Ultralight Backpacking Recipe List

Ultralight Backpacking Recipe List

175 QUICK & EASY recipes Created by a backpacking dietitian

No-Cook refers to no-cook & cold-soak recipes | Grocery refers to recipes using ingredients found at your local grocery store.

Apples & Peanut Butter Oatmeal
Apricot Oats
Backpacker Bran Flakes
Banana Coconut Oatmeal
Banana Nut Crunch Cereal
Banana Nut Muesli
Banana Split Oatmeal
Bean & Cheese Scramble
Berry Breakfast Crumble
Bivy Bran Flakes
Blueberries and Cream
Cherry Almond Oatmeal
Cherry Chia Oats
Chocolate PB Oatmeal
Cinnamon Roll Oats
Citrus Pecan Cream Cheese
Coconut Mango Porridge
Cowboy Campin' Cheese Grits
Cranberry Coconut Couscous
Cranberry Muesli
Cranberry Walnut Quinoa
Creamy Cheesy Polenta
Daybreak Nut Bran
Fruity Breakfast Grits
Granola with Milk and Berries
Honey Walnut Yogurt
Lemon Blueberry Oatmeal
Mixed Berry Oatmeal
Not Your Granny's Grits
Nut Butter Morning Oats
Orange Blaze Couscous
Orange Creamsicle Granola
PB&J Muesli
Peanut Butter Cream Cheese
Strawberry Coconut Oatmeal
Strawberry Cream Cheese
Sunrise Ramen
Taco Scramble
Veggie Scramble
YOLO Yogurt Parfait

You can prepare these delicious meals at home in less than 5 minutes. Simply scoop and mix dry ingredients.

Lunch / DinnerVeganGluten-FreeNo-CookGrocery
Alpine Pasta Alfredo
Apricot Rosemary Couscous
Backcountry Lasagna
Backcountry Spaghetti
Bean & Cheese Burrito
Beans & Cheese Fritos
Black Bean Dip
Buffalo Pasta Salad
Carrot Salad
Cashew Curry Couscous
Chana Masala
Cheesy Ranch Noodles
Cherry Almond Quinoa Salad
Chickpea Salad with Dill
Chickpea Tacos
Chips & Salsa
Corn Chowder
Cranberry Walnut Couscous
Creamy Garlic Spuds
Creamy Lemon Pesto Pasta
Garden Marinara Couscous
Garlic Hummus
Garlic Parmesan Ramen
Gluten-free Pad Thai
Hodgepodge Couscous
Italian Couscous
Jalapeno Orzo
Lemon Butter Ramen
Lemon Parmesan Couscous
Marinated Chickpeas
Mexican Chip Dip
Moroccan Quinoa Salad
Onion Soup Dip and Chips
Parma Rosa Ramen
Parmesan Pesto Ramen
Pasta Primavera
Pine Nut Pesto Hummus
Pineapple Couscous
Quinoa & Black Bean Frito Pie
Red Curry Couscous
Southwest Cheese Dip & Chips
Spiced Bean Dip
Spicy Cashew Ramen
Spicy Hummus
Spicy Italian Pasta
Spicy Mac & Cheese
Spicy Mushroom & Onion Ramen
Spicy Peanut Noodles
Sun-Dried Tomato Couscous
Sun-dried Tomato Pesto Pasta
Sweet & Sour Ramen
Sweet and Savory Couscous
Taco Mac & Cheese
Tex-Mex Ramen
Thai Peanut Ramen
Thai Yellow Curry
Tomato Basil Orzo
Tomato Basil Polenta
Tomato Bisque
Tomato Pesto Ramen
Trail Tabbouleh
Vegetarian Stroganoff
Yosemite Yams
Zucchini & Pecan Salad

Freezer-bag style meals cook in half the time using half the water compared to typical freeze-dried meals. No simmering required.

Alpine Apple Cobbler
Banana Cream Rice Pudding
Blueberry Pudding Pie
Brownie Batter Hummus
Double Chocolate Pudding
Fruit Cup Pudding
Fudge Walnut Brownie Batter
Key Lime Cheesecake
Key Lime Cream Cheese Dip
Mango Chia Pudding
Mixed Berry Crumble
No-Bake Cinnamon Apples
Oreo Pudding Pie
Peanut Butter Bananas Foster
Raspberry Chia Pudding
S'mores Trail Mix
Strawberry Cheesecake
Strawberry Coconut Chia Pudding
Strawberry Rice Pudding
Trailside Tiramisu
Vanilla Wafer Pudding
White Chocolate Coconut Pudding

Save pack weight & space with bear can friendly meals & snacks.

Aloha Trail Mix
Antioxidant Trail Mix
Apple Pie Energy Bites
Base Camp Nut Butter Spread
Cheery Cherry Trail Mix
Cherry Chocolate Energy Bites
Cherry Macadamia Bites
Choco-Berry Trail Mix
Chocolate Nut Butter Snack
Don't Knock It Till Ya Try It Trail Mix
Easy Peasy Nutty Trail Mix
Empty Your Pantry Trail Mix
Herb & Cheese Spread
Kona Trail Mix
PCT Trail Mix
Peakbagger Trail Mix
Peanut Butter Coconut Bites
Reboot Trail Mix
Sweet & Savory Trail Mix
The Foodie's Gorp
Trifecta Trail Mix

Add a calorie boost to your morning coffee or a pep in your step with a smoothie to go.

Afternoon Pick Me Up Mocha
Blueberry Milkshake
Blueberry Oat Smoothie
Chai Breakfast Drink
Chai Latte
Chocolate Banana Shake
Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake
Coconut Berry Smoothie
Coconut Chai latte
Coconut Ginger Milk
Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cocoa
Gingerbread Latte
Mint Chocolate Cocoa
Nutella Latte
Orange Creamsicle Smoothie
Peanut Butter Banana Shake
Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate
Peanut Butter Mocha Smoothie
Peppermint Latte
Pina Colada
Spiced Vanilla Milk
Strawberry Banana Milk
Strawberry Lime Smoothie
Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie
Trailside Toffee Coffee
Triple Berry Smoothie
Tropical Delight Smoothie
White Chocolate Hot Chocolate

That's Quite an Extensive List, Right?!?

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