The MRE Diet

Army researchers are conducting a study to try to improve the healthfulness of MREs (meals, ready-to-eat), and they're looking for volunteers.

To qualify to participate, you need to live near Natick, Massachusetts and be willing to eat MREs (and nothing but MREs) for 21 days.

But the researchers say the lack of variety won't really be that bad because they've managed to come up with a book of recipes using only MRE ingredients. Recipes include "everything from specialty beverages ('Canteen Irish Cream Latte') to main dishes ('Bunker Hill Burritos') to desserts ('Fort Bliss-ful Pudding Cake')."

More info: Army Times.

Posted By: Alex - Thu Dec 31, 2015
Category: Food, Military, Science





Comments
Volunteers? You mean the Army has really stopped experimenting on soldiers without their knowledge or consent? Will wonders never cease.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 12/31/15 at 11:12 AM
No, they've already used them to determine that the MREs aren't deadly. Now they're getting ready to indoctrinate the public for when DC's takeover is complete.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/31/15 at 11:57 AM
Having eaten 4 generations of military rations all I can say MRE are a sure ways to plug you up.

Got to eat regular C-rations the kind that came in a can and one heated over a burning stick of C-4 explosive, not too bad depending on your level of hunger. They also contained a mini pack of cigarettes. The coffee was good but the canned bread and fruitcake no so. First generations MRE were bad, so much so a dog would not even eat what was passed off as pork chops. Second generation, new and improved sucked big time. The third generation self heating were ok to some extent but one had to be hungry and desperate. Dad said during the big war, WWII you were issued condoms also. Said it was weird, bullets issued with out a wink but condoms had to sign your life away.
Posted by Gator Guy in The Great Swamp on 12/31/15 at 01:01 PM
Next step; improving the taste of MRE.
Posted by Yudith on 01/01/16 at 10:06 AM
If they want volunteers, they should advertise it as a weight loss diet. They know total calorie count so it is no lie. And if the meals kill your appetite you will lose weight.
Posted by judy on 01/02/16 at 09:49 AM
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