Here’s my product review of Amy’s Tofu Scramble with Hash Browns & Veggies.
From Amy’s website: “Generous portions of tofu scrambled with organic vegetables with hash browned potatoes on the side make up this delicious meal.”
I have never seen the tofu scramble before and since it was on sale I thought I’d try it to see if it was a good quick breakfast. It comes with tofu scramble, some shredded hash browns and 3 raw tomato slices.
Looking at the ingredients it looks like a lot of normal sounding whole foods and doesn’t contain any fillers, sugars or strange chemicals. This is good.
Nutritional info. This dish is pretty high in fat (I’m guessing from the olive oil in both the scramble and hash browns) but has a good amount of protein if you’re looking for that in a breakfast meal. It’s also a little too high in sodium for the amount of calories.
Taking it out of the box this is what it looks like frozen. It says to microwave for 4 minutes on high and turn it 1/4 turn half way through.
All ready to eat! Once the meal is microwaved there is a little too much liquid at the bottom coming from the tomatoes so it makes it kind of wet. I drained it out before eating.
The flavor of this product is fairly mild (which seems the norm with Amy’s cuisine). You can tell that there is oil in both the scramble and the hash browns, I believe that’s why this is a much higher fat recipe than others. The scramble portion is not bad, it has some chewiness to it and veggies so that’s good. The hashbrowns are what you’d expect shredded potatoes microwaved to taste like. Similar to shredded mushy potatoes. The raw tomatoes I couldn’t eat. I don’t know of anyone who enjoys the taste or texture of microwaved raw tomatoes. Maybe they are there for color.
Personally I don’t think the hash browns add anything to this dish, they are not very flavorful or appetizing. Having just tofu scramble in a frozen meal is probably what I’d prefer instead. But they probably wanted to create a whole breakfast. Perhaps roasted potatoes would have stood up better in the microwave compared to the shredded ones which became mushy. I don’t find any benefit to adding oil to sautéed shredded potatoes if they are still mushy and never get crispy.
Basic Nutritional Info: 320 calories 19 grams of fat 53% fat by calories 22 g of protein
Price: $3.74 USD on sale ($4.99 reg) In Canada about $6-$7
Taste: Tofu Scramble 3/5 Hash browns 2/5 Tomatoes 1/5
Texture: Tofu Scramble 3/5 Hash browns 1/5 Tomatoes 1/5
Healthfulness: 2/5 (high in fat and sodium)
Low fat: No, high fat recipe
Gluten Free: Yes
Soy Free: No
Nut Free: Yes
GMO Free: Yes
Would I eat it again? I’m not sure. I don’t find the hash browns or the tomato appealing so probably not.
What could be improved? Use less oil in the recipe and switch out the hash browns for mini roasted potatoes. Also skip the raw tomatoes in favor of a vegetable that microwaves better.
What do you think? Have you ever had Amy’s Tofu Scramble?