Paleo Meals To Go is the solution you’ve been looking for. If you spend anytime in the backcountry camping then you are well acquainted with most dehydrated boil-in-a-bag meals, convenient and lightweight, but often times loaded with more than your daily intake of salt and preservatives. Now, don’t get me wrong these meals do have a place in the backcountry and food always tastes decent when you’re tired and hungry from a long day in the mountains. The thing is, what if there was a healthier, tastier way to still enjoy lightweight convenient food in the backcountry?
We recently had the opportunity to try Paleo Meals To Go and despite the very specific name that denotes you need to be on a caveman style diet to enjoy these…I assure you, you do not.
These meals are made with whole food, freeze-dried ingredients. They are gluten-free, grain free, milk free, soy free and protein rich. The real kicker is that most of them are low in salt, which for me personally is a nice change in backcountry food.
The first meal we tried was Mountain Beef Stew. It felt as close as you can get to eating a freshly made beef stew when out in the backcountry. Due to the ingredients being freeze-dried they retain their original colour, texture and taste which makes for an extremely satisfying meal. Can’t say that we have ever tried a backcountry meal in a bag that we could actually taste the meaty flavour of the beef or feel the distinct texture of eating a piece of meat. We really appreciated the addition of a packet of sea salt to allow the individual to season to their own personal taste preference.
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The second one we tried was the Palisade Pineapple Mango which could be eaten as a hearty dessert or breakfast. It’s a very simple concoction of tropical ingredients like coconut, mango, pineapple and added fats from flaxseed, pecans and almonds. This is one that I would eat anytime of the week, camping or not! Again it’s not overly seasoned and comes with an additional packet of crystallized honey to be added.
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No preservatives – Besides salt there are no chemical preservatives used in these meals. A refreshing thing to see amidst the plethora of overly preserved meal options out there.
Whole food – There is real whole food used and you can taste the difference as you can actually taste each individual ingredient.
Protein rich – As the name denotes, these meals are tailored to be protein rich. However, you don’t need to be adhering to a Paleo diet to enjoy these, as protein rich meals are great for muscle recovery and definitely more filling in the long run.
Lower in overall calories – Compared to other traditional boil-in-a-bag backcountry meals these have lower overall calories due to being low in carbohydrates. However, they make up for it in more protein and overall fat.
Buy It If:
You are looking for a tastier, healthier, whole food alternative to your current backcountry meals and still want the lightweight convenience of the boil-in-a-bag option.
Paleo Meals to Go – Website
$9.99 – $12.99 per meal