Paleo Meals to Go!
My husband Jeff and I love to travel and wander. We live in Michigan where the sights are beautiful and endless. We are always captivated by the bird’s eye view at the 247 different lighthouses around the Great Lakes. We love to pick our own fruit at the various farms in the fruit ridge, view the delicate flower fields of Holland, boat on an inland lake, hike a state park, or take in the history at the Great Lakes Maritime Museum at Whitefish Point to learn about the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald.
But all of this fun and travel can become more complicated when you are diagnosed with an autoimmune disease like Hashimoto’s and you find that changing your diet to a gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free diet is what helps you feel your best. In this article, I would like to review a freeze-dried product called Wild Zora. I determine if this might help me stay on the road and continue the travel adventures with my husband, without suffering the consequence of getting into foods that make me sick and spoil the trip!
This is a picture of me with the product. The package and contents are incredibly lightweight, 58 grams to be exact. My husband found it on a backpacking blog as a food option, so I was a little concerned about how this ‘hardcore’ food product might taste.
The package advertises no gluten, grains, nuts, milk or sugar added – perfect. The Savory Chicken ingredients include free-range chicken, organic spinach, carrots, broccoli, sweet potato, onion, mushrooms, lemon, green onion, parsley, cilantro, turmeric, garlic, and sea salt – nothing that screams unhealthy to me, in fact, it sounds amazing! The Mountain Beef Stew ingredients include grass-fed beef, organic carrots, sweet potato, onion, broccoli, mushrooms, celery, green onion, sea salt, marjoram, thyme, garlic and parsley – sounds yummy.
The instructions to remove a small white oxygen absorber packet, reseal and shake to distribute the spices, then add 1 1/2 cups of hot water, stir, seal, and let stand 5-15 minutes.
Come peek inside!
After following the directions, the meal had a very real and fresh taste that I was not expecting. The spices added a great flavor. The ingredients were chopped finely, I’m guessing for the most optimal cooking in just 5-15 minutes.
To save on washing dishes, given a long enough spoon (or spork in the camping world), you can eat right out of the bag.
In my honest opinion, the meal tasted great! I did not feel like I was living on paper or cardboard, nor was I eating beans out of a can!
I will definitely keep several of these on hand for when I don’t feel well enough to cook a meal, for a quick meal on the go, and of course, for traveling…