Discover an Easier Way 
to Eat Well on Trail

Check Out All The Unique Recipes & Features 
Our Members Are Raving About!

Discover an Easier Way to Eat Well on Trail

Check out all the unique recipes & features our members are raving about!

Quick & Easy Ultralight Recipes

OUR dietitian-created recipes MAXIMIZE NUTRITION, PROVIDE COMPLETE NUTRITION INFO, AND cannot be found in traditional backpacking cookbooks or blogs

Yogurt Parfait ultralight backpacking recipe.
Yogurt Parfait
185 calories per ounce

Try finding another quick and easy breakfast with 185 calories per ounce!

Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta backpacking recipe ready to eat on trail
Buffalo Pasta Salad
138 calories per ounce

Ultralight recipes requires 1/2 the water and 1/2 the cook time of typical freeze-dried meals.

Coconut Chai Latte ultralight backpacking recipe. Hot beverage for breakfast in camp.
Nutella Latte
148 calories per ounce

Variety of high calorie drink mixes (smoothies, coffee drinks, & afternoon pick-me-ups).

Cherry Macadamia Bites ultralight backpacking recipe. Delicious high energy trail snack.
Strawberry Cheesecake
128 calories per ounce

Finish your day with a variety of delicious, high calorie dessert options!

Delicious Recipes at Your Fingertips
OUR ONE-OF-A-KIND
Ultralight Recipes Dashboard
Don't Knock It Till Ya Try It Trail Mix hiking recipe ready to eat on trail
75 Ultralight Recipes

Recipe development began in 2016 while Aaron prepared for her thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail. After 1,000s of miles of trail testing and refining our recipes on subsequent long-distance hikes, we're thrilled to offer them in our Ultralight Recipe Dashboard! 

Click here for the complete list.

  • ​Recipes average >135 kcal/oz to save you pack weight & space!
  • ​Freezer-bag style meals cook fast. No simmering required.
  • ​Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, nut free, & low sugar options.
  • ​Quick reference icons for cooking style & special diets.
  • ​Complete nutrition info, dry weight, and label templates included. See a sample
Strawberry Cheesecake backpacking recipe ready to eat on trail for dessert
Personal Recipe Dashboard

Your dashboard is accessible via any device whether you're preparing meals at home, shopping at the grocery store, or resupplying in town.

  • ​Dashboard is categorized by meal type, diet, and cooking style.
  • ​Recipes sorted from highest to lowest calories per ounce.
  • ​Recipes cross-referenced with recipes using similar ingredients. 
  • ​Recipe PDFs are easy to download and print.
  • Lifetime access!
We Didn't Stop There...
WELCOME TO ADVENTURE MEAL PLANNING MADE EASY
Ultralight Recipes + Meal Planning Service
Strawberry Cheesecake backpacking recipe ready to eat on trail for dessert
175 Ultralight Recipes

Get started with 75 preloaded recipes from our Ultralight Recipes Dashboard. Click here for the complete list.

  • ​Each week you'll receive 2 exclusive recipes for 1 year.
  • ​​Recipes average >135 kcal/oz to save you pack weight & space!
  • ​Recipes categorized by meal type, diet, and cooking style.
  • ​Recipes sorted from highest to lowest calories per ounce.
  • ​Lifetime access.
Strawberry Cheesecake backpacking recipe ready to eat on trail for dessert
36 Meal Plans + Resources
Each month you'll receive access to the following dietitian-created resources:
  • 3000, 4000 & 5000 calorie meal plans. Each is fully customizable with a recipe substitution list plus a list of commercially available snacks & bars. Complete nutrition info is provided for easy comparison of your favorite commercial snacks! You'll receive three meal plans per month in PDF plus customize yourself in Google Sheets or Excel.
  • Monthly worksheet or tip sheet to help you meal plan with ease.
Backpacking meal planning webinar cover
12 Meal Planning Webinars

Not sure how much food to pack? Our first webinar debunks the two pounds of food per day rule and helps you dial in your calorie needs.

  • ​Each month you'll receive an evidence-based meal planning webinar for 1 year.
  • ​Science-backed nutrition information that's easily to digest.
  • You'll be meal planning with ease with these webinars and resources in hand.
Strawberry Cheesecake backpacking recipe ready to eat on trail for dessert
2 Monthly Group Calls
  • Each month we hold two 60-minute group coaching video calls to answer your recipe and meal planning questions.
  • ​Calls are scheduled on one weekday and one weekend day.
  • Some of our members are planning for once-in-a-lifetime adventures. We're here to help you succeed!

Imagine this...

You're backpacking with homemade meals instead of commercially freeze-dried food...

  • ​Your food bag is lighter and smaller which reduces your overall pack weight.
  • ​You look forward to great tasting meals that maximize your nutrition.
  • ​Meals are prepared in half the time and require less than half the water.
  • ​You finish each day feeling strong with all the nutrition needed for recovery.

Commercial Freeze-Dried Meals Can't Compete

OUR ULTRALIGHT BACKPACKING RECIPES...

Black Bean Dip ultralight backpacking recipe ready for lunch on trail.
Provide twice as many calories per serving
Garlic Parmesan Ramen backpacking recipe ready to eat at camp.
Require 1/2 the cooking time
Aloha Trail Mix backpacking recipe ready to eat on trail.
Are 1/3 the volume

Strawberry Cheesecake backpacking recipe ready for dessert at camp.
Cost 1/4 the average price

...when compared to many freeze-dried meals.
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NOT SURE IF OUR ULTRALIGHT RECIPES ARE RIGHT FOR YOU?

  • ​You're covered by our 30-day money-back guarantee.
  • ​If you don't love our recipes or our meal planning resources, we want to hear from you.
  • ​Simply email us at support@backcountryfoodie.com , call or text 425-864-1647 and get a full refund. No questions asked.
  • ​Payments & refunds are processed securely by Stripe.

Maximize Your Nutrition & Love Your Backpacking Meals!

Choose the option that's right for you...

Ultralight Recipes
75 lightweight, delicious recipes 
to maximize your nutrition. 
              Large Variety of 75 Recipes
              Categorized & Cross Referenced
              Complete Nutrition Info
              Recipe Label Templates
       
       
       
Starting at only $25
✓ Single Payment
✓ Lifetime Access
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Ultralight Recipes & Meal Planning
175 recipes plus all the tools & information 
to meal plan with ease!
              Everything in Ultralight Recipes
              100 Exclusive Recipes (2 per week)
              36 Meal Plans (3 per month)
              12 Webinars (1 per month)
              Monthly Meal Planning Resources
              Meal Planning FAQs
              2 Monthly Group Coaching Calls
All for only $59
✓ Single Payment
✓ Lifetime Access
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Thank you for helping us support the Pacific Crest Trail Association
1% of your purchase price will benefit the PCTA
Thank you for helping us support the Pacific Crest Trail Association
1% of your purchase price will benefit the PCTA

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