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Processed Foods Are Part of a Healthy Diet!

I would challenge us to rethink our negativity towards processed food and begin asking questions such as “what is the purpose of the processing”, “how is the processing impacting shelf life”, and “what has been added because of the processing”. If a food is processed in such a way that artificial flavors, such as MSG, are needed for taste, or emulsifiers are needed for shelf life, perhaps we should reduce those from our diet and start emphasizing foods that are preserved in a way, like freeze drying, to keep it as natural as possible. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again - let’s make food shelf stable by removing what causes food to go bad (oxygen, moisture) rather than adding preservatives into food.

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The Health Benefits of Game Meat

Wild game satisfies our hunger needs, daily energy levels and stabilize our hormones \effectively because of their unique blend of nutrients. Game meats are rich in essential amino acids that are not made in the body and therefore necessary for healthy muscle function and energy production. This combination is ideal for someone with a hectic day or an adventurer on a physically taxing outdoor excursion and a key reason why we include them in our freeze dried meals!

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I Heart Pacific Northwest Review: Bushka’s Kitchen Backpacking Meals

I Heart Pacific Northwest Review: Bushka’s Kitchen Backpacking Meals

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You Sold Us Out! | Bayview Makers Mashup Rehash

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Now Available For Purchase! Cook in bags for dehydrated and freeze dried food!

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Hiker Feed Bushka's Kitchen Best Freeze Dried Meals Thru Hiking

2019 PCT, AT, and CDT Thru Hike Giveaway!

This year, we're celebrating thru-hikers! We know a little bit of encouragement can go a long way, and so we've teamed up with Hiker Feed to help make your life a little easier, so you can be warriors not worriers when it comes to your thru hiking food ;) ⁣

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San Francisco City Hall Popup Shop - Monday May 6th

San Francisco City Hall Popup Shop - Monday May 6th

Kick off San Francisco Small Business Week by joining us at City Hall on Monday May 6th where you can meet and support small businesses from all of the diverse San Francisco neighborhoods! ⁣

We'll be there from 11 to 5 with our yummy freeze dried meals!⁣

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Find Bushka Meals at The Mountain Air in San Luis Obispo!

Find Bushka Meals at The Mountain Air in San Luis Obispo!

If you're located in the San Luis Obispo area, then your search for high quality, nutritionally dense adventure meals just got a bit easier! Bushka meals are now carried in store at The Mountain Air located at 667 Marsh St in San Luis Obispo!

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Freeze Dried Food - The 21st Century Instant Meal

Nutritionist Aimee K. Hockett, MS interviews our founder, Deana Del Vecchio about her inspiration for starting Bushka’s Kitchen. We discuss how we got started with freeze drying and the health benefits of choosing freeze dried meals as your next instant meal option.

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