Not what you'd expect! And No, NOT the mil spec types at all..I am referrinig to a meal that is ready to eat, is filling, "nutritional value"? I have NO idea! It's filling and I like it, so I guess it must be good food? I buy Chili with beans, and Beef stew, in 15 oz cans. They cost only a $1 each. I add some crackers (after all, we are civilized ya know!) where I get 4 sealed packages in a nice cardboard box also for another $1. So for a low cost of $1.25, I get a 15oz meal ( somewhat hearty!) and a side of crackers! I can't beat that, except for tuna and crackers , which I can get the costs down to $.75 to $.85 per meal! Now I know they do NOT have a 25 year shelf life...BUT they come ready to eat, and all I need is a can opener ( P-38 or P-51) and a spoon! ( or, maybe a fork in some cases!) Now, you can also buy the Chef Boy Ar Dee's products in a can, that have a higher carbohydrate count, such as: spaghetti, with or without meatballs, lasagna, ravioli in small or large sized pieces, spaghetti "O's" and macaroni with meat sauce...They too are only a $1 each. Add those crackers, and there ya go! I like canned products...I know the arguments about the weight and the time they are good for...But, I don't have to haul water, mix anything, and no heat is required to make them taste decent. Besides, I have always found a use for the cans afterwards! The few dehydrated meals I have tried, I hated...with a passion! Now IF there may be some reserves of the OLD "C-rations" out there, anywhere, ...well then,... "let's eat"! I ate a lot of them. Cold, in the rain, in the snow, and in a tent. I can still say, I was never disappointed with them! Today, for what you would pay for some of those wonderfully dehydrated meals, you could actually have 3-4 cans of a variety of foods, and even a side dish or two. You could mix or match, have a large pot of say: stew, or chili, or have different items (a selection) of vegetables like corn, beans, and a meat (main dish). Add some of the red beans with rice, and some meat like corned beef, or canned roast beef, and you have a real NON dried out meal, that is quite nourishing and festive! Easy to get, easy to prepare, and LOVERLY to eat! It's 3 in the morning here right now, and writing this made me so hungry I just finished off a can of chili, with beans,...cold, with crackers! Yummmmm! Breakfast of champions!