Amy’s Non-Dairy Vegetable Pot Pie: Vegan Product Information and Review
I came across this product a while back and thought it would be fun to do a little product review.
Vegan Product Information and Nutrition
Amy’s Non-Dairy Vegetable Pot Pie is made with organic vegetables and tofu and has 30% less fat than their original Vegetable Pot Pie. There are no GMOs (bioengineered ingredients), no cholesterol and no trans fats.
Each package contains one serving (one non-dairy vegetable pot pie) which has 360 calories, 13 grams of fat (including 1.5 grams of saturated fat), 640mg of sodium, 50 carbs, 4 grams of dietary fiber, 3 grams of sugar, 10 grams of protein, 80% of the recommended daily amount of vitamin A, 15% of the recommended daily amount of vitamin C, 6% of the recommended daily amount of calcium and 15% of the daily recommended amount of iron.
The sodium and fat (particularly the saturated fat) are higher than I would like, but this delicious entree is an excellent source of protein and vitamin A and a good source of iron, which can sometimes be lacking in vegan and vegetarian diets.
Cooking and Serving Tips
The package states that you should not cook Amy’s Non-Dairy Vegetable Pot Pie in a toaster oven, but I’m not sure why. Toaster ovens use less energy and I typically use mine for anything small enough to fit inside. I have cooked Amy’s Non-Dairy Vegetable Pot Pie in both a conventional oven and a toaster oven and have not noticed a difference in taste, texture or cooking time. Using either cooking method, the vegetable pot pie comes out with a flaky, delicious crust and makes a hearty, tasty entree.
Since Amy’s Non-Dairy Vegetable Pot Pie has carbs, protein, fat and vegetables, I typically serve it with two sides of vegetables to boost the nutritional value of the meal. Amy’s Non-Dairy Vegetable Pot Pie is high in carbs/starches, so I generally don’t serve starchy veggies like corn or peas (ok, sometimes I do, but for the healthiest meal, you should avoid this). Try serving it with green leafy vegetables or salad, or beans for even more protein and higher fiber.
Taste and Overall Review
Amy’s Non-Dairy Vegetable Pot Pie makes for a convenient, hearty meal for cold winter nights or any time you are looking for a down home meal without the prep time and less-than-healthy aspects of traditional down home cooking. It may not be a match for my homemade vegan pot pie, but when I don’t have the time, ingredients or inclination to whip up my own, this is a good substitute.
Amy’s Non-Dairy Vegetable Pot Pie is significantly healthier than traditional pot pies and is hearty and filling. It makes a great entree for vegan, vegetarian or flexitarian meals and is convenient to keep in the freezer.
Overall, Amy’s Non-Dairy Vegetable Pot Pie is a delicious occasional addition to a healthy eating plan.
Not all of Amy’s Kitchen’s products are vegan and the packaging for the regular Vegetable Pot Pie (with dairy) and the Non-Dairy Vegetable Pot Pie are almost identical, so be sure to check for the text “Non-Dairy” above the name and the vegan logo in the lower left-hand corner of the box.