With three boys at home (two little and one big), hiking, camping and fishing have become favorite family past-times. I’m all for it as I believe tremendously in the importance of unplugging and connecting with nature.
This past summer we stepped it up a notch and started taking the boys backpacking! It’s been a blast. BUT figuring out what food we could easily hike in and hike out – AND that also fit our paleo/primal lifestyle – was proving to be a challenge! While my boys are great at fishing, we can’t rely on roasted fish at every meal!!
While I have plenty of paleo, primal, and keto-friendly camping recipes, they require more equipment than we want to carry on a backpacking trip.
After our first trip I came home and did a little research. In this new age of emerging paleo-friendly products I wondered if there was anyone out there making freeze-dried “real food” pouches for this very dilemma. And sure enough, I found this amazing company called Paleo Meals To Go. We actually kind of found each other and I’m so thankful!
Grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, and soy-free pouches filled with freeze-dried meat, veggies, nuts and fruit! Simply add boiling water (or cold water if necessary) right to the pouch and you are good to go. What more can you ask for?
We decided to do a dry run at home before taking our Paleo Meals To Go into the wilderness. They were a huge hit in the comfort of our kitchen, so I knew we would be golden on a trip.
On our next backpacking adventure we brought a “breakfast” meal and a “dinner” meal for each of us for each day and filled lunch with salami, jerky, and trail mix. We didn’t have to hike in bowls, we had virtually zero clean-up and I can’t tell you how warm, comforting and tasty our pouches of real food tasted as we savored them around the fire! (Don’t judge the temperature outside by looking at what my son is wearing! He doesn’t get cold.)
While Paleo Meals To Go are obviously a great option for all your outdoor adventures, I also think they would be nice to have on hand for various travel situations. Boiling water and a “spork” is all you need to complete the meal and the reassurance that you are fueling with quality ingredients is a major bonus.
I encourage you to try Paleo Meals To Go on your next outing and let me know what you think! We will certainly be keeping them on hand at our house. Check out the links to this mother and son business to learn more about their fantastic product!