Amy's Light & Lean Soft Taco Fiesta Review

Reviewed by Tanya Jackson | Sep 1, 2011
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Amy's Light & Lean Soft Taco Fiesta

I picked up Amy's Light & Lean Soft Taco Fiesta, realizing that I hadn't yet tried any of the varieties in this line. Each of the meals in Amy's Light & Lean line provides less than 300 calories and contain 5 grams of fat or less. In addition, as with all Amy's products, Light & Lean Meals are organic, vegetarian, and are made without the use of trans fats or GMOs.

NUTRITION FACTS
Serving Size: 1 bowl (225 grams)
Calories: 220
Total Fat: 4.5 grams, 7%
Saturated Fat: 1.5 grams, 8%
Sodium: 560 mg, 23%
Carbohydrates: 40 grams
Fiber: 5 grams, 20%
Sugars: 6 grams
Protein: 7 grams

When this emerged from the microwave, it looked like a hot mess - really it looked like puke. I was very apprehensive and was literally scared to take a bite. But wouldn't you know it - this is one of those foods that looks disgusting but tastes amazing! It's exactly as is described on the back of the box - a layer of black beans and cheese on top of a soft corn tortilla - below that is a bed of brown rice, shredded vegetables & sweet corn. It sounds complex, but it's delicious. I cut through all the layers with my fork and made sure to have some of the flavorful black bean & cheese layer along with a piece of the soft corn tortilla and a little rice. I'm not kidding when I say I ate the entire thing - not even a single rice grain was left by the time I was done.

Each bowl of Amy's Light & Lean Soft Taco Fiesta (227 grams), provides 220 calories, 4.5 grams of total fat, 1.5 grams of which is saturated (7% and 8% of the daily value), 560 mg sodium (23% of the DV), 5 grams of fiber (20% of the DV), 6 grams of sugars and 7 grams of protein. There is also 25% of the DV for vitamin C and 20% for vitamin A.

I purchased Amy's Light & Lean Soft Taco Fiesta bowl for $3.18 - at the same time I bought other frozen dinners for $2.50. Amy's meals (and Kashi's too) are usually more expensive than Healthy Choice, Lean Cuisine & Weight Watchers, but at this price point, which is not too much more than the other meals, I would definitely buy this meal again. Not only does it make a tasty and filling lunch, but the nutrition facts & ingredients list are quite impressive too.

{Website: Amy's (Light & Lean)}

Rating
Taste: 5
Nutrition: 5
Price: 45
Overall: 5
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