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Ultralight Recipes

Optimized for Peak Performance

175+ dietitian-created recipes designed to encourage recovery and reduce inflammation.

Special Diet Friendly

Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, nut-free and low-sugar options.

Ultralight & Low Volume

Bear can friendly recipes averaging >140 calories per ounce.

Freezer Bag Style

Prepare in 5 minutes or less at home and on trail using dry ingredients.

"Your recipes are absolutely delicious and so quick and easy to prep. There is undoubtedly a pep in my step on the trail, thanks to your knowledge and expertise!"​

Nancy E.

Smokies 900-Miler

Recipe Dashboard

Sleek Design

Easily search for recipes using a variety of filters in addition to member ratings and reviews.

Nutrition & Dry Weight Values

Carbohydrate, fiber, protein, fat, sodium, kcal/oz, and dry weight (ounces & grams) provided.

Unit Conversions & Adjustable Serving Sizes

Switch between US customary/Metric and adjust serving sizes with a click of a button.

Save & Print for Later

Create a favorites list and print recipes with field instruction labels for later use.

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Meal Planner

Unlimited Multi-Day Meal Plans

Create menus by dragging & dropping your favorite meals and snacks using sample dietitian-created meal plans.

Auto-Calculated Nutrition & Weight

A complete nutrition summary is automatically calculated including total calories and dry weight.

Mobile Friendly Shopping List

Auto-generated and customizable shopping lists based on menus selected.

Custom Recipes, Meals & Snacks

Have your own favorites? Add as many as you would like.

HOW WE GIVE BACK

We support non-profit outdoor organizations through direct donations and member discounts on our services.
1% of your purchase price will benefit the Pacific Crest Trail Association.

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Confusing misinformation found online will be clarified by dietitians with backpacking experience.

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Latest Hot Topics

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Connect with like-minded hikers in your neighborhood or continents away. Creating a profile in our directory is optional.

Live Masterclasses

Dietitian Produced

Expert advice delivered via livestream by an ultralight, long-distance hiking dietitian with experience in the backcountry.

Recipe Demonstrations

Learn ways to efficiently prepare meals at home and on trail saving you time and money.

Live Q & A Sessions

Ask questions and receive immediate answers.

Variety of Topics

How to Avoid Hitting the Wall, Nutrition at Altitude, Extreme Heat Considerations, Resupply Strategies, and MORE! Topic suggestions are welcomed.

what our members are saying

"These ultralight recipes are not only easy to make but are very nutritious! They save a ton of weight compared to traditional backpacking meals. I would recommend this to anyone seriously considering reducing their pack weight & taking their nutrition seriously on trail."

Jason E

Tahoe Rim Trail

"Backcountry Foodie offers quick recipes that are easy to make, and they cover the sphere – cold soak, hot, gluten free, vegetarian, etc. You name it, they really do have something for everyone. As I get older and hike further, keeping my pack weight low while maintaining healthy nutrition is important." Read full review here.

Ellie

AVERAGEHIKER.COM

"I eat a very healthy diet ‘in real life’ including being vegetarian, gluten free, and dairy light. I contacted Aaron and she put together a fantastic hike menu for me that achieved my goals of low weight, high nutrition, and avoidance of meat, gluten, and dairy. If you want to eat well in the backcountry, call Aaron."

Marvin K

Colorado Trail

Even though my 2020 PCT hike was delayed, I greatly enjoyed preparing Aaron's recipes as they all sound really yummy and are so easy to put together. All of the ones I've sampled have been very tasty and I know they will help keep me going on trail in 2021! I have also really appreciated her personal response whenever I have a question."

Kim M

Prepping for PCT

"On my five-day hike, your meals/recipes stood out. I look forward to them each day. In fact, for the meals where I did not use your recipes, I was disappointed in myself for not using your meals. You and your recipes definitely added to the quality of my trip!!!!!"

Paul H

Backpacker

"I am very pleased with Backcountry Foodie and the variety the website has. I personally use their resources for thru-hiking meal planning, and it has helped me out tremendously! Every long distance hiker should be looking into what Backcountry Foodie has to offer!"

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Backpacker

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Delicious Meals

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Feel Great on Trail

Power through the day and finish feeling strong with protein optimized for performance and carbohydrate to protein ratio needed for recovery.

Lighter, Smaller Food Bag

Ultralight recipes maximize the calories and nutrition per gram to reduce your overall pack weight.

Quick & Easy Meal Prep

Meals are prepared in half the time and use less than half the water when compared to commercial freeze-dried meals.

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Ultralight Recipes &
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$ 45 New Membership for 1 Year
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  • 175+ Ultralight Recipes
  • Complete Nutrition Profile & Dry Weight
  • Metric and US Customary Measurements
  • Adjustable Serving Sizes
  • Printable Recipes & Field Instruction Labels
  • Favorite Recipes Collection
  • Add Custom Recipes, Meals & Snacks
  • Create Unlimited Multi-Day Meal Plans
  • Mobile-Friendly Shopping List
  • Worldwide Member Directory

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Sample Meal Plans, Community Forums, & Livestream Events
$ 65 New Membership for 1 Year
(renews at only $20/year)
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  • Suggested Recipes Using Similar Ingredients
  • Dietitian-Created Meal Plans
  • Dietitian Moderated Forums
  • Free Access to Livestream Events
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  • 100+ Meal Planning Learning Modules
  • 30-Minute Dietitian Consultation
  • "Ask The Dietitian" Forum

Basic

Ultralight Recipes &
Meal Planning Tool
$ 45 New Membership for 1 Year
(renews at only $10/year)
  • 175+ Ultralight Recipes
  • Complete Nutrition Profiles & Dry Weight
  • Recipe Dashboard with Search & Filters
  • Favorite Recipes Collection
  • Create Multi-Day Meal Plans & Shopping Lists

Premium

Sample Meal Plans, Community Forums, & Livestream Events
$ 65 New Membership for 1 Year
(renews at only $20/year)
  • All Basic Features PLUS...
  • Suggested Recipes Using Similar Ingredients
  • Dietitian-Created Sample Meal Plans
  • Dietitian Moderated Forums
  • Free Access to Our Live Masterclasses
Best Value

All-Access

Dietitian Consultation
Coming Spring 2021
$ 325 New Membership
for 1 Year
  • All Premium Features PLUS...
  • 100+ Meal Planning Learning Modules
  • 30-Minute Dietitian Consultation
  • "Ask The Dietitian" Forum
  • Pro Tips from a Well Known Backpacker

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175+ Ultralight Recipes
Complete Nutrition Profiles, Dry Weight, & Calories per Ounce
Select Metric or US Customary Measurements
Adjustable Serving Sizes
Download Recipe PDFs with Field Instruction Labels
Suggested Recipes Using Similar Ingredients

Meal Planner

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Favorite Recipes Collection
Custom Recipes, Meals & Snacks
Multi-Day Meal Plans with Daily Nutrition Profiles
Mobile-Friendly Shopping Lists
Dietitian-Created Sample Meal Plans

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Worldwide Member Directory (creating a profile is optional)
Dietitian Moderated Forums
Expert Advice
Latest Hot Topics

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Recipe Demonstration
Live Q & A Sessions
Variety of Backpacking Nutrition Topics

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