Backpacker Food Ideas - What I Eat In A Day Backpacking
If you're wondering what the heck to eat when you go backpacking, or just looking to switch things up, I have some great backpacker food ideas for you in this post!
Recently, I went on a short 1-night backpacking trip in Zion National Park. The video below will show you everything I ate on that trip!
Over the past year, I started challenging myself to make my own backpacking food and try some new snacks. It’s so much fun and I love showing you what I create so you can get inspired in the kitchen too!
Watch this video below to see what food I pack backpacking, and how I prepare it at camp:
Backpacker Food Ideas
Below are the backpacking food ideas I mentioned in the video above!
I’m all about the hiking snacks! On big hike days, I typically eat a breakfast, dinner, and snacks in-between.
On this hike, I packed beef jerky, homemade trail mix, a protein bar, beef sticks/bars, and tuna packets with crackers.
Right now I love the tuna packets by Safe Catch. They come in so many flavors and they’re a really great source of protein. I love to scoop up the tuna with cheddar crackers for a nice cheesy crunch!
Making your own trail mix is really easy, especially if your local grocery store has a bulk section. I love to pick out a few nuts and dried fruits and toss everything together. So simple, and then you get exactly what you want!
Check out more hiking snack ideas here: 11 Easy Hiking Snack Ideas
If you’ve read any of my other backpacking food blogs, you know how much I love to take oatmeal backpacking. It’s such an easy and customizable breakfast option!
I even made an entire free cookbook for you on backpacking breakfast ideas!
You can download it now here:
In the video above, I made a “superfood” oatmeal. I was testing the recipe for an upcoming ebook and it was amazing!
While I don’t really buy into the whole “superfood” thing, I do love the unique flavors in the berries, and it did make for a really interesting oatmeal.
In the free cookbook I mentioned above, you’ll get 4 oatmeal recipes and a granola recipe that are SO GOOD!
Since getting a dehydrator, I’ve made all my own backpacking dinners.
My go-to backpacking dinner is just a simple spaghetti with sauce.
It’s so easy to make a home and you can never go wrong with a big bowl (or bag) of pasta!
I’m planning to make a video soon that will show you exactly how I do it.
If you don’t have a dehydrator, this couscous recipe is so good, and it doesn’t require a dehydrator.
If you don’t want to bother with making your own, I recommend the brand Good To-Go. I think they have some great meals and they’re all dehydrated, not freeze-dried.
They have single and double serving packets. The single serving is usually enough food for me. Here are some of the meals I like:
I hope you enjoyed seeing what I eat when I go backpacking, and that you have some new backpacker food ideas for your next trip!
What are some of your favorite backpacking meals? Let me know in the comments below!
See you out there,
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