Entrées

Recent Entrée Reviews

rated 4 of 5 stars
Next Mile Meals Italian Meatball

Next Mile Meals are made low carb for ketogenic dieters, but omnivores will appreciate them too. The Italian Meatball Dinner has a lot more than meat going for it with vegetables, cheese, and most importantly, lots of great flavor. Next Mile Meals specializes in low carb meals for the ketogenic adventurer because it grew out of one hiker's attempt to stay on the diet while hiking the Pacific Crest Trail back in 2017. The meals she made for her hike were well reviewed by other hikers along the trail… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
AlpineAire Foods Chicken Tropicana

A tasty, dehydrated offering that succeeds where most others fail. I was very surprised when I saw that some of the AlpineAire offerings received low scores. My first experience with their food was perfect. For the most part, when I use dehydrated meals, the recommended water amount either turns it to soup or leaves it extremely al dente. That was not the case here.  I tried the Chicken Tropicana and it was great. The water was completely absorbed and the food itself was well hydrated and recognizable,… Full review

rated 3 of 5 stars
Trailtopia Jambalaya

Trailtopia Jambalaya has a good taste but a strange aftertaste. Eating the two-serving package for dinner around 7 p.m. filled me up enough that I wasn’t hungrier than usual 12 hours later when it was time for breakfast. I brought two Trailtopia meal entrées on an overnight campout at the summit of Coburn Mountain, Maine, last weekend, and had the Jambalaya for dinner. Before I get into the meal itself, what I really liked was the packaging—the top is on a long side so you don’t have to stick… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Mountain House Beef Stew

I decided to use bread, Idahoan Mashed Potatoes, and Mountain House Beef Stew to create a dish I called Brotato Stew. For a trip I was provided one package of Mountain House Beef Stew to review. The challenge was to create a dish using the beef stew as an ingredient. With one package of beef stew, a package of Idahoan Mashed Potatoes, and some Ciabatta bread I create Brotato Stew. Bread + Potato + Beef Stew. I divided up the meal amongst six people and ate the meal as an appetizer. It ended up tasting… Full review

rated 3 of 5 stars
Packit Gourmet Dottie's Chicken & Dumplings

Good flavor, but terrible aftertaste. I purchased a large variety of different meals from several manufacturers to find what we would like to bring on several upcoming bikepacking excursions. This was the worst so far. The initial flavor is good, but there is a strong chemical aftertaste. We separated the meat and found it to be the culprit. My wife purchased freeze-dried chicken breast from another company and it had the same chemical taste. Almost like it was marinated in paint thinner before… Full review

rated 0.5 of 5 stars
Good To-Go Kale and White Bean Stew

Vile, horrid and unfit for consumption. There's nothing redeemable to say about this, even though it was "free" as part of a sample pack...couldn't even return it for credit. I added bacon bits to try and taste something—the white beans or kale even absorbed that flavor. Full review

rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Good To-Go Kale and White Bean Stew

Good To-Go Kale and White Bean Soap is good option for people looking for a reasonably lightweight backpacking food that tastes and looks like real food (because it is), is good for you, is gluten-free, and a vegan product. Overview First off I need to confess that I am not in any way a foodie and am one of those people who get excited when the McRib is back on the menu at McDonalds, so keep that in mind as I share my thoughts on Good To-Go’s Kale and White Bean Stew. The Good To-Go Kale and White… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
AlpineAire Foods Rice Burrito Bowl with Beef

A tasty, filling meal you can be nom nom nomming in 15 minutes. Ingredients are all FOOD, no added chemicals—all minerals and nutrients are naturally occurring in the ingredients. Received as part of my Reviewer of the Month prize package. Today I went snowshoeing for a couple hours, and decided to bring along the AlpineAire Rice Burrito Bowl Flavored With Beef and eat it for review. From the pouch front: Cilantro lime rice flavored with real beef, black beans, corn, red & green bell peppers… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Nomad Nutrition Indian Red Lentil Stew

