As you prepare for your next backpacking trip, remember that you do not have to give up all of the comforts of home as you leave the trappings of civilization. Through the use of shelf stable foods it is possible to bring some amazing meals along with you, and there are few things better than enjoying an excellent meal after a long day of hiking through nature. Of course, it is simply not practical to make your pack laden with heavy foods filled with water, so consider the following recipes that utilize backpacking foods, which are freeze dried so that they are light and convenient for any trip high up in the mountains or deep into the dense forest.
Loaded Mashed Potatoes
Filled with complex carbohydrates and plenty of protein, this recipe includes broccoli, bacon and cheese. The calorie-dense meal is also lightweight, which makes it ideal for backpacking. Eat a healthy serving of the potatoes as a meal or pair a smaller serving with another one of our recipes listed below.
Raspberry Fig Fruit Leather
Fruit leathers are a great way to bring a sweet snack along on a backpacking trip without having to carry fruits that are dense with water. The combination of raspberry and figs is delicious, and the fruit leather is easy to share for a quick energy boost while out on the trail.
Chili Mac and Cheese With Bacon
If you are looking for a hearty comfort food for the end of a long day of backpacking, this is the perfect meal. The combination of cheese sauce, bacon and bean flakes makes this protein feast a great end-of-day reward.
Spicy Potato Flatbreads
These savory flatbreads are carried along easily and are a nice change from the bars that are commonly eaten on backpacking trips. If you are at a campsite, see if you can scare up some warm butter to really set off these tasty flatbreads.
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Hazelnut Raisin Crisps
A shorter jaunt out on the trail is the ideal time for these hazelnut raisin crisps, as they pair very well with some fruit and hard cheese.
Apple Spice Fruit Leather
Fruit leather is made very simply and it is the perfect lightweight snack for the trail. Bring this along to please every single member of your group.
Broccoli Cheese Orzo
This meal is also quite simple to make. If you reuse an aluminum meal pouch, you do not have to worry about making a mess while preparing your meal.
Coconut Curry Soup
There are few things as delightful as a warm bowl of soup after a long day in the backcountry. This smooth and silky soup is an absolute joy.
Banana Chocolate Walnut Granola Bars
What backpacking trip is complete without granola bars? The banana-chocolate combination is a tasty way to boost your supply of energy for the last leg of your journey. For more info on how to prepare backpack friendly meals check out shop.honeyville and start planning your next big adventure.