Backpacking without a stove? Try this sample of 4 of our no-cook, high-calorie chia meals. Just add water - each meal fully hydrates in cold water in 10 minutes. Total weight is 16.2 oz and 1,826 Calories. Vegan.
Includes 1 of each in the Hungry Single (Serves 1 - 2) size packages:
AppalaChia - The pairing of chia with pulsed organic apple, chewy raisins, and spices tastes like apple pie. 4oz, 435 calories
Chia Oat Crunch - We like this one for breakfast. Chia is paired with thick rolled organic oats and a handful of nuts, leaving you entirely refreshed and energized. 3.2oz, 412 calories.
Ginger Chia Gooey - Makes an excellent dessert or snack. Pair it with a cup of tea or coffee to fully indulge your senses. 4oz, 488 calories.
Coconut Chia Peel - Chia with coconut and banana gives this one excellent flair and flavor. We like to eat it as a mid-day lunch. 4oz, 491 calories.
Dietary Information: Suitable for Vegans
Facts about Chia Seed:
Chia is an ancient edible seed of the plant Salvia hispanica, a member of the mint family native to South America. The seed was used as a survival food for the Mayans and as a medicine for the Aztecs.
Chia is a gelatinous seed, which means it absorbs water and forms into a gel. This keeps you hydrated longer because the digestive process of breaking down carbohydrates into sugar is slowed down by its gel state.
Chia has a high amount of protein (20%), dietary fiber (25%), essential fat (34%), antioxidants, and trace minerals to provide you with loads of energy.
Chia has 3x more omega-3 fatty acids than flax; unlike flax, chia doesn’t have to be ground up for the nutrients to be absorbed in the body.
Chia seeds are easy to digest, making it a great choice for people with a sensitive digestive system.
See also: Chia as a backpacking super food