Packaged products usually leave me with a dark-leafy-greens-deficit, but can definitely be appreciated for the role they play. Amy's Organics in the frozen section are much appreciated for busy days where there is a dearth of planning, but the longer I'm vegan the saltier they are to me. A giant pile of arugula on the side counters the saltiness. Similarly, I love Amy's canned lentil soup, but need to add water and a handful of kale to thoroughly enjoy it. The quinoa pasta turned out to be fine after a quick re-boil, but it pales in comparison to quinoa itself, and also, to my current Tinkyada brown rice fave. I guess packaged products to me are at their best as "short cuts" to a meal, or as vehicles for something whole and real.
What are your favorites, and how do you use them?