Good To-Go ($8 – $15)

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15-20 minutes

Great flavors and healthy, real ingredients.

Expensive; slower to cook than many of the options below.

Good To-Go is the next generation of meals packed for backpacking and food we would want to eat at home. It was created by a chef who is a professional Jennifer Scism, the assortment of gluten-free, all-natural meals are bursting with flavor and a list of ingredients that’s concise and clear (translation of real food). The variety of options doesn’t rival the brands below–Good To Go has 13 dining options at present, but the combination of taste high-quality ingredients and the calorie-to-weight ratio makes the Maine-based company number one.

It’s not surprising to think that to find Good To-Go meals to be expensive because of their top ingredients but they’re about mid-pack with our calories for dollar measure and are lower than many natural meals available here. The main drawback is cooking time. Real food ingredients can slow the preparation process which means that meals can could take as long as 20 minutes to replenish (and longer in higher altitudes). If you’re looking for instant energy, there are other meals in pouches like Mountain House, Peak Refuel and AlpineAire can be cooked in less than half the time. We’re not a contestant but Good To-Go is definitely worth the waiting.