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This hearty, pepper-flecked soup won tester praise for bringing gourmet-style chowder to the trail: “The creamy richness, tongue-tingling poblano, and slight sweetness of the firm corn kernels made this my favorite cool-evening appetizer,” says one.
With just 300 calories and 11 grams of fat, it’s also a great meal for hikers looking to eat healthy without sacrificing flavor, or as an hors d’oeuvre complement to Southwestern- or meat-and-potatoes-style entrées. $6 (1 serving); 5 oz.; packitgourmet.com