June 16, 2017
Trader Joe’s grocery store, with its unique products, can be a great source of inspiration for new backpacking recipes. Here are some of recent findings:
Freeze dried fruitsFreeze dried foods have a lot of advantages compared to dehydrated: -They tend to have a flavor more similar to fresh foods -They contain more nutrients, thanks to the faster transformation process -They rehydrate faster. However, freeze dried foods can be expensive. Not at Trader Joe’s! During a recent trip, there were freeze-dried mango, raspberries, strawberries, apple and blueberries. These fruits would be good additions to oatmeal, granola and breakfast cereals. Apples and mangoes can also be used in savory dishes such as curries and couscous.
Nice variety of dried fruitsBored of raisins? Mix it up with other dried fruits: chile spiced mango, coconut strips, apricots, cherries, prunes, figs, dates and blueberries.
Want a different hot cereal mix?This instant oatmeal mix also includes flax, chia, quinoa and amaranth. Add your favorite dried fruits, nuts and powdered milk for a hearty breakfast!
Israeli couscousCan be cooked like rice and included in different dishes. It has a tapioca-like shape but firmer texture.
Please share the foods you like to buy at Trader Joe’s for your trips by leaving a comment below!