A tasty Indian stew that reminds me of a classic (but slightly less spicy) Dal. As I’ve written with the other Nomad reviews: this is my new favorite brand of dehydrated backpacking food. Ingredients: Potatoes, Carrots, Red Lentils*, Coconut Milk*, Onions, Peas, Sundried Tomatoes*, Olive Oil*, Garlic*, Spices*, Sea Salt*.   *Certified Organic Ingredient. Nutrition: (for the 100-gram package) Calories 680, Carbs 93g, Sugars (10 g), Protein 24g Prologue: When I was messaging back and forth with… Full review

 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Adventure Foods Main Meals Meat
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user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
AlpineAire Foods Chicken Gumbo Meat
$8
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
AlpineAire Foods Chicken Tropicana Meat
$9
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
AlpineAire Foods Hurry Curry Chicken Meat
$7 MSRP
 
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
AlpineAire Foods Key Lime Chicken Meat
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
AlpineAire Foods Leonardo Da Fettucine Vegetarian
$7
user rating: 0.5 of 5 (1)
AlpineAire Foods Mesquite BBQ Seasoned Chicken with Beans & Rice Meat
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
AlpineAire Foods Pepper Steak with Rice Meat
$7 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
AlpineAire Foods Rice Burrito Bowl with Beef Meat
$9 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
AlpineAire Foods Southwestern Style Masa with Beef Meat
$9
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
AlpineAire Foods Wild Quinoa Pilaf With Hemp Seeds Vegetarian
$7 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Backpacker's Pantry Beef Stew Meat
$9 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Backpacker's Pantry Beef Stroganoff with Wild Mushrooms Meat
$10
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
Backpacker's Pantry Chana Masala Vegetarian
$7
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Backpacker's Pantry Charros Beans & Rice Vegetarian
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Backpacker's Pantry Chicken & Dumplings Meat
$7 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Backpacker's Pantry Chicken Cashew Curry Meat
$9 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Backpacker's Pantry Chicken Piccata & Tagliatelle Pasta Meat
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Backpacker's Pantry Fettuccini Alfredo with Chicken Meat
$11
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Backpacker's Pantry Louisiana Red Beans & Rice Vegetarian
$6
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Backpacker's Pantry Macaroni & Cheese Complete Dinner Meat
$15 MSRP
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Backpacker's Pantry Mashed Potatoes & Gravy with Beef Meat
$6 MSRP
user rating: 0.5 of 5 (1)
Backpacker's Pantry Mexican Rice with Beef Meat
$9 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Backpacker's Pantry Nicoise Salad with Salmon Meat
user rating: 0.5 of 5 (1)
Backpacker's Pantry Organic Sicilian Lasagna Vegetarian
$10 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Backpacker's Pantry Pad See You with Chicken Meat
$10 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Backpacker's Pantry Pad Thai Vegetarian
$9
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Backpacker's Pantry Risotto with Chicken Meat
$9
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
Backpacker's Pantry Santa Fe Chicken Meat
$10 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Backpacker's Pantry Wild West Chili & Beans Vegetarian
$7 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Barilla PLUS Penne Pasta Vegetarian
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Campfire Meals Rice & Chicken Tortilla Meat
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Coleman Max Patch Mac 'n' Cheese Meat
$5 MSRP
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Enertia Trail Foods Parker Pass Potatoes Meat
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Enertia Trail Foods Pinnacle Pasta Meat
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Enertia Trail Foods Rainier Rice Meat
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Good To-Go Classic Marinara with Penne
$8 - $13
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Good To-Go Herbed Mushroom Risotto Vegetarian
$8 - $13
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Good To-Go Indian Vegetable Korma Vegetarian
$8 - $13
user rating: 2 of 5 (2)
Good To-Go Kale and White Bean Stew Vegetarian
$8 - $13
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Good To-Go Pad Thai
$8 - $13
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Good To-Go Smoked Three Bean Chili Vegetarian
$8 - $13
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (11)
Good To-Go Thai Curry Vegetarian
$8 - $13
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Harmony House Backpacking Kit Vegetarian
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
Harmony House Gourmet Soup & Chili Blends Sampler Vegetarian
$50 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Hungry Hikers Sheppard's Pie Meat
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (6)
Libby's Seasoned Beef Crumbles Meat
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Mary Janes Farm Organic Chilimac Vegetarian
$7 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Miles Outside Organic The Day Hiker Meat
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Mountain House Beef Stew Meat
$10