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Backpacking Nutrition

posted Jan 24, 2016, 7:27 AM by Jill Douglass   [ updated Sep 15, 2017, 10:37 AM ]

General Info

Prepared Foods

Mountain House:  available at Walmart, on-line at Mountain House, REI, and Amazon

Backpacker's Pantry:  available on-line at Backpacker's Pantry, REI, and Amazon (has vegan options)

Packit Gourmet:  Only online at Packit Gourmet






  • Hippy Balls:
  • Jello:


Sample Menus

3 Days

Trail Groove Three Day Meal Plan:
     Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
  •  Apple-Cinnamon-Walnut Oatmeal
  • Coffee
  •  Coconut-Banana-Crunch Oatmeal
  • Coffee
  •  Peak Bagger Oatmeal
  • Coffee
  •  Hunk of hard cheese (2oz)
  • Crostini Crackers
  • Dried Mango
  •  Trail "wrap" made with nutella on fruit leather topped with sesame stick crackers
  •  Peanut butter  on Crostini Crackers
  • Medjool dates
 Snack 1
  •  Energy bar or candy bar
  • Jerky
  •  Energy bar or candy bar
  • Jerky
  •  Energy bar or candy bar
  • Jerky
 Snack 2
  •  Trail Mix
  •  Banana chips and peanuts
  •  roasted almonds and raisin/craisins
  •  Double cheese buffalo mac & cheese
  •  Mexican rice with sausage
  •  Mediterranean tabbouleh bowl

Medium Trek - 4 Night / 5 days

  Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
 Breakfast HOME Cliff bar and dried mango Granola and dried mango Oatmeal and dried mango Clif bar and dried mango
 Lunch PB&J with tortillas 2 sausage and cheese PB&J with tortillas 2 sausage and cheese Tuna packet
 Dinner Basil Parmesan Orzo Fajita chicken Tortilla soup Cheesy bacospuds HOME
 Snack Waffles and Jellies Waffles and Jellies Trail mixWaffle and Jellies Trail mix
Beverages  nuun/cocoa/tea  nuun/cocoa/tea  nuun/cocoa/tea  nuun/cocoa/tea  nuun/cocoa/tea