OUR TAKE This soup’s home- style taste and protein punch provide a hearty recovery boost after long trail days.
INGREDIENTS The gluten-free mixture of kale, white beans, fennel, olive oil, garlic, and thyme is flavorful but not overpowering, and it contains 16 grams of protein and 360 calories per package. Each package also has 8 grams of fat. Add a little less than the recommended 1.6 cups of water if you want a thick stew rather than a medium-bodied soup.
TRAIL CRED On a stormy night in Wyoming’s Wind River Range, this was just what our tester needed. “Putting up my tent was a struggle, but once I hunkered down, this soup was the perfect comfort food,” he says.