I have a very exciting post to share with you today. I’ve learned how to create my own dehydrated backpacking meals!
I love getting outdoors but one of the reasons I don’t thoroughly enjoy backpacking is I feel I can’t eat healthy (and I hate being dirty and not being able to shower, but I can’t really do much about that one). I don’t like eating the freeze dried meals because they’re loaded with primarily carbs, meat (I’m experimenting not eating meat at the time of this writing) and sodium.
After reading through this book on homemade dehydrated backpacking meals, I decided to create spaghetti with white beans, spinach, and mushrooms and sweet potato apple crunch for breakfast. I also made chocolate prune/flax/almond/peanut butter bars for snack. Here are some photos of my experiments.
So there you have it! My next experiment will be dehydrated vegan mac and cheese, with maybe a healthier noodle than the boring, cheap white ones. I read from multiple sources that if you cook up noodles, then dehydrate them, they don’t rehydrate nicely. I imagine even using the noodles I did, it’s still healthier than a prepackaged freeze-dried meal. I think it’d also be fun to dehydrate curry, chilli, and maybe a veggie/rice pilaf or something.
What kind of foods do you eat when you’re backpacking? What do you do to feel your best when you’re far away from a kitchen or a refrigerator?
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