I was trolling the frozen food aisle of the supermarket recently when I spotted Amy's Light & Lean meals. They provide less than 300 calories and 5 grams of fat, so I picked up a few to try, including Amy's Light & Lean Spinach Lasagna. I'm already a fan of Amy's Tofu Vegetable Lasagna (Review) and Amy's Vegetable Lasagna (Review), so I had high hopes for this as well.
Lasagna is not something that microwaves well, so I followed the directions loosely - Amy's has something about nuking on high for a few minutes, then switching to medium power, but alas, I have no clue how to switch that setting on my microwave. So I put a slit through the middle of the film, microwaved for 3:30 minutes, then took the film off, turned the lasagna over, and microwaved for another minute. It came out perfectly heated throughout - no cold spots in the middle.
The nice thing about turning the lasagna over half-way throughout, is that both the top and bottom had a nice layer of the pasta sauce, which was slightly sweet, and not too tomatoey - delicious! The layers of lasagna and cheesy spinach held together well (even with all the flipping I did), and I enjoyed it immensely. It certainly doesn't taste like they left anything out to make this "light."
Each Amy's Light & Lean Spinach Lasagna entree provides 250 calories from 5 grams of total fat, 2.5 grams of which is saturated (8% and 13% of the daily value), 540 mg sodium (23% of the DV), 5 grams of fiber (20% of the DV), 6 grams of sugars and 11 grams of protein. There is also 40% of the DV for vitamin A and 20% for vitamin C as well as calcium. The ingredients list is all natural, soy-free, and organic.
Amy's Tofu Vegetable Lasagna (Review) has 310 calories and 11 grams of total fat, which is 18% of the daily value; and Amy's Vegetable Lasagna Review has 310 calories, 12 grams of fat and 4.5 grams of saturated fat (19 and 24% of the DV).
I bought this meal for $3.69, which is a little more than the price of other frozen meals, but I would buy it again - the little extra money for the organic ingredients in a tasty product that's low in calories and high in fiber & protein is worth it.