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Food Finds

A long round-up of snacks and food finds from this summer and early fall – some for the snack bag, others for the food bag.

Rule Breaker Snacks. Top 8 allergen free. Gluten-Free, Vegan and plant-based. Soft and tasty!

Alistaire was very excited to have treats he could try. It isn’t often he can try the food samples that come here, but these were all for him!

If you have a Kroger owned grocery store chain nearby, their always growing “natural foods section” is worth a visit. They keep adding more items to their house brand. In the West, Fred Meyers is the Kroger brand. The packets of coconut milk creamer (dry mix) were very interesting.

You may have noticed that in the past 4 years we quit using soy sauce in recipes, and I call for coconut aminos instead. Why? It’s soy AND wheat free, which most soy sauce contain (Tamari is wheat free). Aminos are also considerably less salty, up to 70 to 80% less sodium and many brands are preservative free (unlike soy sauce). It is becoming much easier to find it in grocery stores, and even Costco carries giant jugs now. You won’t regret the switch – and put into plastic bottles it carries well while hiking.

CoraBella Gluten-Free Gnocchi – I came across this awhile back at a Grocery Outlet store. Gnocchi are easily boiled on the trail, and these are stick to the ribs, just like their wheat counterpart.

Chef’s Cut Real Jerky Co.¬†Snack packs – they come in two flavors. Salty cheese “crackers” and nice bites of jerky. Really tasty, and portable.

Funny Farm goat cheddar mac and cheese….for those who desire a new version of the staple.

Landcrafted Food beef sticks – 100% grass-fed, Virginian grown beef. Snappy and spicy, these were very popular here!

~Sarah

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