our secrets revealed
How I learned to meal plan with ease and actually love it!
How many times have you...
Experienced hunger because you ran out of food?
Carried the weight of extra food you didn't need?
Purchased expensive freeze-dried meals that didn't taste good?
Considered homemade meals but didn't know where to start?
You're Not Alone!
Does this progression sound familiar?
My first backpacking trip was in 2001 with a backpack filled with MREs (military rations).
I advanced to spending hundreds of dollars on freeze-dried meals that I didn't enjoy.
Then came my mid-life crisis. I quit my job, at the age of 40, and decided to thru hike the Pacific Crest Trail.
How do you meal plan for a 5-month long backpacking trip?

How do you physically carry enough food?

How do you continue a healthy diet without relying on convenience stores?
Sound familiar?!?
Despite having 16 years of backpacking experience under my belt...I panicked!
What did I do?
I used my skills as a registered dietitian and experience as a backpacker to create 
Ultralight Meal Planning for Outdoor Explorers
The Basic Principles
  • The two pounds of food per day rule is a thing of the past!
  • ​Processed foods are replaced with healthier high calorie options
  • ​Foods chosen are a minimum of 125 calories per ounce with an average of 150 calories per ounce.
  • ​Homemade recipes are quick, easy and cheap to prepare.
  • ​Food is less bulky freeing up space in your backpack.
What does this mean for you?
  • ​You do NOT have to carry two pounds of food 
  • ​You do NOT have to stop eating your healthy diet
  • ​You do NOT have to saturate your meals with oil.
  • ​​You do NOT have to buy expensive freeze dried meals.
  • ​You WILL have room for enough food in your bear can.
  • ​You WILL look forward to eating the food you pack.
Sounds pretty cool, right?!?
FREE BONUS: You'll receive ten QUICK, EASY & CHEAP Ultralight Recipes to help get you started.
How did this become my passion?
Simply put...
I LOVE... 
...food, being a dietitian and backpacking!

...developing recipes that are quick, easy and cheap to prepare

...using my skills as a dietitian to simplify the meal planning process for backpackers like you

...trail testing my own work to ensure that it meets your needs

What You Can Look Forward To...
Meal Plans
Pre-made meal plans to get 
you started.
Shopping Lists
Commonly used trail foods and ingredients.
Meal planning worksheets that simplify the process.
Online Course
Backpacking nutrition course teaching you everything you need to know.
Ready to learn our secrets?
FREE BONUS: Ten QUICK, EASY & CHEAP Ultralight Recipes to help get you started.
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