I am so excited that it’s getting warm enough to camp again! Below are the meals we ate for our most recent backpacking trip – a three day, two night affair in Canyonlands.

All the food, ready to be packed.

Backpacking Antipasto Platter

This “platter” was composed of everything bagel chips from Costco (I cannot stop eating them), salami, Laughing Cow cheese, roasted edamame (found at our Kroger store), and dried strawberries (another Costco find). A delicious trail meal.

Bean and Cheese Quesadillas

Noel made us some tortillas that were just about the right size for our backpacking skillet. We slathered them with grated cheese and refried beans (I bought a can with a pull-tab so we wouldn’t need to bring a can opener. If you’re thinking far enough ahead, you can also buy instant refried beans in foil packets.) We topped them with cholula and salsa packets we’d picked up at the breakfast at our hotel.

Oreo Copycat

I have several good “oreo” recipes on this blog, but they feature softer cookies and cream cheese icing. They are delicious, but not exactly oreos. These oreos from Bravetart are pretty much like Oreos though – crisp cookies with firm filling. Yum, yum, yum.

White Chocolate Raspberry Oatmeal

I used my recipe for DIY oatmeal packets and added freeze dried raspberries and white chocolate.

Hard Boiled Eggs

Noel and I needed a little extra protein with our breakfast, so we each had a hard boiled egg with Cholula. I use this recipe to make hard boiled eggs in my instant pot.

Tuna on Triscuits + Snacks

There are all sorts of fancy flavors of tuna packets these days. We topped Triscuits with tuna and ate them with freeze dried carrots (found at Whole Foods), Moon Cheese, and dried apricots.

Stinger Waffles and Granola Bars

When we needed an afternoon boost, we pulled out granola bars and Stinger Waffles.

Chicken Alfredo with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

I bought three Knorr Alfredo packets. I emptied them all into a zip top bag, added powdered milk, sundried tomatoes (dried from our garden), and a few Tablespoons of butter. At camp, we added water and a foil packet of chicken. This was a big hit after a long day of hiking.

Backpacking Apple Crisp

I used this recipe from Fresh Off the Grid. We have a really good everyday granola recipe on our blog, but for the crisp I wanted a granola that felt decadent and would actually make me feel like I was eating a legitimate crisp. This brown butter granola fully delivered.

Chocolate Hazelnut Banana Oatmeal

This oatmeal was quite possibly the best oatmeal I’ve ever eaten. We had bananas we hadn’t eaten, so the day before we left I dehydrated them. The bananas were added to our DIY oatmeal packets and when we were cooking them, we added four packets of Justin’s Chocolate Hazelnut and Almond Butter.

Miscellaneous Snacks

The rest of trip, we ate our remaining snacks including our savory spiced nuts.

I hope that was inspirational. I know I’m already feeling inspired to plan my next trip.

Written by Audrey

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I am fascinated with learning about backpacking food, and very impressed with the planning that goes into it!


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