A smart option for group outings, extended trips, or emergency preparedness, the AlpineAire 7 Day Meal Kit (Vegetarian) includes enough meatless freeze-dried meals to cover 7 lunches and 7 dinners
A convenient, cost effective, and delicious option for group outings, extended trips, or emergency preparedness, the AlpineAire 7 Day Meal Kit (Vegetarian) includes enough freeze-dried meals to cover 7 lunches and 7 dinners.
The freeze-dried meals can be prepared by simply adding boiling water to the pouches and waiting just a few minutes for complete rehydration. The kit provides an average of 1,200 calories per day and includes a variety of vegetarian recipes.
- Kit consists of individual lunch and dinner pouches
- Great variety of meals for an amazing price
Likes: This meal kit gives you a lot of options before you set on your next adventure. All of the meals (with the exception of the creamy potato cheddar soup) are at least 250 calories per serving, with two servings per pouch. My girlfriend and I have tried a few of these meals and here are our ratings so far (where 0 is terrible and 5 is awesome): Cheese enchilada ranchero (4 stars), Pasta Roma (4 stars), Santa Fe Black Beans and Rice (3.5 stars), Mac and Cheese (3.5 stars), Veggie Burrito Bowl (2 stars). The expiration dates are years out so there is plenty of time to finish the kit. The cost per meal, per person comes out to $2.50 at the current price as of Jan. 2017. I haven't found a better priced option out there. I see this as a great base kit to which you add other options. For example, a lot of these meals could be coupled with freeze dried chicken (not included) to add some protein. I also recommend bringing a couple dessert meals (also not included) for those longer hiking days where you've burned a lot of calories.
Dislikes: Hopefully AlpineAire will replace the veggie burrito bowl meal with something else. It is one of the most bland freeze dried meals I've ever had. Bring some Sriracha along to combat this. The rest of the meals have been better though!