The quotes used in this article are from The Dyrt reviewers, also known as “Rangers”, who received the product for free, in exchange for their honest review.
If you backpack, camp, or RV you know that quick and easy meals can be limited. And if you avoid gluten or grains, like a lot of health-conscious Americans, finding tasty meals for overnight trips can be a huge challenge.
Thankfully, there’s a new kid in town whose name is Wild Zora. Wild Zora checks off the three must-haves in a healthy meal (while camping or not):
- Healthy ingredients
- Perfect for anyone with food allergies or sensitivities
Wild Zora’s breakfasts are some of their most popular meals. They check off all three boxes and are ultra-lightweight, easy to prepare (add hot water), minimally sourced, and affordable.
Many Plusses in a Little Package
Wild Zora is committed to low waste, organic ingredients, and sustainable packaging—which means less trash for you to pack out and a lower carbon footprint.
The prep is a no-brainer: heat water using your camp stove, pour into the packet, zip packet shut, and wait a few minutes. Your breakfast cooks in the packaging and is ready to eat without using pots, pans, bowls, or plates.
The Best Breakfast On-The-Go
Campers and hikers who choose Wild Zora have a lot of applause for these freeze-dried delights — especially for their quick, healthy, and gluten-free options.
Vaness M. had this to say about Wild Zora breakfast:
“These are a great alternative for anyone avoiding grains, but still looking for something similar to, and as versatile as oatmeal.”
The other huge bonus when you camp out with Zora? Avoiding sugar. Normally, sugar sneaks into everything from cereals to bacon. But these breakfasts offer a way to nix the sugar.
Michael M. gave their breakfast options a big thumbs-up:
“If you are fed up with all of the sugar ladened breakfast cereals, then there is no need to look any further. Wild Zora definitely is the niche product that I have never been able to find at the grocery store.”
If you want a hearty meal on the trail or in your RV breakfast nook, most brands include “gluten-free” options, but these are mixed with other problem ingredients for those with sensitivities. For example, corn and thickening agents are both big staples in camp meals that subtract gluten. Yet, corn sensitivity is a real issue. Flours and cornstarch used to thicken hot cereals (as well as dinner meals like soups and stews) often mimic gluten, making them a no-no.
Wild Zora breakfasts can easily substitute as lunch, dinner, snack, or dessert if you want to streamline your camping pantry. So, we heartily recommend simplifying your camp cooking by bringing along extra Wild Zora cereal packs. Their versatility, healthy ingredients, and easy preparation will make your camping food life a breeze.
Digging In (To The Details)
If you remember those little brown packets of instant, sugar-laden oatmeal you used to camp with (or maybe still camp with), you’ll find a truly refreshing change with the Wild Zora Ultimate Breakfast pack. The big five fruity (but not sugary!) choices include:
Do these sound too good to be true? With fresh-milled, organic ingredients including protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals—the simple and flavorful ingredients bring the taste and the substance you crave while exploring nature. Wild Zora uses organic flaxseed and nuts to provide essential fatty acids, natural fruit sweeteners and sea salt to provide flavor, and flaxseeds to give it a thick, full consistency.
Be aware that these breakfast meals contain nuts, but are made in a separate facility from the nut-free meals. So, if you are allergic to tree nuts you can still choose other Wild Zora products with confidence.
All breakfasts have an 18-month shelf life.
Each Instant Cereal Multi-Pack ($14.95) contains two of each of the five flavors.
Sample of Ingredients
The Apple Pie breakfast contains a short list of healthy ingredients: sliced almonds, organic flaxseed meal, dried apple, shredded coconut, dried blueberries, dried lemon juice, and sea salt.
Wild Zora’s AIP (Autoimmune Protocol) Classic uses tiger nuts, coconut milk powder, shredded coconut, cinnamon, and sea salt. If you follow an AIP diet — which includes a lot of folks with autoimmune diseases — you’ll love having the option to buy a camp meal instead of doing more homemade prepping!
Paleo Meals to Go
Paleo-friendly foods are also a hot item (no pun intended) these days. This diet is also a popular choice for the health-conscious outdoorsy types. As well as a large segment of the population that suffers from food allergies or sensitivities.
Wild Zora has developed a line of paleo meals called “Paleo Meal to Go” for the needs of anyone avoiding grains. Like all Wild Zora meals, they are quick to prepare and super tasty.
David M. summed up his experience with Paleo Meals to Go:
“You don’t get a heavy feeling in your gut after consuming them and instead feel as if you did yourself a favor.”
The bottom line with camp food is…it has to taste good and extinguish those hunger pains. If it’s convenient, affordable, and healthy that’s great—but without the flavor, you won’t come back for seconds and that can leave your tummy grumbling at the end of the day. Wild Zora keeps it simple but makes sure every meal is delicious. So, when it comes to smart breakfast options, do yourself a favor and toss a breakfast multi-pack into your backpack for every trip.