, 10 g fat, 40 g carbs, 590 mg sodium
The Brown Rice, Black-Eyed Peas and Veggies Bowl has a super creamy taste and texture that I truly enjoyed. If I could change one thing, I would have preferred more broccoli in the dish. Overall, however, it was a great option for a light but satisfying lunch.
270 cal, 6 g protein, 11 g fat, 36 g carbs, 790 mg sodium
The General Tso’s Bowl includes cauliflower, water chestnuts, and snow peans over black and brown rice in a garlic ginger sauce. Unfortunately, this was not one of my favorites. I found that my meal was light on veggies – perhaps it was just the package I happened to get? Also, I prefer having a better protein source in my meals.
360 cal, 17 g protein, 10 g fat, 51 g carbs, 660 mg sodium
There’s a lot to love about the Harvest Casserole Bowl. This dish has the highest protein content of the meals I’m reviewing in this article. The tofu had an excellent texture, and the roasted pepitas (pumpkin seeds) added welcome flavor. Also, it was packed with veggies. The only drawback was that my meal was a bit dry, so it might benefit from a sauce or condiment.
310 cal, 12 g protein, 10 g fat, 42 g carbs, 790 mg sodium
Amy’s Sweet and Sour Bowl includes broccoli, bell pepper, and tofu over a brown rice and quinoa blend. The sweet and sour sauce should satisfy spice lovers. Beyond the spiciness, however, this dish did not have much dimension to the flavor. Also, the package I got was quite light on both tofu and veggies, which are the main ingredients I seek in a meal.
The best aspects of this dish were that the quinoa was well-textured and fluffy, and overall it was a satisfying meal to eat.
360 cal, 12 g protein, 5 g fat, 66 g carbs, 780 mg sodium
The beautiful Teriyaki Bowl features assorted veggies, tofu, and brown rice tossed with a sweet and sour sauce. The flavor of the sauce in this entree was fantastic. I also appreciated the hearty servings of both veggies and tofu in this one, which a few of the other meals were missing. This one provided a combination of nutrients from protein, vegetables, and healthy carbs in the brown rice. After eating this meal, I felt nourished and full, but not heavy. That’s a great feeling.
410 cal, 10 g protein, 25 g fat, 36 g carbs, 700 mg sodium
I adored the Thai Vegetables and Rice Bowl, and I’m so glad Amy’s made this fairly recent addition. It was fragrant, delicious, cozy comfort in a bowl. The combination of coconut milk and cashews gave it a rich creaminess. The sweet potatoes and tofu were plentiful and hearty. The blend of herbs and spices was wonderful, including what I thought was sage, although I didn’t see it listed in the ingredients.
As is often the case with comfort food, the fat content will make this an occasional treat for me. It will be a worthwhile indulgence.
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Amy’s Kitchen Vegan Gluten Free Entrées
300 cal, 8 g protein, 8 g fat, 50 g carbs, 560 mg sodium
The Bean and Rice Burrito is a tasty meal to grab from Amy’s vegan, gluten free product line. At about half the price of the other entrees, it’s also an economical option. It has pinto beans and brown rice, along with a light serving of tomatoes and bell peppers. I find that it’s both more enjoyable and more filling if I add toppings, such as salsa, fresh spinach, and avocado.
450 cal, 15 g protein, 23 g fat, 45 g carbs, 790 mg sodium
I loved the Chinese Noodles and Veggies. You can pretty much guarantee that if Amy’s makes something with a cashew sauce, it’s going to be good. The sauce was creamy and mild but full of flavor. They managed to make the vegetables seem fresh, including mushrooms, peas, carrots, and broccoli. Overall, this was a well done dish.
300 cal, 13 g protein, 8 g fat, 43 g carbs, 640 mg sodium
The Indian Mattar Tofu is made with curried peas, organic tofu, and basmati rice. I found that this dish has excellent seasoning, though the ginger perhaps overpowers the other spices a bit. I also appreciate that the fat content is relatively low. Overall, this entrée had a good flavor.
330 cal, 9 g protein, 12 g fat, 46 g carbs, 680 mg sodium
I usually love dishes with coconut milk and cashews, and this was no exception. Amy’s Indian Vegetable Korma was fragrant, flavorful, and a bit decadent. I was pleasantly surprised that the fat content was relatively low for a dish with coconut milk. The dish also had vegetables and lentil stew alongside basmati rice. This was a winner!
400 cal, 9 g protein, 20 g fat, 47 g carbs, 830 mg sodium
If there’s an Amy’s Kitchen meal that’s a household favorite for us, it’s the Thai Red Curry. My husband and I both love the spices in this dish. Amy’s makes their own curry paste from scratch and uses it in a coconut milk based sauce, which combines with veggies, tofu, and jasmine rice. It includes a healthy portion of vegetables, and squash adds a welcome surprise. This is one we’d never tire of.
350 cal, 11 g protein, 10 g fat, 55 g carbs, 740 mg sodium
Although in general I am a fan of meat alternatives, I’ve never been big into “meatloaf.” For that reason, the Veggie Loaf Meal probably didn’t excite me as much as it will other people. However, I’m definitely glad I tried it. I really enjoyed the side of mashed potatoes, and vegan gravy is pretty much always a win. Amy’s also makes a lower-sodium version of the same meal.
More Food Offerings from Amy’s Kitchen
Although I tried most of the gluten free Amy’s Kitchen options I could get my hands on, there are many more available! But sure to check the Amy’s website or your local stores to see if you have access to their other products. In addition to frozen breakfasts, bowls, and entrées, Amy’s Kitchen has an array of foods in their product line:
- Veggie burgers
- Pasta sauce
And more! Visit their website for a full, searchable list of foods.
Other Gluten Free Frozen Food Brands
If you’re interested in other frozen foods that are vegetarian or vegan and gluten free, try these:
- Saffron Road’s offerings, which are absolutely packed with flavor.
- The Best Cauliflower Crust Pizzas on the Market (and a couple to avoid).