Don't just eat, eat well!

Our ultralight backpacking recipes...

Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta backpacking recipe ready to eat 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 1/8 the average price

...when compared to many freeze-dried meals.

Did you know...

our UNIQUE dietitian-created recipes cannot be found in 
traditional backpacking cookbooks or blogs

Black Bean Dip ultralight backpacking recipe ready for lunch on trail.
 Black Bean Dip
193 calories per ounce
Yogurt Parfait ultralight backpacking recipe.
Yogurt Parfait
185 calories per ounce
Espresso Trail Mix ultralight backpacking recipe ready to eat on trail.
Espresso Trail Mix
150 calories per ounce
Cherry Macadamia Bites ultralight backpacking recipe. Delicious high energy trail snack.
Cherry Macadamia Bites
146 calories per ounce

Are you new to our recipes?

Click here for one of our favorites - Strawberry Cheesecake!

Consider this...

If you didn't have to rely on traditional backpacking meals...

  • Money can be spent on that piece of gear you've had your eye on instead of freeze-dried food you're not excited about.
  • ​Your food bag will be lighter and not as bulky allowing you to reduce your overall pack size and weight.
  • ​You will move on to dessert while your friends are still making dinner.

We have a solution for you!

our one-of-a-kind

Ultralight Recipe & Meal Planning Service


  • ​​Over 100 unique backpacking recipes including vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, & nut-free options.
  • Easy to prepare recipes created and trail-tested by an ultralight backpacking dietitian. 
  • ​Detailed nutrition information and dry weight included with each recipe. See sample.
  • ​​One-of-a-kind membership site accessible via any device.
  • Dietitian-created meal planning tools helping you pack the right amount of food for your adventures.
inside look at the membership site

...and this is only the beginning!

Why trust our recipes?

Aaron Owens Mayhew, MS, RDN. Backpacking recipe creator and tester.
Aaron Owens Mayhew, MS, RDN
Recipe creator
Recipes are backed by nearly 20 years of experience as a dietitian and backpacker.
Backpacking and Thru Hiking Recipe Trail Testers.
Members of Our Team
Backpackers, just like you, refine and approve recipes to ensure they meet your needs.

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Don't just trust us...

Hear what others are saying

Aaron and I met 2 years ago at a sports nutrition conference. I’m part of the outdoor wilderness crowd and we pack these meals for all of our events. It’s awesome because we can each take something we like right off the shelf. The meals save us so much money and time. 
Michelle M - Sports Dietitian
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

For less than the price of many cookpots

You're going to get...

  • Two new ultralight recipes added to your membership site each week for one year.
  • ​That's over 100 unique ultralight recipes not available elsewhere!
  • ​Recipes easily searchable by meal type, diet and cooking style
  • ​Recipes sorted from highest to lowest calories per ounce.
  • ​Recipes designed to keep you well fueled from start to finish!

Wait, there's more!!

  • Monthly 60-minute interactive group web calls ($200 value)
  • ​Evidence-based ultralight meal planning webinar each month ($150 value)
  • Dietitian-created ​ultralight meal plans, worksheets or tip sheets each week ($50 value)
  • ​Variety of curated articles and videos to help you meal plan with ease ($25 value)

Total package valued at $465!

One-stop-shop for all of your meal planning needs!

Start with a FREE 30-day trial
followed by one year of service for only $39.99.

That's only $3.33 per month!

Our Guarantee

Not sure if becoming a member is right for you?
  • Start with a free 30-day trial.
  • ​If the service does not meet your expectations, cancel your trial at any time.
  • ​No questions asked.

Don't just eat, eat well!

Save time, money and pack weight by using delicious recipes like these.

Marinated Chickpeas ultralight backpacking recipe ready for dinner at camp.

Marinated Chickpeas
147 calories per ounce

Blueberry Pudding Pie ultralight backpacking recipe. Ready for a high calorie dessert?

Pudding Pie
141 calories per ounce

Coconut Chai Latte ultralight backpacking recipe. Hot beverage for breakfast in camp.

Coconut Chai Latte
147 calories per ounce

Quinoa & Black Bean Frito Pie ultralight backpacking recipe. Ready for lunch or dinner at camp.

Quinoa & Black Bean Frito Pie
128 calories per ounce

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