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Meal Review: Wild Zora Foods Caldera Chicken Curry

For those who follow a Paleo, gluten-free or an allergy friendly diet, finding commercial trail meals can be a hard venture. Much is based on cheap carbs – which don’t get me wrong, can taste great and fuel you – but are not always friendly to the body. Wild Zora Foods joined up with Paleo Meals To Go awhile back, and have brought out more meals to choose from. We picked up the newer Caldera Chicken Curry to review.

The ingredient list is short and simple. No grains, gluten, nuts, milk or added sugar.

Free-Range Chicken, Organic Spinach, Pineapple, Coconut, Red Bell Pepper, Sweet Potato, Onion, Green Onion. Turmeric, Cayenne Chili Pepper, Spices, Sea Salt, Garlic.

The stats are great for this meal:

Calories 340, Calories from Fat 60, Total Fat 7g, Saturated Fat 4.5g, Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 60, Sodium 590mg, Total Carbohydrate 38g, Dietary Fiber 9g, Sugars 21g, Protein 35g.

The sodium stats alone make this meal a great choice.

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It is an easy meal to prep: 1½ cups boiled water and 10 to 15 minute sit time, tightly sealed (I’d recommend using a cozy or similar if in cold temperatures, or at altitude, to preserve heat in). The flavor is excellent. It is a medium heat/spicy curry flavor, with plenty of chicken, pineapple and sweet potato. The only downside I found was it was a bit too much water. Everything was fully dehydrated at 15 minutes, but it had plenty of liquid left behind, it could have been soup at the bottom. I’d suggest 1¼ cups water instead. Though the broth left behind is quite drinkable as soup, if you are into it.

Now then! If you are following a gluten-free or allergy friendly way, this meal makes a most excellent topper over rice or quinoa. And you can easily serve 2 this way. The broth here would soak into the rice for a delicious carb fest.

This is one we highly recommend – if you like spicy like us!

~Sarah

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