Diy Backpacking Meal Recipes
Preparing and eating meals can be a little tricky, when it comes to backpacking. It doesn’t have that luxury like car camping has the convenience of propane grills, silverware, plates, and ice-filled coolers.

When you are on some outdoor adventure and eating in the wild, you need to take care of some things such as preparation without a stove top, having a little trash behind you and clean up all, and how to store your food without a refrigerator. You can find in your stores a number of these meals for backpackers. Although they maybe are convenient and easy to use, you are limited to their selection of food, and they are making more trash.

It is always better to have a homemade prepared meal for your trip than to buy one in the market. This way you can choose whatever you want to eat, combine food and get a varied and tasty eating experience. It would be much easier to store them in your backpack.

Making dehydrated food for camping is easier than you might think. In this article, we will show you how to make the best meal for your outdoor adventure.

If you want to know more all you have to do is read on.

Dehydrating Food


There is a lot of benefits when making your own dehydrated food. It can offer you greener lifestyle, health benefits, and savings. With a high-quality dehydrator, your meal will be great, and you will be ready for your trip in no time!

There are many advantages when it comes to homemade dry food. It tastes great, reduces waste, it’s portable, natural and less expensive. You will be able to build up a store of these meals and use it for quick on-the-go snacks, emergency prepping, camping and backpacking. The best part is that you will have tastier vegetables, fruits, and meats than the ones you buy at the market.

Recipes

You can always mix any of these recipes and tailor them to your own taste by adding or removing meats or veggies.

1. White Bean Broccoli and Rice or Cheesy Chicken


Ingredients:

  • Instant or dried rice, ½ cup
  • Dehydrated organic canned chicken (or use dry white beans if you are a vegan) or dehydrated chicken, ¼ cup
  • Dry vegetables (onions, peas, carrots) ¼ cup
  • Two tablespoons dry broccoli
  • One tablespoon powdered cashews and one tablespoon nutritional yeast for vegan version or two tablespoons powdered cheese
  • Dehydrated sage leaf, ½ teaspoon
  • Garlic powder, ½ teaspoon
  • Pepper and salt to taste
  • Arrowroot powder or cornstarch, ½ teaspoon
  • Water to rehydrate, one ¼ cup
White Bean Broccoli and Rice or Cheesy Chicken
In a small plastic bag mix all powdered ingredients that you will use as the sauce. In another plastic bag, that needs to be large, combine ground chicken, veggies, and rice. To save some space in your backpack, you could put the small bag in the bigger one.

When you are on the trail and want to prepare this meal, it is a straightforward job. Just add the ingredients from the plastic bag in the water and let it stay for five minutes. Place it on your lighted stove and cook for two more minutes after boils. After you remove it, put the sauce mix in it and stir.

Insulate or cover and let it rest for about ten minutes. You will love this meal!

If you want to prepare it in the microwave, it is also very easy. Use the ingredients from the large bag and microwave it on a high level for about three or four minutes. After you have done that, add sauce ingredients and stir. Leave it to rest for about ten minutes, and you will have the perfect meal for your day!

2. Mushroom Stroganoff or Beef


Mushroom Stroganoff or Beef

Ingredients:

  • Noodles, ½ cup
  • Dehydrated Mushrooms for vegan version or dry ground beef, ¼ cup
  • Dry veggies (tomatoes, onions, bell pepper mix), ¼ cup
  • One tablespoon coconut milk powder or powdered milk
  • One tablespoon dry, ground mushrooms
  • One teaspoon tomato powder
  • Dehydrated parsley, ½ teaspoon
  • Powdered garlic, ½ teaspoon
  • Pepper and salt to taste
  • Arrowroot powder or cornstarch, ½ teaspoon
  • Water to rehydrate, one ¼ cup

Ingredients:

  • Noodles, ½ cup
  • Dehydrated Mushrooms for vegan version or dry ground beef, ¼ cup
  • Dry veggies (tomatoes, onions, bell pepper mix), ¼ cup
  • One tablespoon coconut milk powder or powdered milk
  • One tablespoon dry, ground mushrooms
  • One teaspoon tomato powder
  • Dehydrated parsley, ½ teaspoon
  • Powdered garlic, ½ teaspoon
  • Pepper and salt to taste
  • Arrowroot powder or cornstarch, ½ teaspoon
  • Water to rehydrate, one ¼ cup
Mushroom Stroganoff or Beef
First, you need to boil the noodles for about eight to ten minutes and use cold water to rinse after draining them. Use your dehydrator to dry them overnight at 115 degrees F. In a small plastic bag, mix powdered ingredients so you can use it later as a sauce.

Ground beef, vegetables, and noodles place in a bigger plastic bag. To save some space in your pack, put the small plastic bag in a larger one.

When you are on the trail, soak all the veggies, ground beef and noodles for about five minutes. After that cook it in boiling water for two minutes. Add the sauce mix to it and stir well. Insulate or cover and leave it to rest for ten minutes.

