A companion to the upcoming book of similar title, this blog gives recipes to make your own homemade and healthy Meals Ready to Eat. Whether you prepare these for survival in emergency situations or to provide healthy meals for work and camping/backpacking, or if you just need portion control for your diet, there are recipes here for nearly everyone! // ALL ingredients are dehydrated or freeze-dried, or shelf-stable, and all recipes are for one serving. // At least ONE new recipe will be added each week.

MRE RECIPE: Protein Popcorn

Yeah, I know. Weird.  Yeah, popcorn, since it comes from corn, has a slight amount of protein. But this recipe will bump up that protein AND add flavor and nutrients.  Plus it tastes cheesy without adding the dairy!

2/3 cup of heirloom popcorn kernels
2-3 tbsp. oil (olive, walnut, avocado, your choice)
3 tablespoons of Nutritional Yeast Flakes

Place kernels in a brown paper lunch bag, fold down the top a few times, then put in the microwave for about 4 minutes. Take out when kernels aren't popping fast.

Once popped, take out and place in a bowl  Add a little oil, the nutritional yeast flakes (and salt, nuts and M&Ms if you'd like).  Mix well.  Add more until you get the taste you are going for.


NOTE: If you air-pop your popcorn, after it's done, drizzle on the oil before sprinkling on the other ingredients.  It helps them stick, and adds healthy oils to your snack.  You could also pop the kernels in a COVERED pan on the stove or over a fire (just be sure to add oil to the pan first!)

NOTE: Please do NOT use pre-packaged microwave popcorn .. it has toxins in it and seriously, you can do it just as easily yourself.  //  Also, my son has a problem with regular GMO corn (is it any wonder?) so we buy heirloom popcorn, multi-colored, from Azure Standard.  They have a LOT of bulk products, many heirloom and non-GMO, and are so reliable.  They rarely mess up my order.

NOTE: If you took my advice and are putting enough food and such away for a year, please be sure to add these ingredients, especially the nutritional yeast.  You can use them in your dehydrated flax crackers, on pasta and so many other ways where you want to bump up the nutrition while adding a cheesy taste.

COPYRIGHT (C) 2015 Vikki Lawrence.  This recipe is for your personal use only.  Please do not copy or distribute without written authorization from the author.  Thank you.

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