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Membership Plans

Eat Well & Love Your Backpacking Meals!

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Meal Planner


Meal Planner


(Billed annually)

All the ultralight backpacking recipes you'll need to put a pep in your step and avoid flavor fatigue.


(Billed annually)

Recipes plus easy-to-use meal planner, sample meal plans and auto-generated shopping lists.


(Billed annually)

Recipes plus all the tools and resources to meal plan with ease, dietitian moderated forum, and masterclasses.


$ 2.99/month (Billed annually)
  • 175+ Ultralight Recipes (see recipe list)
  • New Recipe Added Monthly
  • Complete Nutrition Profile & Dry Weight
  • Metric and US Customary Measurements
  • Adjustable Serving Sizes
  • Printable Field Instruction Labels
  • Search & Filter Recipes


Ultralight Recipes Plus
Meal Planning Tools
$ 4.99/month (Billed annually)
  • All Recipe Features Plus
  • Favorite Recipes Collection
  • Add Custom Recipes, Meals & Snacks
  • 100's of Commercial Meals & Snacks
  • Create Unlimited Multi-Day Meal Plans
  • Auto-Create Mobile-Friendly Shopping Lists


Sample Meal Plans, Community Forums, & Masterclasses
$ 9.99/month (Billed annually)
  • All Basic Features PLUS...
  • Dietitian Moderated Forums
  • Live Masterclasses ($480 value)
  • 6 New Masterclass Topics per Year
  • Recipe Demos & Live Q&A Sessions
  • 30-Days of Dietitian-Created Meal Plans
Best Value



Meal Planner

Meal Planner

200+ Dietitian-Created Ultralight Recipes

New Backcountry Foodie Recipe Added Monthly

Complete Nutrition Profile & Dry Weight

Metric & US Customary Measurements

Adjustable Serving Sizes

Field Instruction Labels for Packaging

Search by Ingredients & Sort by Calories per Ounce

Filter by Special Diet, Meal Type, Meal Prep, & More

Suggested Recipes Using Similar Ingredients

Access Member Submitted Recipes

Submit Your Personal Recipes for Inclusion on the Site

Meal Planner

Favorite Recipes Collection

Create Unlimited Custom Meal Plans

Meal Plans Auto-Tabulate Daily Nutrition Profile

100's of Commercial Meals & Snacks

Shopping Lists Auto-Generated & Mobile-Friendly

3-Day, 5-Day, & 7-Day Meal Plan Templates

3-Day 3000, 4000, & 5000 Calorie Sample Meal Plans

24 Sample Meal Plans Weighing Less than 2 lbs per Day

Hiking Calorie Calculator - coming soon!

Community Forums

Dietitian Moderated Forums

Hiker to Hiker Discussions


Enjoy 50% Off On-Demand Masterclasses ($120 value) - coming soon!

Enjoy 50% Off LIVE Masterclasses ($240 value)

View On-Demand Masterclasses for FREE ($240 value)

Attend LIVE Virtual Masterclasses for FREE ($480 value)

Members Only Discounts

Save $100s on outdoor gear & food using members only coupon codes



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Gift memberships are available for your backpacking friends & family!



"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

"I love what Aaron is doing! I firmly believe that nutrition is key to SO many parts of life and my biggest fear of a thru hike was not nourishing my body in a way that would help me have sustained energy, maintain muscle and stay mentally strong for 6 months. However, then I found Backcountry Foodie and I feel like it is TOTALLY possible."

Andrea M

Foothills Trail

"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

"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.



"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


"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

"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!"

John G



Probably! You can filter our recipes by diet type including vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, nut free, low-sodium, ow-sugar & bariatric-friendly. We also include special diet-friendly ingredient substitutions as appropriate.

Leave that stove at home if you want! We offer cold soak recipes and no-cook options.

Yes! You’ll find several sample recipes within the Recipes menu at the top of this page. Test drive our adjustable serving sizes and see how quick & easy they are to prepare.

Absolutely! Each recipe includes a PDF with field instruction labels, which can be downloaded and printed.

Yes! As you create meal plans using your favorite recipes and commercial foods, the total calories, food weight, & complete nutrition profile are calculated and displayed. 

Yes! The sample meal plans can be used as a starting point and customized to meet your needs using our drag & drop editor.

No, unless you want to dry your own ingredients. Only a handful of our recipes require a dehydrator.

Aaron is continually developing and testing new ultralight recipes. At least one new recipe is added each month.

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Yes! We take your security and privacy seriously. Credit/debit cards are processed by our payment processor Stripe over a secure SSL connection and encrypted with AES-256 Bank Level Security. We don’t store any of your payment information on our servers.

Absolutely! We hate spam too and under no circumstance will ever divulge your personal information, including your email address, to any third party. Feel free to review our privacy policy for more details.

We offer a 30-day, no questions asked, money-back guarantee. If you don’t love your membership, you’re covered.

Yes! If you decide to add or remove features, we can change your membership level using a pro-rated price.

Premium members can attend all of our live, virtual masterclasses for free. Registration is required prior to each class and replays are made available for 72 hours.

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Backcountry Foodie recipes and meal planning resources are developed by backpackers for backpackers. We’re proud to have grown into an online community serving members in 20+ countries.

If you don’t love your membership, you’re covered by our 30-day money-back guarantee. No questions asked. You can also change your membership level at any time if you wish to add or remove features.

Chris Aaron & Ella on Yellow Aster Butte


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