Having a hearty meal for a winter adventure can be so soul-warming and rewarding, which is why we have put together our top 5 hearty meals for winter adventures, along with direct links:
Gourmet wild boar? In a freeze-dried meal? you heard that right! This hearty feast of provisions is filled to the brim with chunks of seasoned wild boar, creamy mushroom and onion brown basmati rice risotto, chopped apple, and fresh green beans. Butter and a touch of cream elevate this meal to comfort food levels. All you need to do is add 12 oz of water!
Did someone say 'Italian food, in the wild?'. Yup - we did! This savory, no-hassle meal combines the pure, rich flavors of slow-simmered San Marzanos tomatoes, red bell peppers, green onions, espresso-salted Bison, and hearty quinoa with the perfect amount of crunch (cooked al dente). Rounding out the dish are the essentials of Italian cuisine: basil, parsley, oregano and garlic. Are you drooling yet?
Want to learn more about this meal? Read our Peek-The-Pouch deep dive to learn about the flavor profile and the story behind the dish.
We are trying to make waves in the way backcountry food is perceived, which is why we love this dish that has meat that you MAY not find in your typical freeze-dried meals! This is traditional rib-sticking comfort food that you'll crave over and over again. Savory ground venison sautéed with onions, mushrooms, and aromatic herbs are combined with the most decadent, creamy potatoes (skins left on!). But don't worry, you'll still get your serving of veggies with peas and carrots.
Need extra mashed potatoes? (like we always do) Buy them as a side dish!
Do you struggle finding the perfect vegan freeze-dried meals?
Welcome to delicious vegan cuisine done right: generous portions of quinoa pasta tossed with zucchini and topped with a heavenly avocado sauce and sweet cherry tomatoes. A few dashes of fresh lemon and lime juice add some citrusy zest. You don’t have to be vegan to rejoice in this bright, refreshing, and simple meal. It’s wholesome fare that won’t drag you down!
This can also be enjoyed cold soaked, but allow a few extra minutes for the quinoa pasta to fully absorb.
Sometimes it can be difficult to make sure you're getting all the nutrients you need on multi-day adventures. Never worry about eating enough veggies in the backcountry when you pack our Lentil Lunch! A cold-soaked plant-based fiber powerhouse! Lentils paired with a sweet, yet tangy, dill vinaigrette, fresh cucumbers, bell pepper, red onion and slightly sweetened with fresh chunked apples and apple juice! Aromatic and delicious! Enjoy as a cold (or hot) lunch/dinner or split as part of a breakfast. The options are limitless.
We hope that our latest blog '5 Hearty Meals for Winter Adventures' is helpful for you in planning your next outdoor winter adventure.