Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Kashi Tuscan Veggie Bake

I have to admit that I've eaten way more frozen entrees than one really should.  Something about vegan boxed meals intrigues me, just like energy/meal replacement bars.  Perhaps it's that I am skeptical that these could come close to the typical non-vegan versions... or perhaps I just like the chase.

This Tuscan Veggie Bake from Kashi was a surprise purchase (on sale).  I know that not all of Kashi's stuff is vegan, but for all intensive purposes, this one seemed to be.  The dish is similar to lasagna, except there is no cheesy aspect to worry about (I put "worry" because it's so easy to mess up cheese substitutes!).

I thought that this was not bad, but as a lasagna lover, I was really missing some substance in the middle besides vegetables and lentils(?).  I also thought it was a tad salty, but I think that's a complaint I have about any frozen food with a tomato sauce base. 

However, it did fill my stomach without hurting it... and that, my friends, is a success.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, wow, I used to eat these things religiously for lunch. For about 6 mos, these were all I had for lunch. At some point I stopped. You're right about the Salty taste, plus for me the problem was that it wasn't really filling. I'd find myself eating 2 at the same time which is not very healthy (and explains the 20 pounds I put on which is NOT muscle by any stretch of the imagination.) I might go back to these one day, but I wouldn't mind something a bit more flavorful, and filling. It's hard to find that with Vegan frozen foods, it seems.