If you are cooking it in the microwave, add all the ingredients from the large bag and microwave it for about three minutes. After you remove it from the unit, combine sauce ingredients and stir. Leave it to rest for ten minutes after you have cover or insulate it.

3. Lentils or Curry Chicken


Ingredients:

  • Instant or dried rice, ½ cup
  • Dehydrated organic canned chicken or dried one, ¼ cup or for a vegan version dehydrated and pre-cooked lentils, ¼ cup
  • Dried veggies (carrots, bell pepper mix, onions, peas) ¼ cup
  • One tablespoon powdered milk or powdered coconut one
  • One teaspoon curry powder
  • Garlic powder, ¼ teaspoon
  • Powdered ginger root, ¼ teaspoon
  • Chili powder, ½ teaspoon
  • Dried cilantro, ¼ teaspoon
  • Pepper and salt to taste
  • Water to rehydrate, one ¼ cups
Lentils or Curry Chicken
All of the powdered ingredients place in one small plastic bag so you can use it later as your sauce. Mix chicken, vegetables and rice in another plastic bag that is bigger. To save some space in your pack put the small bag in a bigger one.

When you are on the trail, soak the ingredients from the bigger bag and leave it for five minutes. Cook this mix for two minutes. And then add the sauce combination and stir it well.

The same principle goes for the microwave preparation. Place the combination from the large bag into the microwave dish and cook it on a high level for three minutes. After you have removed it from the appliance add sauce mix and stir.

Leave it to rest for ten minutes.

4. Dumplings and Veggies or Chicken


Dumplings and Veggies or Chicken

Ingredients:

  • Dehydrated chicken or for vegan version dried broccoli and mushrooms, ¼ cup
  • Three tablespoons dried veggies (bell pepper mix, onions, carrots, peas)
  • Bouillon cube (veggie or chicken) ½ or one teaspoon dried soup base
  • Flour, ½ cup
  • Two tablespoons coconut milk powder or powder milk
  • Baking powder, ½ tablespoon
  • Dried dill ¼ teaspoon
  • Pepper and salt to taste
  • Water for dumplings, ¼ cup and 1 1/2 cups of it for soup

Ingredients:

  • Dehydrated chicken or for vegan version dried broccoli and mushrooms, ¼ cup
  • Three tablespoons dried veggies (bell pepper mix, onions, carrots, peas)
  • Bouillon cube (veggie or chicken) ½ or one teaspoon dried soup base
  • Flour, ½ cup
  • Two tablespoons coconut milk powder or powder milk
  • Baking powder, ½ tablespoon
  • Dried dill ¼ teaspoon
  • Pepper and salt to taste
  • Water for dumplings, ¼ cup and 1 1/2 cups of it for soup
Dumplings and Veggies or Chicken
In a small plastic, baggy mix all the powdered ingredients and use it later as a dumpling. Use pepper/salt seasoning, soup bouillon/base, dried chicken and combine them in a larger bag.

When on the trail, place 1 ½ cups water in the pan and add dried vegetables and chicken. Cook on the stove for about two minutes. In the meantime, in the small baggy pour ¼ water seal it tight and mix well.

Pour that mix into the boiling soup and let it cook for another two minutes. Leave it to rest for a couple of minutes.

5. Veggie or Chicken Pasta


Ingredients:

  • Macaroni noodles, ½ cup
  • Dried spinach and mushrooms for vegan version, ¼ cup or dehydrated chicken, ¼ cup
  • Dried vegetables (bell pepper mix, onions, carrots, peas), ¼ cup
  • One tablespoon coconut milk powder or powdered milk
  • Two tablespoons nutritional yeast or two tablespoon parmesan cheese, powdered
  • Dried basil, ½ teaspoon
  • Powdered garlic ½ teaspoon
  • Pepper and salt to taste
  • Arrowroot powder or cornstarch, ½ teaspoon
  • Water to rehydrate, one ¼ cup
Veggie or Chicken Pasta
According to package directions cook noodles, and use cold water to rinse it, after you drain it. Place it in your dehydrator and leave them overnight at 115 degrees F to dry. In a small plastic bag, mix all the powdered ingredients and use it later as a sauce.

Combine chicken, noodles, and vegetables in a bigger plastic baggy. When you are on the trail, to cook this delicious meal, you should use the ingredients from the larger bag and soak it for five minutes. Cook it on the stove for two minutes and then remove from fire.

Add sauce combination and stir it well. Insulate or cover it and leave it to rest for ten minutes.

For the microwave, place the ingredients from the big bag in this unit and cook it on high for three minutes. After that, add sauce combination and stir it well. Enjoy your meal!

Conclusion


If you wanted to know some delicious meals to bring with you on your backpacking adventures these 5 recipes are the right choice. In this article, you will find excellent snacks that you can use for your trip or on the go! Bon appetite!