I discovered a new cottage backpacking food company a few weeks ago called Outdoor Herbivore. You should check them out, especially if you’re on a vegetarian or vegan diet.
I tried two of their meals last weekend on a section hike and they were pretty good. Not too sweet, good weight to calorie density, and both had a satisfyingly crunchy taste and mouth feel.
Both contain Quinoa, pronounced KEEN-WAH, which is a very high protein grain (12-18%). It’s also gluten free for people who require a special diet.
Those of you who are vegetarian, or vegan, or just prefer to eat clean know that it can be difficult to maintain a balanced diet with enough protein on the trail. Quinoa provides a very versatile solution to boosting your protein and I think it’s exciting to see a vegetarian backpacking meal company basing it’s menu around it.
Disclosure: The author owns this product and purchased it using their own funds.
If you’ve tried any of Outdoor Herbivore’s meals before, please leave a comment with your recommendations.
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